OECD Fixed Voice and Leased Line Price Benchmarking May 2018


Report Summary:

OECD Fixed Voice and Leased Line Price Benchmarking Q2 2018 update: low voice users in Mexico benefit from the lowest fixed voice prices

The Q2 2018 OECD Fixed Voice and Leased Line Benchmarking Service updates are now available for download. For a low residential user (making 20 calls per month, which equates to 62 minutes per month), the Prepaid Multifon 50 plan from Telmex in Mexico is the cheapest offering across the 36 countries analysed, while the most expensive provider is Telefonica in Spain, at almost 8 times the cost of Telmex. Notably, the offer from Telmex comprises very low fixed charges (as it is a prepaid offer). This is in contrast to the results for all other countries.

The chart below shows the cheapest tariff in each country, based on the OECD 2017 20 calls basket.

Source: OECD Fixed Voice Price Benchmarking, Strategy Analytics

The May 2018 update for Fixed Voice services incorporates the new OECD 2017 baskets. The main difference between these and the 2010 baskets is the removal of international calls in the 2017 baskets. The 2010 baskets have still been included in the system, however.

In addition to the inclusion of the new baskets, it is now possible to view the results in a wider range of currencies.

Please note: For the OECD Leased Line Price Benchmarking Service, there have been no changes to the 2010 basket methodology.

Historical pricing for the OECD countries over several years is also available. Strategy Analytics also produces benchmarking services for mobile voice, and fixed and mobile broadband, as well as bundled telecoms services and Pay TV.

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