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Mobile phone operators are reaping the benefits of the ongoing mobile broadband boom being experienced in the UK.

According to a newly-released report entitled Mobile Networks Forecasts: Future Mobile Traffic, Base Stations & Revenues from industry analyst Informa Telecoms & Media, the rise of mobile broadband has boosted profits enjoyed by mobile operators.

Vodafone credited part of its 55 per cent increase in revenue from non-messaging data revenues for the year ended March 31 2008 compared to 2007 with the growth of PC connectivity devices, reports Telecoms.com.

The report also suggests that the increasing demand for mobile broadband will help to revive the base stations.

"Base station unit sales and revenues will rebound in 2011 as the mobile traffic boom forces operators to invest in new capacity," said principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media and author of Mobile Networks Forecasts, Mike Roberts.

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