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Germany Critical Communication Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029

Semiconductors and Electronics

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Germany Critical Communication Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029

  • Semiconductors and Electronics
  • Published Report
  • Oct 2022
  • Country Level
  • 350 Pages
  • No of Tables: 220
  • No of Figures: 60

Germany Critical Communication Market, By Offering (Hardware, Services), Technology (Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Long-Term Evolution (LTE)), Enterprise Type (Large Enterprises, Small & Medium Enterprises), Vertical (Public Safety, Government Agencies, Police and Security Department, Transportation, Utilities, Others) Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029.

 Germany Critical Communication Market Analysis and Size 

Mobile and radio telecommunications systems and equipment that must always offer reliable and secure communication are considered critical communications. These networks are frequently referred to as mission- and business-critical communications networks.

Germany Critical Communication MarketHowever, mission-critical networks are necessary for some mission accomplishments (mostly public safety), and business-critical networks serve businesses that cannot operate without reliable communications. No overall standard classification exists for a mission-critical or business-critical network (transport, electricity, oil, and gas production).

The operation of emergency services depends on critical communications. Standardization is critical for ensuring effective systems that are always accessible when needed. Critical communication is utilized when standard networks are unable to handle the demands. Examples of critical communication concerns include community security and rescue communication. Among the crucial consumers of communications are aviation, oil and gas, utilities, mission-critical areas, and other crisis services, to name a few. Especially in manufacturing divisions, adaptive broadband for critical communication is commonly used for security concerns and exact operations. In order to satisfy timelines, scope, and budget, each stage of the proper planning of a key communication system requires a committed expert supported by the required hardware and software.

The heaving adoption of Germany critical communication systems in disaster-prone areas, advanced communication systems for critical communication, and increasing government push for critical communication systems across all sectors is hoisting the market growth. High costs associated with implementing critical communication systems are expected to restrain Germany critical communication market.

Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the Germany critical communication market is expected to reach a value of USD 1,434.95 million by 2029, at a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period. The hardware segment accounts for the largest offering segment in the critical communication market. The Germany critical communication market also covers pricing analysis, patent analysis, and technological advancements in depth.

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2022 to 2029

Base Year

2021

Historic Years

2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2014)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

By Offering (Hardware, Services), Technology (Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Long-Term Evolution (LTE)), Enterprise Type (Large Enterprises, Small & Medium Enterprises), Vertical (Public Safety, Government Agencies, Police and Security Department, Transportation, Utilities, Others)

Country Covered

Germany

Market Players Covered

Ascom Holding AG, TASSTA GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG, CONET, Atos SE, Connect44, Vodafone Group Plc, Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, Lockheed Martin Corporation, freenet AG, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Telstra, AT&T Inc., Nokia, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Frequentis AG, eurofunk KAPPACHER GmbH, JST Jungmann Systemtechnik., SINUS Nachrichtentechnik, among others

Market Definition

Critical communication solutions are a mode of communication used in critical situations such as emergencies, disasters, failures, and others. Critical communications include mobile, radio telecommunication systems and other devices that provide reliable and secure communication in all situations. There are various modes of critical communications, such as business-critical, mission-critical, safety-critical, and security-critical, depending on the organization's various modes. Critical communications can be vital in a wide range of safety-critical tasks and activities, such as lifting operations, emergency response, and coordination between different parties.

Germany Critical Communication Market Dynamics

This section deals with understanding the market drivers, opportunities, restraints, and challenges. All of this is discussed in detail below:

Drivers

  • Inclination towards mission-critical IoT & digitization of the sector

There has been a progressive shift in the IoT ecosphere in recent years. Various standard electronic parts serve this ecosphere, the hardware integrated with various software. Utilizing such technologies in the IoT era is an absolute necessity, thus, driving market growth. With technological advancement, companies are also shifting towards digitization to cater to the consumer's growing demand for advanced capabilities in the communication sector.

Since IoT-enabled devices can connect with the broader advanced network, they achieve extensive functionality. IoT-enabled devices are widely adopted in various industries, including manufacturing, transportation, packaging, healthcare, communication, and others.

