Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems Market: Snapshot

Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems are wireless communication systems used for applications like construction, utility, commercial, military and mining. LMR systems are operated by first responder organizations like fire departments, police departments, emergency medical service providers and other public works organizations. It also includes companies having vast vehicle fleets as well as an expansive network of field staff.

Major factors contributing to the growth of LMR systems are steady expansion of LMR systems integrated with LTE networks as well as the vast rise in the number of mission critical communication operations that are undertaken by a number of industries. Owing to the rise in usage of LMR systems in military applications and transportation, the market is undergoing huge benefits. It is estimated that the market will achieve more benefits from expanding usage of LMR systems used for corporate communications.

Security concerns related to the possibility of critical information modification and burglary can pose a threat to the adoption of LMR systems. This may take place across critical communication areas to a certain degree. Apart from that, the market is predicted to gain advantage from the increasing usage of LMR systems in corporate communications.

The global land mobile radio market is estimated to witness a strong growth within the forecast period of 2014 to 2020. It is presumed to rise at US$30.6 bn with an impressive CAGR of 16.9% by the end of the forecast period.

Digital Communication Technology to Dominate LMR Market with Shift in Trend

On the basis of type, the global market for land mobile radio is categorized into mobile and hand portable. Out of these, hand portable products is used extensively in government and military sectors for enabling effective communications in harsh environmental conditions. Owing to its vast applications, hand portable land radio mobile systems is expected to continue its lead the market in future.

Based on technology, LMR systems are classified into Digital and Analog. The digital segment is further classified into TETRAPOL, DMR, dPMR, Project 25 (P25), and TETRA. The change in trend from analog to digital communication system due to low powered consumptions and extended battery life has led to the domination of digital LMR systems in the market. LMR systems based on TETRA digital technology are presumed to dominate the market. This trend could be followed by P25 technology. Both TETRA and P25 are high in demand due to their large number of user capacity over a single channel and encryption potential.

On the basis of application, the market for LMR systems is classified into Transportation, Construction, Commercial, Military, and others including chemical plants, oil and gas pipelines, and mining. A large share of the market growth is contributed by both transportation and military applications.

Asia Pacific to Lead Due to Rising Demand for High-Speed Communication Solutions

The global market for LMR systems market is studied with respect to key geographies Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the Rest of the World. North America is predicted to dominate the global LMR systems. The U.S. government has taken initiative to transform their military structure by providing high-speed communication solutions to their armed forces that will meet their operational requirements. Apart from the U.S., other countries across Asia Pacific and the Rest of the world may contribute to potential growth of opportunities in the land mobile radio market because of the rising demand for communication solution for critical mission operations.

The global market for land mobile radio systems is estimated to face high competition with companies like Thales Group, Relm Wireless Corporation, Motorola Solutions, and Harris Corporation. The companies are expected to integrate LMR systems with high-speed cellular systems in order to maintain their sustainability in the market.

Land mobile radio (LMR) system is a wireless communication system used in the public works organizations, emergency services, fire and police departments, and companies with vast vehicle fleets and an expansive network of on-field staff. 
 
The research study titled “Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Systems (Applications - Military, Commercial, Construction, Transportation and Others) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020” provides in-depth analysis of the market and related sub-segments. In order to provide better understanding of the existing competition, the report offers a competitive analysis of dominant companies in the market along with high-level analysis including value chain, Porter’s five forces model and market attractiveness analysis. The study on global land mobile radio systems market has been conducted with the objective of providing thorough coverage of the underlying technological and economic issues driving the market. The report strategically focuses on the market segments by different types, technologies and applications. In addition, this report provides market insights and data about the size and growth of each segment. The report also includes detailed analysis of prevalent market trends and the company profiles of key players.
 
The land mobile radio systems market is expected to foresee continuous growth in the near future due to the increasing importance of efficient mission-critical operations and the expansion of Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, which is leading to higher demand for LTE-integrated LMR devices. The increasing adoption of LMR by the corporate users offers significant growth opportunities for the players in the LMR systems market. However, security issues associated with theft and alteration of mission-critical information hampers the adoption of LMR systems. 
 
This report studies the current scenario as well as the future market potential globally for the land mobile radio systems. On the basis of types, LMR systems market has been segmented into hand portable LMR systems and mobile (vehicular) LMR systems. Additionally, the report analyses and forecasts the technology used in LMR systems such as analog and digital LMR systems. The digital LMR systems are further classified on the basis of standards such as TETRA, P25, dPMR, DMR and TETRAPOL. Moreover, the report includes analysis and forecast for the various applications of LMR systems such as military applications, commercial applications, construction, transportation and others including mining, oil and gas pipelines and chemical plants. The market for these applications has been extensively studied on the basis of factors such as the technology used, geographic presence and the type of LMR systems. The market size and forecast in terms of revenue (USD billion) for each of these segments has been provided for the period from 2012 to 2020, considering 2013 as the base year. The study also provides the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each market segment for the forecast period from 2014 to 2020.
 
Geographically, the market for land mobile radio systems has been segmented into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). The market size and forecast for each region has been provided for the period from 2012 to 2020, along with the CAGR (%) for the forecast period from 2012 to 2020. The study also includes qualitative analysis of the competitive scenario in these regions. 
 
Moreover, the report includes a section on the competitive landscape, wherein the market share analysis of leading players of the global land mobile radio systems market for the year 2013, in terms of value percentage, has been discussed. The report concludes with the profiles of major players in the global land mobile radio systems market such as JVC KENWOOD Corporation, Thales Group S.A., Raytheon Company, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Harris Corporation, Honeywell International, Inc., TE Connectivity Ltd., Relm Wireless Corporation, Nokia Solutions and Networks, and Airbus DS Communications.
 
Global Land Mobile Radio Systems Market Segmentation:
 
Land Mobile Radio Systems Market, by Type
  • Hand Portable
  • Mobile (Vehicular)
Land Mobile Radio Systems Market, by Technology
  • Analog
  • Digital
    • TETRA
    • Project 25 (P25)
    • dPMR
    • DMR
    • TETRAPOL
Land Mobile Radio Systems Market, by Applications
  • Military
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Others
Land Mobile Radio Systems Market, by Geography
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
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