South African broadband price shock

Point Topic has released its Q3 2016 broadband tariff country scorecard, which shows that South Africa’s broadband prices are very expensive when benchmarked against global standards.

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.

“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,” stated the report.

Global broadband pricing rankings

Iran boasts the lowest broadband prices, followed by Ukraine and Russia.

South Africa ranks 69 out of 84 countries for median broadband pricing. While its entry-level prices are competitive, the country’s average prices are expensive.

Point Topic’s broadband tariff country scorecard is below – the countries at the top of the chart are the countries offering the lowest median tariffs.


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South African broadband price shock