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GSMA Study Reveals that the Gender Gap in Mobile Internet Use is Shrinking, Despite the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic

LONDON, June 17, 2021 /CNW/ — A record number of women in South Asia now use mobile internet services, helping shrink the gender gap to 15% from 19% last year in low- and middle-income countries despite the onset of COVID-19, according to the fourth annual GSMA Mobile Gender Gap Report published today.

The gains in South Asia, which had the most significant gender gap in 2019 with women 50% less likely than men to use mobile internet, masked the stagnation in other regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa. Women in both regions now face a similar gender gap in

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Gender gap in mobile internet use is shrinking, but still a long way to go: GSMA report

A record number of women in South Asia are now using mobile internet services, according to the fourth annual GSMA Mobile Gender Gap Report, which shows a shrink in the gender gap to 15% from 19% last year in low-and middle-income countries.

The report estimates that in low and middle-income countries, around 112 million more women started using mobile internet in 2020. The study finds that despite the bridge in gap, still 234 million fewer women than men access mobile internet.

Some of the possible reasons for the same is said to attributed to factors including affordability, lack of literacy,

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How the homework gap may actually be the key to solving our digital divide

After schools were ordered to shut down last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Freeman School District in Rockford, Washington, surveyed families and put together a map to determine where broadband was available and where it wasn’t.


Freeman School District
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When schools shut down in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Freeman School District in Rockford, Washington, like districts across the country, scrambled to put in place a remote learning plan. The good news was that it had already begun

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Yext Highlights Search Technology Gap in ’90s-Themed Integrated Marketing Campaign

In addition to launching its first television campaign and video ads on digital and social channels, Yext collaborated with Adweek to activate the campaign in the publication’s May 10th CMO-themed issue. Readers who receive a print copy of the magazine will find a “Keyword Search” CD insert, reminiscent of the installation CDs frequently mailed to consumers in the late 1990s. The Yext-created CD includes a QR code that takes readers to a microsite, www.got-hyperlinks.com, where they are challenged to “escape the ’90s” and impending Y2K doom by selecting between outdated technology choices in an interactive game.

The TV spot,

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Bridging the Global Internet Gap, Addressing Russian Counterspace Advances and Europe’s Place in U.S.-Chinese Tech Competition

This week in Washington IP news, both houses of Congress remain quiet during their regularly scheduled work periods. Among policy institutes, the Center for Strategic & International Studies hosts a pair of events exploring ways to address Russian and Chinese advances in anti-satellite capabilities, as well as efforts to leverage the use of remote conferencing technologies in vogue during the COVID-19 pandemic to address the broadband Internet gap in developing nations. The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation will host an event exploring policy recommendations from last October’s digital antitrust report from the House Antitrust Subcommittee, and the Hudson Institute will

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Coronavirus widened digital gap for First Nations students

“I think a lot of people can relate because they had to teach their kids at home and they can visualise not having internet access and how challenging it would be,” he said.

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“Imagine writing a whole report just using a mobile phone.”

He said the problems were fixable and needed a combined government and private sector response.

“The private sector is the one that can offer infrastructure around this,” he said.

“To have an educated, skilled workforce in remote communities offers a lot of economic benefit too.”

Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation co-chair Tom Calma said technological innovation

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