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Growing gender gap in mobile phone use

Men have greater access to mobile telephone services across the developing world and use them more than women.

That’s according to a director at the Connected Women Programme of the GSMA, an association of mobile operators.

It’s estimated that up to 1.7 billion women in low income countries don’t use mobiles.

Pete Forster met Claire Sibthorpe from GSMA at a UN technology conference in Geneva, and began by asking her about usage rates.

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