Standardization of mission critical Long Term Evolution (LTE) has initiated efforts to incorporate public safety LTE on a global level. LTE is considered a consolidated mission critical communications infrastructure for delivering multiple public safety services ranging from Push-to-Talk (PTT) communications to video surveillance in real time. Public safety LTE enables communication using a cellular phone between users. Public safety LTE offers instant one-to-one or one-to-many mobile voice communication without prolonged dialing and answering like that in a regular phone call. One of the primary benefits of public safety LTE over conventional communication technologies is the quick call setup provision and a wide communication network range. Public safety LTE solution providers offer command center software, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and broadband PTT interoperability, vehicle-mounted modems, handheld LTE devices, add-on encryption solutions, and standard-compliant architecture based broadband systems.
Public Safety LTE: Market Drivers and Challenges
LMR has been one of the most preferred communication networks for a variety of industrial use cases over the past few years. However, various limitations of LMR communication systems, such as high capital investment and short network range, are motivating end-users to procure PTT technologies for public safety LTE communications. PTT-based public safety LTE communications over cellular devices eliminate the restriction imposed by short network range and offers end-users a wide network coverage without the requirement of developing and maintaining an expensive and complicated communication network infrastructure. Owing to such benefits, PTT-based public safety LTE technology is now widely procured and utilized in industry verticals like transportation and hospitality.
Commercial PTT technology is a crucial communication tool for industries owing to its ability to deliver instantaneous voice communication and facilitate group communications with push of a button. However, device compatibility is one of the major challenges faced by PTT-based public safety LTE solution providers as smartphones and other network enabled devices can consolidate PTT and other variety of applications into a single small form factor device. Due to the enhanced functionality of PTT devices, maintenance and processing are likely to be adoption restricting challenges.
Public Safety LTE Market: Segmentation
The global Public Safety LTE market can been segmented on the basis of solution and industry.
With respect to solution, the global public safety LTE market may be segmented into:
With regards to vertical, the global public safety LTE market may be segmented into the following:
Impact of Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic on Public Safety LTE Market
With rising deployment of crowd control teams and increasing national relief funds, the adoption of public safety LTE is estimated to record an approximate growth of 15% as compared to the previous year’s 7% growth. Regulated curfews and mandatory lockdowns are imposed globally in order to keep citizens off the streets. Such legislations, along with increased government funding to law enforcement sector, are the primary factors that will result in the estimated boost in adoption of public safety LTE during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed on a global scale will restrict industries like travel and hospitality, transportation and logistics, and construction from adoption public safety LTE solutions. Once the restrictions are lifted, the adoption of public safety LTE solutions is estimated to double in these industries.
Public Safety LTE Market: Competition Landscape
Some of the key players in the global public safety LTE market are General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.; AIRBUS; Motorola Solutions, Inc.; L3Harris Technologies, Inc.; Verizon; Nokia; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; Bittium; AT&T; Hytera; and Cobham Limited, among others.
Following are some common key developments in the global public safety LTE market:
Public Safety LTE Market: Regional overview
Currently, public safety LTE market in North America holds the largest market share of the global market. However, public safety LTE market in Europe is estimated to record the fastest growth rate followed by the market in Asia Pacific region. As the information technology and telecommunication industry in European and East Asian nations is witnessing considerable growth, public safety LTE solution providers are focusing on expanding their businesses towards these regions. Rising demand for rugged devices with small form factor for application in harsh environments and the increasing number of mobile workers is motivating telecom companies to develop innovative LTE based mobile communication solutions in order to meet the growing demands of customers in such nations.
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