Telecommunications researchers work to develop knowledge and new technologies across the telecommunications sector. This covers many areas including satellite technology, broadband, smart phones and the peripherals relevant to these products. They aim to expand the capabilities of existing and new telecommunications products in what is a fast-growing and advancing industry.
Research is carried out in many areas including the use of wireless technologies, computer chips, semiconductors, satellite equipment, fibre optics and radio frequencies. Researchers could be working in telephony, television and the internet.
Employers include commercial companies such as the main mobile network and smart phone providers as well as academic employers. Researchers will be expected to publish and communicate their findings so they can be used within the industry.