Exclusively focused on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), this report provides information on:
- the changing gender gaps in mobile ownership and mobile internet use;
- the smartphone gender gap and its impact;
- the changing barriers to mobile ownership and mobile internet use;
- the impact of mobile access and use on people’s lives.
The report also provides recommendations for mobile network operators, internet companies, policymakers and regulators, and the development community for addressing specific barriers.