Global Patterns of Broadband Pricing

Over a number of years, Communications Chambers has prepared data sets of fixed and mobile broadband pricing around the world. (The most recent iteration is available here).

In this paper, we analyse the data we collected, looking at a range of issues including:


  • How prices vary with GDP per capita
  • The dynamism of different markets, based on the rate of change of tariffs
  • How the unit cost of mobile data varies with data allowance, and how the marginal cost of fixed bandwidth varies
  • The global distribution of fixed broadband line speed offered