2013 predictions: Gusto Telecom Solutions MD Jolyon Bennett


Bennett thinks the shift from PCs and laptops to smatphones and tablets will provide opportunities for those looking to embrace technology

2013 is set to be the year when smartphones become the most commonly used way to access the internet, according to Gartner. This prediction is supported by global sales of smartphones, which are set to be double those of PCs this year. This shift from PCs and laptops to tablets and smartphones will provide a plethora of opportunities for the courageous in the industry who are willing to embrace the technology which is changing the face of the UK telecoms market.

It was predicted that UK residents would spend more than £900 million on goods and services using their mobile phones last Christmas, with a global forecast of over £17 billion for 2013.

The mobile landscape is bright for those who are brave enough to take a chance and push towards the future of telecoms. It is 20 years since Vodafone sent its first text message saying Merry Christmas (December 3, 1993) and over that time we have seen many changes in the market. I firmly believe the best is yet to come, 2013 is the start.