Land mobile radio is terrestrial two-way wireless message device used by the public safety & commercial organizations around world for critical communication. The radios are either carried by the individuals or installed in the vehicles. LMR systems typically consist of the base stations, radios, repeaters, consoles, related accessories, and network infrastructure. Lately, there has been increase in number of the radio standards and the proprietary options. Terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA), digital private mobile radio (dPMR), the digital mobile radio (DMR), next-generation digital narrowband, Project 25 (P-25/APCO-25), and Opensky are some of radio standards. Typically, the systems are deployed autonomously, but they can be connected to other still systems such as a cellular networks or the public telephone networks.
The Global LMR System Market has witnessed high growth in the recent years owing to increasing demand for the land mobile radio in the private security services. Moreover, rise in the defense expenditure and successive demand for the military communication equipment is motivating growth of market. However, increasing use of the automated security systems for the UAVs and public safety in military missions are anticipated to restrain the market growth to some extent.Segment Overview
The vehicle-mounted segment is anticipated to register highest CAGR during the forecast period. Mobile radios are typically installed in vehicle with an external antenna. The vehicle-mounted mobile radios have higher power of about 30 W, as opposed to the portable radios with that of 5 W. Radio is connected to vehicle power supply and large antenna and provides greater transmission range than the portable radios. These radios are widely used by the fire departments, emergency services, government agencies, police forces, and military forces. For instance, in Oct 2016, U.S. Army developed new vehicle-mounted technology that enabled Strykers, mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles and tactical trucks, to share the real-time, combat-relevant data across the force.Regional Overview
North America led global LMR system market in 2019. Market growth is considerably driven by U.S. and Canada. Presence of key companies, including Harris Corporation, Motorola Solutions, Inc., and the RELM Wireless Corporation, results in dominance of the region in global market. Furthermore, APCO-25, known as the Project 25 or P-25, is extensively used by federal, state, and the local public safety agencies in the North America, which allows them to communicate with the other agencies and the mutual aid response groups during emergencies. This has led to high demand for the P25 LMR in North America.
Similarly, band class 14 communication, frequency band in the 758–798 frequency, is based on the commercial LTE standards and is dedicated to the public security communication in region. In addition, growing expenses by U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on development of various tactical communication systems in latest years have resulted in significant surge in the demand for radio systems.Competitor overview
In Sept 2019, company Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd introduced PNC370, the Push-to-Talk over Cellular (POC) radios. These PoC enables communications over the cellular in 3G/4G/LTE networks to create the wide-area radio network which utilizes cellular infrastructure of the mobile network operators.
In Mar 2018, Motorola Solutions, signed contract with the Florida’s Department of Management Services (FDMS) to build new state wide public security radio system to replace State-wide Law Enforcement Radio System operated by the Harris Corporation.Key Players
- Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd
- Icom Inc.
- JVC Kenwood Corporation
- L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
- Leonardo SpA
- Motorola Solutions, Inc.
- RELM Wireless Corporation
- Simoco Wireless Solutions Limited
- Tait Ltd
- Thales Group
- Public Safety
- Oil & Gas
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of LAMEA