Public Safety LTE Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2027

Global Public Safety LTE Market Research Report: By Product (Private LTE, Commercial LTE, Hybrid LTE), By Application (Law Enforcement and Border Control, Emergency Medical Services, Firefighting Services, Disaster Management) - Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/ICT/5532-CR | December 2018 | Region: Global | 85 pages

Market Analysis


Public Safety LTE Market is predicted to touch USD 3,246.5 Million at a healthy 22.07% CAGR between 2018- 2025, reveals the latest Market Research Future’s (MRFR) public safety LTE market forecast report. The strong growth of the market can be accredited to rapid urbanization and its efficiency to respond during an emergency.


COVID-19 Analysis


The COVID-19 pandemic has already had its impact on almost all major industries, with the exception of a few, such as the public safety LTE market. This crisis has increased the need for extensive and efficient network capacity that is adding market growth. This technology is widely used by operators in public safety communications as it helps to eliminate the issues of interconnectivity, thereby offering a perk at the time of group communications.


There has been a growing adoption of public safety LTE following the rise in national relief funds and the growing deployment of crowd control teams. Mandatory lockdowns, regulated curfews, and social distancing trends have been imposed all across the world to keep people away from the streets. These legislations, coupled with rising funds from the government in the law enforcement sector, are adding market growth.


Public safety LTE networks are playing a vital part to combat the outbreak. In the US, for instance, FirstNet communications is being widely used to offer location services, video, data, and voice for medical personnel and first responders alike, including mobile telehealth applications for facilitating monitoring and screening, capacity expansion, and temporary coverage for healthcare facilities, quarantine centers, and pop-up testing sites using in-building wireless systems and rapidly deployable cellular assets.


Market Dynamics


Drivers 


Need for Good Network Capacity to Boost Market Growth


Public safety LTE is playing a pivotal part in mission-critical services. It is increasingly being used as a communication standard during the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure a quick response from the public safety agency to take care of the safety of the people impacted by the outbreak. This emergency response of the pandemic worldwide has thrown light on the significance of LTE mission-critical communications. First responders and emergency responders are making the most of LTE-enabled networks to deploy diagnostic systems instantly and also deploy response teams in military bases, vacant buildings, parking lots, and other forms of first-line-of-defense environments. Thus the need for good network capacity during the pandemic is likely to add to the public safety LTE market share.


Other factors boosting the public safety LTE market size include the use of the technology to remove interconnectivity issues, demand for unmanned vehicles, seamless data connectivity, and top quality service, and increased data security provided by LTE technology.


Opportunities


Increasing Use of Lower-power Wide-area Technology to Offer Robust Opportunities 


Increasing use of lower-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies in various public safety applications is likely to offer robust opportunities to market players in the near future. 


Restrains


Extensive Reliance on Traditional Legal Systems to Act as a Restrain


Extensive reliance on traditional legal systems due to spectrum scarcity may have a negative impact on the public safety LTE market demand over the forecast period. 


Challenges


High Development and Maintenance Cost to Challenge Industry Players 


The high cost of development and maintenance of LTE network is likely to act as a challenge for industry players. 


Market Segmentation


Global Public Safety LTE Market has been segmented based on Application and Product.


Product-based Private LTE Segment to Lead the Market


By product, the global public safety LTE market is segmented into hybrid LTE, commercial LTE, and private LTE. Of these, the private LTE market is predicted to lead the market over the forecast period. It is likely to touch USD 1222.9 million by 2025. The commercial segment, on the other hand, is predicted to grow at a healthy 24.7% CAGR over the forecast period. 


Application-based Law Enforcement and Border Control Segment to Dominate the Market


By application, the global public safety market is segmented into disaster management, firefighting services, emergency medical services, and law enforcement and border control. Of these, the law enforcement and border control segment is predicted to dominate the market over the forecast period. Burgeoning demand for controlling and surveillance in border areas is adding to the growth of the segment. It is predicted to touch USD 1190.8 million at a whopping 24.935% CAGR by 2025.


Regional Analysis


Europe to Dominate the Market


By region, the global public safety LTE market covers the growth opportunity and recent trends across Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Rest of the World (RoW). Among these, Europe is predicted to dominate the market over the forecast period. In 2017, it accounted for a 40.34% share. Increasing concern for public safety, rising penetration of the internet of things, rapid urbanization, favorable initiatives to use PS-LTE systems in place of TETRA network, and availability of LTE-based communication to first responders are adding to the global public safety LTE market growth in the region. 


North America to Hold Second Largest Share in the Market 


In North America, the global public safety LTE industry is predicted to have the second-largest share over the forecast period. In 2017, it accounted for a 30.76% share. Technological developments, early adoption of public safety LTE technology, the presence of various public safety technologies, and the rising awareness about the benefits of using public safety LTE technology are adding to the global public safety LTE market growth in the region. It is predicted to touch USD 1118 Million at a healthy 23.99% CAGR by 2025.


