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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

Digital Inclusion and Mobile Sector Taxation in Chad

January 25, 2017 | Connected Society | Sub-Saharan Africa | Chad | GSMA

Despite over 78% of Chadians living in rural areas, the country’s two leading operators have each brought 2G coverage to 86% of the population. Mobile penetration has grown from 140,000 unique subscribers in 2006 to over four million in 2016.5 … Read more

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Niger

January 24, 2017 | Connected Society | Niger | GSMA

The mobile sector is a key contributor to Niger’s economy. Mobile unique subscriber penetration has grown from 3% in 2006 to 24% in 2016. There are around 5 million Nigeriens with access to mobile telephony now. Despite over 81% of … Read more

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