- Did you know that the #M4DUtilities Innovation Fund has awarded grants to 34 organisations across four continents? https://t.co/5v9YKZfZ6u https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/736225595852509184
- What we learn from our initiatives help us and our partners create better plans for the future: https://t.co/kSxviTnt29 https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/736180347503804416
- The #SEAsian #Internet Economy is expected to grow by USD 200 billion by 2025: https://t.co/5dsJBFYUFs #EcosystemAcc https://t.co/paWPNb312L https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/736151285548912640
- #African startups have secured more investment but there's still room to grow: https://t.co/OmgeCoo8cR #EcosystemAcc https://t.co/6fyMUyWPKH https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/736114789404016641
- Wondering how to market #rural VAS? Our #mAgri Toolkit 2.0 is here to help: https://t.co/7cgBlcOkx8 #M4D https://t.co/Pgs6TJvg6f https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/735778811468349444
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.
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Mobile services in Tunisia connect over 6.6 million people, equivalent to 58% of the population, and deliver ...Read more
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Digital inclusion – defined here as the expansion of global connectivity and mobile internet adoption – ...Read more
GSMA Connected Society travels to India for the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT) launch
The Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit was launched in India last week, encouraging the adoption of the ...Read more
Mandatory registration of prepaid SIM cards is a policy that a number of governments have adopted in recent ...Read more
GSMA members are working hard to drive wider adoption of the mobile internet among the 3.8 billion people ...Read more
In March, the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications of Tanzania issued a new set of propositions to ...Read more
Last week the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank brought together central bankers, finance ...Read more