Television White Spaces (TVWS) are the frequencies available for unlicensed use of spectrum at location where spectrum is not being used by licensed services. Global TV White Space spectrum market is expected to rise at a CAGR of 73% approximately during the forecast period2016-2023. The increasing demand to adopt TV White Space technology in remote areas and increased connectivity between wireless devices and wireless networks such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are responsible for the growth of global TV White Space spectrum market. However, non-commercialized standards and limited regulations for the adoption of TV White Space spectrum technology are major factors that are restricting the growth of the global TV White Space spectrum market.
North America accounted for the largest market share in terms of revenue for the TVWS spectrum market in 2016 followed by Europe. North America is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The major reason for the largest market share of North America is increasing support from the government to use TV White Space spectrum technology in a wide range of end user applications such as IoT, M2M, Rural internet access, Smart grid networks etc.
The growth in global TV White Space spectrum market is also influenced by the presence of major market players such as Adaptrum Inc. (U.S.), Aviacomm Inc. (U.S.), ATDI S.A. (France), KTS Wireless (U.S.), Carlson Wireless Technologies Inc. (U.S.) etc. Product launches, Mergers & acquisitions etc. are some of the important strategies which are adopted by the major market players of the global TV white space spectrum market to gain competitive advantage.
Global TVWS spectrum market report covers segmentation analysis of end user applications, component, device, range, software and services. End user applications of TVWS spectrum includes emergency and public safety, IoT and M2M, rural internet access, smart grid networks, transportation and logistics, urban connectivity and vehicle broadband access. Rural internet access is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. Component of TVWS spectrum include antennas, backhaul and services, cables, power supplies and radios. The TV White Space spectrum market on the basis of device has been segmented into fixed and portable white space devices. Portable white space device is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period owing to increase in the usage of smart portable devices such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and personal digital assistance devices. Range of TVWS spectrum is divided as long, medium and very long. Furthermore, software and services is segmented into post sales, pre sales and software.