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Global Digital Mobile Radio Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Frequency, By Industry Vertical, By Product Type, By Tier, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2021 - 2027

Global Digital Mobile Radio Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Frequency, By Industry Vertical, By Product Type, By Tier, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2021 - 2027

  • February 2022
  • 274 pages
  • ID: 6249481
  • Format: PDF
  • KBV Research


Table of Contents

The Global Digital Mobile Radio Market size is expected to reach $7.2 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 10.0% CAGR during the forecast period.

Digital mobile radio is basically an international digital two-way radio standard introduced by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute with the primary goal of replacing conventional analog standards with twice the channel capacity and assisting professional mobile users by ensuring superior voice quality, functionality, and security. This standard is based on Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) technology, and because it is an open standard, it makes it difficult for manufacturers to outperform their competitors.

DMR is a TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) modes, which means it divides the signal into distinct time slots to allow multiple users to utilize the same frequency channel. Each frequency has two slots: slot 1 and slot 2, and each slot is used by several people. Every user sends a series of messages in quick succession, each in its own time slot. Multiple stations can share the very same frequency channel yet only use a portion of the channel’s bandwidth.

Also, the market is being driven by the demand for upgrades in the radio communication infrastructure. The DMR is a brand-new communication system with a wide range of capabilities. The usage of these DMR is widespread, from industries to businesses. These areas are boosting demand for better communication. This DMR consists of standards with lesser disruptions. They can also provide end-users with an affordable choice of communication services.

The demand for digital mobile radio market is increasing as the requirement of an efficient communication system in various public security operations is emerging. DMR allows these public safety organizations to stream video, access data, and collaborate with their staff in real-time. Also, an increase in crime, terrorism, and natural disasters is encouraging the adoption of the digital mobile radio technology across the public safety sector

Moreover, the digital mobile radio technology is widely being employed in mining activities due to fact that these devices are capable of locating labors that are involved in the main mining activities such as coal mining and extracting minerals from the surface of ground.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic emerged as one of the biggest infections of the century. Additionally, it majorly affected economies of all countries as well as various industries irrespective of their sizes. The worldwide lockdown that was enforced by governments across the world in order to encourage the containment of the novel coronavirus caused a halt in production, causing a nuisance in the overall supply chain of electrical components.

Moreover, China, as the world’s largest buyer and provider of electronic goods, suffered a demand slump caused by the pandemic. Due to a lack of items induced by the halt in production during the lockdown scenario, prices of contemporary digital technology components substantially increased. Both customers and the economy have been harmed by COVID-19. To minimize the spread of COVID-19 among staff, electronic manufacturing hubs were temporarily shut down.

Market Growth Factors:

Increasing investments of manufacturers in incorporating advanced mechanism in devices

While there are several advantages of DMR over Analogue, sophisticated control functions are one of the most important features among them. DMR makes use of TDMA’s second time-slot technology to enable reverse-channel communication. The instructions are provided over the second channel when the first channel is engaged in a call. This provides capabilities such as transmitting radio control from a distance, priority call control, and emergency call preemption, among others.

Increased capacities in a compact mechanism

The majority of analog transceivers used to be big and heavy. However, as technology advances, any discomfort in such traditional gadgets would be eliminated. DMRs are lighter and have a smaller footprint. In areas such as security and hospitality, radio’s small size and discreetness are critical. DMRs that are ultra-light and ultra-thin offers a wider plethora of features to the user and are easier to use.

Market Restraining Factors:

Prevalence of technical issues and glitches

The growing number of errors in digital mobile radio is a key challenge in the market. In this sector, the frequency and noise difficulties are more prevalent. More obstacles are arising as a result of the market’s developing technological issues. A small business’s demand for the industry may be reduced due to technical challenges. Additionally, the digital mobile radio business is hampered by a lack of awareness. There are numerous alternatives to digital mobile radio, which resulted in less exposure of the digital mobile radio market.

