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Geocell – Georgia – Feasibility Study

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Tuesday 28 Aug 2012 | Connected Society | English | Europe and Central Asia | Georgia | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

Established in 1996, Geocell is the first GSM operator in Georgia operating on 900 MHz frequency and later on 1800 MHz frequency following the merger with GT Mobile; Georgia’s 3rd operator to start GSM services, in 2001. Later in 2003, ...

Ucell – Uzbekistan – Feasibility Study

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Tuesday 28 Aug 2012 | Connected Society | English | Europe and Central Asia | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | Uzbekistan |

Ucell part of TeliaSonera group, started its network modernization in 2008 with the aim of launching 3G and associated new services for the subscribers. The company has aggressively focused on expansion of network coverage in order to ...

Disaster Response News Update: August 2012

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Thursday 16 Aug 2012 | Archive | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource |

View the Disaster Response Programme's latest newsletter. If you'd like to subscribe to the newsletter, contact disasterresponse@gsma.com

Interview with Tigo Tanzania on launching an Agri VAS

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 | AgriTech | Product development and product design | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | User insights and data | Video |

In this video, Yaya N’djore, the mFarmer Project Manager at Tigo Tanzania, discusses the mobile agricultural information service Tigo will launch for farmers in Tanzania. Areas covered include the business case and indirect benefits ...

GPM Bi-annual Report – July 2012

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Monday 23 Jul 2012 | Connected Society | Energy | English | Global | Mobile for Development Utilities | Research | Resource |

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GPM Interactive Replication Guide: India Market Specific

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Saturday 7 Jul 2012 | Connected Society | English | India | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

This Guide is intended to assist Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Infrastructure Providers (IPs) navigate through the decision making process of determining if a site is a suitable candidate for conversion into a renewable energy ...

Moses, Masai Village, Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya

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Saturday 30 Jun 2012 | AgriTech | Case studies | Connected Society | English | Kenya | Life stories | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Resource | Resource Type | Sub-Saharan Africa | Type | Video |

In June 2012, Mobile for Development travelled to Kenya to meet the Masai Villagers of Hell’s Gate National Park near Lake Naivasha in Kenya. The Masai are pastoralists, farming sheep, chicken and cows and selling both primary and ...

Marketing Mobile Money: Top 3 Challenges

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Saturday 30 Jun 2012 | English | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Operational best practices | Resource | Video |

In this presentation, Yasmina McCarty discusses the top 3 challenges associated with the ...

Dealing with Disasters: Technical Challenges for Mobile Operators

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Wednesday 27 Jun 2012 | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Research | Resilient technology | Resource |

This discussion document presents the intention of the GSMA Disaster Response Programme in proposing key technical challenges faced by Mobile Operators before, during and after disasters. It aims to open a discussion about which ...

Webinar Excerpt: Marketing Agriculture Services to Women Smallholders by Jemimah Njuki

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Wednesday 27 Jun 2012 | AgriTech | Global | Product development and product design | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | User insights and data | Video |

In June 2012 the GSMA mAgri organised a webinar on the subject of Designing & Marketing Mobile Information & Advisory Services for Women Smallholders. The purpose of the webinar was to share practical and actionable lessons ...

Emerging Practices in Mobile Microinsurance

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Monday 18 Jun 2012 | Case study | English | Financial services products | French | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Resource | Spanish |

The objective of this paper is to outline the opportunities for leveraging the mobile channel, including mobile money, to deliver microinsurance, and to share examples of attempts to do so from around the world. We hope that readers ...

Sophia, Masai Village, Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya

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Friday 15 Jun 2012 | Case studies | Connected Society | Connected Women | Country | English | Gender | Kenya | Language | Life stories | mHealth | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Programme | Region | Resource | Resource Type | Sub-Saharan Africa | Type | Video |

In June 2012, Mobile for Development travelled to Kenya to meet the Masai Villagers of Hell’s Gate National Park near Lake Naivasha in Kenya. The Masai are pastoralists, farming sheep, chicken and cows and selling both primary and ...

