The GSMA has launched their new Mobile Connectivity Index, which aims to answer two primary questions:
- What factors need to be implemented for mobile internet supply and demand to flourish?
- How can countries at the start of the journey towards universal access benefit from the experience of those further along?
This comprehensive tool “measures the strength of the enabling environment for connecting offline populations to the mobile internet in over 130 markets – accounting for more than 95 per cent of the world’s population. It measures each country on the four key enablers for driving mobile internet adoption: infrastructure; affordability; consumer readiness; and content. As an output of these measurements, it groups countries in clusters according to the strength of the enabling environment for mobile connectivity allowing comparisons and contrasts to be drawn between groups of nations.”
“The launch of the GSMA’s Mobile Connectivity Index will provide valuable insights that will inform projects designed to support the ambition of universal access to the internet.” –Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA.
To view the tool, click here.