Point Topic has released its by-country broadband pricing benchmarks for residential broadband services, showing that South Africans continue to pay very high prices for broadband access.
The report looked at the average monthly tariff for residential broadband services across the world. All prices are quoted in international US dollars at purchasing power parity (PPP) rates to allow comparisons between countries.
Broadband price country ranking report
Many countries in Eastern Europe rank top in terms of offering the cheapest broadband, whereas residents who live in the Middle East and Africa tend to pay most for their broadband services.
“Overall, the trend seems to be for some less developed countries to have high broadband prices caused by lower investment in infrastructure as well as lower take-up which prevents them from benefiting from the economies of scale,” Point Topic stated.
South Africa ranked poorly when it comes to broadband prices, with an average monthly cost of $87 per month.