Telecoms should serve society, not just corporations

Information technology should focus less on business and more on civil society, according to one media guru, speaking at the UN’s major telecoms conference this week.

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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.

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One third of global population online

Around one third of the world’s population, or 3.2 billion people, has access to the Internet according to the UN’s International Telecommunication Union, (ITU).

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