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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

Enabling rural coverage: regulatory and policy recommendations to foster mobile broadband coverage in developing countries

February 5, 2018 | Connected Society | Global | GSMA

This report responds to the need of tackling the regulatory barriers preventing operators from extending coverage of mobile broadband networks to rural areas in emerging markets. To do so, it provides a coherent set of recommendations to help regulators create … Read more

Tanzania rural coverage pilots performance report

February 5, 2018 | Connected Society | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | GSMA

In July 2016, under the aegis of the GSMA, Airtel, Tigo and Vodacom agreed to test for the first time in Africa a tripartite national roaming agreement in Tanzania to provide mobile broadband connectivity to rural and remote populations. The … Read more

Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit: Tigo Rwanda Pilot Evaluation

January 19, 2018 | Connected Society | Sub-Saharan Africa | Rwanda | GSMA

A lack of basic digital skills is one of the key barriers to internet adoption across the world. In order to rectify this, the GSMA’s Connected Society team has developed the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT), a set of … Read more