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Mission Critical Communication Market Size

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

Mission critical communications are all about ensuring a quick and reliable response during emergencies, making the world a safer place. These communications involve using secure technologies with digital features specifically created for crucial missions and important business tasks. Their goal is to enhance productivity, safety, and operational efficiency. By doing so, businesses can make better use of their resources and speed up decision-making processes. Mission critical communications are especially crucial in places where the highest security and environmental protection standards are required.

The technologies behind mission critical communications play a pivotal role in supporting a company's diverse communication and collaboration needs. They provide flexibility and reliability, ensuring that important messages are delivered without fail. This seamless transmission and sharing of voice, video, and data among employees not only speed up team coordination but also improve situational awareness. One significant factor driving the global growth of mission-critical communications is the increasing use of connected devices. As more and more devices become interconnected, the need for reliable communication during critical situations becomes even more apparent. Additionally, the capability of mission critical communication systems to function in conditions where regular commercial networks may fail is a key driver of the market's expansion.

These systems are designed to work in challenging environments, ensuring that communication remains intact when it is needed the most. Another factor contributing to the growth of the global mission-critical communications market is the changing preference of customers from traditional technologies to LTE (Long-Term Evolution) technology. This shift reflects a desire for more advanced and efficient communication methods. LTE technology offers faster data speeds and improved network reliability, making it a preferred choice for mission critical communications. In essence, mission critical communications are the backbone of emergency responses and safety measures. They go beyond regular communication technologies by providing a secure and reliable way to connect during critical situations. The ability to transmit information when traditional networks fail is a key feature, ensuring that communication remains uninterrupted.

The adoption of mission critical communications is not only about enhancing safety but also about improving overall operational efficiency. These technologies enable businesses to optimize their resources effectively. When faced with an emergency, having a streamlined communication system in place can make all the difference. It allows for quick decision-making and coordination among team members, ultimately mitigating the impact of the crisis. The significance of mission critical communications is particularly evident in environments where security and environmental protection are of the utmost importance. These could include industrial sites, critical infrastructure, or disaster-stricken areas. In such contexts, having a communication system that can withstand challenging conditions becomes a necessity rather than a luxury. As technology continues to advance, the mission critical communications market is poised for further growth.

The integration of connected devices, the resilience of communication systems in adverse conditions, and the shift towards more advanced LTE technology are all contributing to the expansion of this market. Businesses and organizations recognize the importance of investing in reliable communication solutions, not only to comply with safety standards but also to ensure their overall resilience in the face of unforeseen challenges.

Covered Aspects:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size Value In 2022 USD 20.47 Billion
Market Size Value In 2023 USD 22.07 Billion
Growth Rate 14.4% (2023-2032)

Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market Overview

The Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market is projected to grow from USD 26.8 billion in 2024 to USD 78.7 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Additionally, the market size for Mission Critical Communication (MCX) was valued at USD 23.5 billion in 2023.

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.

Figure 1: Mission Critical Communication (MCX) Market Size, 2024 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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.

Figure 2 :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.

Figure 3 :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.

Figure 4 :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.

Figure 5 :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


    • 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

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