Report reveals high cost of 100Mbps in New Zealand

Picodi report compares price of fibre services

A comparison of broadband services by comparison site Picodi.com has found New Zealand to have some of the highest prices in the world.

Picodi’s latest report makes a comparison of one specific type of Internet service: 100Mps over fibre and specifically looks to compare the cost of unlimited residential internet plans.

It found New Zealand to be the fifth most expensive country at $US56.94 per month, on average. The top four were: South Africa ($US87,24); Iceland ($US69.05); Norway $68.41); Australia (($US64.93); Canada ($US62.36).

To arrive at these figures Picodi compared prices from the 233 biggest fibre internet providers in 62 countries. The range was enormous: the cheapest country was Iceland at just $US6.19).

 “According to Speedtest.net, the global average speed of broadband internet amounts to 70 Mbps (December 2019,” Picodi said.

“On the other hand, 100Mbps is the speed offered most frequently in the majority of countries — 55 out of 62.”

Picodi also looked at what internet speed could be obtained for $US20 per month, but noted that there are no services available at less than this price in 25 countries, including New Zealand.

In Hungary, India, Latvia, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine $US20 will get you a 1Gbps service, but less than 70Mbps in 17 countries, and less that 10Mbps in the Philippines and Tajikistan.

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