Coaxial cables are used to transmit audio and video data over various distribution networks by telephone service providers, cable television (CATV) providers and many other communication services. The demand for coaxial cables in North America is expected to grow at a moderate rate from 2012 to 2018. Increasing popularity of Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance (MoCA) technology for sharing high definition videos to home interconnected devices is expected to drive the market. MoCA technology supports faster and reliable distribution of HD video and high speed internet data distribution over coaxial cables. In addition, increasing investments in IT and communication infrastructure by industry players, cheaper installation costs and the growing broadband and broadcasting industry are some other major factors contributing to the growth of the coaxial cable market in North America. This market faces a substantial threat from emerging alternatives such as fiber optics and wireless technology. However, due to its data transmission efficiency over long distances, it is expected to create a niche market.
By application, radio frequency transfer accounted for the largest market share of the North America coaxial cable market in 2012, while video distribution is expected to grow with the highest CAGR among various applications over the forecast period from 2012 to 2018. This is due to growing demand for Video on Demand (VoD), Over the Top (OTT) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services. These cables are also used in business, corporation and residential ethernet networks for distribution of internet content.
End-users of coaxial cables include CATV companies, system integrators, military and aerospace industry, telephone service providers, internet service providers, construction industry and others (medical, automotive, marine and other OEMs). Owing to large number of internet subscribers and increased number of IPTV subscribers, internet service providers represent the largest end-use segment for coaxial cables in the region. The demand for coaxial cables from system integrators is expected to see the highest growth over the forecast period from 2012 to 2018. Huge demand for coaxial cables is expected from security and surveillance equipment manufacturers as this region is focusing on improving security in both the public and private sectors.
By geography, the U.S. and Canada are relatively mature markets for coaxial cables compared to Mexico. Currently, the U.S. dominates the North America coaxial cable market. In the U.S. about 90% of households have already installed coaxial cable networks to access multimedia content over multiple devices such as HDTVs, laptops, BlueRays, gaming consoles etc, in multiple rooms. Also, eight out of the top ten IPTV providers are using MoCA technology to provide their services over coaxial cables. Mexico represents the fastest growing market for coaxial cables due to increasing investment from the government in telecommunication and broadband to support the country’s economic development. In addition, low trade barriers and attractive foreign direct investment (FDI) policies in telecommunication and broadband are influencing foreign players to invest in this potential market.
Coaxial cables are utilized in transferring video and audio data, radio frequency, and broadband across distributed networks via cable television providers, telephone service providers, and a number of other communication services. The rising popularity of the Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance (MoCA) technology in order to share videos that are high-definition to devices that are home interconnected, is predicted to fuel the market for coaxial cables in North America.
This research study presents a strategic evaluation of the coaxial cable market in North America and presents the market size in US$ billion and forecasts the market between 2012 and 2018. The report covers a thorough analysis of the market restraints, market drivers, and industry trends. Additionally, the report highlights the substantial growth opportunities for the coaxial cables market in the forthcoming future.
The study further provides an extensive assessment of the strategies of key stakeholders, and provides the imperatives to gain success in the coaxial cable market in North America. Furthermore, it evaluates the future and the present market potential of coaxial cables. This research report segregates the coaxial cable market in North America on the basis of applications and end-use segments across North America.
Overview of the North America Coaxial Cable Market
Coaxial cable comprises a copper wire covered by an insulation layer, followed by an extruded metal tube, with the entire device wrapped in another layer of insulation and then in an outer protective layer. The metal tube has enormous transmission capacity and is utilized in specific applications. Short coaxial cables are utilized in ham radio systems and for connecting home video equipment. Coaxial cables are also broadly utilized in computer networks, namely Ethernet.
On the basis of application, in 2012, radio frequency transfer held the biggest share of the coaxial cable market in North America. On the other hand, owing to the increase in demand for Over the Top (OTT) services, Video on Demand (VoD), and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), the video transfer segment is predicted to expand at the highest CAGR in comparison with the other applications during the forecast horizon.
On the basis of end users, internet service providers held the biggest share of the North America coaxial cable market and this end-use segment is projected to witness the fastest growth in the forecast horizon.
The rising investment in communication infrastructure and IT via industry participants, the expansion of the broadcasting and broadband industry, and low installation costs are amongst the key factors fuelling the coaxial cable market in North America. However, rise in the prices of raw materials and increasing competition from substitutes are amongst the major factors that could impede the growth of this market.
On the basis of geography, the coaxial cable market in North America is segmented into the U.S, Mexico, Canada, and others. The U.S led the North America coaxial cable market in 2012 and represented a market share of 59.2%. Approximately 90% houses in the U.S. have coaxial cable networks for carrying out everyday communications. Both Mexico and Canada are developing regions and will witness exponential growth owing to the increasing telecom investments, and expanding broadcasting sectors and broadband coverage. Additionally, Mexico is predicted to expand at the highest CAGR in the coaxial cable market in North America.
Key players in the North America Coaxial Cable Market
Coleman Cable Inc., TE Connectivity Ltd., LS Cable & System, Belden Inc., General Cable Corporation, and Amphenol Corporation are some of the major players in the coaxial cable market in North America.
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