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Despite the world being more digitally connected than ever before, women are still being left behind.

This is according to a new study which reveals that women are 8 percent less likely than men to own a mobile phone, 15 percent less likely to use mobile internet, and 33 percent less likely to use mobile money in low and middle-income countries across the world.

The data is revealed in the fourth annual GSMA Mobile Gender Gap report, which reveals that these significant gender gaps are preventing women from reaping the full benefits of mobile technology.

The study indicates that closing the mobile gender gap is critically important and can deliver significant socio-economic benefits to understand women, their communities, and the economy.

It estimates that closing the gender gap in access and use could generate a revenue increase for the mobile industry of 12 to 37 percent in a typical low …

Africa has some of the most expensive mobile data services in Africa. With the increase in connectivity via smartphones, people in emerging markets can use their portable devices for more things each passing day. Most of us have a smartphone with mobile data that we can carry anywhere and as soon as we step home we switch to our Wi-Fi not to overuse our mobile data; which is most of the time unfairly overcharged.

However some people do not have the privilege to afford both mobile data and internet at home, so they opt for the more expensive but more portable mobile data. Everyday, people in emerging African countries are forced to take this decision and are sometimes charged the most expensive prices in the world for mobile data. What is important to know also is the dependency and impact of smartphones in lower income communities.

With a difficulty in …