Wireless and communications technology
The value of the wireless and communication industry
The wireless telecoms industry is unique in that it's grown from literally nothing to £647 million in just 20 years – which is possibly unequalled by any other industry at any time in history.
The world telecom services market was estimated to be worth over £9.7 trillion in 2009. Over the last number of years the wireless and mobile market has outperformed most major sectors in terms of market growth.
With consumer's appetites for mobile content continuing to grow, including services and applications, technology innovation and global migration of mobile technology. Demand for wireless communication products is expected to continue growing at a rapid rate.
The sector in Scotland
Scotland has over 200 telecommunications companies ranging from large global organisations to smaller, home-grown companies. The wireless communications industry is by far the strongest sector, with consumer and business wireless markets particularly strong.
What is wireless and communications technology?
Wireless and communications technology uses energy to carry information from one place to another.
Wireless telecommunications use electromagnetic waves to carry a signal over part or all of the communication path.
Product examples include cellular phones and pagers, GPS systems, cordless computer peripherals, cordless telephone sets, home-entertainment-system control boxes, remote garage-door openers, two-way radios, baby monitors, satellite television, and wireless LANs or local area networks.