Brazil: mobile data packages most expensive among developing nations, says study

The 2010 Information Economy Report from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has revealed Brazil has one of the most expensive mobile data packages [pt] among developing countries, at around US $120 for 2.1 megabytes of data per month, according to Rede Brasil Atual [pt]. The report also found that digital technology and mobile-related micro-enterprises – from selling top-up cards on the streets to refurbishing mobile phones – are becoming a crucial tool for reducing global poverty.

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