An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Network Tester Market
This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Network Tester market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Network Tester market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.
Network testing is a critical parameter as it avoids or minimises the risk of network failure & network hacking and enables the predictive maintenance of networks & related devices, among others. Network testers have several applications in various industries such as healthcare, IT & telecom, oil & gas, automotive, government and residential. The key functions of network testers are certification testing, qualification testing and troubleshooting. As the network is evolving, the requirement for supporting the infrastructure is increasing, which is creating significant demand for network testers.
The evolving Internet of Things (IoT) and the emerging 5G network is fuelling the demand for network testers, which is significantly driving the network tester market. Moreover, the network tester market is significantly driven by the regulations and standards developed by various associations such as the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and others. Some of the primary standards that need to be followed during cabling are 10 BASE T, 40G BASE T Ethernet and others.
Vendors are upgrading their network testers to maintain the current standards. Network testers provide the assurance that the cable link will provide the desired network transmission capability to support the data communication desired by the user. Vendors manufacture network testers by considering the various parameters of the field network. Generally, based on these field network parameters, network testers differ in performance, application and price. With continuous developments in telecommunication technology, the market for network testers is expected to witness high Y-o-Y growth during the forecast period.
Surging demand for certification testing is fuelling growth of the network tester market
In network testers, the certification testing tool plays a key role as it is the only tool that analyses the network and provides the result as ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ as per the industry standards. For instance, in North America, vendors offer network testers as per the standard set by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) for structured cabling. On the other hand, in the international market, the network tester market is regulated by the Electro-technical commission of the International Organization for Standards (ISO/IEC). Vendors are developing network testers to simplify the certification testing in terms of the time and cost of testing. For instance:
In February 2018, Fluke Networks, a global player in network certification, entered into a partnership with CommScope, a global player in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. With this partnership, the companies jointly developed a tool to simplify the certification of high-performance data centre networks, i.e. CertiFibre Pro, which enhances the efficiency of fibre optic certification by simplifying the set-up, speeding up troubleshooting and eliminating errors
In November 2018, the Paige DataCom and Fluke network entered into a partnership to provide Fluke DSX CableAnalyzer Series, a leading cabling certification platform, to support the performance testing of Paige’s GameChanger cable. Paige’s GameChanger delivers 1Gbps performance and PoE over 200 meters
All these developments for simplifying certification testing are fuelling the demand for certification network testers, and are significantly driving the global network tester market.
The rapid adoption of 4G and 5G networks is driving the network tester market
Continuous developments in network and communication technology, along with the increasing adoption of 4G and 5G networks, is significantly driving the global network tester market. The governments of various countries are taking initiatives for the efficient roll-out of 4G and 5G networks. Moreover, the increasing investments on telecommunication infrastructure is another key parameter for the growth of the network tester market.
- For instance, in January 2019, T-Mobile launched 5G services in 30 cities for the commercial segment. 5G service is limited for commercial use since 5G-enabled smartphones are yet to penetrate the market. The major cities availing 5G service are New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas and others
Significant demand for network testers from Asia Pacific countries such as Japan and South Korea
The network tester market is witnessing significant demand from the Asia Pacific region due to high investments in telecom infrastructure development and the presence of a large number of network service providers. Moreover, the increasing adoption of smartphones and the high demand for high-speed Internet in these regions are creating significant demand for network testers. The increasing adoption of the 4G/5G networks in Asia Pacific is expected to be a key parameter for the growth of the network tester market
- For instance, as per ITU (International Telecommunication Union), the penetration of 4G LTE in South Korea is the highest, i.e. 97.49%, followed by Japan with 94.70% and Hong Kong with 90.34%. This high penetration is expected to significantly boost the adoption of network testers, which is expected to drive the network tester market.
Continuous upgradation and innovation remains a key strategy
Several upgradations and innovations are being introduced in network testers. These developments are enabling the vendors of network testers to expand their product portfolio to stay ahead in the competitive network tester market. For instance:
- In November 2018, Ideal Network upgraded its product LanTek 111 data cable certifier with a partner finder feature, which helps save time, simplify cable installation, reduces guesswork and offers troubleshooting. It also emits an audio alert when the display and remote handset are connected to the same port.
