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Rural connectivity innovation case study: Using light sites to drive rural coverage – Huawei RuralStar and MTN Ghana

November 13, 2018 | Connected Society | Sub-Saharan Africa | Ghana | GSMA

Huawei’s RuralStar is a lightweight rural network coverage solution supporting 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity. It has significantly lower CapEx and OpEx compared to a traditional, typical macro-site and can therefore help reduce one of the largest costs that operators … Read more

Access to water and sanitation in emerging markets – the impact of mobile technology

November 13, 2018 | Mobile for Development Utilities | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | GSMA

In emerging markets, there is a significant gap in access to water and sanitation services. Mobile technology, with its almost ubiquitous presence and coverage is uniquely placed to help address this problem. We spoke to past and present grantees of … Read more

Rural Connectivity Innovation Case Study: Cellcard Cambodia and Solar Power

November 7, 2018 | Connected Society | East Asia and Pacific | Cambodia | GSMA

In delivering mobile coverage to rural areas, one of the most significant expenses that operators face in providing users with mobile coverage is the cost of powering cell sites. Using a GSMA bespoke evaluation model, this case study illustrates how … Read more

Transforming Women’s Lives with Mobile: UNGA Panel

October 23, 2018 | Connected Women | Digital Identity | Industry Purpose | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | GSMA

‘Transforming Women’s Lives with Mobile’: A Panel Discussion Hosted by the GSMA at UNGA 2018. A conversation with Yasmina McCarty, GSMA; Elisabeth Biering, Telenor; Sanda Ojiambo, Safaricom; and Anna Falth, UN Women, highlighting how the mobile industry is working to … Read more

The IPN Hub: Exploring its utility beyond pay-as-you-go solar

September 28, 2018 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Global | Rwanda | GSMA

The Instant Payment Notification (IPN) Hub is an industry utility created by the GSMA to enable ecosystem players to connect more easily to mobile money providers – bringing fundamental utility services (such as electricity, water and sanitation) to off-grid populations. … Read more

2018 Mobile Money Policy and Regulatory Handbook

September 28, 2018 | Mobile Money | Global | Global | GSMA

In the Handbook, we explore regulatory challenges that have faced industry since its inception, and recommend approaches key stakeholders can take towards creating an enabling environment. The Handbook also accounts for recent regulatory considerations surrounding mobile money taxation and data … Read more