The evolution of wireless test equipment market is influence by developments in the wireless communication industry. Current trends,such as increased mobility,explosive mobile data traffic growth coupled with increasing adoption of smart device and imminent LTE and LTE-advanced deployments are expected to continue to driving the demand for wireless test equipment.
Extensive market research carried out by the global communication test and measurement market will grow at an impressive CAGR of more than 9% until the end of 2020.The increasing adoption of smart devices is one of the key factors driving the growth of this market. The recent technological advancements have resulted in the emergence of many smart devices with advanced features. Consumers around the world are increasingly using smart watches and other small gadgets with advanced features like voice calling, video calling, and data transfer. Moreover, the integration requirement of different technologies like voice, video, and data transfer services on a smart device have made network carriers adopt wireless testing equipment as they provide hassle-free and high-quality products and services. Thus, the increasing adoption of smart devices and the growing focus on the integration of several features on a device is expected to drive the market for communication test and measurement over the forecast period.
Wireless Test and Measurement Test Equipment Market Analysis
Communication Test and Measurement test equipment market is segmented into wire-line testers and wire-less testers. Wire-less testers segment is the largest revenue generating segment due to the high demand for LTE technologies.
Wireless Test and Measurement Tests Type Market Analysis
Wireless Test and Measurement Tests Type Market is segmented into network assurance test, lab & manufacturing test, field network test and enterprise test. Network assurance test segment is the largest revenue generating segment due to high demand for its efficient solutions such as rapid detection of problem, SLA (Service level agreement)conformance monitoring.
Wireless Test and Measurement Service Market Analysis
Wireless Test and Measurement Service Market is segmented into managed services, professional & consulting services and product support services. Professional & consulting services followed by product support services is the largest revenue generating segment due to high demand for technologies having LTE, IP, 40G/100G communication. This segment provides cost effective services and offers high quality network.
Wireless Test and Measurement End Users Market Analysis
Wireless Test and Measurement end users market is segmented into telecommunication service providers, mobile device manufactures, network equipment manufacturers and enterprises. Telecommunication service providers segment is the largest revenue generating segment due to rising adoption of services such as broadband and LTE communication.
Wireless Test and Measurement Geography Market Analysis
Wireless Test and Measurement geography market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and RoW. North America, followed by Asia Pacific, is the largest revenue generating segment due to the availability of funds and lower cost of consumer equipment.
Consumers use smart devices to stream videos and other multimedia content which makes performance testing of these devices imperative before they are introduced in the market. Therefore, the integration of advanced features in test equipment and augmented demand for measurement equipment from the consumer electronics sector will continue to drive the market in the Americas.
The wireless test equipment market is divided into following types
Mobile device test equipment
The test equipment used in the testing mobile user equipment and services.These devices include bench top and single box testing systems used to test the performance,protocol,and capability of cellular devices,such as cellphone and smart phone as well as connected device such as laptop,notebook and tablets,wireless enabled PDAs and so on.
Base station test equipment
The station is a fixed transmitting or receiving station for cellular phone,paging services and other wireless transmission systems.Base station test equipment encompasses feature and functional testers and protocol conformance tester that are used during the R&D stages of product life cycle.
Drive test equipment
Drive test equipment refers to portable tool used for indoor and outdoor diagnostics and troubleshooting of wireless network.These tester obtained RF coverage and service performance measurements,provide wireless data measurement option,and enable optimization for data application.
Even at the early stage of network construction,drive testing is a major way to evaluate network conditions.
The global communication test and measurement market is fragmented due to the presence of many international, regional, and local players in the market. The competition in the market is expected to intensify with the increase in technological innovations as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Another important factor driving this market is the growing demand for used and rental test and measurement equipment. End-users in the market, such as enterprises and telecommunications service providers, are generally price-sensitive and, therefore, prefer utilizing used and rental and test measurement equipment as they help to bring down the total cost of operation. Due to the global economic crisis and the latest Eurozone crisis, end users have started opting for used or rented test equipment to reduce their investment costs.
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