Category Archives: CPM Resource

  • The Synergies Between Mobile, Energy and Water Access: Africa

    April 3, 2014 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa

    This report presents in more detail current initiatives, business models and opportunities the mobile sector can play in Africa to better address development challenges around energy and water access. Download here

  • The Synergies Between Mobile, Energy and Water Access: Asia

    April 3, 2014 | Mobile for Development | South Asia, East Asia and Pacific

    This report presents in more detail current initiatives, business models and opportunities the mobile sector can play in Asia to better address development challenges around energy and water access. Download here

  • The opportunity for mobile operators to improve access to energy in Latin America

    December 17, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Latin America and the Caribbean

    This report provides a case study of these opportunities, based on the network of Telefónica Movistar Nicaragua, a subsidiary of the Spanish-based global operator Telefónica. The report finds that there is a potential business case for mobile operators to support … Continue reading

  • Sizing the Opportunity of Mobile to Support Energy and Water Access

    December 4, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Global

    This document, which is the first in a series that will be published in the coming months, outlines the size of the addressable markets for mobile-enabled energy and water services by regions as well as the mobile channels that support … Continue reading

  • Mobile Enabled Community Services – Vendor Directory – November 2013

    November 21, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Global

    This is the second of two vendor catalogues published by MECS in 2013. This catalogue looks at the energy and water access sector. Download here

  • Service over Technology: Defining the Role for Mobile in Energy Access – CPM White Paper

    February 22, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Global

    While technology underpins the business models of Community Power from Mobile, ultimately the quality of the service to the customer is what creates success from the business model. This holds true whether an energy service company is a third party energy provider … Continue reading

  • Mobile Enabled Community Services – Vendor Directory 2013

    February 22, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Global

    This is the first of two vendor catalogues to be published by the MECS programme in 2013. This catalogue looks at the energy access sector and will be updated mid-year by a second catalogue to include both energy and water services. Download … Continue reading

  • Safaricom – Kenya – Feasibility Study

    February 21, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    With the power of the Safaricom brand and coverage, there is potential through its network, retail channels and mobile payment service (M-PESA) to enable better phone charging facilities and other energy services, so stimulating economic activity in off-grid communities and … Continue reading

  • TNM – Malawi – Feasibility Study

    February 14, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    The purpose of the feasibility study was to assess the viability of TNM’s network to provide modern energy services to off-grid communities in Malawi. GSMA’s Community Power from Mobile programme seeks to identify the opportunity and stimulate activity with solutions that … Continue reading

  • Unlocking a New Market: Ultra-Low-Cost M2M Opportunities and Barriers to a New Mobile Frontier

    February 4, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Nick Hughes, M-KOPA. M-KOPA believes that M2M services for customers represent a new frontier. There are challenges but there are no impregnable barriers. Principal amongst the challenges is the need to simplify the core M2M technology and reduce its … Continue reading

  • Sustainable Energy & Water Access through M2M Connectivity

    January 31, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Global

    This paper aims to shed light on the opportunities created by M2M solutions to reach and empower underserved populations in the developing world. The emergence of new business models leveraging GSM connectivity for remote operation and monitoring is already helping … Continue reading

  • GPM Bi-annual Report – January 2013

    January 14, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Global

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  • GPM Bi-annual Report – July 2012

    July 23, 2012 | Mobile for Development | Global

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  • Tower power saves lives

    May 26, 2012 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    From New Scientist. Published 26 May 2012. Staff at Morganster Hospital, which serves a remote community in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo province, used to sleep fitfully. If the power failed and a back-up generator was offline – common problems in the impoverished … Continue reading

  • Energy + Mobile at Mobile World Congress 2012

    February 15, 2012 | Abirami Birrell | Global

    Energy is the backbone of the mobile industry: without it the mobile network would not exist and we could not turn on our mobile phones. Nowhere is this truer than in emerging markets, where mobile operators have become proficient at … Continue reading

  • CPM Vendor Directory

    February 2, 2012 | Mobile for Development | Global

    The CPM Vendor Directory builds on the past experience of the Green Power vendor guides and Charging Choices reports. The vendors within this catalogue have been ordered alphabetically and subsequently categorised at the back according to their specialist field. We … Continue reading

  • Harnessing The Full Potential of Mobile for Off-Grid Energy

    December 2, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Global

    The first 12 months of the Community Power from Mobile Programme have highlighted both the opportunities and challenges in delivering access to energy through mobile. Through sharing knowledge gained from our work we hope to provide insights to our members … Continue reading

  • The Rockefeller Foundation’s SPEED Project in India

    July 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    By Zia Khan and from the Green Power for Mobile Bi-annual Report July 2011. Smart Power for Environmentally and Economically Sound Development (SPEED) is an initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation that was initiated in 2008-09 through a consortium of partners: … Continue reading

  • Community Power from Mobile – Charging Services

    July 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Global

    The opportunity now exists for mobile network operators to provide electricity beyond the base station and into local communities, a phenomenon which the GSMA Mobile for Development calls “Community Power from Mobile”. Download here

  • Community Power from Mobile: The Ecology Foundation

    July 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Global

    By Declan Murphy and from the Green Power for Mobile Bi-Annual Report July 2011. Affordable electric power is the underlying currency of all global society. Delivering electric power to off-grid rural communities is a challenge well under way in developing … Continue reading

  • Energize the Chain Initiative

    July 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Global

    By Dr. Harvey Rubin and Judah Levine, from the Green Power for Mobile Bi-Annual Report July 2011. People living in the rural regions of developing countries are often deprived of local healthcare facility access. With more than 2 million persons13 … Continue reading

  • Green Power for Mobile Charging Choices 2011: Mobile Phone Charging Solutions in the Developing World

    July 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Global

    As the rate of mobile subscriptions surges in developing countries, mobile phones are becoming a vital tool for empowering remote communities. However, several barriers remain which inhibits full adoption in rural regions. Coupled with the economic factor linked to the … Continue reading

  • Healthcare Opportunity from Community Power from Mobile

    July 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Global

    From Community Power for Mobile Charging Services. We have all heard statistics concerning vaccine preventable deaths – over two million each year – in developing countries. Although shortage of vaccines may be one key reason, another is that many vaccines … Continue reading

  • Kapil Sibal inaugurates Viom Networks’ Rural Service Centre

    March 28, 2011 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    From the Green Power for Mobile Bi-annual Report July 2011.The Hon’ble Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Mr. Kapil Sibal, today inaugurated the model Rural Service Centre (RSC) of Viom Networks, India’s leading independent telecom infrastructure company. Download here

  • Third Parties Will Implement Complex Community Power Applications

    January 2, 2010 | Mobile for Development | Global

    Published January 2010 by Sagar Gubbi. Increased market competition in high growth markets such as India has put tremendous pressure on the operating margins of mobile operators, which is driving increased popularity of the outsourced/managed services business model. Download here

  • Community Power: Using Mobile to Extend the Grid

    January 1, 2010 | Mobile for Development | Global

    A significant opportunity exists to provide environmentally sustainable energy to people in the developing world who live beyond the electricity grid. And it is the mobile telecoms industry–which has already brought phones beyond the fixed telecoms grid–which holds the key … Continue reading

  • Evaluating Green Power Technologies

    November 1, 2009 | Mobile for Development | Global

    From the Green Power for Mobile Bi-Annual Report 2009 and written by David Taverner. Download here