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(Video) Certified providers’ perspectives on the GSMA Mobile Money Certification

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Wednesday 29 Aug 2018 |

In this video series we hear from certified providers on what the GSMA Mobile Money Certification is, the Certification ...

Key trends in mobile-enabled water services: What’s working and what’s next

Document

Saturday 25 Aug 2018 |

The business models in mobile-enabled water services are fast evolving towards a promising future. Through mobile payments and machine to machine (M2M) connectivity, water service providers and utilities are beginning to optimise costs ...

(Video) International remittances via mobile money: Revolutionising the way people send and receive money in Tanzania

Video

Tuesday 7 Aug 2018 |

Polycarp Ndekana, Head of M-Commerce Business development & Marketing (Vodacom Tanzania), explores the benefits and impact that international remittances via mobile money have had on people in Tanzania. Learn more on ...

Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets: Issue 3, Summer 2018

Document

Friday 3 Aug 2018 |

This is the third issue of our new publication format, which has been designed to best capture the evolution of a fast-moving space. This publication has a wide range of stakeholders in mind, including: mobile ...

Disaster Response Innovation Fund grantees in Africa announced

Document

Friday 27 Jul 2018 |

Recently, the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme

Reforming mobile sector taxation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Document

Wednesday 25 Jul 2018 |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion in emerging economies. Mobile penetration and affordability enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and ...

(Video) International remittances via mobile money: what makes it an excellent channel?

Video

Wednesday 25 Jul 2018 |

Tillman Bruett, Manager of Digital Finance at the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), discusses the transformative impact of mobile money-enabled international remittances for low-income people, and the importance of ...

(Video) International remittances via mobile money: The importance of industry collaboration

Video

Wednesday 25 Jul 2018 |

GSMA’s Claire Scharwatt discusses the importance of collaborating with the industry to ensure international remittances via mobile money are facilitated safely and securely and consistent with global standards and local policy and ...

Innovative mobile digital identity solutions: Financial inclusion and Birth Registration

Document

Wednesday 18 Jul 2018 |

This case study looks at two start-ups that are using mobile technology to establish functional and foundational identities in the Caribbean and Burkina Faso, and looks at how those could be developed to provide people with further ...

Triggering mobile internet use in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania

Document

Saturday 14 Jul 2018 |

This study set out to investigate how the mobile industry can trigger mobile internet uptake among those who are not currently using it, but appear economically and technically able to do so. Two distinct countries in Sub-Saharan ...

Mezzanine’s Stock Visibility Solution

Document

Wednesday 11 Jul 2018 |

In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), inefficient supply chain management can lead to stockouts of medicine at public health facilities, complicating the treatment and management of a range of diseases. Poor and rural communities that depend on ...

Prerequisites to digitising the agricultural last mile

Document

Friday 6 Jul 2018 |

The digitisation of agricultural value chains is an emerging opportunity in developing countries. Mobile-based enterprise solutions for the agricultural last mile might include mobile money payments to help agribusinesses digitise the ...

Distribution 2.0: The future of mobile money agent distribution networks

Document

Thursday 5 Jul 2018 |

Mobile money agents are a crucial asset for mobile money providers and have been key to the growth of the industry over the last decade. In December 2017, there were over 2.9 million active agents and 690 million registered customer ...

MEST Africa: Lessons learned from 10 years supporting tech entrepreneurs on the continent

Document

Thursday 7 Jun 2018 |

 Following our landscaping research on tech hubs in ...

Webinar – Creating mobile health solutions for behaviour change

Video

Tuesday 5 Jun 2018 |

For the last four years, the GSMA mHealth programme, under the mNutrition Initiative funded by UK aid, has been working with mobile operators and other mobile and health sector stakeholders to support the launch and scale of mobile ...

Changing lives through mobile-enabled, solar-powered irrigation in Kenya – SunCulture

Video

Monday 21 May 2018 |

In 2015, the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme awarded SunCulture a grant to design and scale solar-powered irrigation systems that make it cheaper and easier for farmers in Kenya to grow high-value fresh fruits and ...

Introducing the GSMA Mobile Money Certification

Video

Monday 14 May 2018 |

The GSMA Mobile Money Certification defines and promotes excellence in the provision of mobile money services. It is based on independent assessments of a provider’s ability to deliver secure and reliable services, to protect the ...

