Need for Reliable Communication Drives the Market for Land Mobile Radio Systems, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems markets. Global market for Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems is projected to reach US$21.4 billion by 2020, driven by the need for reliable communication in public, commercial and private sectors.

Follow us on LinkedIn – Over the years, Land-mobile (LM) systems have evolved to support a broad range of communication services, such as, paging, low-speed data transfers, telemetry, and push-to-talk voice. These systems provide functionalities that are often not supported by public wireless networks, such as, closed user groups communication, instant communication, and communication from fixed location to multiple mobile users. Developments in narrowband technology and systems, such as, TETRAPOL, Software Defined (SDR) and multiband radios, are expected to enhance spectrum efficiency of land-mobile bands in the coming years. Major users of LMR products and systems include government agencies, public safety sector (fire, police, and emergency responders), and commercial business establishments such as hotels, airports, utilities, railroads, transportation service providers, construction, and manufacturing firms across the world.

Growth in the market is expected to come from technology developments including the launch of digital land mobile radio (digital LMR) technologies in the TS, VHF and UHF bands, adoption of digital standards such as APCO and Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA,) and implementation of technical guidelines to eliminate interference issues between TETRA, APCO, and legacy analogue LMR. Key benefits of digital LMR technologies poised to drive its adoption in public safety end-use market include robust communication experience and higher spectrum efficiency. Development of new technologies for commercial digital LMR market will additionally help expand the applications of LMR systems beyond the traditional public safety markets. Against this backdrop, demand for radio spectrum for LM systems is poised to grow. Increasing demand for reliable, secure and cheap two-way communication among private companies and paging and voice/data requirement among commercial users will benefit growth in the market. Other factors expected to drive demand include emergence of TETRA land mobile radio solutions, addition of Push-to-Talk functionality in traditional LMR systems, and launch of two-way digital radios with rugged lithium-ion batteries that feature extended battery life. Legacy analogue LMR systems are forecast to become obsolete in the coming decade largely due to the growing global preference for more efficient frequency ranges and bands.

Growing focus on workplace safety is helping spur investments in commercial LMR radios. Rising regulatory emphasis on worker safety along with a rise in costs associated with workplace accidents have and will continue to result in higher compliance to safety protocols worldwide. As companies focus on reducing the number of work-related injuries, accidents and their associated costs, adoption of mission critical voice communications systems, such as, LMR systems is increasing in accident-prone sectors such as construction, mining and agriculture.

As stated by the new market research report on Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 15.2% over the analysis period. Growth in the region is led by rapid penetration of 3G cellular networks, transition from analog to digital radio, increased investments in transportation and social infrastructure projects such as water and power; expansion of first responder teams efforts to sharpen disaster preparedness and the ensuing focus on enhancing the overall emergency communication system. The growing threat of chemical terrorism including radiological and nuclear terrorism and the ensuing investments made by governments to combat the threat by building terrorism response and disaster management teams bode well for the LMR systems market.

Major players in the market include Airbus DS Communications, Axell Wireless Ltd., DAMM Cellular Systems A/S, Datron World Communications Inc., EF Johnson Technologies Inc., Harris Corporation, Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd., ICOM Inc., Kenwood USA Corporation, Midland Radio Corporation, Motorola Solutions Inc., PowerTrunk Inc., Raytheon Company, RELM Wireless Corporation, Sepura Plc, Tait Radio Communications Electronics Ltd., Thales Defense & Security Inc., Vertex Standard LMR Inc. and Zetron, Inc.

The research report titled “Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of global companies. The report provides market estimates and projections for all major geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America) and Rest of World.

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