MTN branded umbrella used with mobile phone call box in Cameroon, unknown maker, 2012. MTN is a leading mobile telephone service provider in Cameroon
MTN branded umbrella used with mobile phone call box in Cameroon, unknown maker, 2012.
The arrival of the mobile phone industry in Cameroon rapidly changed the colour of the landscape. Umbrellas like this one, in the colour of network operator ‘Mobile Telephone Network’ (MTN) soon punctuated Cameroon’s roadsides and markets. They were typically part of a mobile phone call box, a street-side business where customers could make a phone call or buy credit for their own phone.
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umbrella including extension pole (closed): 2173 mm x 255 mm diameter, 1.8 kg
yellow case: 1165 mm x 119 mm
clear case: 1216 mm x 126 mm
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