Tech Desk : dhakamirror.com
Bangladeshis spend 6.9 times as much for internet as the rest of the world. Surf Shark, a global VPN provider, recently produced a research titled the Global Internet Value Index (IVi), which assesses countries based on how much their people overpay for internet access. Bangladesh is ranked 83rd globally and third in the area.
The index examines whether people are getting what they’re paying for.
Bangladesh has an index of 0.0105, which is almost 86% lower than the global average. This translates that Bangladeshis are overpaying for the internet they are getting, and only 24% of the world overpaying more than Bangladesh.
India, the biggest neighbour of Bangladesh, ranks 44th in the list and regionally ranks 1st. Other neighbours of Bangladesh did not fare well in the ranking, i.e. Nepal ranks 77th, Sri Lanka ranks 96th, and Pakistan ranks 102nd in the world.
Surfshark released its Global Internet Value index (IVi), calculated by dividing each country’s internet speed by internet affordability to figure out which countries are overpaying for their internet.
Israel ranked 1st in the list, while Singapore and Denmark ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively.