- Read our latest report on the triggers required to increase #mobile internet uptake, with a focus on #CôtedIvoire a… https://t.co/WOUbpbqmtz https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1021376468096626689
- The toolkit from @GSMA #ConnectedWomen, @A4A_Internet, @webfoundation and @APC_News to aid the collection of data o… https://t.co/W8OWUKxs5I https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1021364636715806720
- According to @WorldBank it is estimated that only 1 in 3 infants in Sub-Saharan Africa have their births registered… https://t.co/JLsoRWf2OQ https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1021334276502147072
- @YasminaMcCarty, Head of M4D, discusses #digitalidentity and #SDG 16.9 at #ITUGSR in Geneva last week… https://t.co/RmCSVAq1bq https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1020247087575977984
- That's a wrap from Kigali! Thank you to all our speakers and to everyone who attended #M360Africa. What a fascinati… https://t.co/MguTZUvx8U https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1020235223274008576
Connected Society Programme
Unlocking the power of the mobile internet
Our mission is to support the mobile industry to increase access to and adoption of the mobile internet for the underserved.
The internet is the most important enabler of social development and economic growth of our time. Already 3.2 billion people are online – 2.4 billion of them through mobile – directly benefiting from and contributing to the digital economy. 4 billion people remain offline, unable to participate and unaware of the opportunities.
The unconnected population is predominantly located in developing world markets, 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.
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 in developing markets.
This initiative is currently funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
This study set out to investigate how the mobile industry can trigger mobile internet uptake among those who ...Read more
Introducing the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit: A guide for training people in basic mobile internet skills
The Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT) is a toolkit for organisation who want to introduce the ...Read more
Enabling rural coverage: regulatory and policy recommendations to foster mobile broadband coverage in developing countries
This report responds to the need of tackling the regulatory barriers preventing operators from extending ...Read more
A lack of basic digital skills is one of the key barriers to internet adoption across the world. In order to ...Read more
This post was guest-authored by Jack Rabah, Wikimedia Foundation. The views expressed do not necessarily ...Read more
Millicom and the GSMA: Driving digital inclusion in Rwanda through the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit
This post was guest-authored by Mohamed Dabbour, EVP Millicom Africa. The views expressed do not necessarily ...Read more
Can mobile operators help their customers understand the internet? Lessons from a pilot with Tigo Rwanda
Across the world, the internet is increasingly central to people’s lives, one of the key ways in which ...Read more
Mobisol: ‘Electrification is more than lights’ – An innovative approach ensuring smartphone affordability for rural African communities
This post was guest-authored by Henrik Axelsson Lilja, CEO, East Africa at Mobisol Group. The views expressed ...Read more
This blog was written by Julia Burchell and Mariana Lopez On Thursday 9 November, the GSMA Mobile for ...Read more