The need for OTA testing is driving market expansion and is predicted to expand rapidly with the increased penetration of smart devices and IoT.
Covid-19 Impact & Market Status
To prevent the virus from spreading, authorities implemented tight measures such as lockdowns, mobility restrictions, and the closure of industrial and non-commercial institutions such as educational facilities and administrative offices. On the other hand, the implementation of the "stay at home" policy resulted in a quick shift from traditional corporate operations to digital platforms in order to ensure business continuity and customer help during such a rare event. From February 24th to October 12th, 2020, voice and data use increased by more than 12.2% and 28.4%, respectively, according to the CTIA study. A surge in interest in work-from-home scenarios, video-on-demand, virtual communication platforms, and online education can be attributed to this increase in demand. These factors, together with the COVID-19 restrictions, put pressure on telecom operators, prompting them to postpone the acquisition, testing, and deployment of 5G and other network services.
The market is growing due to an increase in the usage of IoT and smart devices.
As the use of IoT and smart devices grows, the frequency of OTA testing is expected to increase, fuelling the OTA testing market's development. The growth of the OTA testing industry has been fueled by smart gadgets such as fitness trackers, medical devices, and different mobile devices connected via cellular networks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other wireless devices. Furthermore, as a result of growing standards and a profusion of wireless technologies used to link the devices, testing for IoT and smart devices is rising. These factors have been driving the market for OTA Testing
The growing implementation of 5G is expected to fuel the market growth
The OTA testing market is divided into CDMA, GSM, UMTS, LTE, and 5G segments based on technology. In terms of technology, LTE had the largest market share in 2017expanding at a 9.64 percent CAGR between 2016 and 2022. The increased requirement for connectivity among mobile devices distributed across a vast region can be linked to the growing need for LTE technologies such as LTE–M for long-distance communications. The OTA testing market is expanding as a result of rising demand.
5G technology will cover a wide range of applications. Only wireless test techniques may be used for 5G testing, resulting in the broad use of OTA test services across sectors employing traditional wired test methods. 5G, home automation, and wireless technologies advancements have opened up new opportunities for the OTA testing industry
APAC to grow the highest during the forecast period followed by North America
APAC is also predicted to grow at the quickest rate between 2018 and 2023, with a CAGR of 11.33 percent. China, South Korea, Japan, and India have all made significant investments in IoT and M2M communication infrastructure, which is expected to drive the APAC OTA testing market. APAC also consumes the most telecommunications and consumer gadgets, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers. Many projects would be undertaken over the projection period, creating great growth potential for smart solution vendors.
North America, which has the second-largest OTA testing market share, is set to fall behind APAC. The government's IoT spending is a significant driver of the OTA testing industry in North America. Europe is second only to North America in terms of the OTA testing market. The European Commission has formed the Alliance for IoT Innovation with the purpose of contributing to the IoT market by introducing new technology developments that will benefit some of the primary applications such as smart cities, industrial, automotive, and transportation.
The market for OTA Testing is being driven by the fast increasing 5G technology and the application of OTA testing across the supply chain, as well as the rapidly rising IoT and smart devices.
Wireless devices such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, tablets, smartphones, laptops, and wireless routers undergo over-the-air (OTA) testing to assess antenna and receiver performance as well as system performance. OTA testing is done to see if the device's performance satisfies industry standards and to aid in the evaluation of receiver and antenna performance. The performance of the receiver and antenna is crucial for wireless device efficiency. Many standard organizations, regulatory agencies, telecom carriers, and industry groups have enforced OTA testing of wireless devices as part of the CTIA requirement (Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association). OTA antenna testing may help product development teams improve product dependability and end-user experience by detecting issue regions. By performing sensitivity measurements, OTA testing can also demonstrate how the internal components affect the performance of the RF radio.
When using a mobile phone, it is vital that the antenna maintains a communication link and radiates in all directions when the user walks around or faces a certain direction away from the cell tower, which may be checked by OTA testing. As a result, OTA testing is the only technique to ensure that a wireless device's antenna layout and signal route are both qualified.
Over-the-air (OTA) testing is a technique for assessing the antenna and receiver performance, as well as the overall system performance, of wireless devices such as tablets, laptops, smartphones, IoT, and routers. Aerospace and defence, consumer electronics, automotive, logistics and transportation, and healthcare are just a few of the industries that employ it. Factors such as the emergence of IoT technology and the global decrease in data rate consumption are predicted to support the growth of the over-the-air (OTA) testing market. Furthermore, the rapid evolution of 5G technology, as well as the rising usage of LTE technologies in consumer devices, would exacerbate the expansion of the over-the-air (OTA) testing industry. The need for OTA testing is predicted to rise throughout the forecast period due to the rising usage of smart devices and IoT, fuelling the growth of the OTA testing market.
Over-the-air (OTA) testing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% to be worth 15 billion by 2028.
The market is being driven by the quickly increasing 5G technology, the application of OTA testing across the supply chain, and the fast-growing IoT and smart devices. Smart applications such as smart cities, smart transportation, smart grid, and smart manufacturing (Sector 4.0) are all part of the IoT spectrum, with an emphasis on architectures and technologies that link and automate the whole industry. This transformation would involve the use of numerous wireless devices, which is one of the major factors driving the market growth. ?
Some of the major players in the market are Anritsu Corporation, Intertek Group PLc, UL LLC, Keysight Technologies Inc, Eurofins Scientific SE, Bureau Veritas SA, ROHDE and SCHWARZ, GmbH & Co., Microwave Vision Group, Viavi Solutions, Cetecom, SGS SA, NTS, and Aircom Labs.
The rise in smart city development has resulted in a considerable increase in the number of wireless and smart linked devices. This is likely to lead to more OTA testing of wireless devices in order to fulfill industry standards and evaluate antenna and receiver performance. The goal of OTA testing is to guarantee that wireless devices are reliable and accessible. OTA testing for wireless devices has been enforced by a variety of associations, companies, and standard organizations, particularly the cellular telecommunications and internet associations (CTIA). As a result, the entire OTA testing market is likely to be driven by the expansion of smart cities.
Latest Innovation in the Global OTA Testing Market: A snapshot
- In 2020's October month Keysight Technologies launched its 5G base station test solutions to aid network equipment manufacturers and small vendors.
- The CETECOM test facility in Essen, Germany, became Europe's first to be authorized for testing 5G equipment in January 2020. The German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) verified that the laboratory is now authorized to perform 5G testing on communications products.
- In November 2017, Rohde & Schwarz released the R&S CMW100 testing equipment, which assists in the testing and certification of sub-6 GHz 3GPP 5G new radio (NR)-based devices. Although 3GPP's 5G NR will support frequencies up to 52.6 GHz, initial 5G designs will use frequencies less than 6 GHz, with a focus on 3.5 GHz.
OTA Testing Market Scope
|Forecast Unit||Value (USD)|
|Revenue forecast in 2028||USD 15 billion|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 15% during 2021-2028|
|Segment Covered||Offering, Technology, Application, Regions|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, South America|
|Key Players Profiled||Anritsu Corporation, Intertek Group PLc, UL LLC, Keysight Technologies Inc, Eurofins Scientific SE, Bureau Veritas SA, ROHDE and SCHWARZ, GmbH & Co., Microwave Vision Group, Viavi Solutions, Cetecom, SGS SA, NTS, and Aircom Labs.|
Key Segments of the Global OTA Testing Market
Offering Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Billion)
Technology Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Billion)
Application Overview 2018-2028 (USD Billion)
- Automotive and Transportation
- Telecommunication and Consumer Devices
- Smart City
Regional Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Billion)
- North America
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of the Middle East & Africa