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The Future Mobile Broadband Market

Those in the mobile broadband industry will know the largest market outside the United States is China, and the fast rise in mobile broadband use has led to a demand for technicians and experts to assist in this new and developing market. Plenty of top quality talent in the mobile broadband sector have left the United States for employment opportunities in Shanghai and Beijing, but China is not the only powerhouse in this new and developing marketplace.
According to the GSMA, the mobile operators association, India is set to become the world’s second largest mobile broadband market within just four years, surpassing even the United States. It is expected that India, which has a population of over 1 billion, will have over 367 million mobile broadband connections by 2016, which will leave it second only to China, whose mobile broadband connections is expected to rise to 639 million during the same period.
In addition, another up and coming big player in the mobile broadband market is Latin America, where connections are expected to exceed 300 million over the next four years, which too, will exceed the North American market, and make it a major force in recruitment in the sector.
Rapid Growth
Mobile broadband has been one of the fastest growing sectors in the telecommunications industry, and in particular, it is these developing economies that have been driving growth. One of the reasons that mobile broadband is becoming so popular in regions such as India and Latin America, is that the infrastructure in such places means that static broadband lines are not available to vast swathes of the population. Laying broadband lines, particularly in rural areas is extremely costly. In fact, in many of these countries even regular telephone lines are a rarity in rural areas. As a result, the mobile industry has become hugely popular, enabling telecommunication that erstwhile had been impossible to provide.
The same is true with mobile broadband. The internet is playing a huge factor in advancing the economies of India and the counties of South America, and while static broadband internet connections are not possible in large areas of these countries, the same broadband speeds can be enjoyed through mobile broadband connection, allowing businesses to develop in these regions and compete in the global marketplace. This is providing huge growth. Indeed, in India alone, it has been reported that broadband connectivity is a key driver of socio-economic improvement, with each 10 percent increase in broadband penetration responsible for $80 billion of net revenues across the country’s transport, healthcare and education sectors. Current broadband penetration is low in India and other developing economies,. At present, less than two per cent of the population has access to a fast internet connection such as broadband. However, the growth of mobile broadband will mean that by 2016, that figure will rise to above 12 percent, but much depends on how fast mobile operators can act to install the next generation mobile broadband networks to meet demand in these fast growing marketplaces.
Overseas recruitment
For mobile companies, mobile broadband in these new territories offers a staggeringly attractive prospect. The BRICS nations (Brazil, Russian, India, China and South Africa) and their surrounding territories make up nearly half of the world’s population, and economic growth in these countries relies partly on technologies such as mobile broadband, which can allow them to compete on a level playing field with the rest of the developed world.
All this is good news for professionals in the mobile broadband industry who may find their services hot property over the next four years. Currently, employment opportunities in these developing economies has been restricted to consultants, who are helping to establish new networks and mobile broadband infrastructures, but as the industry begins to grow and meets the expected forecasts then all sorts of employment opportunities will open up. This will range from skilled mobile broadband technicians and managers to experienced human resources personnel able to train staff in new data centers.
For those in the mobile broadband industry already, the future looks very bright indeed, and if expectations are met, skilled workers in the mobile broadband sector could become some of the most sought after talent in the world. This will not only mean more opportunities in overseas territories, but global demand for consultants and technicians will see dramatic increases in salaries worldwide too.


The Future Mobile Broadband Market
Those in the mobile broadband industry will know the largest market outside the United States is China, and the fast rise in mobile broadband use has led to a demand for technicians and experts to assist in this new and developing market. Plenty of top quality talent in the mobile broadband sector have left the United States for employment opportunities in Shanghai and Beijing, but China is not the only powerhouse in this new and developing marketplace.
According to the GSMA, the mobile operators association, India is set to become the world’s second largest mobile broadband market within just four years, surpassing even the United States. It is expected that India, which has a population of over 1 billion, will have over 367 million mobile broadband connections by 2016, which will leave it second only to China, whose mobile broadband connections is expected to rise to 639 million during the same period.
In addition, another up and coming big player in the mobile broadband market is Latin America, where connections are expected to exceed 300 million over the next four years, which too, will exceed the North American market, and make it a major force in recruitment in the sector.
Rapid Growth
Mobile broadband has been one of the fastest growing sectors in the telecommunications industry, and in particular, it is these developing economies that have been driving growth. One of the reasons that mobile broadband is becoming so popular in regions such as India and Latin America, is that the infrastructure in such places means that static broadband lines are not available to vast swathes of the population. Laying broadband lines, particularly in rural areas is extremely costly. In fact, in many of these countries even regular telephone lines are a rarity in rural areas. As a result, the mobile industry has become hugely popular, enabling telecommunication that erstwhile had been impossible to provide.
The same is true with mobile broadband. The internet is playing a huge factor in advancing the economies of India and the counties of South America, and while static broadband internet connections are not possible in large areas of these countries, the same broadband speeds can be enjoyed through mobile broadband connection, allowing businesses to develop in these regions and compete in the global marketplace. This is providing huge growth. Indeed, in India alone, it has been reported that broadband connectivity is a key driver of socio-economic improvement, with each 10 percent increase in broadband penetration responsible for $80 billion of net revenues across the country’s transport, healthcare and education sectors. Current broadband penetration is low in India and other developing economies,. At present, less than two per cent of the population has access to a fast internet connection such as broadband. However, the growth of mobile broadband will mean that by 2016, that figure will rise to above 12 percent, but much depends on how fast mobile operators can act to install the next generation mobile broadband networks to meet demand in these fast growing marketplaces.
Overseas recruitment
For mobile companies, mobile broadband in these new territories offers a staggeringly attractive prospect. The BRICS nations (Brazil, Russian, India, China and South Africa) and their surrounding territories make up nearly half of the world’s population, and economic growth in these countries relies partly on technologies such as mobile broadband, which can allow them to compete on a level playing field with the rest of the developed world.
All this is good news for professionals in the mobile broadband industry who may find their services hot property over the next four years. Currently, employment opportunities in these developing economies has been restricted to consultants, who are helping to establish new networks and mobile broadband infrastructures, but as the industry begins to grow and meets the expected forecasts then all sorts of employment opportunities will open up. This will range from skilled mobile broadband technicians and managers to experienced human resources personnel able to train staff in new data centers.
For those in the mobile broadband industry already, the future looks very bright indeed, and if expectations are met, skilled workers in the mobile broadband sector could become some of the most sought after talent in the world. This will not only mean more opportunities in overseas territories, but global demand for consultants and technicians will see dramatic increases in salaries worldwide too.

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