The work of our partners in enabling access to energy

Video

Wednesday 2 May 2018 |

Mobile technology is a key component for providing those in emerging markets with access to energy. At Mobile World Congress 2018, we asked some of our Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund grantees and other leading ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Guinea: Unlocking socio-economic gains from mobile connectivity

Document

Monday 16 Apr 2018 |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion in emerging economies. Mobile penetration and affordability enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and ...

GSMA Mobile Money Certification Principles

Document

Thursday 12 Apr 2018 |

The GSMA Mobile Money Certification is a global initiative to bring safer, more transparent, and more ...

GSMA PathFinder: Solving provider look-ups to enable mobile money interoperability

Document

Wednesday 16 May 2018 |

Mobile money services are now widespread – as of the end of 2017, there were 276 deployments in 90 markets globally. As mobile money services mature, there is growing demand for interoperability both with other mobile money services, ...

The Mobile Economy – West Africa 2018

Document

Wednesday 11 Apr 2018 |

Mobile adoption has grown rapidly in West Africa in recent years, helped by the expansion of mobile networks to underserved communities and the increasing affordability of services and device costs. By the end of 2017, there were 176 ...

Creating mobile health solutions for behavior change: A study of eight services in the mNutrition Initiative portfolio

Document

Thursday 5 Apr 2018 |

For the last four years, the GSMA mHealth programme, under the mNutrition Initiative funded by UK aid, has been working with mobile operators and other mobile and health sector stakeholders to support the launch and scale of mobile ...

Living Goods Uganda: A community health service leveraging mobile technology

Document

Thursday 5 Apr 2018 |

By providing frontline health workers with smartphone based job aids and delivering life-saving maternal and newborn child health (MNCH) information directly to end-users, Living Goods has improved the nutrition knowledge and ...

Africa Water Enterprises: Using IoT to monitor and introduce pre-payment for remote water stands in The Gambia

Document

Tuesday 3 Apr 2018 |

In 2015, Africa Water Enterprises (AWE) was awarded a grant from the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme to install 100 eWATERtaps in The Gambia. The eWATER system managed water distribution and bill collection to improve ...

2017 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

Document

Monday 26 Feb 2018 |

2017 saw a number of new trends in mobile money – from the accelerated growth of bank-to-mobile interoperability, to the emergence of South Asia as the fastest growing region, and a raft of innovations designed to reach the most ...

Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby – A mobile health service offered in partnership with leading mobile operators in Tanzania

Document

Monday 12 Feb 2018 |

Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby (HPHB) is an mHealth value added service (VAS) that delivers pregnancy and maternal and newborn child health content via SMS. Thanks to the successful partnership with leading mobile operators, ...

KopaGas: Mobile-enabled Pay-as-you-Cook service in Tanzania

Document

Wednesday 7 Feb 2018 |

In 2015, the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme awarded an Innovation Fund grant to KopaGas, to design a low-cost smart meter for Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) canisters. Through a PAYG model, customers were able to purchase ...

Enabling rural coverage: regulatory and policy recommendations to foster mobile broadband coverage in developing countries

Document

Monday 5 Feb 2018 |

This report responds to the need of tackling the regulatory barriers preventing operators from extending coverage of mobile broadband networks to rural areas in emerging markets. To do so, it provides a coherent set of recommendations ...

Tanzania rural coverage pilots performance report

Document

Monday 5 Feb 2018 |

In July 2016, under the aegis of the GSMA, Airtel, Tigo and Vodacom agreed to test for the first time in Africa a tripartite national roaming agreement in Tanzania to provide mobile broadband connectivity to rural and remote ...

Instant Payment Notification (IPN) Hub: Accelerating the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Utilities sector through mobile money

Document

Monday 29 Jan 2018 |

Globally, 1.2 billion people lack access to electricity. The pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar industry uses an innovative model to provide customers access to electricity in remote areas while allowing them to pay for it incrementally using ...

Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit: Tigo Rwanda Pilot Evaluation

Document

Friday 19 Jan 2018 |

A lack of basic digital skills is one of the key barriers to internet adoption across the world. In order to rectify this, the GSMA’s Connected Society team has developed the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT), a set of ...

Opportunities in agricultural value chain digitisation: Learnings from Ghana

Document

Monday 15 Jan 2018 |

The deployment of digital solutions in the so-called last mile of agricultural value chains allows agribusinesses to address a range of business challenges and maximise operational efficiencies and real-time visibility in the supply ...

Loowatt: Using mobile tools to support the provision of urban sanitation services in Madagascar

Document

Wednesday 6 Dec 2017 |

In 2015 Loowatt was awarded an M4D Utilities grant, in partnership with Airtel Madagascar, to use mobile technology to support the service and maintenance of 100 waterless household toilets. Customers used mobile money to pay for ...

