GSMA Ministerial Programme

Conversations with Experts - How can connectivity credits help bridge the digital divide?


Wed, 1 Mar: 11:20 - 11:35 CET



Open Stage, CC4, Upper Walkway



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Sessions in our Open Stage are 15min conversations with experts on a specific topic, and scheduled during break times.
Connectivity credits are one possible solution to bridging the digital divide and achieving universal school connectivity. These would function like carbon credits, creating incentives for service providers and other technology companies to extend their networks to the poorest regions. Under this system, institutions such as schools would be granted credits, based on the difficulty and cost of connecting them. Network operators, internet service providers, and other partners would then collect credits as they provide connectivity.

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