According to Point Topic’s latest research, the global average price per megabit for residential broadband services was US$1.23 in Q1 2015, a decrease of 1.6% on the previous quarter. Services delivered over copper networks continue to be by far the most expensive and are now more than ten times pricier than those delivered over cable or fibre networks. Copper networks tend to be relatively limited in the speeds they can offer but, when they are the only option in some territories, they can get away with charging high prices for their services.
Asia-Pacific has regained the dominant position for the best combination of bandwidth and average price as the operators in the region continue to promote FTTH and FTTx services. Western Europe closely follows as it pushes FTTx and, in the not too distant future, will start rolling out G.fast.
Both bundled and standalone residential 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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