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GSMA Mobile Enabled Community Services: Sustainable Energy & Water Access through M2M Connectivity

This paper from the GSMA aims to shed light on the opportunities created by M2M solutions to reach and empower underserved populations in the developing world. The emergence of new business models leveraging GSM connectivity for remote operation and monitoring is already helping tens of thousands of people gain access to more affordable and sustainable basic life services. The development of “Pay As You Go” solutions combining the use of M2M technology to mobile money services, provides a microfinance element where the credit on a user’s account can be checked remotely, enabling low income consumers access what would have been normally prohibitively expensive goods/services.

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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