New commitments by operators to reduce the mobile gender gap in Africa

The recent Mobile 360 – Africa started with exciting news from the Connected Women team, as we announced that nine further operators have signed up to the GSMA’s Connected Women Commitment Initiative. Our Director General, Mats Granryd, announced that Orange Mali, Smart Burundi, Smart Tanzania, Smart Uganda, Tigo Chad, Tigo Ghana, Tigo Senegal, Tigo Tanzania and Zantel have joined other GSMA operator members in low- and middle-income countries in committing to reducing the gender gap in mobile internet and mobile money services by 2020. Collectively, these operators represent more than 85 million mobile internet and mobile money customers.

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