Sanergy: Exploring the use of mobile-enabled sensors to optimise sanitation waste collection in Kenya

Document

Sunday 19 Nov 2017 |

In 2015 Sanergy was awarded an Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities grant with SweetSense to install GSM and RFID enabled infrared sensors to record Fresh Life Toilet activity and estimate fill levels. Waste collectors and Fresh-Life ...

Humanitarian Payment Digitisation: Focus On Uganda’s Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement

Document

Friday 10 Nov 2017 |

Our latest research report looks at ways that a number of humanitarian organisations have started to collaborate with the private sector, in particular, mobile network operators, and shares insights on the operational success factors ...

Wonderkid: Digitising water utilities in Kenya

Document

Friday 10 Nov 2017 |

In 2015, Wonderkid was awarded a Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities grant to develop and deploy a number of mobile tools for water utilities to improve the quality of their customer care and billing services. Wonderkid worked with ...

Country overview: Ghana

Document

Monday 23 Oct 2017 |

GSMA Intelligence has today published the latest in its country overview series, taking a deep dive into the mobile market in Ghana. The report focuses on the mobile industry’s commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals ...

Taxation and Mobile Money in Tanzania

Document

Friday 20 Oct 2017 |

This report examines the impact of taxation on mobile money in Tanzania, in light of the positive impacts of mobile money in the country. Whilst mobile money has increased financial inclusion, it is now being taxed in the same way as ...

The impact of mobile on expecting mothers and their children

Video

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 |

Our GSMA Director General, Mats Granryd visits two innovative services in Tanzania, a birth registration programme for children under the age of five that has reached over one million children and Wazazi Nipendendi, a service for ...

Person-to-government (P2G) payment digitisation: Lessons from Kenya

Document

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 |

This report looks deep into how mobile money has shaped the Kenyan P2G payments journey, based on research conducted by the Bankable Frontiers Associates (BFA), including demand- and supply-side studies of the Kenyan government digital ...

Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund Start-up Portfolio

Document

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 |

Bringing impactful mobile solutions to the people and places that need them most, generating the greatest socioeconomic impact.

mHealth Design Toolkit

Document

Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 |

The mHealth Design Toolkit is a collection of insights, tools and key principles to increase adoption and customer uptake of mobile health services by involving end-users in the service development process. Download

Mapping the mobile money gender gap: insights from Cote d’Ivoire and Mali

Document

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017 |

Despite significant growth in mobile money over the last decade, there are still wide gender gaps in mobile money account ownership and usage. There is valuable data on the gender gap in mobile financial services, but to better target ...

The Mobile Economy – Sub-Saharan Africa 2017

Document

Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 |

At the end of 2016, there were 420 million unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa, equivalent to a penetration rate of 43%. The region continues to grow faster than any other region; the CAGR of 6.1% over the five years to ...

Tigo Rwanda: Empowering women agents

Video

Monday 15 May 2017 |

Tigo Rwanda is empowering women as Tigo Cash agents as part of their Connected Women Commitment to increase the proportion of women in their mobile money customer base. We spoke to them and some of the women agents to understand more ...

State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

Document

Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 |

Two billion people remain unbanked, without access to safe, secure, and affordable financial services. The GSMA Mobile Money programme is working with mobile operators and industry stakeholders to create a robust mobile money ...

The Mobile Economy 2017

Document

Sunday 3 Apr 2016 |

By the end of 2016, two thirds of the world’s population had a mobile subscription – a total of 4.8 billion unique subscribers. There is a clear geographic shift underway, with Asia Pacific set to account for two thirds of the 860 ...

The Mobile Policy Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to the Issues – 2017

Document

Monday 3 Apr 2017 |

A country’s citizens benefit most when the private and public sectors work together in a spirit of openness and trust. This is why the GSMA is committed to supporting governments and regulators in their efforts to introduce pro- ...

5G Spectrum Public Policy Position

Document

Thursday 2 Feb 2017 |

This paper updates the GSMA’s key 5G spectrum positions. It is available in English, French and Spanish, and focuses on the areas where governments, regulators and the mobile industry should cooperate to make 5G a success. 5G is ...

The Digital Migration Process in Kenya

Document

Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 |

This case study takes an in-depth look at the digital television migration in Kenya. It provides useful information and guidance to regulators and policymakers from other countries where similar migration processes are ongoing or being ...

