When thy neighbor hath put thee to shame: Mobile price benchmarking in Latin America<br />Hernan Galperin<br />Universidad...
About DIRSI<br />“DIRSI is a network of professionals and institutions specialized in ICT policy and research in Latin Ame...
Mobile Opportunities 2.0
New ICT indicators
Young Researchers grants
Training programs
Rapid Regulatory Response</li></ul>Research + Capacity-building + Dialogue<br />
How our mobile price benchmarking studies sparked regulatory action<br />Despitegrowingpenetration, tariffstructurediscour...
Brazil, wehave a problem<br />Monthlycost of OECD lowvolumeprepaidmobilebasket (USD, 2Q 2009)<br />Sources: DIRSI, Lirneas...
But wait, it gets worse <br />Monthlycost of OECD lowvolume, prepaidmobilebasket (USD PPP, 2Q 2009)<br />Sources: DIRSI, L...
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When thy neighbor hath put thee to shame - Mobile price benchmarking in Latin America

  1. 1. When thy neighbor hath put thee to shame: Mobile price benchmarking in Latin America<br />Hernan Galperin<br />Universidad de San Andrés<br />LIRNEasia@5, Sri Lanka, Colombo<br />December 9-11, 2009<br />Regional Dialogue on Information Society<br />
  2. 2. About DIRSI<br />“DIRSI is a network of professionals and institutions specialized in ICT policy and research in Latin America. We conduct research, and facilitate dialogue on pro-poor ICT policy, regulation and governance in Latin America”<br />2009-11 Research Cycle<br /><ul><li>Broadband for all
  3. 3. Mobile Opportunities 2.0
  4. 4. New ICT indicators
  5. 5. Young Researchers grants
  6. 6. Training programs
  7. 7. Rapid Regulatory Response</li></ul>Research + Capacity-building + Dialogue<br />
  8. 8. How our mobile price benchmarking studies sparked regulatory action<br />Despitegrowingpenetration, tariffstructurediscouragesmobile use amongpoor. <br />What we saw<br />International mobileprice benchmarking (including South Asia) andaffordabilitystudies.<br />What we did<br />Wide media diffussion of results (old and new media).<br />What helped us<br />Inquiryintoterminationrates (Peru), taxes (Brazil) and numberportability (Mexico).<br />What happened<br />
  9. 9. Brazil, wehave a problem<br />Monthlycost of OECD lowvolumeprepaidmobilebasket (USD, 2Q 2009)<br />Sources: DIRSI, Lirneasia, OECD<br />
  10. 10. But wait, it gets worse <br />Monthlycost of OECD lowvolume, prepaidmobilebasket (USD PPP, 2Q 2009)<br />Sources: DIRSI, Lirneasia, OECD<br />
  11. 11. And it’snotabout a povertypenaltyforprepaid<br />Monthlycost of OECD lowvolume, prepaid vs. postpaidmobilebasket (USD 2009)<br />Source: DIRSI<br />
  12. 12. Butwhataboutaffordability?<br />Monthlycost of OECD lowvolume, prepaidmobilebasket<br />as % of GDP per capita (USD 2009)<br />Sources: DIRSI, Lirneasia, OECD<br />
  13. 13. Why I only use my mobile to receive calls…<br />Monthlycost of OECD lowvolume, prepaidmobilebasket as <br />% of GDP per capita and income of poorest 3rddecil (USD 2009)<br />Monthlycost of OECD lowvolume, prepaidmobilebasket<br />as % of GDP per capita and % 3rd incomedecil(USD 2009)<br />5% affordability threshold<br />Source: DIRSI<br />
  14. 14. Conclusions: Whysupply-sideindicators and international benchmarking matter<br />Identifymarketfailures and bottlenecksbymeasuring sector performance.<br />poor. <br />What we do<br />International benchmarking andindicatorsappropriatefortheregion.<br />How we do it<br />Policymakers, private sector, civil society and the media (so otherslisten).<br />Our audience<br />Put to shame, engage in conversation, track results, show progress.<br />Our tactic<br />
  15. 15. Hernan Galperinhgalperin@udesa.edu.arMore information:www.dirsi.net <br />Diálogo Regional sobre Sociedad de la Información<br />Horacio Urteaga 694<br />Jesús María, Lima - PERU<br />Teléfonos: ( 51-1) 3326194 / 4244856<br />Fax: (51-1) 3326173<br />

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