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Mobile technology helps the U.K. government fight poverty

The government of the United Kingdom has partnered up with the GSMA to use tech to help.

The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) has now funded a project that will be conducted by the GSM Association (GSMA), a mobile operator group, which will use mobile technology in order to help to combat poverty among people living in developing nations.

The purpose of the use of these mobile devices will be to help to enhance the quality of life in areas of extreme poverty.

The DFID will be funding the effort as the GSMA creates and implements mobile technology that will help to batter the response in catastrophes such as natural disasters. It is also meant to help to ensure that people have access to safe drinking water and that women will be able to have access to the use of financial services. This new partnership, says the U.K. government, will be important in overcoming extreme poverty as well as gender inequality. It is also meant to “promote decent work and economic growth, innovation and infrastructure.”

The United Kingdom has been battling extreme poverty for a decade and is now adding mobile technology to boost its effectiveness.

Mobile Technology - PovertyNick Hurd, the international development minister, explained that the United Kingdom has placed itself “at the forefront of bringing the battle against extreme poverty into the digital era,” over the last decade. He also went on to add that “With more people in developing countries using mobiles than ever before, this partnership with the GSMA and its members will increase access to banking services, especially for women, bring access to energy to many for the first time and even vital health information.”

The hope is that this opportunity for boosting the development of mobile tech in these areas will both change and save lives, while giving women the opportunity they need to take hold of their own potential. This will allow those economies to experience meaningful growth and will make it possible for Britain to establish trade with them.

Mobile technology provides an affordable way to bring communication and tools within reach of those who need it most.

UK is the world’s second largest mobile commerce market

Report shows that UK has become the second largest mobile commerce market in the world

The United Kingdom has become the world’s second largest mobile commerce market, according to a new report from Criteo. This means that the country is only second to Japan when it comes to mobile transactions. Consumers in the UK have shown a great deal of support for mobile commerce, largely due to its convenient nature. Companies that specialize in mobile commerce have found a significant degree of success in the country, as well.

46% of all online transactions in the UK are made on a mobile device

According to the report from Criteo, approximately 46% of all online transactions made in the United Kingdom are now made through smartphones and tablets. Among consumers, mobile payments appear as a more secure way to conduct commerce. Mobile devices are also very convenient for many people, offering them a way to shop for and purchase products whenever they want to. Notably, many consumers prefer to shop from a variety of devices, with only a few being happy to shop on one specific platform.

Mobile apps make it easier for consumers to shop online

UK Mobile Commerce MarketThe report notes that mobile apps have played a major role in the growth of mobile commerce in the UK. These apps have made it easier for consumers to shop online and make purchases with their devices. Approximately half of all mobile transactions being made are coming from these applications, with conversion rates much higher in apps than on mobile websites. While mobile sites are not performing as well as applications when it comes to conversion rates, retailers are still being urged to optimize their sites to better accommodate mobile consumers.

Mobile commerce expected to continue growing in the UK

Mobile commerce has become a powerful force in the United Kingdom. Retailers are beginning to become more mobile-centric in the hopes of better engaging a new generation of consumers. Mobile commerce is expected to continue growing quickly in the UK, especially as more companies enter into this space with their payment platforms.