Mobile Future

Mobile Connectivity Growth in Developing Nations

This week, Mozilla and GSMA published a report on mobile connectivity in developing nations.  Mobile connectivity is linking large parts of the world to the Internet for the first time. By the end of 2020, there will be 3 billion people using the Internet in the developing world, many gaining access solely through mobile devices. The report highlights barriers and opportunities in our mobile ecosystem that should be addressed to accelerate that growth.

The study shows the need for digital literacy, particularly in countries such as India and Kenya. The report finds that higher levels of digital literacy will benefit a large range of people in developing countries, concluding that smartphones open doors for a host of economic possibilities.

To read the entire study, click here.