The internet of things (IoT) brings data-driven insights and efficiency-building automation for all communication software and applications integrated with mobile devices. Combining data from IoT devices with critical communications helps to develop an emergency alerting system for automated decision-making and sophisticated communications. This allows businesses to add critical alerts and connects the right people to physical devices at the right time to take appropriate action.

Due to the benefits such as making sophisticated communication easy, alerting systems, and allowing the user to make much quicker decisions offered the internet of things (IoT) technologies, there is a huge demand for adopting such technologies in the critical communication market. Thus, offering secure and reliable communication using IoT technologies drives the growth of Germany critical communication market.

  • Increase in penetration of smartphones, tablets, and laptops in critical communication

Modern digital wireless handsets have to perform and function as a real communication hub that brings a wide range of smart features to the cellular industry. These include web browsing, e-mail, wireless PDA, voice memo, two-way paging, answering machines, and a global positioning system (GPS) in a single entity.

Thereby introduction of smartphones, tablets, and laptops can help improve the communication capabilities of the consumer. Using smart connective devices, critical communication is possible using GPS location and advanced location recognition features offered by windows and android phones. Therefore, making emergency calls during any distress situation can help alert the local bodies in rescue and assistance. For better growth, manufacturers take various steps, such as ASTRID, the operator of Belgium's public safety communications network. New alternatives will be made available for its Blue Light Mobile service, which prioritizes voice and data communications for emergency and security services, in the fall of 2022.

Hence, the growing penetration of smart mobiles, tablets, and laptops assists critical communication and market growth.

  • Protected satellite communication solutions for critical communication

Satellite communication is a type of modern telecommunications where artificial satellites provide communication links between various points on earth. Satellite communications play an important role in satellite services to many sectors that provide various services to broadcasters, Internet service providers (ISPs), governments, the military, and others. The broadcasting industry is for business continuity and emergency management in various business sectors such as oil and gas, IoT, healthcare, government, maritime, mining, and more. Additionally, satellite communications are used for and in various commercial, governmental and military applications.

With the growth in satellite communication, critical communications between command centers and operational forces can reliably and securely retrieve information. Satellite communication can offer long-range connectivity and shortens the decision-making process to a few seconds, giving a major tactical and decisive advantage in assisting consumers. Critical mission communications using satellite communication are broadly used in the defense sector and other government agencies. Moreover, satellite communication can also be used for commercial purposes such as rescue missions, providing alerts for industries set up in disaster-prone areas, and others where this mode of communication plays a decisive role.

Thereby growth in satellite communication is expected to boost the critical communications systems capabilities and its market growth across all regions of the globe.

  • Emergence of 4G/5G LTE broadband connectivity

4G/5G is the next generation of wireless cellular technology. It will provide high speeds of data up to 3000 Mbps (3 Gbps) in the real world. Smartphones and other smart devices will hugely benefit from 5G. The internet of things (IoT) will also tremendously benefit from the speed and bandwidth of 5G. Moreover, a 5G network can also enhance critical communication capabilities, as LTE/5G can offer much higher communication speeds at a significantly lower cost.

4G/5G LTE broadband connectivity in critical communication should have a service-based architecture, which ensures that the network services will be distributed as a service part. The 5G network has evolved far beyond the traditional mobile network. 5G is also software refactoring of the fundamental architecture and physical hardware forth radio and network architecture of telecommunications.

The ongoing developments in the field of LTE/5G networks, router equipment, and advanced antennas help enhance critical communication capabilities for the consumer. As 3GPP 4G and 5G technology help critical communications and their applications by delivering next-generation, high-performing, resilient, and secure mission-critical mobile broadband communication services.

Moreover, 5G LTE broadband connectivity ensures low latency, while critical communications offer high bandwidth demands and help accelerate industry 4.0 initiatives.

LTE/5G networks play a vital role in establishing progressive connectivity for command centers and operational forces by providing uninterrupted and seamless connectivity. Thereby enhancing critical communication systems capabilities and allowing users to avail these services easily, which can help save countless lives in critical situations. Therefore, the emergence of LTE/5G networks contributes significantly to the growth of critical communication and the Germany critical communication market.

