GSMA: New Mobile Connectivity Index launched to measure progress worldwide

The GSMA launched a new online tool that measures the ability of more than 130 countries worldwide to connect offline citizens to the mobile Internet. The GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index measures each country on the four key enablers for driving mobile Internet adoption: infrastructure; affordability; consumer readiness; and content. The tool aggregates best-in-class data from multiple sources and is designed to support the efforts of the mobile industry and the wider international community to deliver on the ambition of universal access to the internet. The GSMA noted that more than 4 billion people worldwide are still offline, with 3 billion people now accessing the Internet via mobile. Release