Mission critical communication Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2032

Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market Research Report Information By Component (Hardware, Software, Services) Technology (Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Long-Term Evolution, 5G, Mission-Critical Push-to-X (based on3GPP)), End-user (Public Safety and Government Agencies, Transportation, Energy and Utilities, Mining, Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America) - Forecast till 2032

ID: MRFR/ICT/7182-CR | 184 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta | September 2023         

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Global Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market Overview


Global Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market Size was valued at USD 20.47 billion in 2022. The Mission Critical Communication (MCX) industry is projected to grow from USD 22.7 billion in 2023 to USD 70.63 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The mission critical communication systems and networks allow users to interact during a critical time when cellular networks do not operate efficiently. Various factors drive the mission critical communication include advanced features offered with mission critical communication systems and network, including call prioritization and pre-programmed interoperability, improving communication capabilities, and lowering the latency in communication.


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market SIZE (USD BILLION) (2018-2032)


Global Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market Overview.


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Trends


Growing Benefits of 5G for Mission Critical Communication Systems


Mission critical communications has been highlighted as a key area in the 3GPP release due to the ultra-high-reliability and low-latency communications (URLLC) of 5G. It will allow emergency services to replace old radio with more modern communications means presently available to smartphone users if delivered as part of a core network service. Real-time capability with the shortest possible network delay is required for mission-critical systems. Users gain trust in communications when they know they can rely on them, even in life-threatening situations. With 5G, mission-critical networks will expand beyond typical Push-to-Talk to include Push-to-Video, video sharing, group chat, file sharing, location sharing, and much more – all while ensuring that mission-critical scenarios are prioritized properly. This advancement in technology will allow a broader range of applications and use cases to deliver efficient, safer, and cost-effective solutions via commercial mobile networks with specific mission-critical capabilities.


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market Segment Insights


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market Component Insights


The Mission Critical Communication (MCX) segmentation, based on size, includes Hardware, Software, Services. Among them, hardware segment is the largest segment of the market accounting for 50.3% of the global market in 2022. Further, hardware segment divided into command-and-control center, router and gateways, distribution management system, and others. Command and control center segment held a largest market share and is expected to grow significantly in terms of CAGR over the forecasted period.


Hardware components used in mission critical communication includes command and control center, routers and gateways, distribution management system and others. Hardware constitutes of major portion of the mission critical communication systems. The increasing demand for the deployment of mission critical communication networks results in the huge demand for the hardware components which is expected to show significant growth during the forecast period.


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market size (USD BILLION) component  2022 VS 2032


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market size (USD BILLION) component .


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Technology Insights


According to technology, the segment is divided into Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Long-Term Evolution, 5G, Mission-Critical Push-to-X (based on3GPP). Further, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) segment held a largest market share of 45.9% in 2022. The segment is further divided into Analogue, TETRA, TETRAPOL, P25, DMR/dPMR, Others where the Analog segment held a largest market share in 2022.


LMR has its presence in the critical communication market for a long time, providing efficient and simple solutions for private, two-way radio communications that provide easy collaboration of field-based industries. Advancements in the IP standards have revolutionized LMR, making the interface open for multi-vendor environments. LMR systems are most widely used by emergency first responders such as fire, police and ambulance services, and other government organizations.


Analog radio technology has gained popularity and served a number of end users. Critical communication has been using analog technology from its origin and now is continuously evolving to provide improved situational awareness. Its applications have extended from low-cost walkie-talkies used in consumer markets to public safety systems. Analog private mobile radio (PMR) is the most widely used type of radio using analog technology. PMR systems provide facilities such as push-to-talk and group call for closed user groups and have a short set-up time compared to cellular systems.


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market SIZE (USD BILLION) Technology  2022 VS 2032


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market SIZE (USD BILLION) Technology.


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) End-user Insights


By End-user, the market is segmented into public safety and government agencies, transportation, energy and utilities, mining, others. Transportation segment shows a significant growth at a fastest CAGR of 16.9% in upcoming period.


The use of mission critical communication in the transportation industry is most widely used in railway applications. In European railways, GSM-R technology in combination with general packet radio service (GPRS) for the intelligent transport system is improving the efficiency of the rail services. Other than Europe, countries such as Saudi Arabia, Israel, India, Australia, and China have adopted the GSM-R technology for their rail operations. Intelligent rail transportation solutions are making use of converged IP data transport networks with powerful TETRA radio and LTE-R broadband connections.


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) SIZE (USD BILLION) end-user 2022 VS 2032


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) SIZE (USD BILLION) end-user.


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market Regional Insights


By Region, the study segments the market into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South and Central America.


