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PPS 10: Telecommunications
Growth of Telecommunications

3.1 The UK is one of the world leaders in mobile telecommunications, with different network operators offering innovative and competitive services. The industry is set to grow significantly as existing services are expanded, new services provided and consumer demands increase. Growth is likely to be driven by a range of factors including the increased capacity of digital broadband technology (including 3G, fixed wireless and satellite systems), the growth in demand for communications of all kinds, especially mobile, non-voice or data services, more diverse services, continued growth of the internet, and greater competition. Change will also be driven by convergence, the integration of telecommunications, broadcasting and information technology sectors, and between fixed and mobile networks.
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