South African broadband prices: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Point Topic has released its Q2 2016 broadband tariff country scorecard, which shows that South Africa’s entry-level broadband prices compare favorably with most of the countries benchmarked.

However, South Africa’s average broadband prices are more expensive than most of the countries in the survey.

Point Topic’s latest scorecard compares the entry-level, median, and average residential broadband tariffs in 84 countries.

The data includes services offered over copper, cable, and fibre networks in the first quarter of 2016.

“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,” said the report.

Global broadband pricing rankings

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

South Africa ranks 21 out of 84 countries for entry-level pricing. It drops to 70 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 entry-level tariffs.

Broadband Ranking

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