Cable, a British technology research firm has ranked Ghana ahead of Germany, US, Switzerland and a host of advanced countries in a survey of countries having the lowest data charges.
The survey conducted in 228 countries revealed that mobile data cost in Ghana, ranks as the sixth-lowest in Africa and 34th in the world with an average cost of 1GB mobile data being $0.98 or Ghs 5.69.
Nigeria, Ghana’s West African neighbour, ranked 58th in the world with an average price of $1.58 for 1GB of mobile data.
Ghana was selected among the top 100 countries with the lowest data costs, surpassing developed economies such as Germany, the United States, Switzerland, South Korea, Belgium, Portugal, New Zealand, Norway and Netherlands.
African countries that could not make it to the top 100 include Malawi, which ranked 224 while Nigeria’s neighbours; Chad and the Benin Republic ranked 222 and 223 respectively.
Amazingly, Somalia ranked 7th in the world and first in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with data costs as low as $0.50 per 1GB of mobile data.