Mobile broadband is to overtake fixed-line internet access in 2011, a new report has suggested.

According to the study conducted by mobileSQUARED, from next year onwards the number of broadband connections in total in Britain will hit 42.7 million, which is slightly higher than the previously predicted figure of 42.5 million fixed-line users.

It was also found that between one and ten per cent of internet traffic is driven from a mobile device.

However, Chris Marling – editor of comparison site Broadband Genie – remarked that he is unsure whether these figures are "particularly meaningful".

He went on to note that it is difficult to say definitively what the mobile broadband industry will be like by 2012 as it is "a bit of a shambles" at the moment and, although it is a "fantastic" method of going on the web, "signal drops and slow connections really blight the service".

This suggests that those involved in online marketing services may like to consider the best ways in which to use this service.

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