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ITU’s ICT price basket methodology is now more inclusive and representative

The Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU – BDT) took a significant step towards more inclusive ICT price basket (IPB) benchmarking methodology, last week. All member states will adopt the methodology in 2018. Our research manager Shazna Zuhyle led the sub-group which presented the recommendations at the Expert Group for ICT Indicators (EGTI) meeting in Geneva. 

SAARC mobile tariffs converging; competition (finally) drives down Nepal tariffs by 50 percent

LIRNEasia’s price-benchmarking research shows that Pakistan has overtaken Bangladesh as the country with the cheapest monthly prepaid costs in the SAARC region, when compared to September 2008. Pakistan recorded a monthly cost of USD 1.75 for a low user, followed by Bangladesh (USD 1.96) and India (USD 2.10).  The greatest drop in tariffs since September 2008 […]

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