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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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  • Jesus Gonzalez | January 31, 2019
    This report examines the global market for public safety technologies. It provides a current snapshot of this market and examines factors that are projected to hinder or drive growth of the public safety technologies market from 2018 to 2023.
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  • Don Tait | January 29, 2019
    This first edition study provides detailed industry analysis and forecasts (2018-2023) on the global public safety market for LTE devices, biometric devices and body worn cameras, which can be connected to the internet to improve public safety operations. IHS Markit developed this report using a variety of sources, the core of which was composed of primary research interviews.
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  • Ryan Darrand | December 18, 2018
    This is the fifth edition of the IHS Markit report dedicated to the market for LMR accessories. This new study provides up to date data on the industry and provides a more succinct delivery of information than was available in the previous edition. The objective of this report is to provide a marketing tool for manufacturers and suppliers of accessories, and of component suppliers to the mobile radio industry.
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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 in addition to Fintech and Blockchain research.
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