Information and Communication Technology
Partly due to its pre-eminence in aerospace and defence and partly due to the strength of its university research departments, Bristol has attracted a host of high quality information technology and communications businesses based around the north of Bristol, close to the aerospace hub.
Hewlett Packard has one of its largest global research and development sites in Stoke Gifford. Orange has its headquarters in Bristol and in 2009 opened a new "technocentre" in Bristol. Toshiba also chose Bristol as its site for one of its main global wireless research facilities. Nokia Siemens and BT also have significant operations in Bristol.
HP Labs Bristol is Hewlett Packard's second-largest central research location with around 170 staff in Bristol. It is among the premier corporate research labs in Europe.
Nokia Siemens Networks acquired Bristol based Apertio in February 2008 and as a result is now the world leader in subscriber data management.
Orange is the fastest-growing company in UK history, with 390 stores and 17.1 million UK customers. Parts of their Marketing, IT & Networks, Finance, Legal and People teams are based in Bristol.
Toshiba's Telecommunications Research Laboratory in Bristol is recognised worldwide as a centre of excellence for wireless systems and networks researching technologies.
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