Telecom Statistics: Telecom Cost Has Been Falling Worldwide

May 18, 2011 1:27 pm

When this is mostly not a surprise, the fact that telecom costs have continued to fall even after 2008 is a little strange.

“DEVELOPING countries still pay far more for communications than developed countries as a proportion of overall income. But over the past two years these services have become more affordable worldwide, according to the ITU (International Telecommunication Union). The ITU’s ICT price basket combines the average cost of fixed-line telephones, mobile phones and fixed-line broadband internet services, calculated as a proportion of gross national income per person.”

Source: Economist

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