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Visible Light Communication (Retail Indoor Positioning, Underwater Communication, Hospitality, Automotive and Transport, Connected Devices, In-flight Communication/Infotainment, Light Based Internet, Others (Aerospace and Defense, Mining, Charging)) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2022

Visible Light Communication (VLC) is an emerging technology that uses visible light (which lies between 400 and 800 THz of electromagnetic spectrum) as a communication medium. VLC technology uses Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) from a variety of sources such as indoor and outdoor lighting, monitors, illuminated signs, toys, televisions and other consumer electronics devices for communication purpose. Communication/data transfer is achieved through switching on and off of LEDs in wide range of applications.

The research report provides a detailed analysis of trends in visible light communication market. The report also includes extensive analysis of the industry drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges. The market study provides comprehensive assessment of vendor’s strategies for succeeding in the business. The report segregates the market based on end-user application, data rate, distance, and communication type across different geographies, such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. For each of these geographies drivers, restraints and opportunities have been analyzed and have been provided in the report. Different regions analyzed in this report include India, China, Japan, The U.K., The U.S., Scandinavia, EU5 (Spain, Germany, Italy, UK, France), CIS, GCC Countries, Israel, South Africa and Mexico among others. The market research study analyzes the visible light communication market on global level, regional level and country level.
The research report estimates visible light communication market terms of revenue (US$ billion) for years 2013 and 2014, along with market forecast for the period 2015 to 2022. The detailed value chain analysis provided in the report assists ecosystem players to formulate their business strategies at every stage of their business. Moreover, the market estimates have been evaluated keeping in mind different environmental, technological, social, economic and legal factors. The market attractiveness of different end-user applications of visible light communication such as retail indoor positioning, underwater communication, hospitality, automotive and transport, connected devices, in-flight communication/infotainment, light based internet, others (aerospace and defense, mining, charging) elucidates the most attractive segment. This will help vendors in the ecosystem of visible light communication to invest in the right segment for gaining competitive advantage. 

Key players have also been profiled on the basis of financial overview, company overview, segmentation, business strategies, and recent developments in the visible light communication market. Market participants profiled in this report are pureLiFi, Ltd., ByteLight, Inc. (Acuity Brands, Inc.), Nakagawa Laboratories, Inc. Axrtek, Inc., Koninklijke Philips N.V., General Electric Lighting (General Electric Company), Outstanding Technology Co. Ltd., LVX System, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Lightbee Corp. The research report also explains the market positioning of the key players in the ecosystem of the visible light communication market.

The segments considered within the scope of the report are – based on end-user application: retail indoor positioning, underwater communication, hospitality, automotive and transport, connected devices, in-flight communication/infotainment, light based internet, others (aerospace and defense, mining, charging); based on data rate: up to 1 Mb/s, above 1Mb/s; based on distance: up to 10m, above 10m; based on communication type: unidirectional, bidirectional. Out of these segments, currently, retail indoor positioning with distance up to 10m and data Rate up to 1Mb/s is the most attractive segment. Visible light communication market growth is mainly driven by growing adoption LED in wide range of applications. Increased energy-efficiency provided by visible light communication network is driving its adoption globally.

Market Segmentation of Global Visible Light Communication Market:

Global Visible Light Communication Market, by End-user Application
  • Retail indoor positioning
  • Underwater communication 
  • Hospitality
  • Automotive and transport 
  • Connected devices 
  • In-flight communication/infotainment
  • Light based internet
  • Others (aerospace and defense, mining, charging) 
Global Visible Light Communication Market, By Data Rate
  • Up to 1Mb/s
  • Above 1Mb/s
Global Visible Light Communication Market, By Distance
  • Up to 10m
  • Above 10m
Global Visible Light Communication Market, By Communication Type
  • Unidirectional
  • Bidirectional
Global Visible Light Communication Market, By Geography
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific 
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America


Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Market Segmentation
1.3 Research Methodology
     1.3.1 Phase I : Secondary Research
     1.3.2 Phase II : Primary Research
     1.3.3 Phase III : Expert Panel Review
     1.3.4 Data Models

