More than half (56.8 percent) of mobile broadband users are unhappy with the speeds they achieve, says Broadband Genie.

Research of 1,500 Brits that have access to mobile broadband revealed just 5.3 percent, which is less than 100, said they were definitely happy with their mobile broadband speed, while 15.8 percent said they thought it was 'OK'.

The remaining 22.1 percent said they were 'unsure' whether they were happy with their mobile broadband speed.

"This is another damning indictment on the state of mobile broadband in the UK," said Broadband Genie editor Chris Marling.

"While home broadband speeds have been racing forward, 3G mobile broadband has stood still – devices that were heralded as 'up to' 7.2Mbps almost five years ago are still often averaging below 2Mbps in reality."

Marling said that because consumers are getting more and more out of their home broadband, they expect that experience to translate when surfing the web on the move. However, thanks to poor reception, frequent drop-outs and slow speeds, it simply isn't even close and they're being left increasingly unhappy.

"To make matters worse, Ofcom is dragging its heels over the 4G spectrum auction that should see things improve dramatically. A date still hasn't been set, let alone one for when it will be handed over. Even optimistic best guesses put the auction in 2012; actual 4G mobile broadband services won't be a reality until 2013," Marling added.

"It's a joke – especially when you consider there were complaints about the auction being put off as far back as early 2010, when the general election got in the way. Back then a government spokesperson said it could reduce the likelihood of the auctions, 'being held this year, or even before mid-2011'. Chance would've been a fine thing!"