The information and communications technology (ICT) industry is one of the key industries in Barcelona and Catalonia, in its own right and because of its positive impact on competitiveness and better use of ICT by other businesses.
A quarter of all Spanish ICT businesses are located in Catalonia. The cluster of ICT activity in Catalonia and Barcelona is based on a fabric of SMEs offering ICT services and quality software development.
Within the ICT sector, the mobility sub-sector is becoming increasingly prominent; specifically businesses that develop mobile solutions. This phenomenon has definitely been reinforced by public policies aimed at promoting the creation of a strong technology sector in Catalonia, especially through the award of the Mobile World Capital for Barcelona, which placed the city and the country at the centre of the mobile telecommunications world.