Communications industry in the UK: investment opportunities

The UK communications sector has about 8,000 companies. Find out what opportunities are available for overseas companies and investors.


This guide provides a background to the communications industry in the UK and outlines the opportunities that exist in this market for overseas companies and investors. It covers:

  • mobile device market
  • next generation network opportunities
  • 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE)
  • network security
  • cloud computing
  • companies in the UK
  • skills in the industry
  • business networks and associations
  • locations
  • contacting the Department for International Trade (DIT) for help