At $23 per GB, Latin America has most expensive mobile broadband

Feb 1, 2013

Mobile subscribers in the Asia Pacific region have the cheapest mobile data service plans in the world, according to research firm Quantum-Web. Meantime, Latin America is home to the world's most expensive mobile data plans at an average of $23 per gigabyte – double that of Asia Pacific. North America is the second most expensive region in terms of mobile data pricing, followed by Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Quantum-Web, which tracks 3G and 4G mobile broadband tariffs, found considerable pricing variation among individual operators. Under a 10GB shared data plan, Verizon Wireless, the world’s largest LTE operator, charges about $6 per GB. However, the average US mobile broadband tariff works out to more than $22 per GB, said the research firm.

FierceBroadbandWireless: At $22 per GB, N. America is 2nd most expensive region for mobile broadband, study finds; TelecomTV content partner.

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