  • Advent of AI in critical communication services

Artificial intelligence, in recent times, has played a vital role in strengthening and transforming industries around the globe. From governmental bodies and large organizations to small online businesses, artificial intelligence (AI) is being used by multiple entities across the globe.

A 2022 survey indicates that 97.0% of participating organizations are investing in Data initiatives, while 91.0% are investing in AI activities. This year, 92.1% of organizations report measurable business benefits, up from just 48.4% in 2017 and 70.3% in 2020.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has already shown its importance in the communication industry using various analytics. AI can indicate the success rate of presentations and anticipate the types of interaction required for critical communication. By automating various tasks, AI could save time for operators in public safety, air traffic management, and others by increasing the speed and accuracy of their responses to a particular situation. The move could enhance operator effectiveness by enhancing their working experiences and saving lives.

On the other hand, critical communication consulting services are rapidly growing every year, and the goal is to offer optimum services to its large customer. Customers have multiple queries that must be addressed with utmost dedication and care. Critical communication consulting services can be crucial in saving countless life's as communication consulting services are the first to receive crucial information.

Some current AI research initiatives were taken to boost critical communication services.

  • SINAPSE aims to accelerate the transition to intelligent connectivity by introducing software-defined networking architecture. IT will be augmented with AI to improve aeronautical communications performance, security, and efficiency.
  • Another instance can be using AI-enabled systems to control air traffic management (ATM) systems. Currently, NGS is focused on employing AI-enabled technologies to boost ATM processes' safety, reliability, and efficiency by optimizing critical communications between air traffic controllers and pilots and situational awareness. This project aims to reduce stress and free up time for controllers, liberating them to concentrate on safety-critical and other essential things.

Therefore, AI plays a vital role in optimizing critical communications capabilities and services. Due to this progressive and rapid growth in AI technologies, it is expected to cater to the growth in the Germany critical communications market.

Germany Critical Communication Market

Opportunities

  • Rise in demand for mission-critical communication service (MCS) for business

A push to talk service developed for mission critical standards would satisfy business critical standards. Different levels of QoS (Quality of Service), which are higher than consumer services but not as high as those needed for mission-critical, can be offered to service business critical opportunities. The instances of industries that may benefit from business-critical communications include the financial sector (Banking), media, and utility sectors. Services that require a specific QoS treatment may be identified based on the subscription or application.

DACH countries have started assessing, planning, or deploying mission critical and business critical services, primarily focusing on mission critical services as replacements for legacy systems. The status of the countries is as follows:

Germany: German public safety critical communications network connects 1 million subscribers. The number of participants registered in the German BOS digital radio network exceeded the one million mark. Now, more than half a million monthly participants actively use the BOS digital radio network daily for mission-critical communications. Both are important developments for cross-organizational communication between emergency and rescue forces in Germany.

  • Growing prevalence for public safety and essential communications

Existing networks for public safety communications are mostly based on systems such as terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA), TETRAPOL, and Project 25. These systems are mainly designed to support voice services. However, public safety communication networks are challenged to expand their scope beyond their original functions toward more sophisticated devices and support new services, including packet data communications. Therefore, governments, public safety agencies, and research communities are continuously working together and making significant progress toward improving public safety communications capabilities. Next-generation mobile technologies are the enablers for meeting the new requirements of the public safety community. Public safety and commercial systems are typically designed and deployed to fulfill different needs and requirements, directly affecting the quality of communications service. Public safety's unique and vital nature affects the technical decisions necessary to guarantee connectivity for everyone, anywhere and anytime.

For this reason, recent enhancements of the 4G long-term evolution (LTE) in the field of public safety communications, such as device-to-device and group communications for mobiles in physical proximity, accrue a great opportunity to bring new services and a high level of technological innovation to the public safety workers or first responders. We describe and analyze the evolution of public safety communication systems from the technical standpoint providing a complete overview of what is available in the market and a glimpse of future trends. Furthermore, we discuss the challenges to deploying, operating, and interoperating present efficient and future technologies for public safety communication networks and describe how these technologies can help public safety agencies to meet their expectations.

