From wireless rat-catchers to search engines, from gambling specialists to e-mail developers, British companies are leading European innovation in the mobile phone industry, taking over the center of gravity in cellular entrepreneurship from the Nordic countries, many in the industry say and a new study supports.

The innovating companies are not the biggest on Europe’s telecommunications landscape – they are not the cellphone network carriers or the phone makers, for example. Rather, they are the entrepreneurs who are finding niches and building on creative ideas to feed a global market demand for more mobile services and features.

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