Wireless connections for power and battery charging are becoming increasingly popular, not just in mobile devices but in a wide range of situations from medical equipment to electric vehicles.
The adoption of international standards - such as the Qi technology used by recent devices from HTC, LG and Nokia - is also helping to drive the market, according to a new report from Pike Research.
Ofcom has published plans to ensure that UK mobile phone networks are able to support the ever-increasing demand for mobile data capacity. It’s also published new information that shows mobile data usage has more than doubled in the past 12 months; up from 9 million gigabytes last year to 20 million GB.
By 2030, it’s thought that demand for mobile data could be 80 times higher than today.