Telenor committed for GSMA’s Connected Women

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Telenor Pakistan is committed to increasing women’s share in its customers in mobile services. Telenor Pakistan has committed to increasing the proportion of women in its subscriber with a vision to empower societies and endorsement of the GSMA’s Connected Women Initiative in the year 2020.

Telenor in its two-pronged states increase the proportion of women in mobile internet from 40% to 48% and mobile money customers that are mobile accounts from 10% to 15% till 2020

In this regard, GSMA’s ‘Connected Women’ initiative will reduce the gap between gender in using mobile internet and money services in countries with low to middle income and unlock opportunities for social and economic growth.

“Telenor happily collaborates with GSMA as an effort to increase communication between across the globe. Telenor considers its being largest data network wants to create a gender equality in its customers of the country with 51% women population”, said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO, Telenor Pakistan.

“It is critical in Pakistan to broaden access to mobile services in Pakistan and an important topic for business leaders and governments to report,” said Claire Sibthorpe, Head of Connected Women, GSMA.

Women’s lives can be transformed by mobile possession offering them to access financial services where they are 45% likely to have than in Pakistan. It’s important to ensure the inclusion of women both in digitals and financials because when women thrive societies and economies thrive.

Telenor makes efforts to bring women into the game of digital and financial mainstream, for example, mAgri (mobile agriculture) in Pakistan for women to access information about agronomic to women farmers to maximize crop yields.

The Sindh Education Reform Program (SERP), and Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) have chosen Easypaisa, Pakistan’s first mobile financial service and a product of Telenor Microfinance Bank for transparent and prompt payments of social and educational stipend to women living in rural areas with no access to formal financial services.


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Published in: Volume 08 Issue 29

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