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There will be more mobile broadband connections than the fixed equivalent within four years, it has been predicted.

According to the latest forecast from IDATE, there will be 2.3 billion fixed broadband connections around the world in 2015.

But the number of mobile broadband customers is anticipated to eclipse this figure, rising to 2.6 billion.

Sophie Lubrano, Project Leader and IDATE's Director of Studies, said rapid growth would be witnessed in both markets.

But the popularity of dongle and tablet services is set to drive increased demand for mobile broadband across the world.

Ms Lubrano also predicted double-digit increases in search, social networking, video and e-commerce over the next four years.

Earlier this week, a study conducted by Acision revealed that 54 per cent of UK dongle users are suffering from slow speeds in 2011.

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