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Improving Digital and Financial Inclusion for Women

In a connected world where we can take mobile technology for granted, there still remains a gender gap between mobile access and usage in low and middle income countries.

On International Women’s Day, it is important to acknowledge this constraint, and highlight the positive work being done by GSMA to address the issue and unlock significant commercial and socio-economic opportunities.

GSMA’s Connected Women Programme works with mobile operators and their partners to address the barriers to women accessing and using mobile internet and mobile money services. There is ample evidence to show that closing the gender gap not only improves women’s digital inclusion, it also unlocks significant growth potential for the mobile industry.

As the GSMA notes … when women thrive, societies, businesses and economies thrive.

For more information about the GSMA Connect Women Programme look here.

For more information about International Women’s Day look here.

8 March 2017
 

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Financial Hardship

Sometimes customers may have difficulty paying a mobile bill. This can be because they’ve received an unexpectedly high bill or they are experiencing financial hardship due to a change in circumstance e.g. illness, job loss, relationship breakdown or natural disaster.

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Melbourne Seminar on 5G and EMF

As part of the process the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the Mobile Wireless Forum (MWF) delivered a seminar in Melbourne last week to discuss the latest on the international EMF (Electromagnetic fields) exposure and compliance testing standards for 5G.

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How Old is my Mobile Phone?

I often get asked what mobile device I am using, maybe with the expectation that I should be using the original Nokia 3310 or some other vintage item. That certainly brings new meaning to extending the life of your mobile and avoiding waste.

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Connected Cars: from Here to Autonomy

GSMA's global survey, conducted in November and December 2016 with nearly 1,000 respondents, uncovered significant understanding of the issues facing the wider deployment and monetisation of connected cars, along with significant enthusiasm for connected car technologies and services in general and autonomous driving.