How Facebook Live Transformed Ghana’s Presidential Elections

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Exces from Airtel Ghana and AT&T talked about their different experiences with mobile content. Getty Images

BARCELONA, Spain—Telecoms have notoriously rocky relationships with Facebook and others when it comes to their “pipes” and letting tech companies push data-heavy content like video through them while consumers don’t have the data plans necessary to watch them. But as mobile phones become the predominant way that consumers access the internet in parts of the world, some carriers are seeing a sizable shift in video consumed on mobile phones.

@laurenjohnson Lauren Johnson is a senior technology editor for Adweek, where she specializes in covering mobile, social platforms and emerging tech.