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Competition Policy in the Digital Age: Case Studies from Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

December 14, 2016 | | Case Study | East Asia and PacificSub-Saharan Africa

Published as a companion resource to the GSMA Competition Policy Handbook, the Case Studies provide an in-depth evaluation of digital markets in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.  The study explores the challenges and opportunities brought about by the digital age and outlines … Read more

Keys to the modernisation of digital ecosystem regulation in Argentina

October 25, 2016 | | Policy Position | Latin America & the Caribbean

To enable further investment in connectivity for a thriving digital economy in Argentina, mobile sector regulation needs to be reformed to reflect the dynamic digital landscape. This document outlines areas where we believe regulatory reform will provide a greater choice of providers, greater predictability … Read more

Resetting competition policy frameworks for the digital ecosystem

October 20, 2016 | | Research & Reports | Global

Working with Competition Economists Group, the GSMA has published a detailed report that assesses how governments and regulatory authorities can update competition and regulatory frameworks to realise the full potential of the digital economy. The report makes a number of … Read more

Children’s use of mobile phones – An international comparison 2015

October 20, 2016 | | Research & Reports | Global

‘Children’s use of mobile phones – An international comparison 2015’ provides a detailed comparison of children’s mobile phone and internet usage across four countries: Bahrain, Honduras, Japan and the Philippines. This is the seventh annual study published by the GSMA and NTT DOCOMO’s … Read more

GSMA and CHI Workshop on Online Safety for Children (May 2016 Highlight Video)

August 18, 2016 | | Video | Global

On 20 May 2016, the GSMA and Child Helpline International (CHI) hosted a multistakeholder workshop at the GSMA’s London office, focusing on promoting the safe and responsible use of digital services by children and young people. Drawing on the expertise and range … Read more

Unlocking Rural Coverage: Enablers for commercially sustainable mobile network expansion

July 22, 2016 | | Research & Reports | Global

Closing the mobile coverage gap is not a technical challenge. It is primarily an economic challenge. Uncovered populations typically live in rural locations with low population densities, low per capita income levels and weak or non-existent enabling infrastructure such as … Read more

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation 2016

July 8, 2016 | | Research & Reports | Global

The GSMA and Deloitte have partnered over a number of years to examine the role of taxation policies in promoting mobile industry growth and ultimately digital inclusion, especially in developing countries where sector-specific taxation is creating barriers to consumer access. … Read more

Hotlines: Responding to reports of illegal online content

July 1, 2016 | | Guidelines | Global

The GSMA’s Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content was founded by an international group of mobile operators within the GSMA to obstruct the use of the mobile environment by individuals or organisations wishing to consume or profit from child … Read more

Mobile Connectivity Index Launch Report

June 24, 2016 | | Research & Reports | Global

This launch report explains the purpose and methodology of the Mobile Connectivity Index, which measures the barriers and enablers to mobile internet adoption across 134 countries. For each country, the index provides a detailed understanding of the enablers of mobile … Read more

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Brazil

June 17, 2016 | | Research & Reports | Latin America & the Caribbean

Mobile services in Brazil connect 70% of the population and deliver widespread socio-economic benefits. However, a number of barriers remain to connect the 65 million people in Brazil that still lack access to mobile services. Sector-specific taxes and fees, such … Read more

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