Unleashing Connectivity for Society

In today’s increasingly connected world, addressing connectivity, coverage and gender gaps must be prioritised. The telecom sector can help deliver significant socio-economic benefits and transform people’s lives.

2021 Mobile Industry SDG Impact Report

This sixth edition of the report looks at the increased impact the mobile industry has had on achieving the goals in the last year and explores what more it needs to do to reach these ambitious goals. It also examines the role the mobile industry has played during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2021

For the first time, more than half the world’s population are using mobile internet. This annual report highlights trends in global connectivity, and provides insights into the key barriers to mobile internet adoption, to inform progress towards closing the coverage and usage gaps.

The Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit

The GSMA Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT) is a set of free resources to teach people the basic skills they need to access and use mobile internet. It uses a ‘train the trainer’ approach and consists of short lessons available in PDF and video format that can be easily adapted to local needs and languages. A new website, plus brand new MISTT content, was launched in February 2022.

Accelerating mobile internet adoption: Policy considerations to bridge the digital divide in low- and middle-income countries

This report responds to the need to accelerate mobile internet adoption and use, which is the biggest challenge in bridging the digital divide.

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021 highlights how the mobile gender gap continues to improve in South Asia, but less so in other regions. It explores the key barriers preventing women’s equal access to mobile internet as well as the rise of women’s smartphone ownership, notably in India.

The Mobile Disability Gap Report 2021

This report addresses the mobile disability gap in ownership, including smartphone ownership, and mobile internet usage, and provides insights into the barriers to usage experienced by persons with disabilities. The report also highlights key actions stakeholders can take to address the mobile disability gap.

Developing mobile digital skills in low- and middle-income countries

This report provides 4 key steps for developing strategies and interventions to drive mobile digital skills development in low- and middle-income countries, with key insights and learnings from our research.

Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund Portfolio (2017-2022)

Within this document you will find a summary of each of the investments from the Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund, as they were conceptualised from their start.

Accelerating digital transformation in Bangladesh 2021

This report presents the current state of mobile sector taxation in Bangladesh and provides recommendations to improve connectivity through tax reform. 

5G and Data Privacy

As new business models and uses of personal data begin to emerge, this paper explains some of the relevant features of 5G to help industry, authorities and consumer groups to explore the data privacy aspects of the evolving 5G landscape.

EMF Exposure Compliance Policies for Mobile Network Sites

This document sets out good practice policies for the efficient assessment and management of compliance with radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure compliance for mobile network sites to ensure the protection of the public and workers.

Best Practice in Mobile Spectrum Licensing

Effective spectrum licensing is critical to support the investment required to further expand mobile access. In an updated booklet, the GSMA details best practice across areas such as spectrum assignments, pricing, renewals, and how to provide resources for verticals.

The GSMA 5G Spectrum Guide

To help navigate spectrum needs for next-generation mobile networks, this 5G spectrum guide collects reports, infographics and positions from the GSMA. From sub-1 GHz coverage spectrum to mid-bands and millimetre waves, they are all needed to make most of this new technology.

We Care

The GSMA We Care initiative supports the mobile industry commitment to accelerate the achievement of the United Nations SDGs and the Digital Declaration, allowing operators to drive impact at a local level.