5G fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband plans are marketed and priced as equal or better alternatives compared
to non- pure fibre based broadband plans. In 9 out of 50 countries (e.g., in the UK and Switzerland) plans with the
lowest monthly price, for 100 Mbit/s download speed, were 5G FWA rather than fixed broadband plans.
While broadband prices are higher in more expensive countries mobile prices are not. Mobile monthly prices are, in
average, 2-3 times lower in 4 vs. 3 MNO markets.
4G&5G smartphone plan prices – for new contracts – continued to fall across most EU and OECD countries despite near double-digit inflation figures. The near-double-digit inflation in 2022 had a moderate price increase effect in markets where only 3-MNOs are present while it had no significant impact in markets where 4 MNOs are present. In almost all 4-MNO markets monthly prices fell or were flat despite an average inflation of ~9%.