Lawful interception is has gained great momentum in past few years. It is a technique of collecting communication network data for analysis or evidential storage by lawful authority. With advancement of technology, the global lawful interception market has also taken positive turn in terms of global presence and rising demands. As a result, experts claim the market to be booming by the end of next four to five years. Apart from techno advances, this industry is largely driven by various other factors ranging from increasing threats to range of IT communication channels. Detailed analysis of all these aspects is vital for careful compilation of market research reports for the lawful interception technology industry.
Requirement for Lawful Interception
Almost all the countries in the world have initiated lawful interception capability requirements. Most of them have also implemented the global standards developed by the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). Cyber security and infrastructure protection become vital in all the industrial verticals. Hence, security agencies using advanced surveillance tools are on the constant lookout for the tools to safeguard the concerned organizations or authorities. In this scenario lawful interception stands out as a practical and accurate solution. This activity takes place on multiple bases and it can also be taken care of by public network infrastructure operators, when instructed. However, the vital element here is the permission for intercepting between communication channels. This permission is mandatory for the operators or organizations tracking the exchange of data.
Segments in Lawful Interception Industry
Global lawful interception (LI) market is categorized on the basis of the types of components, networking technologies and geographic regions. Based on geographic regions, the industry is primarily segmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa. On the basis of the components, the industry is categorized into mediation device, management servers, decoders, intercept access points (IAPs) and handover interfaces. The industry is further segmented into next-generation networks, voice over internet protocol, electronic mails, SMS, MMS and telephony. Network technologies in the LI market are as follows:
- Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
- General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
- Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
- Long-Term Evolution (LTE)
- Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
- Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
- Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
- Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
Market Trends and Forecasting
Major drivers for lawful interception market include rising demand for these services, technological advancements, increasing threats for information safety and terrorism. Owing to all these factors, LI industry is growing at a rapid rate. According to the market research reports, global lawful interception market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 49% from 2013 to 2018. At this rate, the market is poised to cross over $970.6 Million by the end of 2018. Although the industry is currently lead by developed regions like North America and Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America are expected to have great future prospects due to rising demands in emerging economies.