The number of mobile phones, the number of fixed broadband or telephone subscriptions and the share of the population using the internet, are the essential ingredients of today's economies.
Even in lower or least developed countries, the share of population using mobile phones and having access to the internet is soaring. A completely new and globally spreading infrastructure in communication is arising beyond former economic bounderies and changing the world.
E.g. thousands of refugees move across Europe communicating via their smart phones, not only with their relatives at home or within their social networks, but also using the same technology to orient themselves on their way to freedom.
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