Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Vulnerabilities, 2016
Frost & Sullivan estimates that by the end of 2017 there will be close to 6 billion devices worldwide that will utilize GNSS data in some form or fashion. This number could rise to almost 8.5 billion by 2021 as more of the populace purchases devices that in, some manner, use position and timing information. The largest installed base for GNSS downstream services is smartphones, which according to some estimates accounts for 44% of the global population, and this number is on track to rise to 60% by 2022. However, GNSS data is impacting much more than smartphones; a number of other industries, such as agriculture, transportation, and recreation, just to name a few, are realizing the possible return on investment this data stream can provide.