- RT @TelenorGroup: Catch @rihanna and other celebs at #GlobalGoals Mobile Show today at 6pm EST! 🎥🎤✌️ https://t.co/HStAaNlGDv https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/780006304282775552
- RT @MastercardMEA: Our commitment to #FinancialInclusion is highlighted by @Potus during the #USAfricaBizForum. Bringing remittance service…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/780006276969406464
- RT @MatsGranrydGSMA: Great concert in central park. Global Citizen. Take action against gender inequalities. https://t.co/YPf14SDYWw https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/780006211068518400
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- As the SDG Media Zone closes for 2016 we would like to thank everyone involved in making this space so effective &… https://t.co/m6a1UfNphp https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/779416094637494276
Connected Society Programme
Unlocking human potential through the power of mobile internet
Our mission is to support the mobile industry to increase the adoption of the internet for the underserved by tackling key barriers: network coverage, affordability, digital skills and locally relevant content.
The internet is the most important enabler of social development and economic growth of our time. Already 3.2 billion people are online – 2.4 billion of them through mobile – directly benefiting from and contributing to the digital economy. 4 billion people remain offline, unable to participate and unaware of the opportunities.
The unconnected population is predominantly located in developing world markets, typically on low incomes and lacking basic and digital literacy skills. Women are disproportionately affected by these challenges. Mobile represents the best opportunity for the underserved to join the digital economy.
The Connected Society Programme works with the mobile industry and key stakeholders to improve network coverage, affordability, digital skills and locally relevant content, in pursuit of wider adoption of the mobile internet.
Closing the mobile coverage gap is not a technical challenge. It is primarily an economic challenge. ...Read more
GSMA Connected Society is today publishing a report on consumer barriers to mobile internet adoption in ...Read more
Launched in 2013, The Tucan3G project in Peru, is introducing advanced mobile telephony and data services in ...Read more
Last summer we released some exciting research in partnership with DAI, which aimed to highlight the ...Read more
Tigo and the Tanzanian Government sign partnership for internet provision to secondary schools across the country
Tigo Tanzania (Millicom) and the Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure announced on the 14th ...Read more
Introduction This blog shares the GSMA’s journey of creating the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit ...Read more
What are the consumer barriers to mobile internet adoption in Africa? Results from the GSMA Consumer Survey 2015
There are now 2.2 billion people around the world using mobile broadband (defined as a 3G or 4G connection). ...Read more