No power, no problem for solar phones in poorer nations

10/13/2009 | Reuters

The lack of a reliable, affordable electricity grid may not remain a major obstacle to providing cell phone service to people in emerging nations where use of solar-powered handsets has begun to spread. "If you look at the map of countries with low tele-density -- there is plenty of sunshine everywhere," said Rajiv Mehrotra, chairman of VNL, which makes solar-powered mobile-network base stations in India.

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