Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
The contribution of mobile phones to the UK economy
Posted on 20-May-2004 21:00 | Tags Filed under: News


The contribution of mobile phones to the UK economy
The first in a series commissioned by O2, the report shows how the mobile phone sector now contributes as much to GDP as the total oil and gas extraction industry. According to research by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR), mobile contributed 22.9bn to UK GDP in 2003, 2.3% of total GDP.

The CEBR report represents the first such analysis since a NERA study five years ago - during which time the UK mobile industry has changed beyond recognition in terms of market penetration, the way that people use their mobiles and the sector's importance to the economy.

According to Peter Erskine, mmO2 CEO "The mobile phone industry in the UK has grown, in just 20 years, from zero to something bigger than the whole of the print, paper and publishing sector."

The mobile sector is also a significant employer, with network operators, retail outlets, and suppliers to the sector employing nearly 200,000 people.


More information: http://www.mmo2.com/cr/news_100504.asp...
Download: http://www.mmo2.com/downloads/Report_100504.p...

comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Tivo CGA Claim October 2017
Created by minimoke, last reply by minimoke on 25-Mar-2017 12:34 (416 replies)
Pages... 26 27 28


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Fred99 on 25-Mar-2017 12:50 (3664 replies)
Pages... 243 244 245


TiVo Service ending on 31 October 2017
Created by Riggleby, last reply by blakamin on 22-Mar-2017 22:00 (542 replies)
Pages... 35 36 37


SixXS is shutting down - IPv6 now urgently required
Created by SirHumphreyAppleby, last reply by hio77 on 24-Mar-2017 20:14 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Credit card charged without notification.
Created by Michaelfjs, last reply by PaulBags on 22-Mar-2017 18:46 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Mass PC Parts, tools, iPads, tablets, desks, TVs, couches, wireless APs, HTC Vive's, laptops, desktops and iPhones!!!
Created by CamH, last reply by Rikkitic on 24-Mar-2017 17:12 (13 replies)

Terrorist attack on London
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by frankv on 24-Mar-2017 11:44 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


NZ Post putting up prices
Created by timmmay, last reply by richms on 24-Mar-2017 23:51 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3