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November 21, 2007



Hi Tomi, I'm the author of and was sourcing information on my next blog post. Being from South Africa myself, and completely ignorant to the happenings in Zimbabwe as you mentioned here, your post has added tremendous value to my cause and to the innovation that is mobile communications.

The internet is coming on in leaps and bounds in South Africa, but it is evident that we are one of the few countries in Africa with this luxury...Luxury because our bandwidth cost is still extortionate compared to first world countries.

Your post speaks volumes about the importance of mobile, especially when considering how businesses such as go to great lengths to add value to their customers lives.

Kudos to you and thanks for the reminder on the influence of mobile right here on my own continent. I can honestly say that us new media marketers tend to keep an eye on US and European markets for intel to implement here and sometimes neglect to spot the obvious opportunities that present itself in our country.

Check out my blogs if you wish, would love to hear your opinion.


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Thank you Henre for spreading the word. I visited your blog, its well written and thought-provoking.

I also mentioned your posting at Forum Oxford where I'm hoping to start a small discussion around this.

Tomi Ahonen :-)

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