The US mobile telephony and wireless market is expected to grow in the wake of the terror attacks on New York and Washington.
The US, which has long dragged behind most of the world in terms of mobile-phone adoption, is expected to become more interested in the wake of the attack which proved the merits of carrying cellphones.
Currently, the penetration rate for mobile and wireless devices in the US is only 40 per cent - one of the lowest adoption rates in the Western world.
But the events of the past weeks seem to have stirred interest in the mobile market, as many US citizens realise the importance of mobile communication tools.
Analysts now believe that the general US population will soon be carrying mobiles, once considered gizmos for the rich.
At the height of the crisis, many land line networks collapsed under the sheer strain of people trying to make contact with loved ones, emergency services and authorities. Meanwhile, many reported few problems on the wireless networks. Mobile firms have been donating base stations and handsets to allow the emergency services to function more efficiently.
US researcher Soundview has said that the top five mobile carriers may report anything up to a 20 per cent year on year increase in user figures by the end of the third quarter, amounting to about a further 5.5 million users.
But while the disaster could mean a boost in end-user wireless adoption, the events may put a dampener on plans to include wireless Lans in airports.
Over the last few months wireless vendors have detailed plans to introduce wireless networks in airport lounges for customers, as well as business-orientated services such as wireless ticketing systems.
But general concern in the security industry over the vulnerabilities of wireless networks, alongside the potential for damage in light of the attacks, has put many of these plans on hold.
Experts have consistently proven wireless networks to be a security nightmare and a potentially easy target for hackers.
Another area expected to grow is the biometrics industry, as airports are expected to invest in biometric devices such as fingerprint or facial recognition technologies to boost security.
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