Sub-Saharan Africa's broadband price rip-off uncovered
Sub-Saharan African countries have the most expensive broadband prices in the world.
This is according to a report released today by Cable.co.uk, which analysed data from 3 303 fixed-line broadband deals in 195 countries, with the assistance of consumer insight consultancy BVA BDRC, between 15 August and 20 September.
The study notes the Ukraine offers the world's cheapest broadband, with an average cost of $5 per month. The West African nation of Mauritania is the most expensive, with an average package price of $768.16 (Ouch!!!).
Despite significant year-on-year ups and downs in broadband pricing in various countries around the world, says Cable, the average price of a broadband deal globally remains constant, dropping just $0.12 overall, from $73.04 to $72.92, or around 1.64%, between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the fourth quarter of 2018.
South Africa sits at number 93 out of 195 countries, with an average cost of broadband of $55.25 per month. In last year's report, SA ranked number 102. It notes the US has some of the most expensive broadband in the world, coming in 119th place with an average monthly package cost of $67.69.
More interesting stats and comparisons at https://www.itweb.co.za/content/WnpNgq2ALeGMVrGd
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Countries in sub-Saharan Africa have the most expensive broadband prices in the world, a study reveals.