The latest infographic created by Toronto-based Jim Harris details the average cost of 1GB of mobile data across countries around the world.
For Canada, Harris says our âhigh data cost can be explained by the high concentration of its market. In 2018, Bell, Rogers and Telus collectively held more than 82% of all wireless service revenues, âaccording to CRTC data.
Cost of 1 GB of mobile data
India ð®ð³ $ 0.09 (lowest)
Israel ð®ð± $ 0.11
Italy ð®ð¹ $ 0.43
United States ðºð¸ $ 8
Canada ð¨ð¦ $ 12.55
HIGH data in Canada costs due to high market concentration: Bell, Rogers and Telus collectively hold over 82% of all wireless dollarsðµ # CES2022 #cdnpoli #mobile #Data # MWC22 pic.twitter.com/mIiav8zfIT
– Jim Harris # CES2022 (@JimHarris) 20 December 2021
For Telus-owned Koodo customers, data overages are billed $ 130 / 1GB, while Bell-owned Virgin Plus charges $ 137 / 1GB for data overages. These charges apply if you agree to pay for more data when your plan amount is consumed.
Earlier this year, the Finnish company Rewheel Research noted that the price of wireless in Canada for 20 GB of data is the most expensive in the world. Sweden’s Tefficient reported in July that mobile data prices in Canada were the most expensive in the world. Despite these reports, Canada’s telecommunications lobby group, the CWTA, is reacting to say that download speeds in Canada remain faster than those of other countries, including India.