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The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019

Created Oct 01 2019, 9:37 AM by Fotios Stravoravdis
  • Digital Finance

This report presents an update to the findings of previous GSMA research on the mobile gender gap conducted in 2015 and 2018 in low, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries. Some of the key findings include:

  • The number of women who own a mobile has risen by over 250 million, with 80% of women across these markets now owning a mobile phone.
  • Mobile is the primary means of internet access in low and middle-income countries, particularly for women. 48% of women in these countries now use mobile internet.
  • However, there is a persistent mobile gender gap. Across low and middle-income countries, 313 million fewer women than men use mobile internet, representing a gender gap of 23%.
  • If mobile operators could close the gender gaps in low and middle-income countries by 2023, this would provide an estimated additional $140 billion in revenue to the mobile industry over the next five years.