Australia the pricey country for mobile broadband: OECD

Mobile broadband users in Australia pay more than in any other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country according to a new report released by the organisation.The report measured mobile broadband usage of the 30 member countries in three brackets: high use, medium use and low use.To read this Computerworld report in full, see:
www.computerworld.com.au/article/314761/Also see:Americans pay 5 times more than Netherlanders for wireless
A new OECD survey highlights the massive disparity in wireless service costs across countries. Americans pay significantly more than their counterparts in Sweden and the Netherlands for mobile broadband.If you think that your mobile phone bill is out of control, that’s apparently because it is. A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) survey has found that mobile users in the US, Canada, and Spain pay almost five times more for wireless service than their counterparts in the Netherlands, Finland, and Sweden, who pay the least.More generally, the report nicely ties together a few trends in the telecom industry: texting services have become significant profit centers, and service providers have cut back on equipment spending during the downturn. The striking thing is that, by doing so, they’ve managed to actually grow profits despite the economic turmoil.
arstechnica.com/telecom/news/2009/08/americans-pay-5-times-more-than-netherlanders-for-wireless.arsTo read more information on the OECD report, see:
goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=8881

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