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Market Snapshot: Global Visible Light Communication Market (2014 & 2022)
2.2 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
2.3 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by End-user Application, 2014 (US$ Mn)
2.4 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, By Data Rate, 2014 (US$ Mn)
2.5 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Distance, 2014 (US$ Mn)
2.6 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Communication Type, 2014 (US$ Mn)
2.7 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, By Geography, 2014 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 3 Global Visible Light Communication Market Analysis
3.1 Overview
3.2 Key Trends
     3.2.1 Smart cities development
     3.2.2 Growing demand for hybrid VLC systems
     3.2.3 Partnerships and acquisitions in visible light communication market
3.3 Market Dynamics
     3.3.1 Drivers
           3.3.1.1 Targeted advertisement and location-based services (LBS) to drive visible light communication market
           3.3.1.2 Increasing R&D investment driving new product introduction
           3.3.1.3 Higher energy efficiency by VLC network driving its adoption
           3.3.1.4 Biologically safe and minimal interference to drive VLC adoption in healthcare sector
           3.3.1.5 Impact analysis of drivers
     3.3.2 Restraints
           3.3.2.1 Technical anomalies in VLC
                    3.3.2.1.1 Non-uniformity in standardization
                    3.3.2.1.2 Difficulties in transmitting and receiving at the same time with the same module
                    3.3.2.1.3 Difficulty of upgrading existing LED lighting for VLC
           3.3.2.2 Impact analysis of restraints
     3.3.3 Opportunities
           3.3.3.1 Technological breakthroughs opening opportunities in a wide range of applications
           3.3.3.2 Increased use of energy-efficient LED in numerous applications to pave way for the growth of Visible light communication market
           3.3.3.3 Integration of VLC systems in connected devices
3.4 Value Chain Analysis : Global Visible Light Communication Market
3.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis: Global Visible Light Communication Market, By End-user Application
3.6 Global Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by End-user Application
     3.6.1 Overview
           3.6.1.1 Global visible light communication market revenue, by end-user application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
           3.6.1.2 Comparative analysis
                    3.6.1.2.1 Global visible light communication market revenue, by end-user application, 2014 & 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.6.2 Retail indoor positioning (location-based services)
           3.6.2.1 Global visible light communication market for retail indoor positioning revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.6.3 Underwater communication
           3.6.3.1 Global visible light communication market for underwater communication revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.6.4 Connected devices
           3.6.4.1 Global visible light communication market for connected devices revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.6.5 Hospitality
           3.6.5.1 Global visible light communication market for hospitality revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.6.6 In-flight communication/infotainment
           3.6.6.1 Global visible light communication market for in-flight communication/ infotainment revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.6.7 Automobile and transport
           3.6.7.1 Global visible light communication market for automobile and transport revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.6.8 Light-based Internet
           3.6.8.1 Global visible light communication market for light-based internet revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.6.9 Other applications
           3.6.9.1 Global visible light communication market for other applications revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
3.7 Global Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Communication Type
     3.7.1 Overview
           3.7.1.1 Global visible light communication market revenue, by communication type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
           3.7.1.2 Comparative analysis
                    3.7.1.2.1 Global visible light communication market revenue, by communication type, 2014 & 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.7.2 Unidirectional
           3.7.2.1 Global unidirectional visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.7.3 Bidirectional
           3.7.3.1 Global bidirectional visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
3.8 Global Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Distance
     3.8.1 Overview
           3.8.1.1 Global visible light communication market revenue, by distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
           3.8.1.2 Comparative analysis
                    3.8.1.2.1 Global visible light communication market revenue, by distance, 2014 & 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.8.2 Up To 10 m
           3.8.2.1 Global up to 10m visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.8.3 Above 10 m
           3.8.3.1 Global above 10m visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
3.9 Global Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Data Rate
     3.9.1 Overview
           3.9.1.1 Global visible light communication market revenue, by data rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
           3.9.1.2 Comparative analysis
                    3.9.1.2.1 Global visible light communication market revenue, by data rate, 2014 & 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.9.2 VLC with Data Rate Up to 1 Mb/s (≤ 1 Mbps)
           3.9.2.1 Global up to 1mb/s visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     3.9.3 VLC with Data Rate Above 1 Mb/s (>1 Mbps)
           3.9.3.1 Global above 1Mb/s visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
3.10 Competitive Landscape
     3.10.1 Market Positioning of Key Players, 2014

