Socio - Economic Implication of Use of Gsm among Abeokuta Metropolis, Ogun State, Nigeria

Akinola George Dosunmu


The euphoria that greeted the use of Global System of Mobile Telecommunication (GSM) has reached its peak with grave implication for socio-economic conditions of many Nigerians same of who have been complaining about exploitation and unsatisfactory services provided by Global System of Mobile Telecommunication (GSM) operation in the country. However, many Nigerians even with high cost of Global System of Mobile Telecommunication (GSM) phone will not stop at anything as holding a Global System of Mobile Telecommunication (GSM) phone has become a status symbol. Thus, the paper examines the socio-economic implications of the use of Global System of Mobile Telecommunication (GSM) among residents in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The result reveal that despite the problems associated with the use of Global System of Mobile Telecommunication (GSM) no one can do without it because it is highly useful for economic motives. Consequently unpas the findings it is recommended that government should checkmate exorbitant changes of Global System of Mobile Telecommunication (GSM) operators.
Key words: Telecommunication; Economic; Mobile; Technology

Résumé: L'euphorie qui a salué l'utilisation du Système global de télécommunications mobiles (SGM) a atteint son apogée avec les implications en profondeur pour les conditions socio-économiques de nombreux Nigériens, les même que ceux qui se plaignaient de l'exploitation et des services insatisfaisants fournis par le Système global de télécommunications mobiles (SGM ) dans le pays. Toutefois, beaucoup de Nigérians, même avec un coût élevé de téléphone du Système global de télécommunications mobiles (SGM), n'abandonneront pas les services du Système global des télécommunications mobiles (SGM), car celui-ci est devenu un symbole de statut social. Ainsi, le document examine les implications socio-économiques de l'utilisation du Système global de télécommunications mobiles (SGM) chez les résidents d'Abeokuta, au Nigéria. Le résultat révèle que, malgré les problèmes liés à l'utilisation du Système global de télécommunications mobiles (SGM), personne ne peut s'en passer parce qu'il est très utile pour des motifs économiques. Par conséquence, il est recommandé que le gouvernement devrait éviter des changements exorbitants du Système global de télécommunications mobiles (SGM).
Mots-clés: Telecommunications; Économique; Mobile; Technologie


Telecommunication; Economic; Mobile; Technology; Telecommunications; Économique; Mobile; Technologie

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