Developments in long-term evolution (LTE) technology are continuing to increase the download speeds available to mobile broadband users.
According to telecoms firm Ericsson, LTE Advanced can provide broadband speeds up to ten times faster than those offered by existing LTE networks.
The company is aiming to deliver next-generation LTE broadband in Sweden, where millions of broadband users already have access to long-term evolution services.
In the UK, where regulatory issues have delayed deployment, LTE mobile broadband is expected to launch in either 2013 or 2014.
Ulf Ewaldsson, Vice-President and Head of Product Area Radio at Ericsson, said the next step of LTE will enhance the current service offering, performance and data speed even further.
"It provides operators with the opportunity to capitalise further on their existing infrastructure," he claimed.
"Once again, Ericsson is committed to supporting operators' needs as expectations and requirements for mobile broadband services increase."