For a long time I have wanted to blog about the quest I have been on for the last 5 years. Calling it a quest is somewhat heavy, but for lack of a better word I will stick to that for now.
I am currently visiting Stockholm, Sweden. I arrived here over the weekend to pay a visit to the Ericsson
head quatrers, "the world leading supplier in telecommunication". It has taken a long journey of several years to get here, but it has certainly been worth it.
The question that has driven me to Ericsson, and other companies in the mobile telephony business is : What lies behind the unprecedented success of the industry in Africa, and can these factors not only be encouraged in the telecoms industry, but also replicated in other industries such as electricity, water, security, education, health care and sanitation? Industries where just like telecoms less than a decade ago, people are still severely under served by the market.
It is late now, but I am glad I have put up this first post; taken the plunge, and so from now on, I will be sharing what I am learning right here. Welcome to my Open Quest.