This sectoral report has been prepared in the framework of the ‘Advanced Technologies for Industry’ (ATI) project, initiated by the European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and the European Innovation Council and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Executive Agency. It analyses trends in the generation and uptake of advanced technologies, as well as related entrepreneurial activities and skills needs in the telecommunication sector. It interprets data from a list of data sources, compiled to monitor advanced technologies and their applications in industry across Europe and key competitor economies. The starting point of this analysis has been 16 advanced technologies that are a priority for European industrial policy, which enable process, product and service innovation throughout the economy and hence foster industrial modernisation. ‘Advanced technologies’ are defined as recent or future technologies that are expected to substantially alter the business and social environment, and include advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, big data, blockchain, cloud technologies, connectivity, industrial biotechnology, Internet of Things, microand nanoelectronics, mobility, nanotechnology, photonics, robotics and security. The relevance of these specific technologies in the telecommunication sector has been explored through the analysis of market trends, data on private equity investments, skills and technology uptake. The full methodology behind the data calculations is available here: https://ati.ec.europa.eu/reports/eureports/ advanced-technologies-industry-methodological-report. This report is structured as follows: - The first section sets the industrial context. - The second section analyses technological trends in advanced technologies applied in the telecommunication sector. - The third section presents findings about private equity investment and start-up/spinoff activity in the area of telecommunication. - The fourth section explores the supply and demand of skills related to advanced technologies. - The fifth chapter concludes with a short future outlook.