Land mobile radio system market to increase at 11.7 percent CAGR, predicts TechNavio

Business use of LMRS includes vehicle dispatching, coordinating field workers and monitoring equipment

The global land mobile radio system market is forecast by TechNavio to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 11.7 percent through 2016.

LMRS is used by public agencies and private companies, particularly those with large vehicles fleets or field staffs, for two-way mobile communications.

According to the Federal Communications Commission, which licenses LMRS spectrum, private LMRS is "used by companies, local governments, and other organizations to meet a wide range of communication requirements, including coordination of people and materials, important safety and security needs, and quick response in times of emergency."

Business use of LMRS includes "dispatching and diverting personnel or work vehicles, coordinating the activities of workers and machines on location, or remotely monitoring and controlling equipment," the FCC explained.

TechNavio noted that business users are increasingly looking for mobile devices that support both LMRS and LTE technologies.

"Given the omnipresence of land mobile radios and strong prospects of the LTE technology in mission critical operations, the industry is expected to witness the spurred demand for integrated devices that can work with both LMRS and LTE networks, and also can be handed over easily between networks. Such devices will provide a competitive edge to the vendors in the market and also provide additional revenue options to them," commented a TechNavio analyst.

"LTE technology is expected to grow at a healthy rate. Hence, integrating these functionalities onto a single device will make the system evolution and incumbent operations work seamlessly together," the analyst added.

Leading vendors in the market include EADS-owned Cassidian, Harris Corp., Motorola Solutions, Raytheon JPS Communications and Thales Communications.

For more:
- see the TechNavio release
- check out the FCC's private LMRS website

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