July 13

African Mobile Users Pay Nearly Three Times the Global Average for Voice Calls and Internet

By Yomi Kazeem

The recurring theme of mobile internet prices is that while they are dropping globally, they are not dropping fast enough in Africa.

The resulting reality is internet users across the continent pay the highest prices for mobile data relative to average monthly income. A similar theme exists for voice packages too as an International Telecommunication Union report shows Africans also pay the highest prices for mobile voice calls.

Photo courtesy of lirneasia.

Source: Quartz Africa (link opens in a new window)

mobile technology, telecommunications