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Affordability
Price is the best determinant of competition. Prices used here are always expressed as either a ratio or as part of a basket. Affordability has a direct link to levels of competition. If prices for a mobile voice basket are high in comparison to benchmarked countries, then the likelihood is that competition is not level. Indicators in the Competition category should be investigated.
Mobile prepaid voice basket (USD) Definition
Cost in USD for cheapest product available in the country for the monthly voice and SMS usage basket as defined by OECD (2010) for 30 calls (50 minutes) and 100 SMS.
Mobile prepaid voice basket (USD) Dominant Operator Definition
Cost in USD for cheapest product available in the country for the monthly voice and SMS usage basket as defined by OECD (2010) for 30 calls (50 minutes) and 100 SMS from operators with at least 25% market share.
Mobile prepaid 1GB basket (USD) Definition
Cost in USD for cheapest product available in the country for a mobile prepaid 1GB broadband basket that is valid for at least 30 days.
Mobile prepaid 1GB basket (USD) Dominant Operator Definition
Cost in USD for cheapest product available in the country for a mobile prepaid 1GB broadband basket that is valid for at least 30 days from operators with at least 25% market share.
Top-up Value For Money Index Definition
The Value for Money Index places a monetary value on bundled minutes, SMS and data from a OTT user perspective. Data is thus more valuable then voice or SMS. The index is the sum of all monetary values divided by the cost. The values for as follows:
Data MB = 1 US cent
Social Media MB = 0.5 US cent
Any Voice Minute = 0.1 US cent
On-net Voice Minute = 0.01 US cent
Any SMS = 0.1 US cent
On-net SMS = 0.01 US cent
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Affordability

Mobile prepaid voice basket (USD)

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Affordability

Dominant Operator: Mobile prepaid voice basket (USD)

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Affordability

Mobile prepaid 1GB basket (USD)

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Affordability

Dominant Operator: Mobile prepaid 1GB basket (USD)

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Affordability

Effective price (USD)

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Affordability

Top-up Value For Money Index

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Competition

Number of Mobile Operators (excluding MVNO)

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Access

Active SIM cards per 100 inhabitants

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Access

Individual internet per 100 inhabitants

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Access

% of mobile owners with smartphones

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Usage

Average operator revenue per user (Blended ARPU)

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Usage

Average minutes of use per connection per month

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Usage

Data traffic per connection (highest operator)

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Usage

% Facebook users per 100 inhabitants

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Infrastructure

International bandwidth per user

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Infrastructure

% Population covered by mobile signal

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Infrastructure

% Population covered by 3G signal

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Infrastructure

Connections per Base stations

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Competition

Market share of largest mobile operators

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Competition

Market concentration (HHI)

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Competition

Operator profitability (EBITDA Margin)

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Infrastructure

Country level investment per subscriber in USD

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Competition

Interconnection: Mobile Termination Rates (US ยข)

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Competition

Tax as % of total ownership

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Access

Land-lines per 100 inhabitants

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Usage

M2M connections per 100 inhabitants

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