Point Topic has released its Q2 2016 global residential tariffs and bandwidths report, which shows that the average monthly charge for a residential broadband service is $104 (R1,418).
The report further shows that the average price per Mbps for residential copper-based broadband services – DSL – is $8.40 per month (R115).
The figures reveal that many South African broadband subscribers now pay less than their international counterparts for ADSL and VDSL access.
When it comes to fibre-to-the-home, the price per Mbps drops to $0.52 (R7.09). This is lower than the price of most FTTH products in South Africa.
South African ADSL and VDSL prices
The chart below shows how South Africa’s most affordable uncapped ADSL and VDSL products compare with the global price-per-megabit benchmark.
For this comparison, Axxess ADSL and VDSL products were used – which include data and line access.