Tuesday May 23, 2023

Closing the Usage Gap in Brazil

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During MWC Barcelona, the GSMA, with operators Algar, Claro, TIM and Vivo, launched the report ‘Closing the usage gap in Brazil. Key barriers to mobile internet adoption and use.’

The initiative is part of We Care, a global initiative led by the GSMA to support the mobile industry’s commitment in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).

According to the report, around 25% of the Brazilian population (54 million people) live within coverage of a network but do not use mobile internet services. The study highlights three main barriers to overcome this situation: affordability, sector-specific tax burdens and digital literacy.

Based on the diagnosis, the mobile industry proposed to the authorities a series of public policy recommendations focused on improving digital literacy, reforming the tax policy of the mobile sector and boosting investment incentives.

The report highlights a series of initiatives put in place by mobile operators in Brazil to address barriers such as digital literacy.

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