Mobile operators working to connect billions to "better future"

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Mobile operators worldwide are looking to bring more than four billion people into the internet era.

Through an industry association known as the GSMA, they are working with governments and other partners to reduce barriers to access, such as network coverage and cost.

Leaders in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) are in Bangkok this week for an annual gathering called ITU Telecom World.

It has been organized by the ITU, the UN agency that deals with ICT-related issues.

Maximillian Jacobson-Gonzalez asked GSMA Foundation president Lawrence Yanovitch about their plans to connect the world to a better future.

Duration: 3’32″

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