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International Remittance Service Providers

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Saturday 1 May 2010 | English | Financial services products | Global | Mobile Money | Research | Resource |

An overview of mobile International Remittance Service Provider service offerings. Download:

True Money and M-PESA: Two Unique Paths to Scale

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Tuesday 16 Mar 2010 | Case study | East Asia and Pacific | English | Kenya | Mobile Money | Operational best practices | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Thailand |

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MTN – Uganda – Feasibility Study

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Monday 1 Mar 2010 | Connected Society | English | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

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Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity

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Tuesday 16 Feb 2010 | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | English | Gender | Global | Mobile access and use | Research | Resource | User insights and data |

The report is the first global study of its kind. It endeavours to understand mobile usage by women subscribers in low and middle income countries and highlights the barriers facing women’s adoption of mobile technologies. It also ...

Third Parties Will Implement Complex Community Power Applications

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Saturday 2 Jan 2010 | Business model | Energy | English | Global | Mobile for Development Utilities | Research | Resource |

Published January 2010 by Sagar Gubbi. Increased market competition in high growth markets such as India has put tremendous pressure on the operating margins of mobile operators, which is driving increased popularity of the ...

Community Power: Using Mobile to Extend the Grid

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Friday 1 Jan 2010 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

A significant opportunity exists to provide environmentally sustainable energy to people in the developing world who live beyond the electricity grid. And it is the mobile telecoms industry–which has already brought phones beyond the ...

Evaluating Green Power Technologies

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Sunday 1 Nov 2009 | Energy | Global | Mobile for Development Utilities | Research | Resource |

From the Green Power for Mobile Bi-Annual Report 2009 and written by David Taverner.

Digicel – Haiti – Feasibility Study

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Sunday 1 Nov 2009 | Connected Society | English | Haiti | Latin America & the Caribbean | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

The GSMA Green Power for Mobile programme was commissioned by Digicel Haiti during Q4 2009 to complete a Feasibility Study to analyse the operator’s network and propose an implementation plan for a green power network.

Zantel – Tanzania – Feasibility Study

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Sunday 1 Nov 2009 | Connected Society | English | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

The GSMA Green Power for Mobile (GPM) programme was commissioned by Zantel, Tanzania during Q3 2009 to complete a Feasibility Study to analyse the operator’s network and propose an implementation plan for a green power network.

GPM Bi-annual Report – November 2009

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Sunday 1 Nov 2009 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

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Taxation and the Growth of Mobile in East Africa

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Friday 16 Oct 2009 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | Kenya | Report | Resource | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | Uganda |

Mobile communications has a profound impact of social and economic development, including: This report updates the quantification of the economic impact that the mobile industry has in each of the East Africa Community member ...

A closer look at ZAP in East Africa

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Tuesday 8 Sep 2009 | Case study | English | Mobile Money | Operational best practices | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

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Seeking Fertile Grounds for Mobile Money

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Thursday 3 Sep 2009 | Global | Mobile Money | Operational best practices | Resource |

In the wake of mobile money featuring on the cover of The Economist, many are surely asking where the next success story will come from. In this article, Ignacio Mas and Amrik Heyer analyse the environmental dynamics affecting the ...

The GSMA’s Mobile Money Business Model Framework

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Tuesday 1 Sep 2009 | English | Global | Mobile Money | Operational best practices | Research | Resource |

Framework to help MNOs to think through what is required for a successful mobile money deployment – what are the key stages and what do they need to consider in order to achieve success? Download: 

What makes a Successful Mobile Money Implementation? Learnings from M-PESA in Kenya and Tanzania

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Monday 16 Mar 2009 | English | Kenya | Mobile Money | Operational best practices | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

The mobile money community has watched (and compared) the adoption of M-PESA in Kenya and Tanzania with great interest. This publication provides a full comparison of the factors which have impacted adoption rates in the two countries. ...

Mobile Money for the Unbanked Quarterly Report 2009

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Sunday 1 Mar 2009 | English | Global | Mobile Money | Operational best practices | Research | Resource |

Communicates the progress of the GSMA MMU initiative as well as provide significant research into key mobile money issues. Download:

Mobile infrastructure sharing report

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Saturday 15 Nov 2008 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

Commercial considerations, rather than regulatory mandates, appear to be driving the increasing trend for MNOs to adopt a variety of infrastructure models. Examples of mobile network sharing can be ...

Taxation and the Growth of Mobile Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Thursday 16 Oct 2008 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

This report estimates that, between 2000 and 2012, each dollar invested by the mobile industry will result in around $0.80 earned in tax revenues by governments. For the same period more than $70 billion in tax revenue is expected to ...

The Setting of Mobile Termination Rates: Best Practice in Cost Modelling

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Thursday 16 Oct 2008 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource |

This paper serves as a guide to best practice cost modelling and how such modelling should be used to set appropriate prices for terminating calls on operators’ networks. The report sets out some of the key issues that should be ...

Understanding Financial Regulation And How It Works

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Tuesday 1 Jan 2008 | English | Global | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Research | Resource |

Gives an overview of financial regulation AMC/KYC in the context of MMT English