South Africa’s broadband prices higher than Sudan and Tunisia

25 August 2017


Point Topic has released its Q2 2017 residential broadband tariffs report which shows that South Africa has some of the most expensive fixed broadband services in the world.The data includes fixed broadband 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,” it said.

Iran boasts the lowest broadband prices, followed by Ukraine, Russia, Romania, and Japan. South Africa ranks 72 out of 82 countries for median broadband pricing, and 74 for average broadband pricing.

According to Point Topic, South Africa’s broadband prices are more expensive than Sudan, Tunisia, and Egypt.

One positive is the entry-level broadband pricing in South Africa, where we rank at 14. Point Topic’s broadband tariff country scorecard is below. Countries at the top offer the lowest median tariffs.