New report predicts explosive European growth for mobile broadband

A new report released today by global analyst house CCS Insight predicts explosive growth for Mobile Broadband across Europe. Despite varying environments across Europe's five major markets, the one common factor is growth, underpinned by HSPA and HSPA+ Mobile Broadband technology.

According to CCS Insight's report, the total Mobile Broadband subscribers in key European markets will rise from about 22 million at the end of 2009 to over 43 million in 2011. In addition, total revenue from Mobile Broadband access in the major markets will rise from less than €6 billion in 2009 to more than €11 billion in 2011.

"It is clear from this report that with the right network investment, European mobile network operators will see significant growth in Mobile Broadband adoption in the next two years," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer at the GSMA. "HSPA technology will drive this rapid uptake across Europe as mobile operators and their customers continue to benefit from its expanding, vibrant and competitive ecosystem. HSPA technology has a vast number of enabled devices and established roaming capabilities delivering high speed broadband connectivity to users on the move, right across Europe." Article