Global Radio Frequency (RF) Cable Market 2017-2021
About Radio Frequency (RF) Cable
Radio frequency (RF) comprises electromagnetic wave frequencies that range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz in which the frequency can be used for communications or radar signals. RF usually refers to electrical oscillations rather than mechanical oscillations. An RF cable is designed to work at radio frequencies in a multi-megahertz range. RF cables are designed to maintain and minimize the transmission line impedance at the connection. Broadly, there are two types of RF cables namely coaxial cables and RF over fiber-optic cables.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global radio frequency (RF) cable market to grow at a CAGR of 9.18% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global radio frequency (RF) cable market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of coaxial cables of different impedance levels and RF over fiber-optic cables.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Radio Frequency (RF) Cable Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global radio frequency (RF) cable market: Belden, General Cable Technologies, Habia Cable, HUBAR+ SUHNER, Nexans, Pasternack Enterprises, Times Microwave Systems, and W.L. Gore & Associates.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is demand for upcoming 5G technology. The growth of the RF cables market has been a driver for the telecom sector since it facilitates the use of optical fibers and coaxial cables for last mile connections. The usual connections are made through copper cabling. However, with the increasing number of customers demanding faster Internet speeds at their homes, the use of fiber-optic cables is preferred.”
According to the report, one driver in the market is increase in internet data traffic. When a fiber-optic cable is used for transmission of data, there is very low attenuation since it is not affected by electromagnetic interference, which allows accurate data transmission. Fiber optics offer accessibility, agility, and high speeds. Fiber-optic cables are used as the transport medium, and coaxial cables are used for the distribution of the broadband signal to network end-users. These basic provisions are required for data services such as video calling and broadcasting.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is complex installation process and high implementation cost. An RF cable system consists of the implementation of hardware and support cost, which sums up to a sizeable amount. The installation process of RF cable devices is complex in nature because of the requirement of high levels of accuracy and the involvement of a number of small processes. The implementation cost of hardware includes the cost of wiring, cabling, and electrical components along with the cost of installation and payment of electricians.
Belden, General Cable Technologies, Habia Cable, HUBAR+ SUHNER, Nexans, Pasternack Enterprises, Times Microwave Systems, and W.L. Gore & Associates.
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