Why are so many people still offline?

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Across the world, four billion people remain offline. Of these, the vast majority – 3.4 billion people – already have access to mobile broadband. Most of the people who are covered but who are not using the internet are in Asia, while a number of African countries face the largest usage gap, sometimes as high as 70 per cent. In this video, Melle Tiel Groenestege, Senior Advocacy Manager of Connected Society, analyses the usage gap and discusses the barriers that are preventing people from going online. He first takes a global perspective and then deep dives into an example country, using the GSMA Mobile Internet Connectivity Index to explore the topic in more detail.

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