Telecommunications and networking play an ever-larger role in the world economy. Mass broadband and digitization has consumed the market; satellite, computer networks, internet, telephone, networks, radio, microwave transmission, fiber optics, are all components of this huge market. Meanwhile data traffic over both wireless and fixed networks continues to increase at explosive rates. Traffic growth is driven by the massive uptake of smartphones and tablets, the mobile Internet, and digitization technologies such as cloud computing. ITW EAE manufacturing systems build the various electronic assembly components of every part of this market, from smartphones to routers to satellite transmission components and more.