Mobile for Development Utilities Annual Report

Date Published: 
Feb 2019
Akanksha Sharma & George Bauer

Intelligent utilities for all

This report presents sector trends through a complete review of the portfolio of organizations the GSMA's Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities program has supported through its Innovation Fund. It provides evidence that the mobile industry is recognizing the primed business opportunity in the utility sector, and that this is leading to more mature and effective partnerships between mobile operators and service providers across the three sectors.

Yet, globally, profound challenges such as urbanization, climate change and economic inequality still disproportionately affect the poor who lack energy, water and sanitation services. By seeding the next generation of solutions, and supporting proven business models to scale, the M4D Utilities program aspires to keep helping the mobile industry address these challenges.