Disaster Response MAE 2012 Working Group Agenda

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Thursday 14 Jun 2012 | Archive | East Asia and Pacific | English | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Presentation | Resource |

At this inaugural Asian Working Group, key industry players will convene to address the regionally-specific challenges and opportunities that exist around building a joined-up global technical blueprint for disaster-prepared and ...

Using mHealth to Support Universal Health Access

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Wednesday 30 May 2012 | Business model | English | Global | mHealth | Research | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change |

This report discusses: Current State of Global Healthcare: Health Gains & Failures; Global & Regional Overview of mHealth Services; mHealth Services Addressing Universal Health Indicators; Review of 794 Mobile Operators’ ...

Health Hotline Services in Emerging Markets

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Wednesday 30 May 2012 | Business model | English | Global | mHealth | Presentation | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change |

Health hotlines (medical call centres) play an important role particularly in preventative medicine and disease diagnosis, strengthening over-burdened health facilities and healthcare service delivery, especially in developing ...

Integrating Healthcare: The Role and Value of Mobile Operators in eHealth

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Tuesday 29 May 2012 | Business model | English | Global | mHealth | Research | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change |

This paper explores the emerging role of mobile operators in eHealth: the GSMA presents opportunities for mobile operators to play a significant role in integrating systems, organisations and people across the health system, ...

Tower power saves lives

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Saturday 26 May 2012 | Energy | Global | Mobile for Development Utilities | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Zimbabwe |

From New Scientist. Published 26 May 2012. Staff at Morganster Hospital, which serves a remote community in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo province, used to sleep fitfully. If the power failed and a back-up generator was offline – common ...

Mobile telephony and taxation in Turkey

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Wednesday 16 May 2012 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | Europe and Central Asia | Report | Resource | Turkey |

This report examines the economic impact of mobile telephony and the impact of mobile-specific taxation in Turkey. It highlights that mobile consumers in Turkey pay the highest taxation as a proportion of mobile service costs in the ...

Green Deployment Tracker Template

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Tuesday 15 May 2012 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

The Green Power for Mobile Green Deployment Tracker is now moving to a new platform. To ensure that data is up to date, we request that you go to the current tracker and make sure your numbers for planned and live deployments are ...

State of the Industry: Results from the 2011 Global Mobile Money Adoption Survey

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Wednesday 9 May 2012 | English | French | Global | Global and regional studies | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Research | Resource | Spanish | State of the industry and trends |

The mobile money industry, as measured by the number of deployments around the world, has grown rapidly. As of April 2012, there were 123 that offered basic financial services to customers. But the number of customers who are actually ...

Fuel Cell Systems for Base Stations: Deep Dive Study

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Wednesday 11 Apr 2012 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

An exploration of the current and future potential of fuel cell systems to provide green power for the telecoms industry

Telecoms Renewable Energy Vendors/ESCOs Landscape in India: Revised version

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Wednesday 11 Apr 2012 | Connected Society | English | India | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

This India Vendor Catalogue document aims to present a landscape of the main green solutions vendors and ESCOs (Energy Service Companies) providing products and services to the mobile telecoms sector in India.

Bharti Infratel’s White Paper – Green Networks: Transforming Telecommunications on Sustainable Energy Alternatives

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Monday 2 Apr 2012 | Connected Society | English | India | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

Bharti Infratel’s pioneering GreenTowers P7 Initiative is a comprehensive energy-efficiency and alternate-energy program covering seven high impact initiatives, which are aimed at reducing the carbon footprint through lower and ...

Webinar: Highlights from GSMA mAgri events at Mobile World Congress 2012 (Feb 2012)

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Tuesday 27 Mar 2012 | AgriTech | Global | Product development and product design | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | User insights and data | Video |

This video is a recording of a webinar organised by the GSMA mAgri team in March 2012 covering the highlights from two events held at Mobile World Congress 2012, the world’s largest event for the mobile industry. The first part of the ...

Procurement Model Analysis: CAPEX vs OPEX

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Friday 23 Mar 2012 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

This document presents a comparative analysis of an in house CAPEX based and outsourced OPEX based renewable energy model. The Green Power for Mobile procurement model analysis is based on current intelligence of the Indian telecom ...

