IHS: TETRA Represents 22% of Digital Radio Market Worldwide
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Comments

TETRA now represents 22 percent of the digital technology market for professional mobile radio (PMR) worldwide. Market research firm IHS estimated that there is a significant LMR analog installed base — more than 60 percent — of existing mobile radio users that are yet to convert to digital, indicating that the potential for growth of TETRA technology across all major regions remains strong.

The TETRA terminals market achieved record shipment growth of 17 percent in 2014 in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, while overall the global growth was more than 8 percent, according to figures from IHS.

With the world’s largest TETRA public-safety network nearing completion in Germany, the Nødnett network in Norway experiencing continued investment, and established TETRA networks such as C2000 in the Netherlands seeing renewed investment, the European market remains robust.

The rest of the world is also predicted to see solid growth. The installed base for TETRA terminals in North and South America is set to increase by 14 percent by 2019, mostly driven by significant uptake in the transportation, utilities and industrial sectors. The TETRA terminals installed base in Asia is set to increase by 11 percent by 2018, while for the Middle East and Africa region, IHS projected that the industrial, utilities and transportation sectors will all continue to enjoy strong success with more than 10 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) predicted between now and 2019.

“We are expecting to see more and more success for TETRA in regions not necessarily considered strongholds of the technology. The success TETRA has in the European arena is now being emulated in other markets, where new devices that offer enhanced capabilities including ATEX and covert capabilities are now gaining traction in the public-safety and security markets,” said Elizabeth Mead, senior analyst, critical communications, IHS.

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