Report on Mobile Broadband and Women’s Livelihoods in the Developing World

Vital Wave authored a report for the 2014 Mobile World Congress in partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach and the GSMA mWomen Programme that characterized the potential of mobile broadband to advance women’s livelihoods in LMICs. The report, Transforming Women’s Livelihoods through Mobile Broadband, combined the results of 1,000 in-depth interviews, segmentation analysis, and case studies to establish the value that mobile broadband brought to working women in LMICs. The report concluded with recommendations targeted to MNOs and equipment providers, governments, and NGOs to support growth within this segment.

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