The CT&M equipment and services are being majorly used by telecommunication service providers followed by network operators at every phase of product development lifecycle that include R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. The wireless communications test instruments such as 2G, 3G, and LTE protocol analyzers used by network operators, analyzes mobile network elements to validate functionality according to wireless technology specifications. These help network engineers to troubleshoot networks in order to find the source of errors and fix them as fast as possible.The telecommunications service provider accounts for the largest market share and is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 10.4% from 2013 to 2018. Communications Test and Measurement market to grow from $3.75 billion in 2013 to $5.51 billion in 2018. In terms of geographies, North America and APAC is expected to be the biggest market in terms of revenue contribution, while Europe and Latin America is expected to experience increased market traction, during the forecast period.
The wireless test and measurement equipment are experiencing relatively higher demand compared to wireline test and measurement equipment due to the evolution and developments in the wireless communications industry. The wireless industry is expected to grow sequentially with the growth in number of mobile devices driven by proliferation of media-rich mobile communication devices (smart phones and tablets), growing number of internet users, faster broadband speeds, and increased video usage. These instruments support all major mobile technologies: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/LTE. They perform functions such as protocol monitoring, call and session tracing, quality of service, and radio optimization measurement.
However, there are a few revenue pockets in wireline testing product line as well. Wireline testing products are used by network operators to install, deploy, and maintain their optical and copper-based telecommunications networks. This equipment includes optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDRs), automated optical loss test sets (OLTS), SONET/SDH analyzers up to 10 GbE and 10 GbE to 100 GbE Ethernet testers.
The CT&M equipment and services are also finding application in areas of mobile device testing, base station testing, lab and manufacturing test, video quality test and data transmission monitoring, and wireless testing.
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