Consumer barriers to mobile internet adoption in Africa

Document

Wednesday 20 Jul 2016 |

This report on barriers to mobile internet adoption in Africa, produced by GSMA Intelligence in collaboration with the GSMA’s Connected Society team, focusses on understanding the consumer barriers to digital inclusion in the ...

GSMA West Africa Members Meeting, 7 June, Senegal

Presentation

Tuesday 12 Jul 2016 |

The GSMA Africa Policy team convened a meeting of our operator members in eight countries in the West Africa region, on the side lines of West AfricaCom, to provide an update on our regional programmes and activities and to discuss ...

Report: EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers’ meetings, 20 June – 1 July, Kenya & Tanzania

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Monday 11 Jul 2016 |

The GSMA attended the Sectoral Council Meetings of East African Community Ministers responsible for EAC Affairs & Planning, Transport, Communications and Meteorology. Our Africa Policy Team provided insights into our work across ...

EACO annual assemblies meetings presentation, 20-24 June, Rwanda

Presentation

Monday 11 Jul 2016 |

At the recent General Assemblies of the East Africa Communications Organisation (EACO), the GSMA Africa Policy Team presented on mobile-specific taxation and best practice taxation recommendations.

Improving water service delivery through mobile data collection

Document

Friday 17 Jun 2016 |

In 2015, 663 million people worldwide still lacked access to improved drinking water, in the form of piped or non-piped improved sources. Mobile-enabled data collection can improve the delivery of water services. The Mobile for ...

2015 Mobile Insurance, Savings & Credit Report

Document

Monday 23 May 2016 |

In 2015, mobile insurance, mobile savings, and mobile credit continue to positively impact the lives of unbanked or underserved people and the wider the mobile financial services ecosystem. This report looks at the availability and ...

Agricultural Value-added Services (Agri VAS) Toolkit 2.0

Document

Friday 20 May 2016 |

Mobile offers a unique opportunity to address the knowledge and information gap faced by over 500 million farmers in the developing world. This toolkit is a step by step guide for mobile operators and VAS providers to design and launch ...

Mandatory SIM registration of prepaid SIM cards

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Thursday 5 May 2016 |

A number of countries have mandated the registration of prepaid SIM cards – a policy that requires Mobile Operators to check and record their customers’ identity documents before selling/activating their prepaid SIM cards. The GSMA ...

African Solar Designs: Trialling the Community Power for Mobile Model in Kenya

Document

Thursday 5 May 2016 |

African Solar Designs (ASD) received a Seed grant from the Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund in December 2013 to to trial a solar-diesel hybrid energy system for powering an off-grid telecom tower along with surrounding ...

Assessing the opportunity for mobile-enabled solutions to improve water service delivery in Nigeria

Document

Tuesday 5 Apr 2016 |

This study is the second of a series of four reports and focuses on the potential for mobile-enabled water management solutions to improve utilities water services for piped connections in Nigeria’s urban areas.

2015 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

Document

Tuesday 22 Mar 2016 |

Since 2011, GSMA Mobile Money has been tracking the progress of the mobile money industry through the State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money. Now in its fifth year, this report explores mobile money availability and the spread of ...

The Mobile Economy- Sub-Saharan Africa 2015

Document

Friday 18 Mar 2016 |

The mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to scale rapidly, reaching 367 million subscribers in mid-2015. Migration to higher speed networks and smartphones continues apace, with mobile broadband connections set to increase ...

Key trends in mobile-enabled water services: What’s working and what’s next

Resource

Saturday 25 Aug 2018 |

The business models in mobile-enabled water services are fast evolving towards a promising future. Through mobile payments and machine to machine (M2M) connectivity, water service providers and utilities are beginning to optimise costs ...

(Video) International remittances via mobile money: Revolutionising the way people send and receive money in Tanzania

Resource

Tuesday 7 Aug 2018 |

Polycarp Ndekana, Head of M-Commerce Business development & Marketing (Vodacom Tanzania), explores the benefits and impact that international remittances via mobile money have had on people in Tanzania. Learn more on ...

Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets: Issue 3, Summer 2018

Resource

Friday 3 Aug 2018 |

This is the third issue of our new publication format, which has been designed to best capture the evolution of a fast-moving space. This publication has a wide range of stakeholders in mind, including: mobile ...

Disaster Response Innovation Fund grantees in Africa announced

Resource

Friday 27 Jul 2018 |

Recently, the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme

Reforming mobile sector taxation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Resource

Wednesday 25 Jul 2018 |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion in emerging economies. Mobile penetration and affordability enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and ...

