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UK small to medium enterprises (SMEs) can eliminate the worry of incurring punitive charges for exceeding their mobile broadband usage with the launch of a new deal from Vodafone.

The mobile broadband deal from the UK broadband provider offers its customers unlimited downloads for £18 per month (subject to fair usage). The offer is aimed at allowing SMEs to enjoy the full benefit of their provider’s mobile broadband network without the risk of incurring a costly bill for exceeding their limit.

Users who sign up for the service get the Vodafone Stick Pro or the USB Modem Stick for free when they opt for an 18-month or 24-month contract. However, the new tariff is also available for a term of 12 months or on a rolling 30-day contract basis, with USB mobile broadband dongles priced at £24.68.

Government figures show that the UK’s small businesses have been among the firms hardest hit by the economic downturn. Consequently, they are expected to give a warm welcome to Vodafone’s unlimited deal which promises them total freedom to “download large attachments, video clips and browse”.

News of the launch comes as Vodafone was recently the beneficiary of a new accreditation for its mobile broadband services. In a release issued today, the company confirmed that it has been granted the BS 25999 certification from BSI Management Systems.

The award is in acknowledgement that Vodafone has a business continuity management system which is "well placed to ensure business as usual through the most challenging and unexpected circumstances".

Peter Kelly, enterprise director at Vodafone UK, said: “More customers are asking for evidence of their partners’ business continuity credentials. Vodafone UK’s BS25999 certification sends a clear signal that we are going the extra mile to support our customers’ needs.”

Vodafone’s mobile broadband services are some of the fastest on offer to UK businesses, with speeds of up to 7.2Mb available. This compares with an average speed of up 4.5Mb across most rival networks.

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