Increasing adoption of RF testers in telecommunication for optimisation and network analysis
The demand for RF testers in the telecommunication sector is increasing, which is among the primary factors that are driving the RF tester market across the globe, as radio frequency waves are widely used in the satellite and telecommunication sectors. RF tester instruments find applications in radio communication, satellite communication and video broadcasting.
Future Market Insights estimates that the RF tester market will witness a considerable growth rate during the forecast period. Moreover, the increasing demand from industries, such as aerospace & defence, energy & utility and automotive, is expected to contribute to the growth of the RF tester market.
The high adoption of RF testers in the aerospace & defence sectors is also creating the potential demand for RF testers in the market. Furthermore, continuous modifications and improvements in RF testers are also significantly driving the RF tester market across the globe. The rising demand for fast Internet connections and wireless connectivity is fuelling the growth of the RF tester market.
Growth in the population of various emerging countries, such as China and India, is creating the potential need for RF testers for telecommunication. In addition, in several countries, such as the U.S., China and India, the demand for the RF testers is increasing rapidly due to growth in the aerospace & defence sector.
High demand for spectrum and network RF testers
The enhanced accuracy and precision in network and spectrum RF testers is contributing to the increasing global demand for the RF tester market. The usage of spectrum and network RF testers has become essential in automotive applications, energy & utility, aerospace & defence and the telecommunication sectors to provide high accuracy in frequency reading.
RF testing with the help of testers is necessary in most of the markets which include the U.S., Australia, Japan, China and India. In addition, in case a product offered by a vendor is a wireless instrument, it is necessary to test this product with the help of an RF tester before selling it in the market.
These factors are significantly contributing to the global growth of the RF tester market. Moreover, the growing focus on the development of 5G-based instruments across various industries in several regions is boosting the global RF tester market.
Extensive research activities in the field of satellite communication
Research and development activities in the field of satellite communication and radio frequency signals are promoting the creation of advanced version of the RF testers that help to overcome a variety of faults. Some of the key characteristics that researchers are focusing on include the development of the precision, power and accuracy of RF testers.
- For example, the Japan-based Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation launched a wide-bandwidth range RF tester for converting large signals into small frequency signals with a frequency range of 0.1 Hz to 1GHz, which is also suitable for use in aircraft power systems.
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APEJ is expected to capture the largest share in the global RF tester market owing to rapid growth in the telecommunication sector
Asia Pacific excluding Japan is expected to capture a significant market share in the global RF tester market during the forecast period. Rapid growth in the telecommunication sector and the aerospace & defence sector is creating the potential demand for RF testers. Furthermore, increasing expenditure in aerospace & defence activities and the telecommunication sector by various countries in several regions, such as China and India, is predicted to drive the RF tester market in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan region.
In addition, the U.S. is also expected to grow at a higher CAGR owing to the increasing aerospace & defence sectors, which is effectively fuelling the growth of the market.
Innovations and modifications in RF testers and the increasing number of distribution centres are among the key strategies followed by vendors of RF testers
The vendors of the RF testers are continuously focusing on the development of products along with innovations and the modification of products for wide-ranging applications such as increasing the frequency range, accuracy and variability of RF testers. Moreover, one of the key strategies followed by the vendors of RF testers is to increase the number of distribution centres and the development of contacts with customers.
- For instance, in 2018, Germany-based Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG acquired Pixel Power Limited to strengthen its position in the radio and broadcasting sector
- In addition, in 2018, Tektronix, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of the RF tester, launched an advanced spectrum analyser with a model frequency ranging from 13 GHz to 18 GHz, along with higher frequency support for wide ranging applications
Some of the other prominent key vendors in the RF tester market are Anritsu (Japan), B&K Precision Corporation (U.S.), Tektronix Inc. (U.S.), Aimil Ltd. (India), Giga-Tronics (U.S.), Rigol Technologies Inc. (China), Good Will Instrument Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) and Wireless Telecom Group, Inc.
On the basis of product type
- signal generator
On the basis of modularity
On the basis of industry
- consumer electronics
- energy & utility
- aerospace & defence