South Africa’s broadband price ranking may surprise you

Point Topic has released its Q3 2015 broadband tariff country scorecard, which shows that South Africa’s broadband prices are better than most countries benchmarked.

Point Topic’s latest scorecard compares the entry-level and average monthly tariffs for residential broadband services in 86 countries.

The data includes services offered over copper, cable, and fibre networks in the second quarter of 2015.

“Comparing countries by using the cost of broadband subscriptions is a straightforward idea, but the variation in entry-level versus median and average tariffs can be significant,” said Point Topic.

“To help provide an easy way of comparing directly, we have taken the PPP data on entry-level, median, and average broadband tariffs, produced rankings, and then compared the variance.”

Global broadband pricing rankings

Macedonia boasts the lowest entry-level broadband prices, followed by Croatia, Iran, and Norway.

South Africa ranks 23 out of 86 countries for entry-level pricing. However, it drops to 57th when looking at the average price for a broadband service.

Point Topic’s broadband tariff country scorecard is below – the countries at the top of the chart are the countries offering the lowest (best) entry-level tariffs.

Broadband country scorecard

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