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Growth in the Newfoundland wireless industry comes from practical applications

News | 10/02/2001 4:00 am EDT

Year-over-year growth in the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector is generating jobs, revenue and a renewed sense of hope for Canada’s eastern most province. Last week, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador took advantage of an international conference on wireless technology to showcase some of its achievements in the ICT sector, and to demonstrate how the province’s traditional resource-based industries are actually helping the region to transform into a knowledge-based economy. In the wireless sector, Newfoundland has developed homegrown technologies that enable remote communications and more effective ways to manage fish and wildlife stocks.

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