5 mln Europeans to connect to broadband via mobile in 2007

European mobile broadband market will reach 5 mln connections at the end of in 2007. Austria and Sweden are leading the way with hundreds of thousands of consumers signed up to affordable high-speed Turbo 3G network services delivering data rates up to 7 Mbps, Berg Insight says. The total value of the European mobile broadband market will grow at an annual compound growth rate of 22.9% over the coming five years to reach 3 bln euros. In 2011 the number of connections is estimated to have reached nearly 30 mln.