This article talks in detail about broadband pricing throughout the globe. Keep reading.
TTJ Poll

After Note 7 Disaster what are your thoughts on Samsung Mobile?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

In the Digital in 2017 Global Overview by Hootsuite and We Are Social, findings show the speed in growth by which people consume the Internet. It is proof that it is changing the lives of everyone across the globe through the need to connect.

Let’s take a look at the key numbers in the study:

  • 3.77 billion global internet users in 2017
  • 2.80 billion global social media users in 2017
  • 4.92 billion global mobile users in 2017
  • 2.56 billion global mobile social media users in 2017
  • 1.61 billion global e-commerce users in 2017

Tying this to the IoT global market size forecast of $185.9 Billion, it’s no wonder data centres needed to increase Gbps from 40 to 100, and soon, 400 Gbps. But with all these numbers, how does it affect the end-users and how should businesses meet consumers’ propensity for the interconnected life?

Each country has varying internet access penetration. This is, of course made possible by infrastructure country by country. With Internet considered as a basic need, countries and vendors vie for attention from consumers who want to stay connected, not just for business.

With that, let’s look at how vendors in countries attract users through pricing model schemes.

US Average Broadband Pricing

In June of 2016, internet broadband users in the US hit a milestone, reaching an average download speeds of 54.97 Mbps. This is according to Speedtest performance tests from January to June. In terms of performance, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile resulted in similar download speeds.

On the other hand, pricing schemes differ from each ISP. In a comparison done by Top Ten Reviews, metrics include price, performance, service details and extra services and support options, Comcast takes the gold with a maximum download speed of 150 Mbps from a USD 29.99 to USD 49.99 pricing plans. Let’s looks at how the rest fared.

  1. Time Warner – 50 Mbps from USD 14.99 to USD 64.99 price offers
  2. Verizon – 500 Mbps from USD 19.99 to USD 274.99 price offers
  3. At&T – 45 Mbps from USD 29.95 to USD 59.00 price offers
  4. Cox – 150 Mbps from USD 39.99 to USD 79.99

US is still more expensive compared to UK price points but compare better than other countries in the Asia Pacific.

UK Broadband Pricing

Meanwhile, UK’s broadband pricing is lower than that of the US. The leading ISPs are Sky, BT, Plusnet and Talktalk offering contracts that range from 12 to 18 months. TechRadar lists prices on the top ISPs in the UK.

Sky Broadband is £18.99 per month for new users with a 12-month lock deal with unlimited connection offer. In addition to the monthly package, Sky also offers add-ons for those with existing Sky TV and an online sign-up option freebie.

BT on the other hand, currently offers a unlimited packaged that go for £29.99 per month on an annual deal plus an incentive of £125 MasterCard BT Reward Plus Card. But here’s the most enticing part, it’s 52 Mbps of fibre connection.

But while BT and Sky are using incentives and rewards, Plusnet is offering discounted broadband for 18 months on its Plusnet Unlimited. Its other enticing offers are for Fibre at £32.50 if chosen with line rental.

Talktalk is banking on consumers’ love for television. Its £22.95 per month fast broadband comes with a TV box that’s powered by YouView.

UK internet companies have been receiving funding to improve internet speed in the country. Internet speed is only going to get better with Eastern region already seeing a high percentage improvement.

EU Broadband Price Overview

There are 28 EU member states plus other countries out of the geographical area, with 637 Million Internet users. In a Broadband Internet Access Cost (BIAC) study by Digital Single Market in October 2015, only a few countries offer cheap prices whether these are standalone offers or bundled packages. Namely, only Poland, Bulgaria, France and Lithuania are in the lowest clusters.

On the other hand, countries that came out as expensive on all pricing schemes are Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, Malta and Spain.

Asia Pacific Broadband Price Overview

While EU and US have issues on pricing, Asia Pacific (APAC) have very good offers in terms of price for performance. Internet users in APAC increase 15% year on year. In addition, APAC has the highest number of broadband mobile users unlike any other region.

With that, the National Broadband plans in the Asia Pacific is seen to support economic growth. Although internet access penetration is lower in this region compared to other developed countries, national broadband remains a priority, which includes speed and fibre optic adoption.

Australia leads in fibre optic adoption followed closely by New Zealand. New Zealand’s National Broadband project which aims to be 84% fibre optic connected in 2024 spurs the growth and improvement in speed. With this, the offers for cheap broadband in New Zealand are as appealing as ever. Offers are as low as NZD79 for Ultra-Fast broadband with no data capping, throttles or frills.

The Connected Consumer

With the Internet of Things (IoT) changing the way people live, residential broadband is spurred by streaming video activities. In 2018, broadband bandwidth will be because of the connected TVs according to ACG Research in their 5-year projection. Vendors need to step up to meet this trend.

The rise of video even in social media is another reason why consumers demand for faster speeds but lower rates. The video trend is just starting.

Read it on Apple News

Battle Of The Video Streaming Services: Which One Will Emerge On Top?

Intel’s New Core i9 CPU Is Coming
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On April 24, 2017(3 months, 28 days ago.)

You May Also Like:

What Do You Think?

Leave a Reply

Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.

Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

There is a high-risk XSS Vulnerability in W3 Total Cache, and we have got the guide to the fix for you.
Check out this tutorial to know how to install Apple watchOS 3 beta certificate on your Apple Watch and start enjoying the new version.
If you are trying to jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod on iOS 9.2 - 9.3.3 without using a computer or Apple ID, then check this video tutorial.
Pokemon Go users are complaining about the crashing and server issues. Check out the tutorial to solve error problems and thanks us later.
Turning off Wi-Fi Assist is a great way to save mobile data since it automatically starts using cellular data when Wi-Fi signal is poor .
If you want to secure your SIM card from others using it, then check out this tutorial to know how to set up the SIM Pin code on your iPhone.
CiderTV is a great alternative to control Apple TV from the Notification Center. Check out this tutorial to set up CiderTV on your iPhone.
Are you annoyed by the split screen mode on the iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus? Check out this quick tutorial to turn off split screen feature.
If you could not wait to installed the iOS 10 beta version on you iPhone and now struggling for the errors, then this tutorial is for you.
Siri might not understand the question you asked. But you can use Siri by editing the text that you asked & it will give an updated answer.
Join the
Enter your name and email and get the weekly newsletter... it's FREE!
Close You Have To Login
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook