According to a recent study, the mobile market in Greece is considered the most expensive in the European Union and one of the most expensive in the world.
Rewheel’s research confirmed previous findings on the Greek mobile market.
Rewheel said in a statement:
The Greek mobile market is the most expensive market in the EU. The Greek mobile market, with only 3 where the entire operator is present, once again ranks first as the most expensive mobile market in the EU and one of the most expensive markets in the world.
Even after removing the mobile phone tax, Greece’s minimum monthly prices for 1.3 or 5 gigabyte smartphone plans were the highest in the EU.
And while telecommunications regulators in the remaining EU markets with narrow oligopolies with 3 carriers are taking steps to remedy the situation through real competition – see the recent introduction of the 4th mobile operator in Portugal2 and ANACOM’s social tariff decision ( 30 gigabytes for 6 euros) 3 –
Greek regulator EETT has denied this and has done little to correct apparent market failures in Greece.
Research report and country comparison here.