- Charles Yeboah, Programme Manager for Innovations at @safewaternet talked to us about how they are employing… https://t.co/SBzHLNduvH https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1044537459286126594
- RT @Internews: RSVP now: Join a @techsalon in #London on #Internet Access for the most vulnerable communities. Sept 28 with @oxfamgb @GSMA…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1044505987225473025
- Gender issues are often overlooked because of a lack of gender-disaggregated data – and mobile is no exception. We… https://t.co/IznvGSdmXB https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1044501783379419137
- RT @GSMAAfrica: Find out how #mobile technology can transform women's lives in developing countries during the @GSMA breakfast event today.…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1044498281735344130
- RT @kylalovesmobile: “Refugees want to start businesses and feel the the full benefits of connectivity” - read more on how the mobile indus…https://twitter.com/GSMAm4d/status/1044483316920012801
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.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest level of mobile broadband coverage in the world; only 63% of the region’s ...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
Sub-Saharan Africa today still has the lowest proportion of mobile internet subscribers globally – 36% ...Read more
The importance of tackling the mobile internet ‘usage gap’ At the end of 1997, there were just 70 million ...Read more
Mapping the unconnected: GSMA’s new tool to help drive investment in expanding mobile infrastructure
At the end of 2017, the number of mobile subscribers reached the symbolic mark of 5 billion. Mobile is now ...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