Frequency Outlook

Based on the Frequency, the Digital Mobile Radio Market is segmented into 25-174 MHz, 200-512 MHz, and >700 MHz. In 2020, the 200-512 MHz segment held a substantial revenue share of the digital mobile radio market. The growth of this segment is attributed to the expanded range of the DMR devices that are comprised with this frequency. In addition, 200-512 MHz frequency devices are very affordable that also cover a long or a mid-range at a lesser cost. These factors are driving the growth of this segment over the forecast period.

Industry Vertical Outlook

Based on the Industry vertical, the Digital Mobile Radio Market is divided into Aerospace & Defense, Commercial, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Mining, Automotive, Industrial, and Others. In 2020, the Industrial segment garnered a promising revenue share in the digital mobile radio market. Digital mobile radio devices are being used across the industrial sector with the purpose of rapid transmission of information. DMR technology allows the operators to grow systems to enhance their businesses on fields and sites.

Product Type Outlook

Based on the Product type, the Digital Mobile Radio Market is bifurcated into Hand Portable and In-Vehicle (Mobile). In 2020, the Mobile or In-vehicle segment acquired a significant revenue share of the digital mobile radio market. This growth is attributed to the increasing utilization of mobile DMR devices in defense and automotive. Moreover, In-vehicle DMR is substantially being utilized in the public service sector.

Tier Outlook

Based on the Tier, the Digital Mobile Radio Market is segregated into Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. In 2020, the Tier 3 segment acquired the largest revenue share of the digital mobile radio market. End-users have a stronger need for sophisticated tier 3. Tier 3 allows for smooth data service, voice quality, and communication. Telecommunications, aerospace, and defense are three domains where DMR is in high demand. DMR Tier III covers trunking operations in the 66–960 MHz frequency ranges.

Regional Outlook

Based on the Region, the Digital Mobile Radio Market is analyzed across North America, Europe, APAC, and LAMEA. In 2020, North America emerged as the leading region in the digital mobile radio market with the largest revenue share. The increasing demand for digital mobile radio devices is attributed to the rapidly growing businesses and industries across the region.. In addition, the increasing utilization of digital mobile radio technology in the transportation sector of this region is also encouraging prevailing market players to bring developments in the DMR standards and coverage.

The major strategies followed by the market participants are Product Launches. Based on the Analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix; Thales Group S.A., Motorola Solutions, Inc. and L3Harris Technologies, Inc. are the forerunners in the Digital Mobile Radio Market. Companies such as Leonardo SpA, BK Technologies Corporation and Hytera Communications Corporation Limited are some of the key innovators in the Market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Thales Group S.A., Leonardo SpA, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Icom Incorporated, BK Technologies Corporation, Hytera Communications Corporation Limited, Simoco Wireless Solutions, and Tait Communications.

Recent Strategies deployed in Digital Mobile Radio Market

Partnerships, Collaborations and Agreements:

Jan-2022: L3Harris came into an IDIQ contract with The U.S. Marine, the maritime land force service branch of the United States Armed Forces. With this agreement, L3Harris would extend its successful and long-running partnership with U.S. marines. Moreover, L3Harris would provide battle-proven radios to the U.S. marine in order to provide resilient and safer communications to fulfill their distinct demands.

Nov-2021: Thales joined hands with Indra, a leading company in the high-tech defense sector based in Europe. Through this collaboration, the companies would develop SYNAPS Multipurpose tactical radio to offer a versatile and common state-of-the-art solution to armed forces across France and Spain.

May-2021: Raytheon teamed up with Globalfoundries, a leading vendor of feature-rich semiconductors across the world. Through this collaboration, the companies would manufacture a new gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) semiconductor and avail it in the market. Moreover, the new product would offer a best-in-class radio frequency performance compatible with 5G and 6G mobile and wireless applications.

Jun-2020: Simoco teamed up with a Middle Eastern petrochemical company. Through this collaboration, the utilities aimed to upgrade the MPT1327, a trunked private mobile radio network with broader capacity and reduced downtime. In addition, the existing product includes 600 x ATEX hand-portable radios, desk top fixed mobiles and IP connected PC dispatchers, and mobiles deployed in plant protection and emergency vehicles.

