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Global average price for mobile data is $4/GB, mobile traffic surged worldwide

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New data presented by StockApps reveals the latest trends in mobile. Worthy of note is the fact that a gigabyte (GB) of data costs $4.07 based on the global average.

At that rate, Philippine users have had it better these days than many users elsewhere, what with unli data promos and relatively cheaper volume-based subscriptions available. Greece, meanwhile, has the most expensive rate at $8.16 per GB. Israel has the cheapest at $0.05 per GB.

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The StockApps data also show that two-thirds of the world’s population are using mobile devices, with a 2.3-percent year-on-year increase or an additional 117 million users. As of July 2021, 6.4 billion smartphones are being used and make up 79 percent of mobile connections worldwide.

The global average of monthly data traffic on mobile has also increased, at 68 percent year-on-year. That’s equivalent to 66 exabytes in Q1 2021. Philippine carriers have similarly reported increased data usage from their subscribers.

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