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Mobile for Development Blogs

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Understanding the commercial challenges for mobile operators when expanding internet coverage to rural communities

September 6, 2017 | Connected Society | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | Guest Blogger

This post was guest-authored by Uthmaan Madati (Tigo, Territory Manager) and Dennis Sakia (Tigo, Commercial). The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the GSMA.  The GSMA ...
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The challenge and opportunity of accelerating smartphone ownership in emerging markets

July 27, 2017 | Connected Society | Global | Madeleine Karlsson

This blog was written by Madeleine Karlsson on behalf of the GSMA Connected Women and Connected Society programmes to announce the launch of the joint report Accelerating affordable ...
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A positive outlook – Niger’s digital inclusion and economy set to rise as a result of mobile tax reductions

July 26, 2017 | Connected Society | Middle East and North Africa | Vasilis Douzenis

Niger is among the world’s least developed countries and making mobile services more affordable, through reducing distortionary taxation, can go a long way towards supporting the ...
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Pakistan’s new tax reforms – a path to affordable mobile ownership and use

July 26, 2017 | Connected Society | South Asia | Vasilis Douzenis

Mobile subscribers in Pakistan are subject to taxes and fees that apply to devices and SIM card usage charges. These taxes are especially likely to increase the prices ultimately paid by ...
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Disruptive innovation to connect the unconnected

July 26, 2017 | Connected Society | Global | Madeleine Karlsson

The digital inclusion space in developing world markets is full of creativity and ambition. The GSMA recently launched a Digital Inclusion Innovation Portal, which is a unique platform to ...
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Beyond access: the need for deeper thinking about driving usage and adoption of the mobile internet

July 4, 2017 | Connected Society | Global | Argentina | Brazil | Cameroon | Chile | China | Colombia | Cote d'Ivoire | Democratic Republic of Congo | Egypt | Ethiopia | Guatemala | India | Mexico | Morroco | Myanmar | Nicaragua | Nigeria | Philippines | Sierra Leone | South Africa | Tanzania | Thailand | Vietnam | Alex Smith

At the end of 2016, 3.5 billion people, or just under half of the world’s population, were using the internet. While the number of internet users has trebled in a decade, it still means ...
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