Christmas shoppers could be tempted into buying USB modem sticks for their friends and family this year, according to one expert.
Manoj Solanki of SeekBroadband.com has highlighted the potential of dongles as a festive gift which is priced reasonably enough for the Christmas market.
He said that the mobile broadband-enabling devices would be easily available in a number of different outlets.
Mr Solanki commented: "These make them a perfect gift for friends and loved ones at Christmas, or anyone who wants flexible mobile broadband on the move.
"As there is no lengthy tie-in period, it suits users who may not use it every month, including those living away from home, such as students and mobile workers."
SeekBroadband.com also foresees the continuing popularity of laptop deals in conjunction with mobile broadband.