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Human Rights for the Mobile Sector Series

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Following the publication of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011 and subsequent national and regional regulatory initiatives, there has been increasing focus on the roles and responsibilities of businesses with regards to human rights. Human rights ...

Building back better from COVID-19: What does it mean for mobile?

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The COVID-19 pandemic is the worst health crisis in a century, triggering health and economic impacts unmatched in recent times. Despite positive developments with vaccines, restrictions and lockdowns are still widespread and all signs point to these impacts continuing deep ...

AI4I Series (6) From theory to application: How governments are accelerating their COVID-19 response using Mobile Big Data Analytics.

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Following regulatory approvals in several countries, we start the New Year with positive progress regarding COVID-19 vaccine deployment. However, it will still be some time before the majority of people will be able to receive and therefore fully benefit from the protection ...

Sustainability framework assessment results: A spotlight on the path to net zero

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Through mitigating their emissions and advancing mobile technology innovations, the mobile sector will play a central role in addressing global climate change and stimulate the shift towards a low carbon economy. Following the Paris Agreement, governments worldwide committed ...

AI for Impact Series: (5) Mobile Big Data Analytics – Ecosystem Stakeholders and Contributions

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Eight months ago the WHO declared a global pandemic. Now, COVID-19 continues to challenge citizens, governments and economies around the world, with many countries now approaching, or currently experiencing, a second wave of infections.  The GSMA AI for Impact (AI4I) Mobile ...

Sustainability assessment results show year on year improvement

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The mobile industry is positioned at the centre of many of today’s global sustainability challenges. Its products and services play a critical role in society, improving the lives of billions of people worldwide. Responding to global sustainability challenges means being ...

AI for Impact Series: (4) Mobile Big Data Analytics – Sustainability & Funding

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Mobile networks are used by over five billion people globally and generate huge volumes of data about people’s geographic locations, movement patterns, communications and connectivity. This mobile ‘big data’ – when aggregated, anonymised and analysed – can provide ...

Human Rights for the Mobile Sector Webinar Series

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Since the publication of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011, there has been increasing focus on the roles and responsibilities of businesses with regards to human rights. For mobile operators, human rights issues range from the treatment and ...

AI for Impact Series: (3) Mobile Big Data Analytics – Technical Delivery and Adoption

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Mobile networks and communication play a central role in the lives of people around the world. Because the technology is so pivotal and integrated into daily behaviours, the dashboards, reports and decision making tools that mobile operators are now developing can reveal ...

Protect, Respect and Remedy: Understanding Human Rights in the Mobile Sector

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Protect, Respect and Remedy:  Understanding Human Rights in the Mobile Sector It’s almost ten years since the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights were launched defining businesses’ responsibilities concerning human rights. Known as the Ruggie Principles, they ...

AI for Impact Series : (2) Mobile Big Data Analytics – Privacy & Policy Considerations

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As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly in many parts of the world, governments and NGOs seek to utilise products and services mobile operators have developed, to aid decision making and help save lives. Mobile network operators (MNOs) are increasingly able to deliver ...

AI for Impact : Mobile Big Data Analytics to combat challenges including COVID-19

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Using Mobile Big Data Analytics to combat global challenges including COVID-19 With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the globe, it’s becoming clear that few can avoid its reach, posing severe challenges to health services and having a range of related social and ...

Closing the Digital Gender Gap by Increasing Female Leadership

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This year marks 25 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted: the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights. In the past 25 years, huge strides have been made and women have more opportunities and access to technology than ...

Building digital skills will help women and girls benefit from connectivity and enable them to fully participate in the digital economy

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As we face the global challenges of 2020, we must ensure women have the skills and confidence to reap the benefits of mobile connectivity. They must also be equipped with more advanced digital skills to enable them to participate equally in ICT related industries. Of the ...

A new era of tax transparency – is your company ready?

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Stakeholder interest in tax is without a doubt growing at pace. We are witnessing a new era of tax transparency as companies respond to these concerns, with regulatory changes and reporting frameworks for disclosing tax strategies and taxes paid emerging. Why is tax ...

Greater Access to Mobile will help to close the Digital Gender Gap

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In 2020, connectivity is more important than ever. Internet access is a gateway to critical information, services and opportunities available to many people for the first time. Growth in internet access has been remarkable in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where ...

Empowering People to Thrive Online

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As the cost of mobile connectivity falls, and coverage improves, more and more people can access the internet. But to take full advantage of digital services, individuals need the right skills, relevant content and the know-how to stay safe online. A lack of fundamental ...

Unlocking the Business Value in Total Societal Impact

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“The coming decade affords mobile network operators a multi-trillion-dollar opportunity. Because of their unique combination of core business, customer base, and capabilities, telcos can capitalise on broadening societal expectations for corporate purpose and performance to ...

Improving the affordability and accessibility of the mobile internet

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For the impoverished, the displaced, the homeless and other vulnerable groups, digital services can be a lifeline, providing access to valuable information, welfare programmes, jobs, healthcare and financial services. But to get online, people need affordable handsets and ...

Bringing Mobile Internet to Remote Communities

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Each year, the mobile industry connects hundreds of millions of people to the internet for the first time. Yet, about half of the world’s population remains unconnected, effectively excluding them from the fast-growing digital economy and a host of life-enriching services. ...