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Connected Society: Delivering digital inclusion for all

January 30, 2019 | Connected Society | Global | GSMA

The GSMA Connected Society Programme works with the mobile industry and key stakeholders to increase access to and adoption of the mobile internet, focusing on underserved population groups. The unconnected population is predominantly located in low- and middle-income countries, typically … Read more

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

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

State of Mobile Internet Connectivity 2018

September 3, 2018 | Connected Society | East Asia and Pacific | Europe and Central Asia | Global | Latin America & the Caribbean | Middle East and North Africa | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | GSMA

At the end of 2017, 3.3 billion people were connected to the mobile internet, representing an increase of almost 300 million compared to the previous year. However, more than 4 billion people still remain offline and 1 billion of these … Read more

Triggering mobile internet use in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania

July 13, 2018 | Connected Society | Connected Women | Sub-Saharan Africa | Cote d'Ivoire | Tanzania | GSMA

Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest level of mobile broadband coverage in the world; only 63% of the region’s population lived within reach of a 3G network at the end of 2017. It also has the lowest level of mobile internet … Read more

Introducing the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit: A guide for training people in basic mobile internet skills

May 3, 2018 | Connected Society | Global | GSMA

The Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT) is a toolkit for organisation who want to introduce the mobile internet to first time smartphone users. It takes trainees from basic communication skills, through to more complex skills, such as searching the … Read more