Some of the key players of the global network tester market are Keysight Technologies, Anritsu, Fluke Corporation, EXFO Inc., IDEAL Networks, InterWorking Labs, Inc., Ixia, Kingfisher International, Spirent Communications, VIAVI Solutions Inc., Xena Networks and Yokogawa Electric Corporation.
Network Tester Market: Report Synopsis
Future Market Insights (FMI) offers an 8-year forecast for the network tester market between 2019 and 2027. In terms of value, the network tester market is expected to register a double-digit CAGR during the forecast period. The study provides the global market dynamics and trends across six regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, APEJ and MEA, which influence the current nature and the future status of the network tester market over the forecast period.
Network Tester Market: Report Description
This research report provides a detailed analysis of the network tester market and offers insights on the various factors driving the popularity of network testers. The network testermarket report includes an extensive analysis of the key industry drivers, challenges, market trends and market structure. The network testermarket study provides a comprehensive assessment of the stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the business. The network tester market report includes the market segmentation on the basis of application, equipment type, industry and region.
The network tester market is expected to witness significant value and volume growth during the forecast period, owing to the high demand for network testingin various countries around the world and the growing telecom sector.
The global network testermarket report starts with an overview of the network tester market in terms of value and volume. In addition, this section includes an analysis of the key trends, drivers and challenges from the supply, demand and economy side, which are influencing the network tester market.
On the basis of application, the network tester market has been segmented into certification testing, qualification testing and troubleshooting. On the basis of equipment type, the network tester market has been segmented into ideal network tester, fluke network tester, LAN tester and others. On the basis of industry, the network tester market has been segmented into IT & telecom, healthcare, oil & gas, automotive, government and others.
A detailed analysis has been provided for every segment in terms of the market size analysis for the network tester market across different regions. This section provides a detailed analysis that covers the key trends prevalent in the global network tester market.
The next section of the global network tester market report covers a detailed analysis of the network tester market across various countries in the region. It provides an outlook for the network tester market for 2019–2027, and sets the forecast within the context of the network tester market. This study discusses the key trends within the countries contributing to the growth of the network tester market as well as analyses the degrees at which the drivers are influencing network tester market in each region. The key regions and countries assessed in the network testermarket report include North America (the U.S. & Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico & the rest of Latin America), Europe (Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Russia & the Rest of Europe), Japan, APEJ (China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia & the rest of APEJ) and MEA (GCC Countries, Israel, South Africa & the rest of MEA). This report evaluates the present scenario and the growth prospects of the network tester market across various regions globally for the period 2019 –2027. We have considered 2018 as the base year and provided data for the remaining 12 months.
To offer an accurate forecast, we have started by sizing the current market, which forms the basis of how the network testermarket is expected to grow in the future. Given the characteristics of the global network testermarket, we have triangulated the outcomes of different types of analysis based on the technology trends.
As previously highlighted, the global network testermarket has been split into a number of segments. All segments on the basis of application, equipment type, industry and region have been analysed in terms of basis points to understand the relative contribution of each individual segment to the growth of the network testermarket. This detailed information is important for the identification of various key trends in the global network tester market.
In addition, another key feature of the global network tester market report includes the analysis of all the key segments in terms of absolute dollar opportunity. This is traditionally overlooked while forecasting the market, however, the absolute dollar opportunity is critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve, as well as to identify the potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective in the global network testermarket.
In the final section of the global network testermarket report, we have included a competitive landscape to provide clients a dashboard view based on the categories of providers in the value chain, their presence in the network tester market and key differentiators. This section is primarily designed to provide clients an objective and detailed comparative assessment of the key providers specific to a segment of the network testersupply chain and the potential players for the same. Report audiences can gain segment-specific vendor insights to identify and evaluate the key competitors based on an in-depth assessment of their capabilities and success in the network testermarket. Some of the key competitors covered in the network testermarket report are Keysight Technologies, Anritsu, Fluke Corporation, EXFO Inc., IDEAL Networks, InterWorking Labs, Inc., Ixia, Kingfisher International, Spirent Communications, VIAVI Solutions Inc., Xena Networks and Yokogawa Electric Corporation.