Mobile Broadband Doesn’t Deliver

Sweden’s Consumer Ombudsman says three mobile broadband providers are breaking the law with their advertising.

The Ombudsman is forbidding Telia, Tele2 and the operator Three from claims that their 3G mobile broadband services are much faster than can actually be delivered.

Ola Svensson of the ombudsman’s office says promises of up to 7.2 megabits per second are not achievable.

He says actual mobile broadband here is closer to just 1 or 2 megabits a second.

Around 700,000 Swedes currently subscribe to mobile broadband. All three companies have two weeks to comply, otherwise the ombudsman’s office will take them to court. A spokesman for Tele2 says they will change their marketing