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Evaluating Green Power Technologies

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Sunday 1 Nov 2009 | Digital Utilities | Energy | Global | 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.

A closer look at ZAP in East Africa – Bahrain, Kenya, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Niger, Malawi and Uganda

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Tuesday 8 Sep 2009 | Case studies | Case study | English | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

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Seeking Fertile Grounds for Mobile Money

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Thursday 3 Sep 2009 | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | 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 | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | 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 | 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 | Global and regional studies | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | 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 ...

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

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Thursday 16 Oct 2008 | 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 | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Policy and regulation | Research | Resource |

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

Global Mobile Tax Review 2006-2007

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Tuesday 16 Oct 2007 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource |

This report builds on a 2005 report Tax and the Digital Divide and extends the benchmark of taxes levied on the ownership and use of mobile phones to 101 countries, representing about 85% of the global population. From a sample of 57 ...

MTC Namibia – Case Study

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Sunday 1 Apr 2007 | Case study | Connected Society | English | Namibia | Resource | Rural network coverage | Sub-Saharan Africa |

One of the greatest challenges facing GSM operators in emerging markets is the demand for network expansion in an environment where there is limited or no access to the electricity grid for base station power.

IDEA Cellular India

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Monday 1 Jan 2007 | Connected Society | English | India | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

A key reason why many regions of the world lack GSM coverage is the limited reach of the electricity grid. In Nigeria for example only 25% of base stations are connected to ‘the grid’ which means Operators have to solve the power issue ...

Universal Access – How Mobile Can Bring Communications to All

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Monday 16 Oct 2006 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

This report examines how Universal Service Funds are currently meeting their objectives and what role mobile plays in delivering universal service and access. The report makes recommendations that governments regard market forces as ...