Signal booster market growth is anticipated at a CAGR owing to key driving factors such as growing needs to enhance signal strength and better service quality. A major objective of the cell phone is to augment the signal to remote areas such as hilly places, hilly terrains, houses with thick walls etc. The function of cell phone signal booster is to amplify the signals and then broadcast it to an area with weak or no signal. Most mobile devices utilize a set of bars of increasing height to display approximate strength of the received signal to the cell phone user.
Areas where a mobile is unable to reach are termed as dead zones. There are number of factors that create dead zones and which may even exist in locations in which a wireless carrier offers coverage because of the limitations in network infrastructure.
Since cell phones rely strongly on radio waves which travel through air and are easily weakened, such situations may make mobile phones unreliable at times. In such cases a mobile signal booster may come handy to deliver messages effectively. Femtocell is one such device which is like a miniaturized cell tower that creates an access point for both voice and data providing better reception than conventional femtocell device. Once the device is plugged into the network, the cell phone in its periphery uses femtocell’s frequency to connect to existing cellular network. Secondly, a cell repeater helps in boosting reception and is made up of a few parts than a femtocell.
A cell repeater is inclusive of antenna, amplifier and a coaxial cable in connection. The antenna is placed at exterior of the building or on window. An antenna comes in a range of frequencies and then retransmits them with an enhanced signal from the amplifier. Another type includes car antenna and a solar panel. An antenna of a car can be used to enhance signal inside a moving car. That is because cars insulate cell phones from the external GSM signal and an unknown artifact is known as “Faraday cage” in which the calls and calls are dropped sometimes. To oppose this, a well installed external car antenna normally fixes the problem. Solar panel provides an enhancer that comprises a set of solar photovoltaic’s modules mounted and connected on a supporting structure. The solar module can be used as a component of a large photovoltaic system to produce power to enhance the circuit.
Signal booster driving factors includes the rising demand to boost signal strength. Additionally, the need for better quality mobile phones with enhanced signal levels is driving the market growth. However, lack of skilled personnel to address the issue and lack of skilled knowledge is likely to impede the market growth for the forecast period.
On the basis of geographic segmentation, the signal booster market spans North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East & Africa. North America and APAC regions dominate the market owing to rise in number of issues pertaining to radio signals. Hence, to address such issues the manufacturers in these regions are emphasizing on novel and improved solutions. Overall the signal booster market growth is anticipated to grow at a higher CAGR during the assessment period.
The key players in the signal booster market include Surecall, weBoost, Bird Technologies, Cisco Systems, CommScope, Digital Antenna, Nextivity, Remotek Corporation, Shenzhen Phonetone Technology, and Smoothtalker.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Signal Boosters in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
• United States
• South Korea
Global Signal Boosters market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Wilson Electronics
• Stella Doradus
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
• Analog Signal Booster
• Smart Signal Booster
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
• Densely Populated Areas
• Urban Fringe
• Suburban and Rural Areas
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