About the indicators

DIRSI undertakes an annual survey of all broadband plans (fixed and mobile) offered by the main operators (with a market share above 10%) for residential users in the most relevant markets in Latin America. The survey uses the methodology developed by the OECD, which among other advantages allows for comparisons with these countries. The methodology considers an Internet access service as broadband if its advertised download speed is at least 256Kbps. The prices computed include all taxes, and are prorated over the first 24 months of service in order to account for discounts or promotions. Download speeds are those advertised by the operators.

The indicators presented in the map are:

- Least expensive fixed broadband plan: corresponds to the least expensive fixed broadband available in the market, expressed in current US dollars.

- Median cost of Mbps for fixed broadband: corresponds to the median price per Mbps of advertised download speed for all fixed broadband plans in a market, expressed in current US dollars.

- Average fixed broadband speed: corresponds to the average advertised download speed for all fixed broadband plans in a market, expressed in Kbps.

- Maximum fixed broadband speed: corresponds to the maximum advertised download speed for all fixed broadband plans in a market, expressed in Kbps.

- Least expensive postpaid mobile broadband 1GB: correspond to the least expensive mobile broadband plan in a monthly postpaid contract with a data cap of at least 1GB, expressed in current US dollars.

- Least expensive postpaid mobile broadband 100MB: correspond to the least expensive mobile broadband plan in a monthly postpaid contract with a data cap of at least 100MB, expressed in current US dollars.

- Least expensive prepaid mobile broadband 100MB: correspond to the least expensive mobile broadband plan in a daily prepaid contract with a data cap of at least 100MB, expressed in current US dollars.

- Least expensive fixed broadband plan as % GDP p/c: corresponds to the least expensive fixed broadband available in the market as a % of the monthly GDP per capita.

- Least expensive prepaid mobile broadband 100MB: correspond to the least expensive mobile broadband plan in a daily prepaid contract with a data cap of at least 100MB as a % of the monthly GDP per capita.

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