North America accounted for the largest share of revenue share of 32.9% in 2022. In the North American region, US dominates the market followed by Canada. Product launch and growth strategies adopted by the key players remains a major factor driving the mission critical communication market. For instance, Motorola Solutions unveiled the APX N series of next-generation mission-critical portable two-way radios. These radios offer enhanced ergonomics, security, ruggedness, and audio quality for public safety agencies. The series includes models like APX N70, N50, and N30, catering to different needs. They support various security features, offer high-speed LTE broadband data connectivity, and introduce smart features like Smart Programming, SmartConnect, and ViQi Virtual Partner. These radios are programmable in various environments and come with GPS, Bluetooth, and improved audio accessories and energy options.


The Asia Pacific region is expected to have the largest market CAGR in the Mission Critical Communication (MCX) market. In Asia-Pacific region, China, India, Japan, are among prominent economies having flourishing industries such as mining, energy & utilities, and others. China has one of the vast mining sectors meanwhile, India is also investing heavily on renewable energy and offshore energy opportunities. Hence, with the growing end-use industries across Asia-Pacific region the demand for the mission critical communication market will grow and expand and create immense growth opportunity for the existing and new market players to invest and gain high profit margins.


Further, the countries considered in the scope of the Mission Critical Communication (MCX) are the US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina.


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market SIZE (USD BILLION) REGION 2022 VS 2032


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market SIZE (USD BILLION) REGION.


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the Mission Critical Communication (MCX) grow even more. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the Mission Critical Communication (MCX) industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


Key Companies in the Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market include



Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Industry Developments


August 2023: L3Harris launched the first Two47 product, the Two47 Base Station. This station fulfils all critical communications requirements and complies with P25 regulations. The Two47 Base Station is the current market's most portable high-power P25 base station. It is the only design that can accommodate all auxiliary site equipment and up to 10 channels in a single standard rack.


February 2023: Nokia collaborated with Zetron to upgrade the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia's (PTA) communication infrastructure. The project involves replacing the existing analog radio system with a next-generation network, including Zetron's ACOM Command and Control platform, and Nokia's 4.9G/5G private wireless solutions. This upgrade aims to provide integrated and expanded communication capabilities, including mission-critical voice, data, and video services across PTA's urban rail system, covering over 250 kilometers.


November 2021: Motorola acquired Envysion, a provider of enterprise video security and business analytics for the retail industry.


Intended Audience



  • MCX Hardware, Software, and Services Companies

  • Raw Material Suppliers

  • Distributors

  • Technology Investors

  • Regulatory Industries

  • Government Bodies

  • Others


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Segmentation


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Component Size Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • Hardware

    • Command and Control Center

    • Router and Gateways

    • Distribution Management System

    • Others



  • Software

  • Services

    • Consulting Services

    • Integration Services

    • Maintenance Services




Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Technology Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • Land Mobile Radio (LMR)

    • Analogue

    • TETRA

    • TETRAPOL

    • P25

    • DMR/dPMR

    • Others



  • Long-Term Evolution

  • 5G

  • Mission-Critical Push-to-X (based on3GPP)

    • Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT)

    • Mission Critical Video (MCVideo)

    • Mission Critical Data (MCData)

    • Push-to-X Messaging

    • Others




Mission Critical Communication (MCX) End-user Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • Public Safety and Government Agencies

  • Transportation

    • Railway Operators

    • Airports

    • Ports

    • Others



  • Energy and Utilities

    • Power Plants

    • Others



  • Mining

  • Others


Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Middle East & Africa

  • South America

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 20.47 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 22.07 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 70.63 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 14.4% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018-2021
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered By component, technology, and End-user
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, China, India, Japan, South Africa.
Key Companies Profiled Motorola Solutions, Inc., Nokia, ZTE Corporation, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., AT&T Inc., L3harris Technologies, Inc., Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd., Cobham Wireless, Ascom, Mentura Group Oy, Leonardo S.P.A., Inmarsat Plc, Zenitel, And Telstra
Key Market Opportunities ·       Growing benefits of 5G for mission critical communication systems ·       Need for reliable and high-quality public safety communication in emerging economies
Key Market Dynamics ·       Advance features offered with mcx systems and network ·       Increasing demand of reliable network during emergencies




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

North America held the largest market share in the Mission Critical Communication (MCX) market

The key players in the global Mission Critical Communication (MCX) are Motorola Solutions, Inc., Nokia, ZTE Corporation, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., AT&T Inc., L3harris Technologies, Inc., Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd., Cobham Wireless, Ascom, Mentura Group Oy, Leonardo S.P.A., Inmarsat Plc, Zenitel, And Telstra

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