  • In October 2021, the German public security network BOS digital radio network connected 1 million subscribers. This is an achievement as trial operation for BOS virtual radio commenced in 2007, and the primary community segment went into prolonged trial operation in 2011. In the following year, the country police in Hamburg become capable of talking all through the country. With the mixing of the closing community segment in 2016, the BOS virtual radio is subsequently in operation nationally.

The adoption of 4G LTE as a candidate for public safety communications introduces a unique opportunity to improve the response of PPDR organizations. It will bring high-level applications to first responders. Indeed, 3GPP incorporates enhanced features to meet the requirements of the public safety community. Establishing common technical standards for commercial and public safety communication networks offers several advantages to both communities.

The design of public safety technologies was, is, and will be greatly influenced by public safety actors and their policies. Deployment, operations, and services are influenced by decisions commanded by policies, with standardization determining the efficiency, resilience, and flexibility of public safety communication networks. This chapter delved into a comprehensive survey of the evolutionary role of telecommunication technologies in public safety, addressing several challenges still open from the deployment and operational standpoints for public safety networks. Special attention was paid to 4G LTE and how it can meet the current and future needs of PPDR organizations. LTE cellular technology and its advanced version, LTE-A can enable the first responders with a better blend of reliability and multimedia capabilities needed for day-to-day operations. LTE will continue to develop in a backward-compatible approach and will be an important part of the 5G solution. However, 5G wireless access does not focus on specific radio access technology. It is, rather, the overall wireless-access solution addressing the demands and requirements of future mobile communication and advanced public safety communications.

Restraints/Challenges

  • Cyber security and privacy threats in critical communication

Cybercrime/hacking and cyber security issues have increased by 600% during the pandemic across all sectors. Flaws in network or software security is a weakness that hackers exploit to perform unauthorized actions within a system.

Since the initiative of digitizing and digital connectivity in the communication industry, cyber breaches have increased significantly. Now, hackers can easily hack the communication sector and gather information such as location information and other credentials. This is fundamentally due to weak and outdated systems used by consumers.

Dynamic challenges for state and local governments are protecting critical infrastructure networks, such as transportation and railway transport. There is a growing concern as control and management systems become increasingly dependent on information technology due to increased automation and the number of interconnected devices across the sector.

Critical communication networks need to benefit from enhanced service continuity and security to cope with cyber-attacks of all kinds. To attain this, companies must have communication networks that are secure at all times. But especially with the progressive migration towards more modern, complex, and high-performance architectures using the IP protocol.

The growing cyber threats and hacking incidents in critical communication sectors due to weak infrastructure facilities and outdated systems pose a huge threat to the safety and security of the consumer requesting critical assistance. This never-ending cycle of cyber-attack scenarios can threaten or weaken the market's growth.

  • Lack of available spectrum capacity for critical communication service

The radio frequencies that wireless signals travel through are referred to as the spectrum. These signals allow us to use our mobile devices to make calls, communicate in critical situations, text over the network, communicate through apps, and do all other functions. Spectrum refers to the invisible radio frequency ranges that wireless signals travel over a given medium. The frequencies that we use for wireless communications are a part electromagnetic spectrum.

The spectrum is broadly distributed to various applications such as Jam-resistant communication systems, High Resolution Ranging, WLAN. Allocating new spectrums for critical communications applications can be a complex process as it might lead to interference and mismatch issues of the signals causing difficulty in availing optimum services. Thereby spectrum allocation for critical communications devices and systems can significantly restrain the market's growth. The manufacturers of critical communications devices must comply with the spectrum regulation restricting the market's growth.

Challenges

  • Complexity in systems incorporating trunking and digital capabilities

A network trunk is a communications line or link created to transport several signals concurrently between two sites. In a communications system, trunks often link switching centers. The signals are capable of carrying any kind of communications data. Trunking issues can be a significant problem in critical communications as a result of growing digital capabilities. Trunk-based development model done to upgrade a system is a type of branching model where software designers regularly make small code and small changes to a single shared branch in the version control system. The shared branch or trunk is also called the baseline branch or mainline branch.

Trunk-based development helps the development team avoid lengthy code integration tasks and improve its efficiency in converting systems. All changes are pushed directly to the trunk-based development, even if not in the final form. Errors are addressed quickly, saving time but sometimes leading to major issues.

