South Africa’s big entry-level broadband pricing surprise
25 May 2018
Calling for lower broadband prices in South Africa is nothing new, with the government and other stakeholders punting the benefits of affordable connectivity services.
While mobile data prices and high-speed fibre broadband access remain expensive, the price of ADSL and wireless Internet access have dropped significantly in recent years.
In fact, entry-level fixed-broadband prices in South Africa are of the cheapest globally.
Point Topic’s Q1 2018 residential broadband tariff report ranks South Africa’s entry-level broadband prices as the 8th most affordable in the world.
Point Topic’s scorecard compares the entry-level, median, and average residential broadband tariffs in 81 countries.
The data includes fixed-broadband services offered over copper, cable, and fibre networks.