- @FrancisHookDF @prepaid_africa We do have some #M4D trackers on our website, but some need to be updated: https://t.co/baqOcpQKlU https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/823905668050599936
- @FrancisHookDF You can read our global taxation report from 2016 at https://t.co/AWGEgkYvnC comparing selected developing nations. Thanks.https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/823904007462801410
- #Mobile service subscription cost the lowest earning 20% of #Nigeriens 96% of their monthly #income. Read more… https://t.co/WFHlxQmr0e https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/823888123126018048
- #Mobile is helping us achieve #SDG6 & #SDG7, find out how at #MWC17 #Innovationcity: https://t.co/SjljMzFjKH #M4D https://t.co/xhGHeWCoOU https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/823857939601571841
- With 90% #2G global #mobile coverage #MNOs are exploring mobile-enabled business models, but what're the legalities… https://t.co/0ncGLkKL53 https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/823818931492311041
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.
This initiative is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
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