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Received: 2021-12-15  |  Accepted: 2022-02-25  |  Published: 2022-03-30

Title

Mobile internet in the EU: problems and perspectives


Abstract

Mobile communication has become a taken for granted condition of people’s everyday lives. Internet and mobile technologies have changed our way of both doing business and dealing with our daily routine activities. Researchers have increasingly focused on the impact of the level Internet, i.e. mobile Internet level on national economies. Mobile Internet rapidly been integrated not only into people’s daily lives, but also into the daily lives of companies, organizations, administration. The aim of the present research is to perform a statistical study and assessment of the level of mobile Internet development in Latvia in the context of the EU countries in the period from 2014 to 2019 years. The Mobile Connectivity Index measures performance of 150 countries according the four key enablers of mobile Internet connectivity: infrastructure (i.e., the availability of high-performance mobile internet network coverage), affordability (i.e., availability of mobile services and devices at price points that reflect the level of income across a national population), consumer readiness (i.e., citizens with the awareness and skills needed to value and use the internet) and content (i.e., availability of secure online content and services accessible and relevant to the local population). The study analyzes the impact of the Mobile Connectivity Index on the Latvian economic growth, makes recommendations for improving the Internet and mobile technologies as an endogenous factor of economic development.


Keywords

Mobile Internet, Latvia, GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index


JEL classifications

L86 , E20 , O33 , O15 , R10 , Z13


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/954


DOI


Pages

369-383


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Lavrinenko, Olga
Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia https://du.lv
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Ignatjeva, Svetlana
Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia https://du.lv
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Betlej, Alina
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland https://www.kul.pl
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Danileviča, Alina
Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia https://du.lv
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Menshikov, Vladimir
Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia https://du.lv
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Rybalkin, Oleg
Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia https://du.lv
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

9


Number

3


Issue date

March 2022


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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