Fireside chat: The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity 2021
2 years ago
The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity 2021
For the first time, more than half of the world’s population are using mobile internet. Coverage also continues to increase, with 94% of the population now covered by a mobile broadband network.
However, 43% of the world’s population is still not using mobile internet despite living within the footprint of a mobile broadband network, and the unconnected disproportionately live in low- and middle-income countries.
It is now time to move the conversation beyond matters of basic connectivity and address the barriers to mobile internet adoption and use, such as digital literacy, digital skills, and handsets affordability.
Kalvin Bahia, Principal Economist at GSMA Intelligence, joins Simon Kemp, CEO of Kepios, to deep dive into the findings of The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity 2021 report, discuss the trends in global connectivity and the progress towards closing the coverage and usage gaps.
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