Millimeter Wave Market Worth $1.2 Billion by 2018
DALLAS, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
According to a new market research report “Millimeter Wave (MM Wave) Market – By
Technology, Components (Frequency, Imaging, Radio); Products (MM Scanners, MM RADARs, MM
Macro/Small Cell Backhaul); Applications (Telecommunication, Healthcare, Automotive
)-Analysis & Forecast (2013 – 2018)”. Published by MarketsandMarkets, Inc., the total
market is expected to reach roughly $1.2 billion by 2018, growing at an explosive CAGR of
59.10% for the period of 2013 to 2018.
- 92 market data tables - 174 figures - 390 pages and an in-depth Table of Content on " Millimeter Wave Market "
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A millimeter wave is a special electromagnetic wave whose frequency lies in between 3
GHz to 300 GHz, falling far beyond the frequency range of commonly used wireless
technologies. Though originally electromagnetic waves with frequencies above 80 GHz were
termed as microwaves and waves with even higher frequencies as radio waves, with
commercialization of this technology, the demarcation between frequencies has blurred over
the past decade. Majority of the applications involve millimeter waves with frequencies
lying between 20 GHz and 120 GHz as of 2013.
The low range and narrow beam of millimeter waves have made it ideal for having little
or no interference between neighboring links, even in urban environments. This has made
the interception of the Millimeter waves signal very difficult or nearly impossible. Thus
in telecommunications, MM Waves technology is an alternative to fiber-optics, in terms of
speed and performance, but at a low cost. Today, mobile base-station industry is rapidly
incorporating MM Waves technology in small-cell equipment, due to advanced features
offered by millimeter waves, and this trend has taken a steep upward curve, with the
global LTE boom in 2012-2013.
The global millimeter wave market
revenue is expected to reach $116 million by end of 2013 is expected to grow to $1.1
billion in 2018 at a CAGR of 59.10%. Similarly, volumes are estimated to grow from roughly
11.8 thousand units to more than 360 thousand units in 2018. This growth is heralded by
the growing telecommunication applications market for millimeter wave technology,
especially in the fields of small cell and macro-cell mobile backhaul. The millimeter wave
scanners & imaging systems market is also expected to grow rapidly in the coming five
years with shift of scanning & security industry towards MM Wave technology from competing
technologies such as X-ray backscatter technology.
The Total Addressable Market (TAM) for mm wave technology has been calculated by the
addition of the TAMs for each of the application markets and is estimated to grow from
$4.77 billion in 2013 to $10.56 billion in 2018. Thus the market penetration of millimeter
wave technology in its total addressable market stands at 2.44% in 2013 and is expected to
grow to 11.23% by 2018, showing a market penetration of roughly 9% over the next five
When geographical markets North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Rest of the
World are considered, North America has the major share in the market with expected
revenue of $roughly 48 million in 2013. The CAGR of the market’s primary base – North
America, for the period 2013 to 2018 is calculated to be 56.77%. Europe and Asia Pacific
are the fastest growing regions, with expected CAGRs of 60.51% and 61.13% respectively
from 2013 to 2018, due to the major growth spurts expected in the telecom sector in the
developing countries in this region. LTE rollout is another major factor that is driving
the millimeter wave technology markets in Europe and APAC.
The major players in this market are BridgeWave Communications, Inc. (U.S.), E-Band
Communications Corporation (U.S.), Gigabeam Corporation (U.S.), NEC Corporation (Japan),
Vubiq, Inc. (Israel), L-3 Communications (U.S.), Millivision Technologies (U.S.), Brijot
Imaging Systems, Inc. (Microsemi, U.S.) and so on.
The report, based on an extensive research study of the MM Wave technology market and
the related semiconductor, component, product industries, is aimed at identifying the
entire market of specifically the MM Wave products and MM Wave components in all the
applications excluding digital consumer electronic applications. The report covers the
overall market and sub-segment markets through extensively detailed classifications, in
terms of both – revenue and shipments.
The report segments the MM Waves market on the basis of different types of components,
different applications and different geographies. Further, it contains revenue forecasts,
and analyses trends in the market. The geographical analysis contains the in-depth
classification for Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Rest of the World regions,
covering individual country-wise markets for MM Wave technology. The core qualitative
analysis in the report would contain drivers, restraints, opportunities, current market
trends and the technology expected to revolutionize the mmW domain.
In terms of products, the report’s scope is limited to MM Wave telecommunication
equipment, MM Wave Scanners & Imaging systems, and MM Wave RADARs and Satellite
Communication systems. Accessory and supporting devices, equipment or products such as
Ethernet equipment, for example, are not included in the report scope. Moreover, in
telecommunication equipment, the major product category considered in the market
statistics calculations is MM Wave Radios for mobile-backhaul and enterprise & broadband
The report’s purview of MM wave products encompasses the distinct fields of Mobile &
Telecommunication products, Scanning & Imaging products, and RADAR & Satellite
Communication products. All three product markets, due to the distinct nature of the
fields in every aspect are analyzed separately, with sub-segmentation of the market in
each category into sub-markets for every type of product available commercially. Growth
rates and forecasts of each of the markets are analyzed with cross-comparisons in
extensive detail to give a complete picture of MM Wave technology’s revenue potential.
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