Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ericsson's 3G Network in Millenium Village in Ethiopia Benefits 55k in Need

(Feb 14, 2103, By Michael Guta, )--While education is the key to moving the world forward, technology is going to be the medium to deliver this enlightenment. In countries with abject poverty, other priorities have precedence over technology.

That’s why the contribution to move this part of the world forward has to be made by those that can afford to do so. As part of its Technology for Good initiative, Ericsson is playing its part in contributing a vital technological investment in one of the most desperate parts of the world – Koraro, Ethiopia.

Located in northern Ethiopia, Koraro is a desolate environment in one of the poorest regions of the country. With very limited infrastructure, severely degraded soil, high maternal and malaria mortality rates, unsafe drinking water and a severe deficiency in teaching facilities makes it the ideal candidate for the help it is now receiving from Ericsson.

The location makes it a logistical nightmare, as the nearest access point is a dry weather road 9.9 miles away from the main road, essentially cutting the village off from the rest of the world. Read more from »

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