3G mobile broadband success story looks set to be short lived

Although the number of people using mobile networks to connect to the Internet through dongle will continue to rise, Screen Digest predicts the rate of growth is set for a big fall over the next two years. According to Ronan de Renesse of Screen Digest, there has been a significant uptake in the usage of mobile broadband in the past two years, especially in Europe where usage grew nearly tenfold from one million people in 2006 to nine million in 2008. "Put another way, the mobile broadband market is currently worth more than mobile TV, mobile games and mobile music combined. "However despite its growth, contribution to data revenues and number of subscribers, de Renesse expects to see high customer churn rates this year and in 2010. Article

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