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Connected Society Programme
Unlocking the power of the mobile internet
Our mission is to support the mobile industry to increase the adoption of the internet for the underserved by tackling key barriers: network coverage, affordability, digital skills and locally relevant content.
The internet is the most important enabler of social development and economic growth of our time. Already 3.2 billion people are online – 2.4 billion of them through mobile – directly benefiting from and contributing to the digital economy. 4 billion people remain offline, unable to participate and unaware of the opportunities.
The unconnected population is predominantly located in developing world markets, typically on low incomes and lacking basic and digital literacy skills. Women are disproportionately affected by these challenges. Mobile represents the best opportunity for the underserved to join the digital economy.
The Connected Society Programme works with the mobile industry and key stakeholders to improve network coverage, affordability, digital skills and locally relevant content, in pursuit of wider adoption of the mobile internet.
This initiative is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
Taxing mobile connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of mobile sector taxation and its impact on digital inclusion
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Understanding the commercial challenges for mobile operators when expanding internet coverage to rural communities
This post was guest-authored by Uthmaan Madati (Tigo, Territory Manager) and Dennis Sakia (Tigo, ...Read more
This blog was written by Madeleine Karlsson on behalf of the GSMA Connected Women and Connected Society ...Read more
This year’s GSMA Mobile 360 Africa conference in Dar Es Salaam was themed Inclusion, Progress and ...Read more
A positive outlook – Niger’s digital inclusion and economy set to rise as a result of mobile tax reductions
Niger is among the world’s least developed countries and making mobile services more affordable, through ...Read more