Vodafone Group and the United Nation’s (UN’s) International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have partnered to launch an initiative aimed at identifying policy, commercial and circular-economy interventions to increase smartphone access. Of the 3.7-billion not connected to the Internet, 3.4-billion that live within range of mobile networks are currently not accessing the Internet in part owing to a lack of smartphone ownership, which the multistakeholder initiative aims to change by 2030.