This report assesses core public safety technology and solutions as well as emerging areas for mission critical communications including ultra-reliable low-latency communications for enterprise, industrial and government sectors.
The mission critical communications market is rapidly evolving as developing technologies provide solutions necessary to meet emerging demands for improved voice, data, and machine-oriented communications. Industry verticals that manage critical infrastructure (such as utilities, ports, and transportation) and services also require enhanced communications to safeguard assets and optimize operations.
The report also provides analysis of supporting technologies for mission critical communications including 5G, AI, and IoT. The report also identifies market opportunities and outlook for mission critical communications, applications and solutions by industry vertical with forecasts for 2021 to 2028.
In conjunction with land mobile radio (LMR) modernization, and industry digitization for the public safety sector transition from LMR to 4G and beyond, LTE Advanced and 5G networks establish and support mission critical voice and data communications as well as facilitate opportunities for new mission critical applications.
While mission critical communications technology is often referred to synonymously with the public safety sector, the need for ultra-reliability, low-latency, and/or high bandwidth capabilities are also necessary for enterprise, industrial, and government sectors. Like public safety, solutions in the commercial arena are typically realized via dedicated networks for specific industries including the public safety sector, transportation (air, rail, road, and water), utilities, mining, manufacturing, and the oil & gas industry.
Looking beyond LTE, 5G provides essential support for mission critical communications in many ways including improved support for quality of service through various mechanisms including 5G network slicing as well as other technologies optimized for what is known as Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC). Thanks to URLLC capabilities, 5G will be a viable alternative to WiFi for indoor mission critical communications.
5G network slicing and URLLC capabilities will work in conjunction with edge computing in support of latency-sensitive apps and services for various enterprise, industrial and government use cases. The combination of 5G and edge computing is expected to reduce network latency significantly, which will enable many previously tethered-only applications to achieve greater operational flexibility, such as nomadic implementation/operation or even mobility.
We see a few key technologies playing a key role in support of LTE and 5G, including Artificial Intelligence, big data analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The convergence of AI with IoT, known as the Artificial Intelligence of Things (or AIoT) is another important area as AI adds value to IoT through machine learning and decision making and IoT adds value to AI through connectivity and data exchange. The AIoT market constitutes solutions, applications, and services involving AI in IoT systems and IoT support of AI solutions.
The market for mission critical communications is rapidly moving beyond voice to encompass data, and machine-oriented communications. For example, the public safety community increasingly relies upon IP-based solutions for first responders (ambulance, police, fire) and dispatch communications as well as overall coordination in the event of a disaster.
Private IoT networks will also connect mission critical commercial operations, such as connecting infrastructure with monitoring and control, supported by AI and advanced data analytics. This will involve intelligent and connected systems that rely upon newly allocated 5G spectrum sharing management solutions for communications. Each of these technologies are evaluated in the report.
Select Report Findings:
The global mission critical communication market will reach $32.6 billion by 2028, growing with 9.8% CAGR through 2028
Military, public transportation, and smart grids are the largest industry verticals in the non-public safety critical communication market segment
The global AI-powered IoT critical communication market in public safety will approach $20.6 billion by 2028, growing 17.8% CAGR during 2021 to 2028
Asia Pacific is the largest region with a 43.8% of the total mission critical communications market and the greatest opportunity for certain technologies
