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Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Niger

January 4, 2017 | | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa

The mobile sector is a key contributor to Niger’s economy. Mobile unique subscriber penetration has grown from 3% in 2006 to 24% in 2016. There are around 5 million Nigeriens with access to mobile telephony now. Despite over 81% of … Read more

Country Overview: Pakistan – A Digital Future

December 10, 2016 | | Research & Reports | South Asia

Pakistan’s emerging mobile industry has connected approximately 90 million people, representing 47% of the country’s population. This is one of the lowest penetration rates in South Asia which, coupled with a low mobile broadband uptake of around 10% of the … Read more

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Chad

December 4, 2016 | | Research & Reports |

The mobile sector is a key contributor to Chad’s economy. In 2015, mobile services generated market revenues of US$ 300 million (XAF 117 billion), which corresponded to 2.7% of Chadian GDP. PDF s: Digital Inclusion and Mobile Sector Taxation in … Read more

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Colombia

November 4, 2016 | | Research & Reports |

Mobile services today connect over 33 million people in Colombia, positioning the country as the fourth largest mobile market in Latin America. By contributing US$5.7 billion to the country’s economy, almost two per cent of GDP, mobile plays a major … 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

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

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