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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

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

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

Creating the Conditions for 5G Leadership: Seven policy actions for a new telecoms framework in Europe

May 31, 2016 | | Policy Position | Europe and Central Asia

As the European Union moves towards the Digital Single Market and the European Commission reviews the Telecoms Framework, policymakers have an opportunity to position Europe at the forefront of the global digital economy through leadership in 5G. PDF : Seven … Read more

The Internet Value Chain: A study on the economics of the internet

May 17, 2016 | | Research & Reports | Global

The GSMA has published a new report, ‘The Internet Value Chain’, that examines the market structure, economic drivers and financial performance of the global internet economy and its respective segments. Developed by A.T. Kearney for the GSMA, this report presents … Read more

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Honduras

April 19, 2016 | | Research & Reports | Latin America & the Caribbean

The mobile sector in Honduras has grown rapidly and today it reached 5.4 million users, or 66% of the population. However, barriers remain to the affordability of mobile services especially for the bottom of the pyramid. By affecting the tax … Read more

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Tunisia

April 19, 2016 | | Research & Reports | Middle East and North Africa

Mobile services in Tunisia connect over 6.6 million people, equivalent to 58% of the population, and deliver widespread social and economic benefits to the country. However, the sector is subject to high mobile specific taxation, including a 5% industry fee … Read more

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