Competitive Landscape


Players Focus on R&D Activities to Stay at the Forefront


Key industry players are investing substantially in research and development activities and product launches. They are developing LTE devices as well as related functionalities that are likely to boost the market growth.


For instance, Motorola is focusing on research and development efforts associated with the current technologies, and the advances of its business comprise the creation of smart public safety solutions and new-age public safety solutions.


Public Safety LTE Market Players



  • General Dynamics Corporation

  • Airbus SE

  • Motorola Solutions

  • Cobham PLC

  • Nokia Corporation

  • Bittium

  • Samsung Electronics

  • Cisco Systems Inc.

  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

  • AT&T Inc.


Recent Developments



  • December 2020- Renowned watch brand Fossil is working on its latest smartwatch with LTE technology. This will be its first-ever watch that will be equipped with LTE capabilities. This smartwatch having cellular connectivity will promise better battery life and better performance. LTE is not a small thing. This technology being added to the smartwatch is likely to make you less dependent on your smartphone. This means you are expected to be more mobile with merely your new LTE based smartwatch and nothing more. The icing on the cake is you can still continue receiving calls, listening to music, responding to texts, and much more. 

  • December 2020- US-based 5G Communication Systems and Solutions and 4G LTE Advanced developer has lately announced that its business unit of Drone Aviation has delivered its foremost drone deployed LTE network that is fully integrated to customers. This milestone will mark the commercial accessibility of a new tethered aerial platform that is drone-based and will offer customers a completely operational LTE network sans any dependency on existing infrastructure. This drone is expected to offer an array of benefits such as unmatched operations, sustained airborne communications, uninterruptible ground-based power, secure communications, and improved safety, among others.



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 3,246.5 Million (2018-2025)
  CAGR   22.07% (2018-2025)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Product, v
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   General Dynamics Corporation, Airbus SE, Motorola Solutions, Cobham PLC, Nokia Corporation, Bittium, Samsung Electronics, Cisco Systems Inc, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, AT&T Inc
  Key Market Opportunities   Increasing use of lower-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies in various public safety applications is likely to offer robust opportunities to market players in the near future.
  Key Market Drivers   Technological advancements, rapid urbanization are increasing the adoption of LTE technology for public safety.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The global public safety LTE market is expected to record a substantial market valuation of 3.2 billion by 2025.

Technological advancements, rapid urbanization are increasing the adoption of LTE technology for public safety.

the extensive reliance on traditional legacy systems is likely to hamper the growth of the public safety LTE market over the review period.

The global public safety LTE market is projected to register a moderate 22.07% CAGR in the forecast period.

The hybrid LTE segment is slated to expand as the fastest-growing segment.

The disaster management segment is slated to expand as the fastest-growing segment.

A few major market players operating in the global public safety LTE market are AT&T Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Samsung Electronics, Bittium, Nokia Corporation, among others.

As per Market Research Future (MRFR)’s analysis, the global public safety LTE market is estimated to mark a CAGR of 22.07% during the forecast period 2018 to 2025. The valuation of the global market is prognosticated to reach USD 3,246.5 Mn towards the end of 2025 from USD 690.3 Mn in 2017. The market is expected to grow constantly over the next couple of years owing to the accelerated adoption of LTE by the governments globally for ensuring public safety.


The rising threat of crimes and natural disasters have led to an upsurge in demand for LTE as it enhances efficiency and effectiveness of the public safety solutions. In addition, the reduction of connectivity issues in networks enabling transfer of high volumes of data is prognosticated to boost the growth trajectory of the public safety LTE market in the forthcoming years. The technological developments are presumed to dominate the expansion of the global market. For instance, the introduction of LTE-Advanced is poised to dictate the market growth over the next couple of years. On the flip side, the large-scale market presence of the traditional legacy systems is expected to check the proliferation of the public safety LTE market over the assessment period.


This MRFR report offers a detailed segmental analysis of the global public safety LTE market based on product and application. By product, the market is segmented into private LTE, commercial LTE, and hybrid LTE. Among these, the commercial LTE segment had the largest customer base in 2017 and was valued at USD 278.8 Mn. The segment is projected to expand at a relatively higher CAGR of 24.7% over the assessment period reaching a valuation of 1134.6 Mn by 2025-end. Meanwhile, the private LTE segment is expected to get hold of the maximum market share in the foreseeable future. The segment is estimated to be valued at USD 1222.9 Mn towards the end of 2025.


