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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

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

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Europe: The experience in Hungary

March 23, 2016 | | Research & Reports | Europe and Central Asia

Hungary is lagging behind the rest of the EU in the development of the digital economy and society. It has the lowest mobile penetration levels among members and only 26% of Hungarians have access to mobile internet. The mobile sector … Read more

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in India

December 1, 2015 | | Research & Reports | South Asia

The mobile market in India is the second largest in the world, connecting over 480 million people, equivalent to 38% of the population. Mobile services deliver widespread social and economic benefits to the country and mobile will play a key … Read more

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

November 1, 2015 | | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa

Mobile services in the DRC connect over 22 million people, equivalent to 31% of the population, and deliver widespread social and economic benefits to the country. However, the sector is subject to high mobile specific taxation, including an excise tax … Read more

Digital Inclusion and the Role of Mobile in Nigeria

October 9, 2015 | | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa

Today mobile services connect over 83 million people in Nigeria, equivalent to 45% of the population, and deliver widespread social and economic benefits. With fixed line penetration only at 0.2%, mobile is best placed to extend access to connectivity in … Read more

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Mexico

September 14, 2015 | | Research & Reports | Latin America & the Caribbean

Mobile services in Mexico connect over 47 million people, equivalent to 38% of the population, and deliver widespread social and economic benefits to the country. Mobile broadband has the potential to further support the growth of the knowledge economy. In … Read more

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