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

February 5, 2018 | Connected Society | Global | GSMA

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 markets. To do so, it provides a coherent set of recommendations to help regulators create … Read more

Tanzania rural coverage pilots performance report

February 5, 2018 | Connected Society | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | GSMA

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 populations. The … Read more

Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit: Tigo Rwanda Pilot Evaluation

January 19, 2018 | Connected Society | Sub-Saharan Africa | Rwanda | GSMA

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 … Read more

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

November 20, 2017 | Connected Society | Latin America & the Caribbean | Argentina | GSMA

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 next generation technologies, especially amongst low income … Read more

Triggering mobile internet use among men and women in South Asia

November 17, 2017 | Connected Society | Connected Women | South Asia | Bangladesh | India | Pakistan | Sri Lanka | GSMA

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 Connected Society report is … Read more

Taxing mobile connectivity in Latin America: A review of mobile sector taxation and its impact on digital inclusion

October 31, 2017 | Connected Society | Latin America & the Caribbean | Argentina | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | El Salvador | Guatemala | Honduras | Mexico | Nicaragua | Paraguay | Venezuela | GSMA

The positive contribution of the mobile sector to the economy is well recognised. However, the tax treatment of the sector is not always aligned with best-practice principles of taxation, and may distort the continued development of the sector. Faced with … Read more

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