Research: Global mobile broadband market to reach 1B connections by 2012

A new report from Pyramid Research and Heavy Reading predicts that the global mobile broadband market will reach 1 billion connections in 2012 as mobile operators invest billions in spectrum and network infrastructure to deploy 4G networks. In addition, ABI Research indicated the use of mobile data may be growing by leaps and bounds but data revenue is still lacking. The firm predicts that data usage in North America and Western Europe is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate 55 percent and 42 percent respectively. Article