Luanda - The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Thursday in Luanda, presented a report on information economy, containing suggestions and recommendations on advantages in the use of moble phones in poverty reduction programmes, Angop learned.
Speaking to Angop, at the launch of the Report on Information Economy 2010, UNCTAD representative, Nuno Fortunato, said that this year the document highlights the utility of mobile phones as a strong instrument in the fight against poverty.
According to him, the report includes suggestions and recommendations that are part of the State's policy to reduce costs of airtime, increase airtime span and introduce second, against current minute charging.
The official said living of rural people, mainly families dealing in farming and fishing, in countries with an exponential growth in the information and communication technologies has recorded an improvement.
To Nuno Fortunato, China and India have the highest rate of development and spread of information and communication technologies, while in the African continent, apart from South Africa, many states have recorded a backwardness in the use of mobile phones in remote areas.
The Report on Information Economy 2010 was drafted by UNCTAD, in cooperation with the ministries of Telecommunications and Information Technologies and Trade.