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April 30, 2008

Mobile broadband fails the speed test

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by David Allen

As if it was bad enough with advertised broadband speeds not being what they are claimed to be, it now seems that the same could apply to the mobile broadband advertised speeds too.

In a recent survey of mobile broadband users, it was found that the average speed obtained is only 1.46 Mbps, which is less than half of that achieved through a landline.

But when it comes to the advertising that the providers of mobile broadband are using at the moment, it is clear that they are choosing to quote the maximum speed available in certain parts of the country.

Vodafone are suggesting that their mobile broadband can achieve 7.2 Mbps, while others like 3 are quoting speeds of just 2.8 Mbps.

Clearly no one would expect mobile broadband to match the speeds of a landline connection, but there are so many regional variations, that it is difficult for consumers to see what speeds they can receive, and in some cases when it comes to mobile broadband if there is any service at all.

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