Chapter 4 North America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis
4.1 Overview
     4.1.1 North America visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
4.2 North America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by End-user Application
     4.2.1 North America visible light communication market revenue, by end-user application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
4.3 North America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Data Rate
     4.3.1 North America visible light communication market revenue, by data rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
4.4 North America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Distance
     4.4.1 North America visible light communication revenue, by distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
4.5 North America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Communication Type
     4.5.1 North America visible light communication revenue, by communication type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
4.6 North America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Geography
     4.6.1 The U.S.
           4.6.1.1 The U.S. visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     4.6.2 Canada
           4.6.2.1 Canada visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 5 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Analysis
5.1 Overview
     5.1.1 Europe visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
5.2 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by End-user Application
     5.2.1 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by End-user Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
5.3 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Data Rate
     5.3.1 Europe visible light communication market revenue, by data rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
5.4 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Distance
     5.4.1 Europe visible light communication revenue, by distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
5.5 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Communication Type
     5.5.1 Europe visible light communication revenue, by communication type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
5.6 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Geography
     5.6.1 EU5 (The U.K., Italy, Spain, France and Germany)
           5.6.1.1 EU5 visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     5.6.2 CIS
           5.6.2.1 CIS visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     5.6.3 Scandinavia
           5.6.3.1 Scandinavia visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     5.6.4 Rest of the Europe
           5.6.4.1 Rest of the Europe visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 6 Asia Pacific Visible Light Communication Market Analysis
6.1 Overview
     6.1.1 Asia Pacific visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
6.2 Asia Pacific Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by End-user Application
     6.2.1 Asia Pacific visible light communication market revenue, by end-user application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
6.3 Asia Pacific Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Data Rate
     6.3.1 Asia Pacific visible light communication market revenue, by data rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
6.4 Asia Pacific Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Distance 
     6.4.1 Asia Pacific visible light communication market revenue, by distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
6.5 Asia Pacific Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Communication Type
     6.5.1 Asia Pacific visible light communication market revenue, by communication type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
6.6 Asia Pacific Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Geography
     6.6.1 Japan
           6.6.1.1 Japan visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.2 China
           6.6.2.1 China visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.3 Rest of Asia Pacific
           6.6.3.1 Rest of Asia Pacific visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 7 Middle East and Africa Visible Light Communication Market Analysis
7.1 Overview
     7.1.1 Middle East and Africa visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
7.2 Middle East and Africa Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by End-user Application
     7.2.1 Middle East and Africa visible light communication market revenue, by end-user application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.3 Middle East and Africa Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Data Rate
     7.3.1 Middle East and Africa visible light communication market revenue, by data rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.4 Middle East and Africa Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Distance
     7.4.1 Middle East and Africa visible light communication revenue, by distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.5 Middle East and Africa Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Communication Type
     7.5.1 Middle East and Africa visible light communication revenue, by communication type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.6 Middle East and Africa (MEA) Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Geography
     7.6.1 GCC Countries
           7.6.1.1 GCC Countries visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     7.6.2 Israel
           7.6.2.1 Israel visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     7.6.3 Rest of the Middle East and Africa
           7.6.3.1 Rest of the MEA visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 8 Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis
8.1 Overview
     8.1.1 Latin America visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
8.2 Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by End-user Application
     8.2.1 Latin America visible light communication market revenue, by end-user application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.3 Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Data Rate
     8.3.1 Latin America visible light communication market revenue, by data rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.4 Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Distance
     8.4.1 Latin America visible light communication market revenue, by distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.5 Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Communication Type
     8.5.1 Latin America visible light communication market revenue, by communication type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.6 Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Analysis, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     8.6.1 Mexico
           8.6.1.1 Mexico visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
     8.6.2 Rest of Latin America
           8.6.2.1 Rest of Latin America visible light communication market revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 9 Company Profiles
9.1 Axrtek
9.2 Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
9.3 Nakagawa Laboratories, Inc.
9.4 Outstanding Technology Co. Ltd.
9.5 pureLiFi Ltd
9.6 Koninklijke Philips N.V.
9.7 LVX System
9.8 Lightbee Corp
9.9 General Electric Company
9.10 ByteLight, Inc. (Acuity Brands, Inc.)

