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A summary of a report on fixed and wireless broadband pricing in Latin and North America regions shows a slight decline

as compared to previous quarter April 25-20 !- Recent research was conducted on the fixed and wireless broadband prices and techniques used by service providers for the Latin and North America regions. This concluded that the prices have slightly decreased in comparison to the previous quarter. The research found out that from the current quarter, the pricing for the fixed and wireless broadband stood at !."# and !$.%# &uros respectively, which accounts to !."# &uros per '( for the fixed broadband service. According to the research, most of the service providers were satisfied with their broadband pricing and data usage options, with the exception of Arnet, doubling up the tariffs. The trend which was found through the research reveals that most operators are li)ely to increase their data usage and pac)ages to gain loyalty and satisfaction of the customers. *eeping the prices constant or even a low hi)e when coupled with an increased bundling and better pac)ages tend to please most users. The more advanced countries in the region of research, such as +,A, (ra-il, +ruguay, .hile and .anada used better technology available, including the fiber optics and LT& to improve their system and reduce the broadband pricing. LT& was part of the !/ countries which included the above mentioned. There is a general pricing gap between the fixed and wireless broadband services which is directly related to the amount of data usage option available. 0ixed service offers unlimited data usage while mobile services have pac)ages of #'( monthly, which cost less than the fixed pac)age. The overall price difference is compensated by the amount of data allowance for both services. 1n countries with limited technology, wireless broadband services are expensive and the infrastructure is not developed. 2eople use the service less often and have to pay more, the prices of which are li)ely to remain constant in the shorter term. 2rices of !'( data pac)ages on mobile tend to vary from one country to another, depending on the infrastructure and technology deployed in the region.