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  • Tackling the mobile gender gap
  • Tackling the mobile gender gap
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Tackling the mobile gender gap

What springs to mind when you consider the gender gap? Men getting paid more than women? Or more men being in power than women? In many developing countries, it’s as simple as more men having access to smartphones. And businesses are realising it's an untapped opportunity.



  • SOLO Phone is more than a mobile network SOLO Phone is more than a mobile network

    Across the globe, the telecoms industry is being shaken up by the increasing priority mobile users are placing on data usage – buffered, of course, by the ongoing reign of the smartphone. But in Africa, where data coverage is patchy at best, local manufacturers are seeking out innovative solutions.

  • 'Made for Africa' mobile health app 'Made for Africa' mobile health app

    Enhancing the health of Africans, Mobilium Global has created an Android health app specifically for Africa. Called Smart Health, the free app encourages behavioural changing practices to reduce the transmission and infection rates of AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis.

  • Article image The ‘femonomics’ of Asia

    Asia's growing economies are creating new opportunities, but how equal are they? How are labels used to categorise professional Asian women, and how can brands communicate with this powerful consumer demographic in a meaningful and relevant way?

  • Article image SMS and emerging markets

    In an interview with Canvas8, Director of Product Management, EMEA for mBlox Johan Lindstrom shares his views about the SMS industry, its relevance to emerging markets and why they’re not scared of smartphones.