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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mobile Data Currently Too Expensive For Most Of The World

Mobile Data Needs to Get This Much Cheaper before Most of the World Can Afford It

Joon Ian Wong | May 18, 2016

Most of the world can’t afford mobile data at current prices. About 43% of the world’s population can afford 500 MB of mobile data a month right now. In order to double that number, data costs have to fall by 70% globally, according to a new study by Strategy&, a unit of the consulting firm PwC.
Here’s what that looks like charted in 14 countries...

"World broadband cost per megabit 2011." Source:

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