South Africa has the most unequal broadband prices in the world

Point Topic released its Q3 2019 residential broadband tariffs report, which shows that there is a big difference between entry-level, average, and high-end broadband prices in South Africa.

What the research shows is that South Africa has the most unequal broadband prices in the world, along with Hong Kong.

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

To ensure like-for-like comparisons, Point Topic used purchasing power parities (PPP) data to compare broadband prices between countries.

The report reveals that Venezuela, Ukraine, and Russia have the most affordable broadband services in the world. Qatar, Mauritania, and Oman are the most expensive.

South African broadband prices

Point Topic’s Q3 2019 residential broadband tariffs report shows that South Africa has affordable entry-level broadband products, ranked at number six in the world.

The country’s median and average fixed-broadband prices, however, are far more expensive. The country ranked 69th in these two categories.

This big difference between entry-level and average broadband prices is clearly illustrated in South Africa’s broadband pricing variance.

South Africa has the highest broadband pricing variance in the world (along with Hong Kong), which shows a big difference in entry-level, average, and high-end broadband prices in a country.

Point Topic Q3 2019 broadband tariff country scorecard

Point Topic’s broadband tariff country scorecard is shown below, with the countries at the top of the chart offering the best median tariffs.

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