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Global Professional Mobile Radio Market 2016-2020

About the Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) Market

PMR (also known as private mobile radio in the UK and land mobile radio in North America) refers to field radio communications systems that use portable, mobile, repeaters, base station, and dispatch console radios. PMR is widely used as a convenient means of communication by enterprises and government establishments.

PMR provides a sophisticated radio trunking service that supports two-way radio communication for mobile users to connect to PMR data networks and voice telephony. It operates on standards such as TETRA, DMR, NXDN, and Tetrapol. It is broadly used in domains such as public safety and security, military, energy, oil and gas, transportation and logistics, aviation, and utilities for safe and reliable communication.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global PMR market to grow at a CAGR of 10.82% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global PMR market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the following:

  • Sales of PMR users' handheld devices with technologies such as TETRA and DMR
  • Sales of PMR transceiver devices
  • Sales of PMR gateways
  • Sales of analog and P25 users' devices are not considered in this report; considers only the digital technologies (except P25)
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Airbus Group
  • Harris
  • JVCKenwood
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Thales
  • Sepura
Other prominent vendors
  • Cartel Communication Systems
  • Cisco
  • Codan Radio
  • EXACOM
  • Hytera Communications
  • PowerTrunk
  • Simoco
  • SITA
  • Tait Communications
  • Uniden
  • Zetron
Market driver
  • Demand for reliable and cost-effective PMRs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Cross-border security issues
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Convergence of public and private LTE networks with PMR technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global professional mobile radio market: Airbus Group, Harris, JVCKenwood, Motorola Solutions, Thales, and Sepura.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Cartel Communication Systems, Cisco, Codan Radio, EXACOM, Hytera Communications, PowerTrunk, Simoco, SITA, Tait Communications, Uniden, and Zetron.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “An important trend that will boost market growth is the convergence of public and private LTE networks with PMR technology. PMR transmits voice through circuit switching technology, whereas VoLTE is carried as VoIP packets. LTE is likely to deliver voice services over an IMS that will transfer voice with PMR technology. Additionally, the emergence of LTE for tactical communication is focused toward broadband mobile data. One characteristic of data application is that it allows access to critical information directly from the field. LTE acts as an advantage for commercial operators as they can transmit heavy data traffic from their voice-based 2G and 3G services easily. LTE improves the data capabilities of a network to cope up with the unbound accessibility to data and communications.”

According to the report, a key growth driver is the rising demand for reliable and cost-effective PMRs. Dedicated PMR systems separate themselves from typical commercial public telecom networks on two factors ─ minimal time for deployment of a PMR system and a high level of application support by mission-specific communications network. PMR systems involve a lesser number of devices to cover a similar area. Therefore, a lesser amount of time is taken for implementing this service, which affects the cost of the dimensioning and execution of the network.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could restrict market growth is cross-border security issues. Growing concern over the security of sensitive data has confined the growth of organizations to their peripheries.

Companies Mentioned

Airbus Group, Harris, JVCKenwood, Motorola Solutions, Thales, Sepura, Cartel Communication Systems, Cisco, Codan Radio, EXACOM, Hytera Communications, PowerTrunk, Simoco, SITA, Tait Communications, Uniden, Zetron.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Evolution of PMR and broadband services 1995-2015
      • Table Comparison of PMR (TETRA), 4G (LTE/WiMAX), and broadband PMR
      • Table SWOT analysis of TETRA
      • Table SWOT analysis of DMR
      • Table Comparison between publicly owned PMR systems and privately owned commercial cellular networks
      • Table Attributes of PMR system
      • Table LTE: Future PMR standards
      • Table TETRA and LTE: Changing market dynamics
      • Table IPICS communication interoperability
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global PMR market 20015-2020 ($ billions)
    • ASP of PMR devices 2015-2020
      • Table ASP of PMR devices 2015-2020 ($)
    • Shipment of PMR devices 2015-2020
      • Table Global PMR market 2015-2020 by shipment (millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by devices
    • Global PMR market 2015-2020 by revenue
      • Table Global PMR market 2015-2020 by devices ($ billions)
      • Table Global PMR market by transceivers 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global PMR market by gateways 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global PMR market by PMR handhelds 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • PMR handhelds by technology
    • PMR handhelds by technology
      • Table PMR handhelds by technology 2015-2020 (millions)
      • Table PMR handhelds by TETRA 2015-2020 (millions)
      • Table PMR handhelds by DMR 2015-2020 (millions)
      • Table PMR handhelds by other technologies 2015-2020 (millions)
  • Market segmentation by usage
    • PMR market by usage
      • Table PMR market by usage 2015
      • Table PMR market by usage 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Public safety
      • Table PMR market by Public safety 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Commercial applications
      • Table PMR market by commercial applications 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global PMR market by region
      • Table Global PMR devices market by region 2015
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Airbus Group
      • Table Airbus: Product offerings according to end-users
    • Harris
      • Table Harris: Product offerings
    • JVCKENWOOD
      • Table JVCKENWOOD: Product offerings
    • Motorola Solutions
    • Thales
    • Sepura
      • Table Sepura: Product offerings
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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