In 2017, mobile devices surpassed computers as the most common means of Internet access. This is a sign of the growing strength of the mobile industry in the electronics market.
Several factors have contributed to the strength of this industry. Older people are now more keen on using smartphones, statistics show that it is increasingly common in people between 55 to 64 years old, although the percentage was negligible until recently. The popularity of having optical fibre at home has also encouraged the use of smartphones, leading 5000 million people to connect to internet worldwide. Spain has also played a part in this increase as there are one million users more than last year.
Another sign of the success of telephony is the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, not-to-be-missed by manufacturers, users and developers. The congress had more than 100,000 visitors and more than 2,200 companies took part in it, serving as a connection point between users and manufacturers.
The advent of 5G technology takes the mobile industry a step further, increasing the download speed of 4G to the point where movies or videos can be downloaded in less than a second. This technology will reach its peak performance by 2020 so a large increase in the recruitment of mobile technology experts is expected in the coming years.
By 2020, 4.9% of global GDP will be invested in mobile technologies, creating thousands of jobs. All this data only shows that the mobile phone is a device that will stay with us for good and that telephony will assure employment in the future. The master’s degree in Mobile Telephony at the University of Salamanca, directed by the BISITE Research Group, prepares its students for a very promising future. More information at https://movilidad.usal.es/