Mobile broadband boom is over, claims new study

New data released from UK-based price comparison website Broadband Expert indicates that the boom in mobile broadband seen in recent years is over. The website claims there has been a 57 per cent drop in the number of people signing up for mobile broadband via the site in the last 12 months

This data is finding further support from Experian Hitwise stats, which reports that there has also been a drop of more than 50 per cent in the amount of searches undertaken for the phrase 'mobile broadband' in the same period.

Rob Webber, Broadband Expert's commercial director, said, "Sadly the technology has not lived up to the hype; we receive a huge amount of feedback from customers complaining of inconsistent or non-existent connections and speeds comparable to dial-up or worse." Article

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