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Webinar on Demand: Exploring the GSMA Coverage Maps Platform

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Wednesday 24 Jul 2019 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet | Presentation | Resource | Rural network coverage | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video | Webinar |

Reliable population mobile coverage data is the starting point for enabling the digital economy. Access to this data is vital in order to identify who is covered and who is not; plan and finance network ...

Closing the Coverage Gap: How Innovation Can Drive Rural Connectivity

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Wednesday 17 Jul 2019 | Case study | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet | Report | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Millions of people still do not live within reach of a mobile broadband network. Delivering this connectivity is increasingly becoming an economic challenge, and innovation is needed to reduce the cost and difficulty of deployments.

The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2019

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Global | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet | Report | Research | State of the industry and trends |

Only 40% of the LMIC population are connected, compared to almost 75% of the population in high-income countries. More than half the world’s population are therefore still unable to realise the social and economic benefits that mobile internet can enable.

Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit: Banglalink Pilot Evaluation

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Wednesday 12 Jun 2019 | Bangladesh | Case study | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | Digital literacy | Digital skills | English | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Mobile literacy | Report | Research | Social impact and behavioural change |

This report presents the findings of a pilot conducted in partnership with Banglalink to test the mobile internet skills training and methodology. It assessed whether adoption and use of mobile internet increased among a sample of Banglalink’s customers.

Driving Digital Skills in Bangladesh: Banglalink Case Study

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Friday 24 May 2019 | Asia and Australia | Bangladesh | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | Digital skills | English | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Mobile literacy | Video |

Mobile has connected over 3.6 billion people to the internet, enabling rapid socio-economic development. In Bangladesh, 87% of the population use mobile. Yet, only 25% of them use mobile internet. A key reason for this is a lack of basic digital skills.

Presentación del programa Connected Society de la GSMA

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Thursday 23 May 2019 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Spanish | Video |

El programa Connected Society de GSMA se compromete a apoyar a las partes interesadas y a trabajar para afrontar los desafíos relacionados con la conectividad, centrándose en las comunidades marginadas en los mercados en desarrollo a nivel mundial.

Présentation du Programme Connected Society de la GSMA

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Monday 8 Apr 2019 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | French | Video |

Regardez cette courte vidéo pour un aperçu des initiatives du programme, ainsi que des solutions suggérées et des rôles que les parties prenantes doivent jouer pour faire progresser la connectivité mobile.

Uganda: Driving inclusive socio-economic progress through mobile-enabled digital transformation

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Thursday 28 Mar 2019 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Report | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

As Uganda advances its efforts focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Uganda Vision 2040, harnessing the power of mobile technology will be critical to influencing progress across all development goals. Mobile is ...

GSMA Connected Society Overview

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Wednesday 6 Mar 2019 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Video |

The GSMA Connected Society programme is committed to supporting stakeholders and working to address challenges related to global connectivity, with a focus on underserved communities in developing markets.

Connected Society: Delivering digital inclusion for all

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Wednesday 30 Jan 2019 | Connected Society | Global | Resource |

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 ...

Rural Connectivity Innovation Case Study: Using light sites to drive rural coverage – Huawei RuralStar and MTN Ghana

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Tuesday 13 Nov 2018 | Case study | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Ghana | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Resource | Rural network coverage | Sub-Saharan Africa |

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 ...

Rural Connectivity Innovation Case Study: Cellcard Cambodia and Solar Power

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Wednesday 7 Nov 2018 | Affordability and tax | Cambodia | Case study | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | East Asia and Pacific | Energy | English | Mobile internet | Resilient technology | Resource | Rural network coverage |

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 ...

State of Mobile Internet Connectivity 2018

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Monday 3 Sep 2018 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | Digital literacy | Digital skills | East Asia and Pacific | English | Europe and Central Asia | Gender | Global | Latin America & the Caribbean | Local content | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Mobile Internet for Women | Mobile literacy | Policy and regulation | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | Social impact and behavioural change | South Asia | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | User insights and data |

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 ...

Triggering mobile internet use in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania

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Friday 13 Jul 2018 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | Connected Women | Cote d'Ivoire | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | Digital literacy | Digital skills | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Mobile Internet for Women | Mobile literacy | Report | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | User insights and data |

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 penetration ...

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

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Thursday 3 May 2018 | Connected Society | English | Global | Resource |

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 ...

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

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Monday 5 Feb 2018 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | Global | Guidelines | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Operational best practices | Policy and regulation | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | Social impact and behavioural change | State of the industry and trends | Toolkit |

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 ...

Tanzania rural coverage pilots performance report

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Monday 5 Feb 2018 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | Digital literacy | Digital skills | English | Local content | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Mobile Internet for Women | Mobile literacy | Operational best practices | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | Social impact and behavioural change | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

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 ...

Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit: Tigo Rwanda Pilot Evaluation

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Friday 19 Jan 2018 | Case study | Connected Society | Digital Dividend | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | Digital literacy | Digital skills | English | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Mobile Internet for Women | Mobile literacy | Resource | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa | Toolkit |

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 ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Argentina: A path towards a more efficient tax system, greater digital inclusion and increased prosperity

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Monday 20 Nov 2017 | Affordability and tax | Argentina | Connected Society | English | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile access and use | Policy and regulation | Report | Research | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | Spanish | State of the industry and trends |

Mobile telephone services play an increasingly important role in supporting and delivering development, economic growth and social inclusion. In Argentina, 2G connectivity is ubiquitous but the country has not yet transitioned fully to ...

Triggering mobile internet use among men and women in South Asia

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Friday 17 Nov 2017 | Affordability and tax | Bangladesh | Connected Society | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | Digital literacy | Digital skills | English | Gender | India | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Mobile Internet for Women | Mobile literacy | Pakistan | Report | Research | Resource | South Asia | Sri Lanka | User insights and data |

Adoption and use of mobile internet is far from universal or equitable, with women, those with less education, rural residents, and the poor accounting for a disproportionate number of non-users. This GSMA Connected Women and GSMA ...