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Critical communications and public safety are going through a transition toward digital and broadband technologies. But how will the industry adapt to end-user needs while maintaining a competitive advantage as new business models emerge and new players enter the market? TETRA, P25, DMR and TETRAPOL are here to stay, but are they truly able to meet the growing demands driven by the benefits of high-data applications such as drones, big data, cloud integration and wearable technologies?

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Annual examination of the key technologies employed in command and control rooms, including competitive analysis of the top technology and service suppliers.
Annual global market intelligence for critical communications broadband and data solutions in the next five years, including detailed analysis of factors and technology trends affecting each country and region.
Extensive coverage of the global professional mobile radio (PMR) market, including licensed mobile radio (LMR), digital mobile radio (DMR), terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA), LMR Infrastructure and LMR accessories, as well as competitive market share.


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  • Edition Year: 2018-2019
    Alexander Richardson | August 17, 2018
    This is the sixth edition of the IHS Markit Command and Control Room/PSAP Market research, which includes annually updated flagship reports and quarterly insights throughout the rest of the year. The reports examine the global market for command and control room/PSAP technologies and services across the public safety, transportation and utilities industries, the control room market’s biggest sectors.
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  • Ryan Darrand | July 30, 2018
    This is the ninth edition of the IHS Markit report dedicated to the market for DMR/dPMR and competing technologies. This reflects the increased growth worldwide of this market as the fastest growing technology segment in the LMR industry; as deployments of Cost Optimized Digital technology increased by 16% in 2017, exceeding revenues of more than $1 billion for the first time. A more detailed analysis can be found in the DMR, dPMR and Competing technologies – 2018 report.
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  • Ryan Darrand | May 31, 2018
    This is the tenth edition of the IHS Markit report dedicated to the TETRA terminals market. Each year primary research unveils surprises in market trends, and this edition is no exception to this.
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  • Ryan Darrand | November 17, 2016
    This is the seventh edition of the IHS report dedicated to the market for DMR/dPMR, PDT and competing technologies. It reflects the major changes in the global market since 2015; and the continuation of the trend from analogue to digital technologies, in particular the double-digit annual growth of Cost Optimized Digital shipments between 2014 and 2015.
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  • Ryan Darrand | November 17, 2016
    This report provides in-depth, clear analysis of this market, from the leading providers of critical communications research. By offering the highest level of granularity available on the market, this report allows the reader to identify the emerging opportunities and developments that will impact the market over the next five years.
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  • October 28, 2015
    This is the third edition of the IHS report dedicated to the market for LMR infrastructure and system integration. Previous IHS reports have included subsections on infrastructure components but this report solely focuses on infrastructure equipment and system integration, recognising this market has its own unique value chain.
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  • Icon Executive Director, Security Technology.
    Thomas Lynch is the Executive Director for Security Technology at IHS Markit. Thomas and his team focus across video surveillance equipment, safe cities, public safety, future communications technologies such as LTE, command & control and Cybersecurity.
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