(Video) International remittances via mobile money: what makes it an excellent channel?

Resource

Wednesday 25 Jul 2018 |

Tillman Bruett, Manager of Digital Finance at the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), discusses the transformative impact of mobile money-enabled international remittances for low-income people, and the importance of ...

(Video) International remittances via mobile money: The importance of industry collaboration

Resource

Wednesday 25 Jul 2018 |

GSMA’s Claire Scharwatt discusses the importance of collaborating with the industry to ensure international remittances via mobile money are facilitated safely and securely and consistent with global standards and local policy and ...

Innovative mobile digital identity solutions: Financial inclusion and Birth Registration

Resource

Wednesday 18 Jul 2018 |

This case study looks at two start-ups that are using mobile technology to establish functional and foundational identities in the Caribbean and Burkina Faso, and looks at how those could be developed to provide people with further ...

Triggering mobile internet use in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania

Resource

Saturday 14 Jul 2018 |

This study set out to investigate how the mobile industry can trigger mobile internet uptake among those who are not currently using it, but appear economically and technically able to do so. Two distinct countries in Sub-Saharan ...

Mezzanine’s Stock Visibility Solution

Resource

Wednesday 11 Jul 2018 |

In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), inefficient supply chain management can lead to stockouts of medicine at public health facilities, complicating the treatment and management of a range of diseases. Poor and rural communities that depend on ...

Prerequisites to digitising the agricultural last mile

Resource

Friday 6 Jul 2018 |

The digitisation of agricultural value chains is an emerging opportunity in developing countries. Mobile-based enterprise solutions for the agricultural last mile might include mobile money payments to help agribusinesses digitise the ...

Distribution 2.0: The future of mobile money agent distribution networks

Resource

Thursday 5 Jul 2018 |

Mobile money agents are a crucial asset for mobile money providers and have been key to the growth of the industry over the last decade. In December 2017, there were over 2.9 million active agents and 690 million registered customer ...

MEST Africa: Lessons learned from 10 years supporting tech entrepreneurs on the continent

Resource

Thursday 7 Jun 2018 |

 Following our landscaping research on tech hubs in ...

Webinar – Creating mobile health solutions for behaviour change

Resource

Tuesday 5 Jun 2018 |

For the last four years, the GSMA mHealth programme, under the mNutrition Initiative funded by UK aid, has been working with mobile operators and other mobile and health sector stakeholders to support the launch and scale of mobile ...

Changing lives through mobile-enabled, solar-powered irrigation in Kenya – SunCulture

Resource

Monday 21 May 2018 |

In 2015, the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme awarded SunCulture a grant to design and scale solar-powered irrigation systems that make it cheaper and easier for farmers in Kenya to grow high-value fresh fruits and ...

GSMA PathFinder: Solving provider look-ups to enable mobile money interoperability

Resource

Wednesday 16 May 2018 |

Mobile money services are now widespread – as of the end of 2017, there were 276 deployments in 90 markets globally. As mobile money services mature, there is growing demand for interoperability both with other mobile money services, ...

Introducing the GSMA Mobile Money Certification

Resource

Monday 14 May 2018 |

The GSMA Mobile Money Certification defines and promotes excellence in the provision of mobile money services. It is based on independent assessments of a provider’s ability to deliver secure and reliable services, to protect the ...

The work of our partners in enabling access to energy

Resource

Wednesday 2 May 2018 |

Mobile technology is a key component for providing those in emerging markets with access to energy. At Mobile World Congress 2018, we asked some of our Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund grantees and other leading ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Guinea: Unlocking socio-economic gains from mobile connectivity

Resource

Monday 16 Apr 2018 |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion in emerging economies. Mobile penetration and affordability enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and ...

GSMA Mobile Money Certification Principles

Resource

Thursday 12 Apr 2018 |

The GSMA Mobile Money Certification is a global initiative to bring safer, more transparent, and more ...

The Mobile Economy – West Africa 2018

Resource

Wednesday 11 Apr 2018 |

Mobile adoption has grown rapidly in West Africa in recent years, helped by the expansion of mobile networks to underserved communities and the increasing affordability of services and device costs. By the end of 2017, there were 176 ...

Creating mobile health solutions for behavior change: A study of eight services in the mNutrition Initiative portfolio

Resource

Thursday 5 Apr 2018 |

For the last four years, the GSMA mHealth programme, under the mNutrition Initiative funded by UK aid, has been working with mobile operators and other mobile and health sector stakeholders to support the launch and scale of mobile ...

