Strategy Analytics: OECD Mobile Broadband Price Benchmarking results for June 2013 show 4G accounts for 30 percent of all plans, pushing up speeds; prices less so
Download speeds have grown dramatically, with almost 30 percent of plans now 4G
BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent mobile broadband price benchmarking results from Strategy Analytics shows average download speeds now stand at just under 33 Mb/s, largely as a result of increased availability of 4G services across OECD countries.
While 4G services have pushed speeds up, pricing of 4G remains in line with 3G. A tablet user, requiring 5GB of data per month will pay 35 percent more for a 4G service compared to 3G, on average, but the plan speeds will be almost five times as fast.
The OECD Mobile Broadband Price Benchmarking service is provided by the Teligen division of Strategy Analytics, and offers an on-going insight into the price developments and relationships for mobile broadband services in the OECD countries, plus a selected number of non-OECD countries.
Teligen Director Halvor Sannaes said: "Although 4G services are more expensive than 3G services, the speed differential is much more significant than that of price. Furthermore, we expect the price gap to decrease over the coming quarters."
Senior Tariff Consultant, Josie Sephton added: "The dynamic rollout of 4G services is having a marked impact on the mobile broadband landscape, and is something we will continue to track."
About Strategy Analytics and Teligen
Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com. Teligen is a wholly owned division of Strategy Analytics, focusing on telecoms price information and price benchmarking.
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