Mobile data rates cheapest in India, costliest in Zimbabwe

Riding the popularity of ultra cheap data packs offered by Reliance Jio, which has amassed 28 crore subscribers in a short time, India has emerged as the country that provides mobile data at the lowest rate in the world, a new study says.

Indians pay on an average Rs 18 for one gigabyte (GB) of data against a global average of Rs 600, showed the research by price comparison site Cable.co.uk.

“A country whose young population has a particularly high technological awareness, India offers a vibrant smartphone market, with strong adoption and many competitors. Data, therefore, is quite staggeringly cheap,” said the report.

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