Zambia has been ranked fourth country with the most expensive data prices in Africa between June and September, 2023.
On average Zambia’s data was priced at US$8.01 for one gigabyte, with the cheapest pegged at US$0.45, while the most expensive one was at US$45.33.
The cable.co.uk, a leading broadband, Television and phone comparison site on Saturday released a report for the average price of one gigabyte (1GB) derived from an extensive analysis of over 5,600 mobile data packages offered across the globe.
Zambia was among the top 10 countries with the most expensive data prices in Africa between June and September, 2023.
The report named Zambia as the fourth country in Africa with the most expensive data prices and ranked it 227 in the world for period between June and September, 2023.
Zimbabwe was on the top of the table for African countries with an average data pricing of US$43.75.
The report ranked Zimbabwe 237 in the world with the most expensive data prices between June and September, 2023.
“Several factors are responsible for elevated data costs in select African nations. Among the challenges are a lack of competition among telecommunications providers, infrastructure deficiencies, and certain government policies,” according to the report.
Here is a list of African countries with the most expensive data prices in the world from June to September 2023:
Zimbabwe was followed by South Sudan with an average pricing of US$23.70, Central African Republic with US$10.90, Zambia with US$8.01 and Seychelles offering US$5.43.
Mali made it to the sixth rank with an offering of US$4.56, followed by Chad US$4.09, Gabon offered an average of US$4.09 while Gambia made it to the ninth US$3.56.
Burkina Faso made it to the 10th position with an offering of US$3.27 and 199 rank in the world.
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