Convergence of Public and Private LTE Networks with Radio Technology Will Boost the Global PMR Market Through 2020, Says Technavio

LONDON--()--According to the latest research report released by Technavio, the global professional mobile radio (PMR) market is expected to record a CAGR of more than 10% until 2020.

This report titled ‘Global Professional Mobile Radio Market 2016-2020‘, provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging trends. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the following:

  • Sales of PMR users' handheld devices with technologies such as TETRA and DMR
  • Sales of PMR transceiver devices
  • Sales of PMR gateways

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“The integration of LTE attributes with PMR system capabilities will benefit LTE users by reducing response time, delivering real-time information sharing, and permitting the transmission of complex voice and video data. Given the high availability of PMR and the prospect of using LTE technology in critical communication processes, the demand for devices that support LTE and PMR networks is rising among organizations,” said Rakesh Kumar Panda, one of Technavio’s lead industry analysts for M2M and connected devices.

“The use of LTE in commercial spaces to maintain public safety is expected to gain significant momentum over the next four years, and consequently the global professional mobile radio market will also grow,” added Rakesh.

Some of the other driving forces behind the growth of the global professional mobile radio market are as follows:

  • Penetration of PMRs into diverse industries
  • Increased demand for broadband data on PMR devices for public safety
  • Need for TETRA in transportation sector

Penetration of PMRs into diverse industries ─ military and defense, law enforcement, and aviation

An efficient and trustworthy mode of communication plays a pivotal role in the smooth functioning of operations of any organization. Government agencies, public safety agencies, and medium and large enterprises seek transparent communication systems from top to bottom to obtain clear communication and efficiency in their networks. PMR provides various advanced features such as group calls, broadcast calls, prioritization of users, and emergency calls that help in efficient functioning of organizations.

For instance, the military police of Brazil, responsible for maintaining public order in Federal Districts, depends on TETRA technology of Airbus Defense and Space. The recently launched TETRA network will replace analog radio systems in the future. Airbus Defense and Space has partnered with LigMobile to supply and install TETRA network with 40 dispatcher stations. This collaboration will offer DXT3 switches (providing a wide geographical coverage), RCS9500 station dispatchers, and functionalities such as geo-localization and end-to-end encryption.

Increased demand for broadband data on PMR devices for public safety

It has become imperative for countries worldwide to come up with effective countermeasures to deal with natural calamities and terrorism. During such circumstances, it becomes necessary to communicate the right information to the right individuals at the right time. For instance, fire personnel should be able to access real-time information about the situation to provide efficient services at the required moment. Police officers responding to an incident should actually be able to access data and equip themselves accordingly. Therefore, the provision of real-time information is priceless during times of emergency such as a terror attack.

Public safety agencies depend on PMR systems for communicating and receiving mission-critical instructions. Before choosing a service, these agencies consider the following areas that include, network reliability, multivendor interoperability, scalability, and interworking with existing PMR systems.

Need for TETRA in transportation sector

TETRA is represented as the most popular mission critical communications, voice, and narrowband data mobile technology globally. In 2015, the NPSTC and TCCA signed an agreement to develop mission-critical public safety communications standards for LTE-based technology.

The PMR market is experiencing a significant demand for TETRA in the transportation sector such as railway stations, metros, seaports, bus stations, and airports. As of 2015, the transportation sector contributed more than the public safety domains in terms of the number of individual networks deployed worldwide.

Transport operators prefer TETRA to other standards as it meets their safety, security, and operational requirements. In addition, it also offers features such as simultaneous voice and data transfer, operation at the low end of UHF bands, easy incorporation with other systems, interoperability, flexibility in the various frequency bands, consistent voice call set-up, and high-speed packet data services.

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Release Summary

According to the latest research report released by Technavio, the global professional mobile radio (PMR) market is expected to record a CAGR of more than 10% until 2020.


Technavio Research
Jesse Maida
Media & Marketing Executive
US: +1 630 333 9501
UK: +44 208 123 1770