Last updated: August 11, 2010 - 8:38pm
In a cross-country comparison of mobile data pricing, ABI Research found the United Kingdom, France and Indonesia to have among the lowest prices for mobile broadband plans.
In Indonesia, a 4 GB data package for the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) costs as low as $17 monthly. Indonesia and other such developing countries are driving mobile Internet usage through the use of low-cost prepaid mobile broadband and Internet plans, driven by the popularity of BlackBerry and other such smart phones. Mobile network operators in developed markets, on the other hand, are struggling to cope with the demand that exponential data usage increases have placed on their networks.