To minimize the loophole while performing trunk-based development, code must be checked properly in a short period. Rectify the loophole which leads to cyber threats and mitigate such issues. Moreover, trunk-based development's connectivity must be spot on, as loss in network connectivity can jeopardize lives. Rectifying such loopholes is a complex process requiring a skilled workforce to tackle such situations.

Digital transformation in critical communications is one of the major trends in the communication sector. Complex trunk-based development is used to cater to such growing demand. The trunk-based development can lead to various issues, such as cyber threats and others. The complexity involved in trunk-based development is expected to challenge the digital transformation for critical communications and its market. This issue can be resolved by updating the existing trunking method and adding new trunking technology as per the market requirement can help the market grow at a very good rate.

  • Latency and accessibility issues faced in mission-critical communication service

Audio latency is a short delay, usually measured in milliseconds, between an audio signal entering a system and when it emerges. There are multiple reasons for latency issues in an audio system, including digital-to-analog conversion and vice versa, buffering issues, digital signal processing, signal transmission time, and others.

On the other hand, accessibility issues faced by a consumer for critical communication mainly occur due to poor connectivity or network availability. Another reason for the accessibility issues faced by consumers can be the traffic issues that occurred due to the availability of spectrum to make the critical call or the poor architecture which limits critical communication.

Proper connectivity solutions such as 5G can minimize latency issues. The biggest difference between 4G and 5G is latency. 5G promises low latencies of less than 5ms, while 4G latencies range from 60ms to 98ms. In addition, low latency brings advances in other areas, such as faster download speed.

While 4G introduced various VoIP capabilities, 5G builds upon and enhances those promises of quick potential download speeds. 4G's download speeds hit 1 Gbps, and 5G's goal is to increase that tenfold for a maximum download speed of 10 Gbps.

Thereby choosing optimum connectivity solutions can significantly help in minimizing the latency issues, but the deployment of 5G solutions can be expensive for the time being. On the other hand, accessibility issues will also improve as the latency issues are minimized. Till then, latency issues & accessibility issues are expected to challenge the growth of the market.

Recent Developments

  • In October 2022, Vodafone Group plc announced that the company would participate in Green Tech Festival 2022. The company aims to increase its market dominance in the communication sector through this step and promote its offered services. The event participation will allow the company to incline more contracts in the market.
  • In June 2022, Atos SE presented at Critical Communications World 2022, the world's leading critical communications conference and exhibition, for over twenty years. In this event, they talked about the application of critical communication from their ends, such as public safety, defense, energy, transportation, and Industry 4.0. This company showcased the potential of its service and its future goal to achieve.

Germany Critical Communication Market Scope

The Germany critical communication market is segmented based on offering, technology, enterprise type, and vertical. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meager growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

By Offering

  • Hardware
  • Services

On the basis of offering, Germany critical communication market is segmented into hardware, and services.

By Technology

  • Land Mobile Radio (LMR)
  • Long-Term Evolution (LTE)

On the basis of technology, Germany critical communication market is segmented into land mobile radio (LMR), and long-term evolution (LTE).

By Enterprise Type

  • Large Enterprises
  • Small & Medium Enterprises

On the basis of enterprise type, Germany critical communication market is segmented into large enterprises, small & medium enterprises.

By Vertical

  • Public Safety
  • Government Agencies
  • Police and Security Department
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Others

Germany Critical Communication Market

On the basis of vertical, Germany critical communication market is segmented into public safety, government agencies, police and security department, transportation, utilities, and others.

Competitive Landscape and Germany Critical Communication Market Share Analysis

The Germany critical communication market competitive landscape provides details of the competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, and application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the Germany critical communication market.

Some of the major key players in the Germany critical communication market are Ascom Holding AG, TASSTA GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG, CONET, Atos SE, Connect44, Vodafone Group Plc, Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, Lockheed Martin Corporation, freenet AG, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Telstra, AT&T Inc., Nokia, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Frequentis AG, eurofunk KAPPACHER GmbH, JST Jungmann Systemtechnik., SINUS Nachrichtentechnik, among others.

  


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