Global Critical Communication market is growing due to rising safety concerns in manufacturing industries, increasing need for modernizing old equipment along with high demand for critical communication solutions from diverse industries that include public safety, transportation & medical sectors. Need for reliable and high-quality public safety communication systems and standardization of infrastructure platforms is expected to offer tremendous growth opportunities in the near future.
Increasing need for the adoption of modern technologies and the replacement of the existing outdated equipment with new advanced equipment are creating growth opportunities for the critical communication market.
For instance, Nokia Company has announced that it will be supplying mission-critical communication network to the county of Fresno, California, with an aim to modernize the network and improve public safety.
Hardware is projected to hold a larger share of the critical communication market due to increasing demand from the ongoing as well as new deployment of critical communication networks in various end-use verticals. Moreover, major developments in oil and gas sectors to improve their operations through intrinsically safe and highly reliable networks and concerns toward public safety and security are the key factors fueling the growth of the market.
Long Term Evolution is the next global standard for critical communications, according to several industry representatives, consultants, and end-users. The adoption of LTE by public safety organizations in the US, the inclination of the UK Home Office toward LTE, and plans of South Korea to build a nationwide LTE network for public safety are the factors driving the development of LTE for critical communications.
The requirements of public safety communications are rapidly changing, involving the adoption of broadband-based multimedia applications, remote surveillance, and robotic technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). As a result, public safety agencies are replacing their narrowband public safety networks with LTE-based networks.
Various governmental agencies are providing emergency and rescue services and ensuring public safety. The purpose of these agencies is to deal with typical emergencies and ad hoc emergencies as a part of their typical responsibilities. Spreading community awareness, running prevention programs to detect, mitigate, and report emergencies effectively are the major functions of these emergency solution providers. These service providers use critical communications systems during any emergency, such as natural and man-made disasters.
North America is currently leading the global critical communication industry, due to ongoing technological advancements and rising adoption of digital LMR products by government and commercial sectors. The US government made the interoperability standard available to ensure efficient use of LMR technology products and uninterrupted communication in case of catastrophic situations.
North America is considered to be the most advanced region with regard to the adoption of critical communication technology and infrastructure. The protection of critical infrastructure is considered to be the most severe economic and national security challenge by the government of these countries.