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SDG 1: No poverty

SDG 1: "End poverty in all its forms everywhere". As the fastest and largest global technology uptake in history, mobile broadband has the potential to positively impact all of the 17 SDGs. While there are considerable challenges to be tackled in achieving this ambitious agenda, the examples of our products, services and solutions demonstrate the role ICT can play in accelerating the achievement of the Global Goals.

ICT's role in reaching this goal

Goal 1 - no poverty

The potential benefits of ICT include m-commerce and mobile financial services to increase social and financial inclusion. ICT can also be a trigger for increasing productivity and competitiveness among small and medium-sized enterprises as well as assisting entrepreneurs. ICT enables and increases literacy, vocational skills for the future and engagement among people living in poverty.

"Easypaisa running on Ericsson's platform has enabled us to offer money transfer and basic financial services to our customers and thus contributing to the betterment of their lives".

– Michael Foley, CEO, Telenor Pakistan

ICT solutions making an impact

Pakistan

Financial inclusion for the unbanked, Pakistan

Running on Ericsson’s Mobile Wallet platform, Telenor Pakistan’s Easypaisa solution provides customers with basic financial services, contributing to the betterment of their lives. The service is one of the largest mobile money deployments globally, serving over 16 million active users, and 70,000 agents in 800 cities.