The promise and the reality of developments such as mobile e-mail are often far apart, as users struggle with set-up procedures and operators lose revenue and clients. WDS Global has an online database with technical information for wireless-product users, and it runs call centres answering queries, testing technology and feeding back the results to companies such as Nokia and Vodafone. Based in Poole, the company is led by chief executive David Ffoulkes-Jones, and majority owned by chairman Geoffrey Roper and his family. Sales have grown 60% a year from £13.7m in 2004 to £35.1m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank83
CompanyWDSGlobal
ActivityWireless services support provider
LocationPoole
Average 3 year sales growth60.02%
Latest sales £000s35,067
Staff703
Founded1996
Websitewww.wdsglobal.com

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