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The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2020

This third edition of The Mobile Gender Gap Report will consider how women’s mobile access and use are changing, and how efforts to reach women with technology should evolve alongside. This report provides:

  • Updated figures on gender gaps in mobile ownership and mobile internet use in LMICs and how these are changing
  • For the first time, figures for the smartphone gender gap across LMICs, and how this is limiting women’s internet access and use
  • A review of the barriers to mobile ownership and mobile internet use and how these have changed
  • Evidence of the impact of mobile access and use on women’s and men’s lives

The findings of this report are sourced from the annual GSMA Intelligence Consumer Survey, which in 2019 had over 16,000 respondents from 15 LMICs. Analysis of other research and data from the GSMA, and a range of other organisations that investigate and track the mobile gender gap, also inform the findings of this report.

GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

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