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Research ICT Africa (RIA) is a non-profit, public interest, research entity which undertakes research on how information and communication technologies are being accessed and used in African countries. The aim is to measure the impact on lifestyles and livelihoods of people and households and to understand how informal businesses can prosper through the use of ICTs. This research can facilitate informed policy-making for improved access, use and application of ICT for social development and economic growth. RIA collects both supply-side and demand-side data. Supply-side data consists of retail prices of prepaid mobile calls and sms's, prepaid data and postpaid "bundles" for 47 African countries, for all operators.This is collected by RIA on a quarterly basis.
Kind of Data
Units of Analysis
The units of analysis in this dataset are prices
The dataset contains mobile phone supply-side data for selected African Countries. This includes data on prices for (i) mobile phone calls, SMS and MMS v(ii) prepaid mobile broadband, and (iii) prepaid “top-up” data, and (iv) postpaid products
Prepaid pricing data includes:
· Prices of mobile prepaid in selected African countries (quarterly)
· Prices of mobile products from all operators in these countries
Prepaid mobile broadband data includes1GB prepaid once off price of mobile data in selected African countries (quarterly)
The data is at country level and covers the following 47 African countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
African countries not covered are Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Somalia, and South Sudan
NOTE: Country codes are from 1 to 61 (skipping15, 28-32, 35-36, 38, 40-42, 51, 58). These numbers are random codes assigned by the database software used in data collection, and the skips do not indicate missing countries.