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Following recent reports of explosive growth in UK mobile broadband services, a new study has found similar results in the US.

The comScore survey found that the American mobile broadband market grew by 154 per cent in 2007 - a pattern that could be mirrored in Britain in the coming months

Serge Matta, senior vice-president of the analysis firm, said: "As consumers increasingly demand and depend on portable internet access, the demand for mobile broadband should continue to increase."

The statement echoes recent predictions of considerable growth in the UK market.

Mr Matta adding that the mobile broadband market is going to expand extensively in the future, with internet service providers urged to "get ahead of the curve" in the provision of mobile broadband packages.

With that intention in mind, T-Mobile has announced that it will be targeting the fixed-line market in 2008 in an attempt to establish itself as a leading provider of mobile broadband.

Chief executive Tim Hyde said that customers could expect a "step-change" in the provision of mobile internet services in the coming year.

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