Empowering locals to bring phone signal to remote areas

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More and more products are being developed which enable disabled and disadvantaged consumers to gain access to mobile telecommunications. Whether that be OwnFone — the simplified, affordable phone that only makes and receives calls, or Sesame the touch free smartphone, these devices are ensuring that telecommunication is available to everyone across the western world. Now, Berkeley-based start-up Endaga have identified another massively deprived market — rural communities living in the remotest corners of the world where telecoms aren't likely to extend the grid any time soon. Endaga believe that in the meantime, a new local ownership model, alongside CCN1 —…

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