Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems are used by public works organizations, first responder organizations such as emergency medical service providers, police departments, fire departments, and others, including companies with an expansive network of field staff and vast vehicle fleets. LMR systems, based on technology, can be broadly classified into analog and digital types. These systems are used for applications such as military, commercial, construction, transportation, mining and utility. Depending on mobility, there are two types of LMR systems available in the market, namely, hand portable and mobile (vehicular) LMR systems. In 2013, military applications segment dominated LMR systems market with 17.8% market share in terms of revenue. However, with rising number of vehicles on road, the demand for streamlining the traffic management communications is also multiplied, which directly drives the demand for LMR systems for transportation applications.
Globally, the market for LMR systems was valued at USD 10.57 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.9% from 2014 to 2020 to reach USD 30.6 billion in 2020.The global LMR systems market is primarily driven by growing importance of efficient mission critical communication operations and integration of LMR systems with expanding LTE networks. Additionally, the rising demand for LMR systems for military and transportation applications is further contributing to the market growth. Moreover, the increasing adoption of LMR systems by corporate users in expected to boost the growth of LMR systems market. However, security concerns allied with burglary and modification of critical information hampers the adoption of LMR systems for critical communication applications.
Hand portable LMR systems held the largest market share, accounting for 55.9% of the global revenue share in 2013. This dominance is attributed to the wide application of hand portable LMR systems in mining, corporate use and construction activities. Moreover, owing to the increasing number of purchases from the government and defense sector for enabling communication in harsh conditions, it is expected that mobile LMR systems market will show significant growth rate over the forecast period. 
The digital LMR systems segment is expected to dominate the market by end of the forecast period. This is due to changing trend from analog communication systems to digital communication systems owing to extended battery life and lower power consumption offered by digital systems. Moreover, TETRA digital technology based LMR systems followed by P25 technology segment dominated the digital technology segment of LMR systems market in 2013. This dominance is attributed to their encryption capabilities along with large capacity of users over single channel. However, the market is expected to witness tremendous growth in the DMR digital technology segment. 
Geographically, North America dominated the global LMR systems market in 2013. Growth in the region is mainly driven by initiatives taken by the U.S. government to equip the armed forces with high speed communication solutions and transform the military structure to meet the current operational requirements. However, the players in LMR systems market also find potential growth opportunities across the countries of Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW), which have high demand for communication solution for mission critical operations. 
The global market for LMR systems is highly competitive in nature with leading players such as Motorola Solutions, Inc., Raytheon Company, Harris Corporation, TE Connectivity, JVC KENWOOD Holdings, Inc., Relm Wireless Corporation, Thales Group and Nokia Networks competing with each other to obtain competitive edge. In order to sustain the competition, the companies are expected to offer convergence of LMR systems with high speed cellular networks.
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
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)