List of Figures

FIG. 1 Visible Light Communication: Market Segmentation
FIG. 2 Visible Light Communication Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 3 Visible Light Communication Market: List of Primary Respondents
FIG. 4 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
FIG. 5 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by End-user Application, 2014 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 6 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Data Rate, 2014 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 7 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Distance, 2014 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 8 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Communication Type, 2014 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 9 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Geography, 2014 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 10 Value Chain Analysis: Visible Light Communication Industry
FIG. 11 Market Attractiveness Analysis: Global Visible Light Communication Market, by End-user Application
FIG. 12 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by End-user Application, 2014 & 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 13 Global Visible Light Communication Market for Retail Indoor Positioning Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 14 Global Visible Light Communication Market for Underwater Communication Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 15 Global Visible Light Communication Market for Connected Devices Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 16 Global Visible Light Communication Market for Hospitality Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 17 Global Visible Light Communication Market for In-flight Communication/ Infotainment Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 18 Global Visible Light Communication Market for Automobile and Transport Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 19 Global Visible Light Communication Market for Light-based Internet Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 20 Global Visible Light Communication Market for Other Applications Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 21 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Communication Type, 2014 & 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 22 Global Unidirectional Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 23 Global Bidirectional Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 24 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Distance, 2014 & 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 25 Global Up To 10m Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 26 Global Above 10m Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 27 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Data Rate, 2014 & 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 28 Global Up To 1Mb/s Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 29 Global Above 1Mb/s Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 30 North America Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
FIG. 31 The U.S. Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 32 Canada Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 33 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
FIG. 34 EU5 Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 35 CIS Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 36 Scandinavia Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 37 Rest of the Europe Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 38 Asia Pacific Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
FIG. 39 Japan Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 40 China Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 41 Rest of the APAC Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 42 Middle East and Africa Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
FIG. 43 GCC Countries Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 44 Israel Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 45 Rest of the MEA Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 46 Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
FIG. 47 Mexico Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 48 Rest of Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Visible Light Communication Market, 2014 & 2022
TABLE 2 Impact Analysis of Drivers
TABLE 3 Impact Analysis of Restraints
TABLE 4 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by End-user Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 5 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Communication Type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 6 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 7 Global Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Data Rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 8 North America Visible Light Application Market Revenue, by End-user Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 North America Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Data Rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 North America Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 11 North America Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Communication Type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by End-user Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 13 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Data Rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 14 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 15 Europe Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Communication Type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 16 Asia Pacific Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by End-user Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 17 Asia Pacific Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Data Rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 18 Asia Pacific Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 19 Asia Pacific Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Communication Type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 20 Middle East and Africa Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by End-user Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 21 Middle East and Africa Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Data Rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 22 Middle East and Africa Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 23 Middle East and Africa Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Communication Type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 24 Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by End-user Application, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 25 Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Data Rate, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 26 Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Distance, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 27 Latin America Visible Light Communication Market Revenue, by Communication Type, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)


Visible light communication technology uses LED as the emitter source which has inherent characteristics of high speed flickering and therefore, perform dual function of lighting and data communication simultaneously. It is a cost effective technology, with no interference to RF and widely suitable as supplementary technique to the popular RF technology, which has been facing spectrum constraints.

The global visible light communication market is classified on the basis of end-user application as retail indoor positioning, underwater communication, hospitality, automotive and transport, connected devices, in-flight communication/infotainment, light based internet and others (aerospace and defense, mining, charging). In 2014, retail indoor positioning segment dominated the global visible light communication market in terms of revenue. The growth in this segment is mainly driven by demand from developed across North America, Europe. On the basis of data rate, visible light communication market is segmented as up to 1 Mb/s and above 1Mb/s. In 2014, visible light communication solutions with data rate up to 1Mb/s dominated the global visible light communication market in terms of revenue. Retail indoor positioning solutions with data rate up to 1Mb/s is boosting the growth for this segment. On the basis of distance, visible light communication market is segmented as - up to 10m and above 10m. On the basis of type of communication, visible light communication market is segmented as unidirectional and bidirectional. In 2014, unidirectional visible light communication accounted for major revenue share of the global visible light communication market revenue, estimated close to 80%
 
Partnerships and acquisitions among big lighting players and VLC start-ups, smart cities development, demand for hybrid visible light communication solutions are the trends observed in the visible light communication market. Currently, applications such as targeted advertisements and location based services in retail are the key drivers for the growth of visible light communication market. Accuracy in indoor positioning is the prime feature owing to which retailers are choosing VLC over other competing technologies such as sensor fusion, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Increasing government and organizational funding is fueling research and development in the visible light communication technology resulting into new product developments. Safety and energy-efficiency of VLC is expected to open opportunity for VLC in wide range of applications across hospitals, aviation, defense, and other sectors. Bidirectional communication, non-standardization and essential up-gradation of existing LED lighting for VLC have posed challenge to the market growth. 

The visible light communication market is expected to see healthy growth during the forecast period as many small as well as large size companies are entering the market, thereby increasing the rate of product and technology developments. This would further help in expanding the application and user base, subsequently creating new opportunities. Currently, North America dominates the global visible light communication market in terms of revenue; however, Asia Pacific is expected to witness highest growth over the forecast period.

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Major players in the visible light communication market include pureLiFi, Ltd., ByteLight, Inc. (Acuity Brands, Inc.), Nakagawa Laboratories, Inc. Axrtek, Inc., Koninklijke Philips N.V., General Electric Company, Outstanding Technology Co. Ltd., LVX System, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and Lightbee Corp. among others. Product innovation by extensive research and development, research collaboration/partnerships and focusing on upscale opportunities are few of the strategies adopted by leading players in the visible light communication market.

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