Business broadband tariff benchmarks – Q3 2014

Global tariff benchmarks for business broadband services

This report compares the cost of business broadband services across different access technologies and looks at the price and speed variations in different global regions in Q3 2014.

The global business broadband tariff picture

The average monthly charge for business broadband services was $193 per month in Q3 2014. The average bandwidth provided by business services was 46Mbps. This means that the average global cost per megabit was $4.19, a reduction of 20% on the previous quarter.

As with residential services, copper was the most expensive technology for business broadband services with the average price being US$19.56 compared to US$3.10 for fibre and US$1.61 for cable.

Business broadband average cost per megabit by technology in Q3 2014Figure 1: Average cost per megabit by technology for business broadband services in Q3 2014. Source – Point Topic

Regional business broadband tariffs and bandwidths

The lowest priced business broadband services are offered in Europe and the Americas. Asia-Pacific offers the fastest broadband services to businesses, but at a higher cost.

Western Europe and Asia-Pacific continue to be ahead of the rest of the world in terms of business broadband speeds. As noted in previous reports, this is due to the introduction of very high-speed dedicated business services, mostly reported for the United Kingdom and Japan.

South and East Asia and Middle East and Africa sell the most expensive business broadband services.

Business broadband prices and speeds by region in Q3 2014Figure 2: Regional business broadband tariffs and bandwidths in Q3 2014. Source – Point Topic

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The data behind this report and the full version of the report itself are available to subscribers of Point Topic’s Broadband Operators & Tariffs service. To find out more, please telephone +44 (0)20 3301 3303 or e-mail oliver.johnson@point-topic.com.

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