Cable.co.uk has published its annual Global Mobile Data Price Ranking 2021. Countries in Africa where the price of a gigabyte of mobile data is less than US$1 include: Sudan, Algeria, Somalia, Ghana and Libya.
« Worldwide moblie data pricing 2021: The coast of 1GB of mobile data in 23 countries » is the title of the global ranking made by Cable.co.uk; a company specialising in comparing broadband, fixed and mobile lines worldwide. The ranking calculates and compares mobile data in 230 countries around the world, based on digital infrastructure, the population’s heavy reliance on the internet, the amount of consumption and their economic systems.
According to Cable.co.uk, Sudan, Algeria, Somalia, Ghana and Libya are the African countries where 1 gigabyte costs less than one US dollar. The strategy of these five countries is, according to the specialised structure, focused on « the policy of reducing the cost of mobile data ».
Like other countries in the world where mobile data is cheaper, Sudan, Algeria, Somalia, Ghana and Libya have « excellent mobile and fixed broadband infrastructure, which allows providers to offer high quality data, driving down the price per gigabyte, and thanks to their fibre optic broadband infrastructure, they rely heavily on mobile data as the primary means of keeping their population connected to the rest of the world, » the organisation explains.
Below are the rankings:
Country Average Gigamobile tariffs
Sudan $0.27 Algeria $0.51 Somalia $0.60 Ghana $0.66 Libya $0.74
Furthermore, this ranking shows that sub-Saharan Africa is the most expensive region in the world, with six countries among the ten most expensive in the world, including Equatorial Guinea (49.67 USD/Go), Sao Tome and Principe (30.97USD/Go), Malawi (25.46USD/1Go) and Chad (23.33USD/1Go)
The complete ranking: https://www.cable.co.uk/mobiles/worldwide-data-pricing/#regions