By application, the global public safety LTE market has been segmented into law enforcement and border control, emergency medical services, firefighting services, and disaster management. Among these, the law enforcement & border control segment held the maximum share of the global public safety LTE market in 2017. It is forecasted to value at USD 1036.1 Mn by the end of 2025 striking a CAGR of 21.4% during the projection period. Meanwhile, the disaster management segment is poised to expand at the highest CAGR of 24.93% during the review period. It is also estimated to emerge as the largest segment valuing at USD 1190.8 Mn by the end of 2025.


Regional Analysis:


The global public safety LTE market, by region, has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). Among these, Europe is expected to hold the maximum share of the global market and emerge as the fastest growing regional market over the assessment period. The valuation of the market is projected to grow from USD 278.5 Mn in 2017 to USD 1511.6 Mn by the end of 2025. It is poised to strike a CAGR of 24.15% over 2025.


North America is poised to secure the second spot in the global public safety LTE market through the forecast period. The region is conducive to growth and is presumed to thrive at a strong CAGR of 23.99% in the foreseeable future.


Asia Pacific resonates strong growth opportunities and is anticipated to expand at a healthy growth rate. The public safety LTE market in the region is forecasted to reach a valuation of USD 502.6 Mn by the end of 2025 from USD 145.3 Mn in 2017. China is prognosticated to become a major country-level market responsible for expediting the expansion of the global market.


The Rest of the World is expected to command the least share of the global public safety LTE market. It has been estimated to thrive at a CAGR of 10.04% throughout the projection period. The Middle East & Africa is expected to drive the growth of the regional market in the upcoming years.


Competitive Tracking:


 Some of the key players profiled in the report are AT&T Inc., Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Cisco Systems, Inc., Samsung Electronics, Bittium, Nokia Corporation, Cobham PLC, Motorola Solutions, Airbus SE, and General Dynamics Corporation.

The global public LTE safety market is characterized by the presence of many global, regional, and local vendors. The market is highly competitive with all the players competing to gain market share. Intense competition, rapid advances in technology, and frequent changes in government policies are key factors that confront market growth. The vendors compete based on quality of service, pricing, and reliability. It is crucial for the vendors to provide advanced technology and value-added services for public safety LTE vendors to survive and succeed in an intensely competitive market environment.


The growth of the market vendors is dependent on the market conditions, government support, and industry development. Thus, the vendors should focus on expanding geographically and advancement in digital services.  General Dynamics Corporation, Airbus SE, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, Cobham PLC, Nokia Corporation, Bittium, Samsung Electronics, Cisco Systems, Inc, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, AT&T Inc are major companies in the market that compete in terms of services offered, pricing of IPN devices, and availability of components from suppliers. These companies primarily focus on the unmanned operations and remote surveillance. Although the global players are dominating the market, regional players with small market shares also have a presence in the market. The global players are expected to strengthen their presence worldwide through organic and inorganic growth during the forecast period.


The vendors with better technical and financial resources can develop innovative product that render the competitors' products, obsolete and non-competitive even before they are launched, or costs are recovered. Therefore, vendors must develop new technologies and stay in touch with emerging technologies that could affect the continuing competitiveness of their product lines in the market.


Nokia provides network and Internet protocol (IP) infrastructure, software, and related services. The company operates through four segments: global services, IP networks and applications, Nokia technologies, and ultra-broadband networks. The company operates in Finland, China, the US, India, France, Japan, the UK, Germany, Italy, and other countries. Nokia is aimed at increasing its existing market presence and wide customer base. By following organic growth strategies such as extensive investments in research and development and advancements in existing technologies, the company is able to easily tap into new market segments.


General Dynamics Corporation is one of the major vendors in public safety LTE market. The company engages in the provision of wireless communication and smart system solutions for US military. The company operates in three segments such as aerospace, combat systems, information systems and technology and marine systems. Few public safety LTE products from the list are Fortress LTE 20W ENodeB (RN2420), FirstRunner Compact Rapid Deployable 4G LTE System, Fortress LTE Virtual Core Network (VCN).


Samsung Electronics is another major player in the public safety LTE market. The company has been operating for more than 45 years with a strong industrial expertise. Samsung Electronics provides public safety LTE solutions for government agencies, organization, industries and for commercial safety. The company has launched 3GPP standard based public safety LTE solution in South Korea to share precise information such as videos and images.


Motorola Solutions provides communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software, and services. The company has a wide customer base that includes federal, state, county, province, territory, municipal, and departmental independent bodies, along with its commercial and industrial consumers. The company operates in the US, the UK, and rest of the world. Motorola Solutions focuses on organic and inorganic growth strategies and continues its innovation in standards-based voice and data solutions spanning APCO 25, TETRA, DMR, and LTE technologies.


These companies contributed a major proportion towards market revenue of public safety LTE market.