GSMA Connected Society Innovation Fund

Connected Society
Innovation Fund

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We’re delighted to announce the winners of the GSMA Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity

Congratulations to Fairwaves Inc., iSAT Africa and NuRAN Wireless, who will each receive grants of up to £330,000 to test and evaluate new innovative mobile internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities in Africa.

Find out about the winning innovations by clicking on the logos below and read more in the related press release.

About the GSMA Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity

The Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity aims to support innovative mobile internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities.

The project grants funds for mobile network equipment vendors to deploy their rural connectivity solutions for the first time globally, with partnering MNOs in Uganda and Ghana.

The vendors and their partners have now been selected and will be awarded up to £330,000 each for implementing turnkey solutions to suit challenging rural environments with low population density, difficult terrain or limited infrastructure. Each project was judged on its ability to provide solutions that are innovative, scalable and commercially sustainable.

The sites will be located in deep rural communities not covered by a mobile signal and will be fully integrated into Vodafone’s network in Ghana and MTN’s in Uganda.


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Please note: We are not currently accepting new applications.

If you have any outstanding questions, please email CSfundmanager@gsma.com.

This initiative is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
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