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The slashing of mobile broadband charges in the UK is set to continue for the foreseeable future, according to one expert.

Speaking at the 3rd Mobile Pricing Symposium held at Cambridge University, Margit Session of research firm Tariff Consultancy predicted that the intense competition currently being seen between mobile broadband providers is likely to carry on, with firms offering lower flat rates.

She commented: "Mobile broadband prices in the UK market alone have dropped by up to 50 per cent in the last six months.

"Price competition among mobile broadband providers has become intense as the cost of devices has reduced and increased network capacity has become available with HSDPA speeds."

According to Tariff Consultancy, in real terms over a three-year period (2004 to 2007) mobile broadband pricing has fallen by over half, while broadband capacity has seen an increase over the same length of time.

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