Highlights video – “Mobile Agriculture: The Market Opportunity” panel at MWC (Feb 2012)

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Wednesday 7 Mar 2012 | AgriTech | Global | Product development and product design | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | User insights and data | Video |

Mobile Agriculture was on the agenda for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2012, the world’s largest event for the mobile industry where over 67,000 visitors attended from 205 countries. On Tuesday 28th February around 150 people ...

Striving & Surviving: Exploring the Lives of Women at the Base of the Pyramid

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Monday 27 Feb 2012 | Connected Women | English | Gender | Global | Mobile access and use | Research | Resource | User insights and data |

Full length research report surveying the wants, needs, aspirations and mobile uses of women living at the base of the pyramid (BoP), which are those living on under US$2 a day. Conducted in partnership with the Australian Agency for ...

GSMA mWomen Research Toolkit

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Monday 27 Feb 2012 | Connected Women | English | Gender | Global | Mobile access and use | Resource | Toolkit | User insights and data |

"This toolkit contains all research tools used to create ‘Striving and Surviving: Exploring the Lives of Base of the Pyramid Women’ These include: Ethnography Observation Guide Focus Group Discussion ...

Portraits: A Glimpse into the Lives of Base of the Pyramid Women

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Monday 27 Feb 2012 | Connected Women | English | Gender | Global | Mobile access and use | Research | Resource | User insights and data |

This research report is the first to survey the wants, needs, aspirations and mobile uses of women living at the base of the pyramid (BoP), which are those living on under US$2 a day. Conducted in partnership with the Australian Agency ...

Striving & Surviving: Exploring the Lives of Women at the Base of the Pyramid

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Monday 27 Feb 2012 | Connected Women | Country | English | Gender | Global | Language | Programme | Region | Report | Resource | Resource Type | Type |

Full length research report surveying the wants, needs, aspirations and mobile uses of women living at the base of the pyramid (BoP), which are those living on under US$2 a day. Conducted in partnership with the Australian Agency for ...

Impact Pathway for Mobile & Women

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Sunday 26 Feb 2012 | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion | English | Gender | Global | Mobile access and use | Research | Resource |

The Impact Pathway for Mobile and Women explores how women can be empowered through ownership and effective usage of mobile phones, and how access for women to life-enhancing mobile services can lead to economic advancement, and ...

Realising the mWomen Opportunity: A Framework for Designing the mWomen Business Case

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Sunday 26 Feb 2012 | Connected Women | English | Gender | Global | Mobile access and use | Resource | Toolkit | User insights and data |

This framework is designed to help MNOs gather evidence that women are valuable mobile subscribers and highlight best practices and proposed approaches to targeting these women. Though regional and local contexts will factor heavily ...

The case for interoperability: Assessing the value that the interconnection of mobile money services would create for customers and operators

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Thursday 23 Feb 2012 | Case study | English | French | Global | Industry assets and standards | Interoperability | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Research | Resource | Spanish |

In this article, we ask whether there is a case for interconnecting mobile money services. To answer the question, we start by evaluating the extent to which customers are likely to value the ability to transact across ...

Energy + Mobile at Mobile World Congress 2012

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Wednesday 15 Feb 2012 | Connected Society | Energy | English | Global | Mobile for Development Utilities | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

Energy is the backbone of the mobile industry: without it the mobile network would not exist and we could not turn on our mobile phones. Nowhere is this truer than in emerging markets, where mobile operators have become proficient at ...

Branchless and Mobile Banking Solutions for the Poor: A Survey of the Literature

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Thursday 2 Feb 2012 | English | Financial services products | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Operational best practices | Research | Resource |

Reviews the emerging literature on the definitions and model taxonomies employed in mobile banking; the status and drivers of global adoption of these schemes; the take-up and usage patterns of customers and their socio-economic ...

CPM Vendor Directory

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Thursday 2 Feb 2012 | Energy | Global | Mobile for Development Utilities | Research | Resource |

The CPM Vendor Directory builds on the past experience of the Green Power vendor guides and Charging Choices reports. The vendors within this catalogue have been ordered alphabetically and subsequently categorised at the back according ...

