Extension pole for MTN branded umbrella, 2012

Made:
2012 in Unknown place
maker:
Unknown

Extension pole for 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.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2013-160/2
Materials:
metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
umbrella
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment