The global average cost per megabit of business broadband services was US$3.77 in Q1 2015, a significant decrease on the US$4.10 recorded for the previous quarter. As is the case for the residential broadband market, services delivered over copper networks are vastly more expensive than services delivered over cable and fibre networks. In may instances, copper is the option which allows operators to charge relatively high prices for the speeds offered.
Figure 1: Average cost per megabit by technology for business broadband services in Q1 2015. Source – Point Topic
Western Europe offers the best combination of speed and price when it comes to business broadband services. While speeds on offer in the Asia Pacific region are marginally faster, they are also the most expensive. Business broadband services in the MEA and South and East Asia regions tend to offer the worst combinations of speed and price.
Both bundled and standalone business broadband services were included in this study. The size of the bubbles in the chart below varies according to the number of services tracked.
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