Mar-2020: Simoco came into an agreement with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia. Through this agreement, the company aimed to strengthen its emergency communications system for 3 years. In addition, this contract would also support DFAT’s radio networks by conducting research in order to improve the resilience of the existing network along with embedding new technologies.

Product Launches and Product Expansions:

Nov-2021: Hytera unveiled the PDM680, the first rugged 3GPP-compliant Mission Critical Services radio of the company. The new product is developed to facilitate first responders to stay informed and connected at any time and any location while in critical conditions.

Oct-2021: Tait Communications rolled out Tait Axiom, a new platform and wearable device. With this launch, the company aimed to enable Tait LMR networks user to join the same conversation irrespective of their location. In addition, the new product would allow employees to use the best-in-class device-specific to their role with enhanced connectivity.

Oct-2021: Hytera released the H series, an addition to its DMR terminals. Through this launch, the company aimed to fulfill complicated and demanding communication requirements of transportation, energy, commercial, public safety, commercial, utilities, and other industry verticals. Additionally, the latest software architecture and hardware platform offer enhanced radio performance with optimized customer experience to deliver more practical, intuitive, and easily-operable functionality.

Aug-2021: Motorola rolled out APX NEXT, a smart radio. Through this launch, the company aimed to introduce cutting-edge technology across the public safety sector. In addition, the new product would reliably facilitate frontline professionals to perform their jobs safely, even in tougher situations.

Jul-2021: Icom unveiled the IP730D/IP740D, Hybrid IP radio. Through this launch, the company aimed to offer LTE network coverage as well as traditional VHF/UHF professional radio mode nationwide coverage. Moreover, the new product would provide reliable communication through its dual-mode function LTE network and traditional professional radio.

Jun-2021: L3Harris launched L Extreme 400P, a portable radio emergency responder communication in immense conditions. The new product is developed in order to be leveraged by the military workforce, firefighters, and hazmat units. In addition, the latest XL Extreme 400P would run on two-way, portable radiofrequency device standards.

May-2021: L3Harris extended its XL product range with the launch of XL Connect 95 Portable Radio. The new flexible single-band P25 radio is designed to serve public safety, local government, education, transportation, utilities, and other units that are seeking secure and cost-effective communications.

Jan-2021: Thales released Javelin Combat Net Radio, a new addition in its tactical communications product range. Through this launch, the company aimed to fulfill the changing warfighting preferences of its customers. Moreover, the new product is single-channel, small form factor, and rugged mobile ad-hoc network radio delivers tactical command and control communications across formations to allow mission-essential capabilities at the tactical edge.

Nov-2020: Icom introduced IC-M94D, a handy VHF marine radio with in-built Class-H DSC and AIS receiver, all in one. The new product offers a transmit power of 6 watts to provide wider network coverage. Moreover, the IC-M94D also offers a robust and loud audio power of 1500 milliwatts along with improved and clear acoustic sound.

Aug-2020: Icom launched ID-52A/E, a dual-band digital VHF/UHF transceiver compatible with D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio). The new product comprises an integrated color display and can also run on a Bluetooth connection as standard.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments covered in the Report:

By Frequency

• >700 MHz

• 200-512 MHz

• 25-174 MHz

By Industry Vertical

• Commercial

• Aerospace & Defense

• Oil & Gas

• Industrial

• Automotive

• Transportation

• Mining

• Others

By Product Type

• Hand Portable

• In-Vehicle (Mobile)

By Tier

• Tier 3

• Tier 2

• Tier 1

By Geography

• North America

o US

o Canada

o Mexico

o Rest of North America

• Europe

o Germany

o UK

o France

o Russia

o Spain

o Italy

o Rest of Europe

• Asia Pacific

o China

o Japan

o India

o South Korea

o Singapore

o Malaysia

o Rest of Asia Pacific


o Brazil

o Argentina


o Saudi Arabia

o South Africa

o Nigeria

o Rest of LAMEA

Companies Profiled

• L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

• Raytheon Technologies Corporation

• Thales Group S.A.

• Leonardo SpA

• Motorola Solutions, Inc.

• Icom Incorporated

• BK Technologies Corporation

• Hytera Communications Corporation Limited

• Simoco Wireless Solutions

• Tait Communications

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