RIA African Mobile Pricing Index

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Value for Money Index 2014

By | February 25th, 2015|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Value for Money Index 2014 Value for Money Index 2014 Operator Value Rank Value Rank Value Rank Value Rank &nbsp Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1 Ethio 1,596.69 1 1,073.67 1 5,452.91 11 186.63 18 TTCL Mobile 1,135.94 2 497.22 8 2,427.25 22 Tigo Rwanda 887.98 3 161.70 24 3,821.61 15 94.66 26 Ooredoo 676.33 4 [...]

SA broadband quality drops but prices remain high

By | August 26th, 2014|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

SA broadband quality drops but prices remain high South Africa remains one of the most expensive countries in RIA’s Broadband Price Index. But in the Broadband Value for Money Index, which measures price in relation to quality, South African operators perform better, with investment in high-speed 3G and LTE infrastructure seemingly paying off. The rapidly [...]

SA’s Mobile Termination Rate (MTR) Debate and Africa 2012 Index

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

SA’s Mobile Termination Rate (MTR) Debate and Africa 2012 Index South Africa’s mobile termination rate (MTR) reductions of March 2011 and March 2012 have not, contrary to claims made by operators, hurt the industry or led to higher retail prices, lower investments or retrenchments. End-user prices have come down to some extent, but South [...]

New mobile pricing portal

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

New mobile pricing portal Research ICT Africa has developed a new mobile pricing portal with data on pre-paid mobile pricing products collected quaretly from all African operators in all African countries, since January 2011. The mobile pricing portal aims at increasing price trasparency in the African continent, in order to support users to make [...]

How do mobile and fixed broadband stack up in SA?

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

How do mobile and fixed broadband stack up in SA? Further, unlike in more developed nations, where fixed is the predominant form of broadband access in South Africa, mobile broadband is predominant - it is also, unlike in those markets, both cheaper and faster than fixed.   However, wireless is inherently less stable than fixed [...]

SA mobile prepaid prices plateau

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

SA mobile prepaid prices plateau Mobile termination rate (MTR) reductions by the South African regulator in March 2013 impacted positively on prepaid mobile retail prices in the second quarter of last year. But by the last quarter of 2013, prepaid voice mobile prices had stabilised in South Africa with no further reductions in prices [...]

Is broadband data worth the money?

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Is broadband data worth the money? While expansion of mobile networks across the continent continues to be constrained by the failure to assign high demand broadband spectrum, operators are devising ways around this by recycling their spectrum in order to offer high-speed and quality broadband bundles. The range of 4G services now becoming available creates [...]

Fair Mobile

By | February 26th, 2014|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Fair Mobile The cost of communication varies across the continent. Fair competition is the key to bringing prices to affordable levels while proving efficient incentives to invest. The Fair Mobile Index tracks price developments for mobile telecommunication across the African continent. The purpose is to establish price transparency for consumers, allow for the benchmarking [...]

2011 Africa Fair Mobile Index: Dynamic changes

By | February 26th, 2014|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

2011 Africa Fair Mobile Index: Dynamic changes The Fair Mobile Index aims at communicating the real value of mobile voice services and at comparing differences in mobile voice services value across the African continent. It allows for the comparison of mobile services tariffs in all African countries in relation to the value of a [...]

Africa Prepaid Mobile Price Index 2012: South Africa

By | February 26th, 2014|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Africa Prepaid Mobile Price Index 2012: South Africa Among 46 African countries studied, South Africa ranks poorly for prepaid mobile telephony affordability. Ranked 30th out of 46 African states, South Africa is now far behind countries where the regulator, unlike in South Africa, has enabled competition by enforcing cost-based mobile termination rates. The resulting [...]