- RT @jencasswell: The destruction from #hurricanes #Irma & #Maria is widespread across Grand Turks island in #Caribbean. @GSMAm4d Disaster R…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/933018713804214272
- On #WorldToiletDay @H2Oyeah looks at the growth of #mobile services for #sanitation with #M4DUtilities grantees… https://t.co/O6UC2uxmG2 https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/932983716946874373
- Tanzania have a 10% excise duty on mobile money transaction fees. Explore the impact of #mobilemoney #taxation:… https://t.co/dCCHmletRl https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/932972159709990912
- RT @MaxBayen: 5️⃣ barriers experienced by internet potential adopters across Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It’s not only about…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/932948386164236288
- @rkmazer Good point, in general. But price isn't everything - the point of this comparison is to show that people *… https://t.co/Vdy6lIw4lz https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/932942539639967744
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.
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