A 2020 report by the GSM Association, a trade body that represents the interests of mobile network operators globally, says women in India are 28 per cent less likely than men to own a mobile phone and 56 per cent less likely than men to use mobile Internet. Across all low and middle-income countries, 80 per cent of women are mobile owners, while in India, only 59 per cent use mobile phones, representing some of the largest mobile gender gaps in the world. "Women remain 10 per cent less likely than men to own a mobile phone in low-and middle-income countries, and 23 per cent less likely than men to use mobile Internet," said the report.
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