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Data tariffs too high in India, says Analysys Mason report

Research & advisory firm envisages a situation where data tariffs will come down to levels seen in developed markets

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Malini Bhupta  |  Mumbai 

Data tariffs are high in India, which possibly explains why mobile operators are not able to take penetration beyond the 30 per cent levels.

Data tariffs in India are currently at Rs 250 per GB, which is expensive when adjusted for per capita incomes. According to a report on mobile broadband by Analysys Mason, India’s data tariffs (price of 1 GB pack) - as percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita - are currently 2.6 per cent, whereas on an average the developed economies’ data tariffs - as percentage of GNI per capita - currently stand at 0.4-0.5 per cent. ...

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First Published: Thu, September 01 2016. 00:43 IST
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