Bangladesh leased line prices have dropped 74%, according to LIRNEasia’s February 2009 benchmarking study. But this reduction has not been passed onto consumers, who are still paying roughly the same price as they did in October 2008. The consumer also receiving less for what he’s paying – our February 2009 broadband quality of service tests showed that speeds experienced by consumers were even worse than 6 months ago.
One can only hope that the lowered wholesale prices are passed down to consumers soon. If this doesn’t happen, that at least operators buy enough bandwidth so that speeds experienced by consumers increase.