Analysys Mason: Broadband bundle prices decline, but speeds rose in Q1

Broadband bundle packages are turning into a buyer's market as more wireline operators are forced to reduce prices to better compete mobile broadband services.

A new Analysys Mason report, which tracked over 1,000 wireline broadband bundles in Europe and the U.S., revealed that wireline broadband bundle (single, double or triple-play package) prices declined about $6 between Q4 2009 and Q2 2010 to about $50 a month.

While broadband bundle prices are down, broadband speeds rose during the quarter. Of the 1,000 bundles examined in the report, about 20 percent of the service providers offered 30 Mbps or higher downstream capabilities. However, only about 20 percent of this group signed up for the "ultra-fast" services.  

Between January and June this year, the entry-level price for standalone broadband access services, declined to about $33 a month, while triple play service package prices declined from about $58 to about $51 a month.  

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