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Mobile for Development Resources

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The Mobile Connectivity Index

September 18, 2017 | Connected Society | GSMA

The Mobile Connectivity Index measures the performance of 150 countries, accounting for 98% of the world’s population, against the four key enablers of mobile internet connectivity. It has been built to support the efforts of the mobile industry and the … Read more

Social Impact From Rural Connectivity

July 12, 2017 | Connected Society | Tanzania | GSMA

The GSMA has been working with three mobile operators in Tanzania to support the industry to expand commercially sustainable network coverage for mobile internet services to underserved rural populations. In 2017 the project launched the pilot phase of this first … Read more

Taxing mobile connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of mobile sector taxation and its impact on digital inclusion

July 9, 2017 | Connected Society | Middle East and North Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | GSMA

The report provides an overview of the tax and fee regime applied to mobile services and its impact on affordability and investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. It explores how mobile sector taxation can raise the affordability barrier in the region, undermining … Read more

Delivering mobile connectivity in MENA: A review of mobile sector taxation and licence extension

July 3, 2017 | Connected Society | Middle East and North Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Egypt | Iraq | Jordan | GSMA

The report provides an overview of the tax and fee regime applied to mobile services in seven MENA countries: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, covering key general taxes, such as VAT and corporation tax, as well … Read more

Accelerating affordable smartphone ownership in emerging markets

July 3, 2017 | Connected Society | Connected Women | Global | GSMA

This is a research study into the smartphone ecosystem landscape and business models that drive affordable smartphone access. It is directed at actors interested in enhancing consumers’ smartphone ownership in emerging markets. Offering new ideas and recommendations, it aims to … Read more

Digital Inclusion and Mobile Sector Taxation in El Salvador

May 18, 2017 | Connected Society | Latin America & the Caribbean | GSMA

In 2016, around 80% of the population subscribed to mobile services, but growth in mobile penetration has slowed recently, leaving one in five Salvadorans still unconnected and over two thirds of subscribers yet to benefit from mobile broadband services. Mobile … Read more

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