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Wireless broadband and mobile broadband should not be pitted against each other in a battle of portable internet technology.

Rob Kerr of gadget news provider Pocket-Lint emphasised that the two services are essentially very different.

He highlighted the fact that while Wi-Fi relies on the use of hotspots to connect to the internet, mobile broadband is available wherever there is a mobile phone signal.

With reference to Wi-Fi, Mr Kerr also underlined: "It's perhaps unfair to really call this a competing technology, as the costs are different in terms of what you can download in most cases and it's a different service altogether."

LG recently completed successful testing of a 4G mobile network chip, achieving speeds of 60Mb.

Considered to be the next leap in mobile broadband, long-term evolution (LTE) technology (also known as 4G) could soon see speeds of over 100Mb enjoyed on the move.

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