Connected Society: Delivering digital inclusion for all
The GSMA Connected Society Programme works with the mobile industry and key stakeholders to increase access to and adoption of the mobile internet, focusing on underserved population groups.
The unconnected population is predominantly located in low- and middle-income countries, typically on low incomes and lacking basic and digital literacy skills. Women are disproportionately affected by these challenges. Mobile represents the best opportunity for the underserved to join the digital economy.
We work with the mobile industry to reduce the key barriers to connectivity with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on a number of underserved population groups: women, rural and low-income.