Thursday 30 April 2015, Amsterdam
The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the: General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, Inmarsat plc, Intelsat SA, Iridium Communications Inc. and Motorola Solutions Inc. (Zebra Technologies Inc.)
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alcatel-Lucent, Firetide (Unicom Global), Lockheed Martin, Mesh Dynamics, NetMotion Wireless, Northrop Grumman and Tata Advanced Systems
The report said: “One of the major trends upcoming in the market is the widespread adoption of video features in public safety communications. Devices with video capabilities can relay real-time video through mobile broadband networks, thereby improving the quality of service, speed, decision making, and access to powerful evidence, and, not to mention, safeguarding the lives and property of citizens.”
According to the report, one of the main drivers of the market is the growing demand for reliable communication for emergency services. Considering the criticality of the situation, it is necessary that the first responder should be able to communicate and share all the information about the location instantly, thereby helping in reducing the response time. With rising instances in the number of disasters, organizations are concerned about enhancing the security of citizens and society.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges in this market is the rising number of cyber attacks. Though wireless communications offer flexibility, they can be easily targeted by hackers who can manipulate or delete important information during an emergency. These network intrusions can hamper critical communications and may affect emergency services during a catastrophic event. Therefore, necessary steps need to be taken to protect network infrastructure and make it efficient and reliable.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.