Living Goods Uganda: A community health service leveraging mobile technology

Resource

Thursday 5 Apr 2018 |

By providing frontline health workers with smartphone based job aids and delivering life-saving maternal and newborn child health (MNCH) information directly to end-users, Living Goods has improved the nutrition knowledge and ...

Africa Water Enterprises: Using IoT to monitor and introduce pre-payment for remote water stands in The Gambia

Resource

Tuesday 3 Apr 2018 |

In 2015, Africa Water Enterprises (AWE) was awarded a grant from the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme to install 100 eWATERtaps in The Gambia. The eWATER system managed water distribution and bill collection to improve ...

2017 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

Resource

Monday 26 Feb 2018 |

2017 saw a number of new trends in mobile money – from the accelerated growth of bank-to-mobile interoperability, to the emergence of South Asia as the fastest growing region, and a raft of innovations designed to reach the most ...

Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby – A mobile health service offered in partnership with leading mobile operators in Tanzania

Resource

Monday 12 Feb 2018 |

Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby (HPHB) is an mHealth value added service (VAS) that delivers pregnancy and maternal and newborn child health content via SMS. Thanks to the successful partnership with leading mobile operators, ...

KopaGas: Mobile-enabled Pay-as-you-Cook service in Tanzania

Resource

Wednesday 7 Feb 2018 |

In 2015, the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme awarded an Innovation Fund grant to KopaGas, to design a low-cost smart meter for Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) canisters. Through a PAYG model, customers were able to purchase ...

Enabling rural coverage: regulatory and policy recommendations to foster mobile broadband coverage in developing countries

Resource

Monday 5 Feb 2018 |

This report responds to the need of tackling the regulatory barriers preventing operators from extending coverage of mobile broadband networks to rural areas in emerging markets. To do so, it provides a coherent set of recommendations ...

Tanzania rural coverage pilots performance report

Resource

Monday 5 Feb 2018 |

In July 2016, under the aegis of the GSMA, Airtel, Tigo and Vodacom agreed to test for the first time in Africa a tripartite national roaming agreement in Tanzania to provide mobile broadband connectivity to rural and remote ...

Instant Payment Notification (IPN) Hub: Accelerating the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Utilities sector through mobile money

Resource

Monday 29 Jan 2018 |

Globally, 1.2 billion people lack access to electricity. The pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar industry uses an innovative model to provide customers access to electricity in remote areas while allowing them to pay for it incrementally using ...

Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit: Tigo Rwanda Pilot Evaluation

Resource

Friday 19 Jan 2018 |

A lack of basic digital skills is one of the key barriers to internet adoption across the world. In order to rectify this, the GSMA’s Connected Society team has developed the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT), a set of ...

Opportunities in agricultural value chain digitisation: Learnings from Ghana

Resource

Monday 15 Jan 2018 |

The deployment of digital solutions in the so-called last mile of agricultural value chains allows agribusinesses to address a range of business challenges and maximise operational efficiencies and real-time visibility in the supply ...

Loowatt: Using mobile tools to support the provision of urban sanitation services in Madagascar

Resource

Wednesday 6 Dec 2017 |

In 2015 Loowatt was awarded an M4D Utilities grant, in partnership with Airtel Madagascar, to use mobile technology to support the service and maintenance of 100 waterless household toilets. Customers used mobile money to pay for ...

Sanergy: Exploring the use of mobile-enabled sensors to optimise sanitation waste collection in Kenya

Resource

Sunday 19 Nov 2017 |

In 2015 Sanergy was awarded an Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities grant with SweetSense to install GSM and RFID enabled infrared sensors to record Fresh Life Toilet activity and estimate fill levels. Waste collectors and Fresh-Life ...

Humanitarian Payment Digitisation: Focus On Uganda’s Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement

Resource

Friday 10 Nov 2017 |

Our latest research report looks at ways that a number of humanitarian organisations have started to collaborate with the private sector, in particular, mobile network operators, and shares insights on the operational success factors ...

Wonderkid: Digitising water utilities in Kenya

Resource

Friday 10 Nov 2017 |

In 2015, Wonderkid was awarded a Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities grant to develop and deploy a number of mobile tools for water utilities to improve the quality of their customer care and billing services. Wonderkid worked with ...

Country overview: Ghana

Resource

Monday 23 Oct 2017 |

GSMA Intelligence has today published the latest in its country overview series, taking a deep dive into the mobile market in Ghana. The report focuses on the mobile industry’s commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals ...