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Webinar: The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2023

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Friday 9 Feb 2024 | Connected Society | English | Global | Mobile access and use | Presentation | Report | Research | Resource | Video |

In this webinar recording, learn about the latest trends in global connectivity from The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2023. By the end of 2022, 4.6 billion people were using ...

Digital Inclusion for All: Session highlights from MWC Kigali

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Thursday 30 Nov 2023 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Society | Mobile access and use | Report | Research | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced continual improvement in mobile broadband penetration and as such the coverage gap has steadily reduced year on year. The majority of the unconnected live in areas covered by a mobile broadband ...

The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2023

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Wednesday 11 Oct 2023 | Asia and Australia | Connected Society | East Asia and Pacific | English | Europe and Central Asia | Global | Latin America & the Caribbean | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile access and use | Report | Research | Resource | South Asia | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2023 provides the mobile industry and other stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of the trends in global connectivity, as well as insights on key barriers to mobile internet ...

GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech: Meet the start-ups

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Tuesday 25 Jul 2023 | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | India | Innovation Fund | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Pakistan | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech was set up to find start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in Africa and Asia that are driving the digital inclusion of people with disabilities.

GSMA Innovation Fund Grantee: assistALL

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Thursday 20 Jul 2023 | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | English | Innovation Fund | Innovation fund and grants | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

Signs Media Kenya Limited, one of the start-ups supported by the GSMA Innovation Fund, is on a mission to provide affordable, high quality sign language interpretation services to the hearing impaired.

GSMA Innovation Fund Grantee: DeafTawk

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Thursday 13 Jul 2023 | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | English | Hindi | Innovation Fund | Innovation Fund Video List | Pakistan | Resource | South Asia | Video |

DeafTawk is an assistive tech start-up based in Pakistan, with a mission to empower the global deaf community.

GSMA Innovation Fund Start-ups: I-Stem

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Thursday 29 Jun 2023 | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | Digital inclusion for persons with disability | English | Hindi | India | Innovation Fund | Innovation Fund Video List | Mobile for Development | South Asia | Video |

I-Stem’s mission is to empower students and professionals with disabilities to realise their potential by enabling equal access to information, resources and opportunities.

GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion: Meet the founders

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Tuesday 30 May 2023 | Connected Society | Innovation Fund | Video |

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion was set up to help address the key digital inclusion barriers that are preventing 3.4 billion people from adopting life-enhancing mobile internet ...

Empowering persons with disabilities through digital innovation: Insights from the GSMA Innovation Fund

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Wednesday 10 May 2023 | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | Digital inclusion for persons with disability | English | India | Innovation Fund | Kenya | Pakistan | Report | Research | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

This report shares insights from the GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech, highlighting important lessons for AT start-ups and other stakeholders about how digital innovations can influence how persons with disabilities use mobile internet.

Driving mobile internet use in low- and middle-income countries: Lessons and insights from the GSMA Innovation Fund

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Thursday 23 Mar 2023 | Connected Society | Digital literacy | Education | Employment | English | Ethiopia | Financial inclusion for women | India | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Pakistan | Report | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe |

3.2 billion of the unconnected population worldwide live within the footprint of a mobile broadband network but are not using mobile internet. About 93% of this unconnected population reside in low- and-middle-income countries ...

GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion – Life Stories

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Monday 23 Jan 2023 | Connected Society | Connected Women | Digital literacy | Education | Employment | English | Ethiopia | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Innovation Fund | Innovation fund and grants | Innovation Fund Video List | Life stories | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Pakistan | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Video | Zimbabwe |

Mobile is an enabler for digital inclusion. It empowers people with new opportunities and life enhancing services. But the usage gap is still 40% which means that 3.2 billion people live in an area with mobile broadband coverage but ...

GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion – Highlights video

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Monday 9 Jan 2023 | Connected Society | Connected Women | English | Ethiopia | Innovation Fund Video List | Mobile access and use | Nigeria | Pakistan | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Video |

Mobile is an enabler for digital inclusion. It empowers people with new opportunities and life enhancing services. But the usage gap is still 40% which means that 3.2 billion people live in an area with mobile broadband coverage but ...

Tackling social norms to reduce the gender digital divide

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Thursday 5 Jan 2023 | Connected Society | Connected Women | Digital literacy | English | Gender | India | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Presentation | Research | Resource | South Asia | Webinar |

This session brings together new research by the GSMA and BBC Media Action India, to discuss innovative solutions to reducing the gender digital divide in India, and how to enable more women to take advantage of the many benefits of mobile internet access.

Accelerating Rural Connectivity: Insights from the GSMA Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity

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Thursday 5 Jan 2023 | Connected Society | English | Ghana | GSMA Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity | Innovation fund and grants | Report | Rural network coverage | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

This report outlines the solutions implemented by the grantees of the GSMA Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity and looks at the performance and impact of the sites deployed, as well as the lessons learnt and key recommendations.

Webinar: The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2022

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Monday 19 Dec 2022 | Connected Society | English | Global | Mobile access and use | Presentation | Report | Research | State of the industry and trends | Webinar |

In this webinar recording, learn about the latest trends in global connectivity from The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2022. By the end of 2021, 4.3 billion people were using ...

GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion: Meet the start-ups

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Monday 12 Dec 2022 | Connected Society | English | Ethiopia | Mobile access and use | Nigeria | Pakistan | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Video |

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion was set up to help address the key ...

GSMA Innovation Fund Start-Ups: Zonful Energy

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Tuesday 6 Dec 2022 | Connected Society | English | Innovation fund and grants | Innovation Fund Video List | Mobile access and use | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video | Zimbabwe |

By procuring, marketing and distributing low-cost smartphones and data bundles, Zonful Energy is working to reduce the usage gap in Zimbabwe through an affordable Pay As You Go model.

GSMA Innovation Fund Start-Ups: Knowledge Platform

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Tuesday 22 Nov 2022 | Connected Society | Education | English | Innovation fund and grants | Innovation Fund Video List | Mobile access and use | Pakistan | South Asia | Video |

To address the education crisis in Pakistan, Knowledge Platform created Learn Smart Pakistan, a gamified cloud learning platform, currently used by 125,000 students.

GSMA Innovation Fund Start-Ups: Ensibuuko

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Tuesday 15 Nov 2022 | Connected Society | English | Innovation fund and grants | Innovation Fund Video List | Mobile access and use | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Video |

Ensibuuko deploys technology solutions to community-based savings and loans organisations so they can efficiently reach and serve unbanked and underserved communities in Africa with affordable and relevant financial services.

GSMA Innovation Fund Start-Ups: Africa 118

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Tuesday 8 Nov 2022 | Connected Society | English | Ethiopia | Innovation fund and grants | Innovation Fund Video List | Mobile access and use | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

Africa 118 has developed an affordable Mobile Digital Starter Pack to Ethiopian SMEs to help them to build a strong digital presence and grow their business. Through this project, Africa 118 aims to connect 10,000 SMEs to the internet.