Highlights from Mobile 360 Series - Africa
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Kigali hosts Mobile 360 Series - Africa
For the first time, Mobile 360 Series – Africa took place in Kigali, Rwanda – a country sculpting a strong national identity around harnessing the collective power of the youth – and brought over 840 attendees to connect and network with the brightest industry leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Africa Policy Day discusses data privacy
Held a day before Mobile 360 Series – Africa in Kigali, the forum brought together stakeholders to discuss topics critical to development of Africa’s digital ecosystem.
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SADC commits to facilitating 5G trials
Interventions by the GSMA led to the SADC ICT sub-committee recommending to ICT ministers that 5G trials be facilitated in SADC member states with 5G spectrum, and for regulators to provide regulatory support.
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Updates from Mobile for Development
New from the GSMA Connected Society Programme
The GSMA's online mobile coverage maps aim to drive investment and support mobile connectivity projects by providing reliable information on coverage and mapping the unconnected.
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Triggering mobile internet use in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania
This qualitative study investigates 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.  
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Mobile Connectivity Index
The GSMA’s 2018 Mobile Connectivity Index, supports the mobile industry’s commitment to connect everyone and everything to a better future. Find out how your country scored. 
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Access to mobile services & proof of identity
As governments implement their plans to digitally enhance their economies and societies, people’s ability to prove their identity is more important than ever. Watch the Digital Identity programme’s latest video.
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Innovative mobile digital identity solutions
The growth of mobile phone ownership has made it a natural component in many of the emerging digital identity solutions. This case study looks at two start-ups that are using mobile technology to establish functional and foundational identities.
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Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund
The fund aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. Funding of up to £300,000 per project is available, as well as mentoring, networking, project support and promotion. Apply before 10 August 2018.
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The future of mobile money agent distribution networks
Agents have been essential to the growth of the mobile money industry. How can providers better leverage this crucial asset to further expand their reach? This report explores initiatives to improve agent networks.
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The impact of mobile money-enabled international remittances
Tillman Bruett of UNCDF shares his perspective on the benefits of international remittances via mobile money, and priority areas for the international community going forward.
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A new mobile money innovation in Somaliland
Somaliland is home to Telesom’s ZAAD, one of the most successful mobile money services globally. We spoke to Telesom CEO Abdikarim Mohamed Eid about M-Exchange, Telesom’s latest mobile money innovation.
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Highlights from the Mobile Money Hackathon
The fourth ever GSMA Mobile Money Hackathon, in partnership with MTN Rwanda, Airtel-Tigo and Mahindra Comviva, saw twelve teams congregate in Kigali to compete in building and testing merchant payment solutions using the GSMA Mobile Money API.
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Responsible practices in digital financial services
The GSMA welcomes the Guidelines for Investing in Responsible Digital Financial Services, published last month by over 50 co-founding signatories, which align closely with the objectives of the GSMA Mobile Money Certification.
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Read our latest blogs
The new Mobile for Development Utilities grantees
Read about the latest grantees of the Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund in our new blog.
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Senegal has a technology ecosystem on the move
Read the Ecosystem Accelerator team’s new blog on their experience in Senegal.
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African operators are accelerating digital and financial inclusion for women in their markets
Read our latest blog post from the Connected Women team to find out how African operators are accelerating digital and financial inclusion for women in their markets.
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