Monday, 24 May 2010

Interesting calculation showing that data cost to operator is €1/per GB


Chippy said...

They probably need to add Internet peering costs onto that too.

So many people think that data is close to free so its nice to see a simple explanation like this.

Anonymous said...

Given that the calculation is based on a 20 year depreciation any business model in IT/Telco would be excellent. But I believe the reality shows installed HW lasts 3-5 years. So CAPEX would move to 2,20 to 3,66 Euro which is naturally another story and this does not seem to include marketing, sales, customer support for devices, subsidize devices etc. which normally is a unfortunately large cost for any operator.

Zahid Ghadialy said...

Now even NSN says that 1GB of data cost can be as low as €1. See their whitepaper at

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