Green Power for Mobile Vendor Directory

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Monday 2 Jan 2012 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

Updated January 2012. The Green Power for Mobile programme has sought information on the capabilities, products and services of the vendor community within the industry in an attempt to evolve and regenerate the current vendor listing ...

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) Ltd. – Malawi – Feasibility Study

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Sunday 1 Jan 2012 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

TNM is the second largest mobile operator in Malawi with a subscriber base of 1.6 million and a market share of over 42%.4 A pioneer in offering new services, TNM became the first mobile operator in Malawi to launch and offer 3G ...

GPM Bi-annual Report – December 2011

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Thursday 1 Dec 2011 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

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New Technologies in Cash Transfer Programming and Humanitarian Assistance

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Thursday 1 Dec 2011 | Archive | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Research | Resource |

A study by Concern Worldwide, Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and the Partnership for Research in International Affairs and Development (PRIAD). The research was undertaken to explore (i) preconditions for the use of technological ...

Uninor: Empowering Women through an Innovative Distribution Model

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Wednesday 30 Nov 2011 | Connected Women | English | Gender | India | Mobile access and use | Research | Resource | South Asia |

Evaluation of Uninor's innovative pilot program, Citizen Centre Enterprises (CCEs), which delivers business service through a network of women entrepreneurs in partnership with non governmental organisation Hand in Hand. The study ...

Global Mobile Tax Review 2011

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Wednesday 16 Nov 2011 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource |

This global tax benchmark reviewed the application of tax to the mobile sector for 111 countries. The report found that the average increase in tax, as a proportion of mobile usage costs, rose by over one per cent from 16.9 in 2007 to ...

Best Practice and Lessons Learned in Communication with Disaster Affected Communities: Haiti 2010

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Monday 7 Nov 2011 | Case study | English | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Preparedness | Resource | Response |

By Imogen Wall with Yves Gerald Chéry. This paper attempts to capture some of the communication work implemented by a whole range of partners, and to identify what was delivered from the perspectives of those affected by these two ...

LEO – Burundi – Feasibility Study

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Tuesday 1 Nov 2011 | Burundi | Connected Society | English | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | Sub-Saharan Africa |

LEO (U-Com) Burundi is the largest telecom operator in Burundi, is owned by Orascom Telecom Holding a subsidiary of Vimpelcom group. As a leading telecom operator in Burundi, LEO is providing voice services since 1993 and data services ...

South Africa Mobile Health Market Opportunity Analysis Full Report

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Tuesday 4 Oct 2011 | Business model | English | mHealth | Research | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | South Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | User insights and data |

Healthcare stakeholders are increasingly turning their attention to the opportunities that can be enabled through the application of mobile technologies in health. Despite a significant body of research documenting the potential ...

South Africa Mobile Health Market Opportunity Analysis Summary

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Tuesday 4 Oct 2011 | Business model | English | mHealth | Research | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | South Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | User insights and data |

Healthcare in South Africa is at a critical juncture, facing profound inequalities between public and private healthcare, escalation of costs and critical shortages of healthcare professionals. These and other challenges require ...

Agricultural Value Added Services (Agri VAS): Market Entry Toolkit

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Saturday 1 Oct 2011 | AgriTech | Business model | Global | Product development and product design | Resource | Toolkit | User insights and data |

This document explores the opportunities for Agricultural VAS* and covers emerging best practice on marketing, service design and business modelling. It is primarily addressed to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), other service ...

Mobile Telephony and Taxation in Croatia

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Sunday 11 Sep 2011 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | Europe and Central Asia | Report | Resource |

Since the recession and the introduction of mobile specific taxation on MNOs’ gross revenues from voice and SMS/MMS services, MNOs and consumers have suffered a number of negative consequences. Mobile usage has decreased, MNOs’ ...

Mobile Taxation – Surcharges on International Incoming Traffic

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Friday 2 Sep 2011 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | French | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

A new type of tax, a surtax on international inbound call termination or SIIT, has emerged in popularity in Africa. This tax centrally fixes the prices that operators can charge when terminating international inbound calls, which ...

MET Key Design Considerations for Service Development

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Thursday 1 Sep 2011 | Business model | English | Global | mHealth | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | Toolkit | User insights and data |

Mobile Health technologies and services are proliferating as both the healthcare and mobile industries become increasingly aware and interested in their potential to improve efficiencies and access while reducing costs. The number of ...

MET Framework for Technology Assessment for Mobile Health

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Thursday 1 Sep 2011 | Business model | English | Global | mHealth | Resource | Toolkit | User insights and data |

This paper aims to help mobile industry develop a strategy around the architecture that is needed to deliver on Mobile Health strategies, including the extent to which existing infrastructure can be leveraged, which net new ...

MET Mobile Health Services Marketing

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Thursday 1 Sep 2011 | Business model | English | Global | mHealth | Resource | Toolkit | User insights and data |

This paper provides an initial look at the current state of Mobile Health services marketing in developing countries and begins to synthesise the learnings and draw out the differences with respect to the marketing and promotion of ...

Best Practise Procurement Guide for Green Energy in India – September 2011

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Thursday 1 Sep 2011 | Connected Society | English | India | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

This document presents a best practise procurement guide for the mobile telecoms sector in India. The Green Power for Mobile best practise guide is based on current intelligence of the Indian Market.

Telecoms Renewable Energy Vendors & ESCOs Landscape in India

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Monday 1 Aug 2011 | Connected Society | English | India | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

This document presents a summary of the current state of the Indian Mobile Telecom Market, an overview of the use of renewable energies for the mobile infrastructure and a listing of the main vendors/ESCOs operating on the Indian ...

Mobile Money in Latin America A case study of Tigo Paraguay

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Tuesday 19 Jul 2011 | Case studies | Case study | English | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Operational best practices | Paraguay | Resource | Spanish |

This case study provides a summary of the Paraguayan mobile financial ecosystem, highlighting the favourable conditions which have contributed to the development of Mobile Money. Download:

MMU 2011 Annual Report

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Sunday 10 Jul 2011 | English | Financial services products | Global | Global and regional studies | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Operational best practices | Research | Resource |

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GPM Bi-annual Report – July 2011

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Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

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The Rockefeller Foundation’s SPEED Project in India

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Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Energy | India | Mobile for Development Utilities | Research | Resource | South Asia |

By Zia Khan and from the Green Power for Mobile Bi-annual Report July 2011. Smart Power for Environmentally and Economically Sound Development (SPEED) is an initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation that was initiated in ...

Community Power from Mobile – Charging Services

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Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Energy | Global | Mobile for Development Utilities | Research | Resource |

The opportunity now exists for mobile network operators to provide electricity beyond the base station and into local communities, a phenomenon which the GSMA Mobile for Development calls “Community Power from Mobile”.

Community Power from Mobile: The Ecology Foundation

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Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Energy | Global | Mobile for Development Utilities | Research | Resource |

By Declan Murphy and from the Green Power for Mobile Bi-Annual Report July 2011. Affordable electric power is the underlying currency of all global society. Delivering electric power to off-grid rural communities is a ...

Energize the Chain Initiative

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Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Business model | Energy | Global | Mobile for Development Utilities | Research | Resource |

By Dr. Harvey Rubin and Judah Levine, from the Green Power for Mobile Bi-Annual Report July 2011. People living in the rural regions of developing countries are often deprived of local healthcare facility access. With more ...

Green Power for Mobile Charging Choices 2011: Mobile Phone Charging Solutions in the Developing World

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Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

As the rate of mobile subscriptions surges in developing countries, mobile phones are becoming a vital tool for empowering remote communities. However, several barriers remain which inhibits full adoption in rural regions. Coupled with ...

Green Power for Mobile’s Interactive Replication Guide

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Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

This interactive guide is intended to assist Mobile Network Operators navigate through the decision making process of determining if a site is a suitable candidate for renewable energy deployment.

Banglalink – Bangladesh – Feasibility Study

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Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Bangladesh | Connected Society | English | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

The GSMA’s Green Power for Mobile (GPM) programme worked with Banglalink to analyse the entire Banglalink network, which consists of 4760 base stations, to identify specific solutions for energy cost savings.

Vodafone Qatar’s Al Johara: empowerment through entrepreneurship

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Friday 24 Jun 2011 | Case study | Connected Women | English | Gender | Mobile access and use | Qatar | Resource | South Asia |

Empowerment through entrepreneurship, this case study examines how Vodafone created a network of female sales agents who sell to other women whilst working within appropriate Qatari cultural norms.

mAgri Programme Case Study – M-Kilimo

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Wednesday 1 Jun 2011 | AgriTech | Case study | Global | Product development and product design | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | User insights and data |

In 2009 the GSMA Mobile for Development set up a farmer helpline, M-Kilimo, in Kenya with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. M-Kilimo (‘M-Agriculture’ in Swahili) is a farmer helpline where farmers can call agricultural experts ...

Policy Recommendations to Address the Mobile Phone Gender Gap

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Sunday 1 May 2011 | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion | English | Gender | Global | Mobile access and use | Research | Resource | User insights and data |

This paper summarises the GSMA mWomen recommendations for policymakers. Governments and policy makers have a critical role to play in empowering women through mobile technology and are a pivotal part of the ecosystem required for ...

Disaster Relief 2.0: the future of information sharing in humanitarian emergencies

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Monday 4 Apr 2011 | Archive | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Research | Resource |

From the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. This report is a snapshot of an ongoing discussion—a dialogue that the partners to this report wish to extend and continue.

Telecel – Zimbabwe – Feasibility Study

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Friday 1 Apr 2011 | Connected Society | English | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | Sub-Saharan Africa | Zimbabwe |

Telecel Zimbabwe has a small network consisting of only 290 BTS sites covering the most inhabited areas, and the roads that transverse the country. Zimbabwe has a good commercial power network, although daily outages are common place. ...

Mobile Money Definitions

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Friday 1 Apr 2011 | English | French | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Operational best practices | Resource | Spanish | Toolkit |

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Driving customer usage of mobile money for the unbanked

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Monday 7 Mar 2011 | English | French | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Operational best practices | Research | Resource | Spanish |

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Mapping and Effectively Structuring Operator-Bank Relationships to Offer Mobile Money for the Unbanked

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Monday 7 Mar 2011 | English | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Operational best practices | Research | Resource |

This publication introduces the idea of the "business owner”: the bank, operator, or third party that assumes the bulk of the financial risk of offering a mobile money service. The business owner ...

Azercell – Azerbaijan – Feasibility Study

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Wednesday 2 Mar 2011 | Azerbaijan | Connected Society | English | Europe and Central Asia | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

In March 2011, Swedish telecom major TeliaSonera Eurasia signed an agreement with the GSMA for a Feasibility Study to be conducted by the GPM team. The study encompassed technical and financial feasibility analyses on a large number of ...

Ncell – Nepal – Feasibility Study

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Wednesday 2 Mar 2011 | Connected Society | English | Nepal | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

In March 2011, Swedish telecom major TeliaSonera Eurasia signed an agreement with the GSMA for a Feasibility Study to be conducted by the GPM team. The study encompassed technical and financial feasibility analyses on a large number of ...

Tcell – Tajikistan – Feasibility Study

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Wednesday 2 Mar 2011 | Connected Society | English | Europe and Central Asia | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | Tajikistan |

In March 2011, Swedish telecom major TeliaSonera Eurasia signed an agreement with the GSMA for a Feasibility Study to be conducted by the GPM team. The study encompassed technical and financial feasibility analyses on a large number of ...

TeliaSonera – Feasibility Study

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Wednesday 2 Mar 2011 | Azerbaijan | Connected Society | English | Europe and Central Asia | Nepal | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia | Tajikistan |

In March 2011, Swedish telecom major TeliaSonera Eurasia signed an agreement with the GSMA for a Feasibility Study to be conducted by the Green Power for Mobile (GPM) team. The study encompassed technical and financial feasibility ...

Mobile Health in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Tuesday 1 Mar 2011 | Case study | English | Global | mHealth | Resource | User insights and data |

This overview examines the extent to which mobile applications can support the pharmaceutical sector. It will examine why these applications have largely not been driven by the mobile industry, and identifies the potential role for ...

Mobile Health in the Health Insurance Industry

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Tuesday 1 Mar 2011 | Business model | Case study | English | Global | mHealth | Resource | User insights and data |

This overview examines the extent to which mobile applications can support the health insurer sector. It will examine why these applications have largely not been driven by the mobile industry, and identifies the potential role for ...

Telecel – Central African Republic – Feasibility Study

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Tuesday 1 Mar 2011 | Central African Republic | Connected Society | English | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The country has abundant hydroelectric resources that provide reliable and inexpensive power to the capital city. About 80 percent of the CAR's electricity is provided by hydroelectricity, most of which is generated north of Bangui, ...

Policy and Regulation for Innovation in Mobile Health

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Friday 11 Feb 2011 | English | Global | mHealth | Research | Resource | User insights and data |

As healthcare systems around the world tackle the challenges of rising demand and expectations, mobile communications are opening up new possibilities for improving access, for freeing time for clinicians to spend on care rather than ...

Regulatory Impact on Business Model Choice

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Friday 11 Feb 2011 | English | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Policy and regulation | Research | Resource |

Gives an overview of which business models are a given option for the individual mobile operator depending on the regulatory situation in the country of interest. Download:

Building, Incentivising and Managing a Network of Mobile Money Agents: A Handbook for Mobile Network Operators

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Thursday 10 Feb 2011 | English | French | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Operational best practices | Research | Resource | Spanish |

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Mobile Health: Who Pays?

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Tuesday 8 Feb 2011 | Business model | English | Global | mHealth | Research | Resource | User insights and data |

Published by GSMA & ATKearney. Mobile Health is big news in the telecoms industry. Although there is little consensus on the size, or even scope, of the global market for mobile health, several sources predict a market in the ...

Telefónica – South America – Feasibility Studies

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Tuesday 1 Feb 2011 | Argentina | Chile | Colombia | Connected Society | English | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mexico | Nicaragua | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | Venezuela |

The GSMA conducted a six country study for Telefónica in South America. The countries covered by this study were Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

Is there Really any Money in Mobile Money?

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Thursday 9 Dec 2010 | English | French | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Operational best practices | Research | Resource | Spanish |

From Afghanistan to Zambia, mobile network operators (MNOs) in developing countries are launching mobile money services at a rapid pace. Yet while their enthusiasm to enter this business is clear – to date 78 deployments have been ...

GPM Bi-annual Report – November 2010

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Monday 1 Nov 2010 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

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Econet Lesotho – Lesotho – Feasibility Study

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

The GSMA Green Power for Mobile (GPM) programme was commissioned by Econet Lesotho during Q1 2010 to complete a Feasibility Study to analyse the operator’s network and propose an implementation plan for a green power network.

Energy for the Telecom Towers: India Market Sizing and Forecasting

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Wednesday 1 Sep 2010 | Connected Society | English | India | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

This document presents the market opportunity for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and investors in India considering the outsourcing of the energy component of telecoms towers.

Hello – Cambodia – Feasibility Study

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Wednesday 1 Sep 2010 | Cambodia | Connected Society | East Asia and Pacific | English | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

GSMA’s Green Power for Mobile (GPM) programme worked with Hello to analyse the entire Hello network - consisting of 622 base stations - to identify specific solutions for energy cost savings.  

Mobile Money: Methodology for Assessing Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks

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Wednesday 16 Jun 2010 | English | French | Global | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Research | Resource | Spanish |

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GPM Bi-annual Report – June 2010

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Tuesday 1 Jun 2010 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

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IFC Financial Products for Green Power

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Tuesday 1 Jun 2010 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

By Ian Larsen, published in the GPM Bi-annual Report June 2010. In the longer term, green power has significant potential to reduce a Mobile Network Operator’s (MNO) carbon footprint and slow energy consumption growth. A ...

HOMER Software: Training Guide for Renewable Energy Base Station Design

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Thursday 13 May 2010 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

HOMER is a free software application developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the United States. This software application is used to design and evaluate technically and financially the options for off-grid and on-grid ...

International Remittance Service Providers

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

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

True Money and M-PESA: Two Unique Paths to Scale (Focus: Thailand and Kenya)

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Tuesday 16 Mar 2010 | Case studies | Case study | East Asia and Pacific | English | Kenya | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | 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 ...

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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