Mobile internet access in Europe and OECD countries — over 100x price difference inside the EU
Mobile internet access is the prime fuel of the “mobile-first and cloud-first” world. Competitively priced, anytime, anywhere mobile internet access is an essential input to all data-volume heavy mobile cloud storage, cloud computing and media streaming applications.
Scroll down this page to browse interactive charts benchmarking the competitiveness (prices, performance, consumption, adoption) of mobile internet access across countries. Click the map, the chart data points or the buttons on the left and right hand side to load the page of a specific country or operator group.
In addition to the raw empirical data on prices and other competitiveness metrics, Digital Fuel Monitor regularly (several times a month) releases in depth research notes
to its premium subscribers. The research notes are focusing on the intersection of market, radio spectrum, technology, competition and vertical integration aspects of mobile internet access.
Monitoring competitiveness from the Finnish perspective
The Digital Fuel Monitor service is managed by the Finnish boutique management consultancy Rewheel
that specialises into advising European operators, investors and regulators on competitive mobile internet-centric business models, spectrum auctions and infrastructure investments. The Finnish telecom and media regulatory authority as well as some leading Finnish mobile operators are premium subscripers of Digital Fuel Monitor.
Finland has among the lowest mobile internet usage prices, the highest mobile data consumption per capita (over ten times higher than Germany's), the highest mobile broadband population penetration, as well as among the fastest mobile broadband networks and best 4G/LTE coverage. All mobile operators in Finland abide by strict net neutrality principles: operators do not apply vertical price-discriminations.
Despite the mass-affordable open mobile internet offers and very heavy mobile data traffic the Finnish telecom sector generates healthy returns for its investors (16% ROCE
for the market leader operator).