IoT in critical infrastructure is the largest segment with 52% of the total market with growth driven by the need for inter-system communications and AI integration
Other than cybersecurity for support of critical infrastructure, there is nothing more important to government and sovereign nation safety and security than critical communications
Mission critical communications forecasts from 2021 to 2028
Understand core technologies for mission critical communications
Identify companies, strategies, and solutions for mission critical communications
Recognize the role and importance of key supporting technologies including AI, M2M and IoT data integration, and big data analytics
Understand the evolution of public safety LTE technology and how 5G will improve first responder and dispatch communications effectiveness
Identify the market opportunity for mission critical communications in enterprise, industrial and government sectors including public safety, military and homeland security
Understand the role and importance of 5G including massive IoT, substantial bandwidth improvements, enhanced SLS support via network slicing, and ultra-reliable low-latency communications
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
3. Public Safety Technologies and Solutions 3.1 Public Safety in Perspective 3.2 Public Safety Expectations 3.3 Public Safety Objectives 3.4 Public Safety Infrastructure 3.5 Emergency Response and Control 3.6 Current Technologies Supporting Public Safety
4. 5G Technology and Solutions 4.1 5G Equipment and Network Operation 4.2 5G Technology and Network Impacts 4.3 5G Technology and Network Architecture 4.4 5G Network Implementation 4.5 LTE Advanced, LTE Pro, and Beyond Supported Solutions
5. AI Technology and Ecosystem Analysis 5.1 AI Technology Matrix 5.2 AI Technology Readiness 5.3 Machine Learning APIs 5.4 AI Technology Goals 5.5 AI Tools and Approaches 5.6 AI in Emotion Detection 5.7 IoT Application and Big Data Analytics 5.8 Data Science and Predictive Analytics 5.9 Edge Computing and 5G Network 5.10 Cloud Computing and Machine Learning 5.11 Smart Machine and Virtual Twinning 5.12 Factory Automation and Industry 4.0 5.13 Building Automation and Smart Workplace 5.14 Cloud Robotics and Public Security 5.15 Self Driven Network and Domain-Specific Network 5.16 Predictive 3D Design
6. IoT Technology and Value Chain Analysis 6.1 IoT Semiconductor Building Blocks 6.2 IoT Chipsets 6.3 Network Technology and Protocols 6.4 Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) 6.5 IoT Software and Platforms 6.6 IoT Industry Applications 6.7 Value Chain Analysis 6.8 IoT Investment and Market Alliances 6.9 Role of Mobile Network Operators 6.10 IoT and Next Generation Public Safety
7. Critical Communication for Public Safety and Enterprises 7.1 Deployment Status 7.2 3GPP-Defined Critical Communications 7.3 IoT to Improve Public Safety 7.4 Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications or URLLC 7.5 Comparison of 5G with WiFi Version 6 (WiFi6)
8. Critical Communication Market Analysis and Forecasts 8.1 Global Critical Communication Market 2021 - 2028 8.2 Regional Critical Communication Market 2021 - 2028
9. Mission Critical Company Analysis 9.1 AGT International 9.2 Atos SE 9.3 Cisco Systems 9.4 Dataminr 9.5 Enforsys 9.6 ESRI 9.7 General Dynamics Corporation 9.8 L3Harris Technologies 9.9 Hexagon 9.10 Hitachi Vantara 9.11 Honeywell International 9.12 Huawei Technologies 9.13 IBM 9.14 Ericsson 9.15 Motorola Solutions 9.16 NEC Corporation 9.17 Nice Systems 9.18 Nokia Corporation 9.19 Northrop Grumman Corporation 9.20 RapidSOS 9.21 SAP SE 9.22 SAS 9.23 Sonim Technologies 9.24 Tyler Technologies 9.25 FirstNet 9.26 Verizon 9.27 AT&T 9.28 Red Box Recorders Ltd. 9.29 iNet Public Safety 9.30 Codan Communications 9.31 Intellitech Corporation 9.32 Parallel Wireless 9.33 Twilio 9.34 Intersec 9.35 Bandwidth 9.36 Intrado 9.37 Comtech
10. Mission Critical Company Case Studies 10.1 AT&T 10.2 Motorola Solutions 10.3 Nokia 10.4 L3Harris 10.5 Ericsson 10.6 ZTE 10.7 Huawei Technologies 10.8 Hytera 10.9 Ascom 10.10 Cobham Wireless
11. Critical Communication Case Studies 11.1 Modernizing Public Safety Applications and Services 11.2 5G Connected Ambulances 11.3 Intelligent, Multiservice, and Ultra-Broadband Network Architecture 11.4 Tsunami Preparedness with Connected Drones 11.5 Emergency Communications Platforms
12. Conclusions and Recommendations 12.1 Public Safety Sector 12.2 Enterprise and Industrial Sectors
13. Appendix: Critical Communications Infrastructure, LTE and 5G in Industrial Verticals