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Mobile broadband and internet usage in the UK has skyrocketed since the beginning of the year, a new report has revealed.

According to the State of the Mobile Web report from Opera, page views have increased by 94 per cent between January and November 2008.

Worldwide, the Opera Mini mobile platform generated more than 82.9 million MB of data for operators worldwide, up 463 per cent compared to November 2007.

Jon von Tetzchner, chief executive officer at Opera, explained that mobile penetration was growing even in countries where "broadband penetration is high", such as the UK.

He said: "It is growing because consumers are used to having ubiquitous access to the Web and expect to have it wherever they are.

"The real promise of the mobile Web is in connecting those who do not have broadband readily available."

Google was the most popular website accessed on mobile internet, closely followed by Facebook, Yahoo and the BBC, which came second, third and fourth respectively.

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