Category: Connected Society

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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Connecting the Unconnected – Accelerating Inclusion: m360 Africa 2017

July 26, 2017 | Connected Society | Global | Vishal Mathur

This year’s GSMA Mobile 360 Africa conference in Dar Es Salaam was themed Inclusion, Progress and Development through Mobile. Gratifyingly, the main messages of the Connected Society ...
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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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