Mobile broadband subscriptions up 46%

Mobile broadband subscriptions up 46%

The take-up of mobile broadband has rocketed in the first quarter of 2008, according to the ComReg Quarterly Report.

Subscriptions have grown by 46% to 186,038 in the period, it was found.

Including mobile broadband, the total number of broadband subscriptions at the end of March 2008 in Ireland stood at 991,970, a penetration rate of 22.9%.

Without mobile broadband, the number of subscribers was 805,932 (an 18.6% penetration rate). Total Broadband take-up grew by 12% during the first quarter of 2008.

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