Software Defined Radio Market by Type (JTRS, Cognitive Radio), by Component (Software, Transmitter), by Platform (Airborne, Naval, Land), by Application (Military, Space), and by Region (Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America) – Global Forecast 2017 to 2024

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Software Defined Radio Market: Summary

The Global Software Defined Radio Market is estimated to reach USD 21.5 Billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 8.5%, says forencis research (FSR).

Software Defined Radio (SDR) also known as software radio is a system used for transmitting information wirelessly by means of electromagnetic radiations. Based on software-defined radio wireless communication protocol, it uses software on embedded or computer systems instead of using hardware components. One of the major advantages of SDR is that it can be easily reprogrammed and reconfigured through software which helps to configure radio according to the requirement of end-users. Software defined radio is cost-effective technology with various advantages such as the reduction in development cost, time and cost of maintenance & operations, along with automatic software up-gradation amongst others.

Software Defined Radio Market


Software Defined Radio Market: Drivers & Restraints

Market Drivers:

  • Lower Production Cost and High Performance

In recent years’ software defined radio has been advanced significantly owing to the need for advancement form various end-use industries. Advancement in hardware states that cost has been reduced while rising the performance level, which provides better access to the system to the end-users. Moreover, as the system is been manufactured on the basis of software, the development cost is been reduced. In addition to this, bug fixing in the system is done when the radio is in service, which in turn helps to reduce the cost of operation and maintenance. Furthermore, the software up-gradation is automatically done and new features are ben added. Thus, lower production cost with higher performance has surged the growth of product market.

  • Increasing Military Spending on Communication

Military communication is dependent on clarity, adaptability, and speed. The discrepancy in any form of military communication will have dire consequences. The military has been using software defined radio technology for enabling reuse of hardware and updating signal waveform as required. Software defined radio not only provide standard two-way communication but also offers wireless nodes, provides low latency point to point wireless links, and engages the different number of the device. Owing to these features, military sectors are investing in the development of software defined radio which may drive the growth of the market.

Market Challenges:

  • To Ensure Interoperability of Different Communication Technologies

Technological advancement helps to improve the capabilities of software defined radio by ensuring connectivity in various territories which contributes towards situational awareness. The use of different technologies such as satellite communications, cellular, tactical radios, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), time-division multiplexing (TDM), and amongst others has led to compatibility issues. Thus, the use of different types of modems has led to interoperability issues, which is projected to hamper the market growth.

Software Defined Radio Market: Key Segments

  • Based on Type: Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), Cognitive Radio, Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA), and General Purpose Radio
  • Based on Component: Software, Transmitter, Receiver, and Others
  • Based on Platform: Airborne, Naval, Space, and Land
  • On the basis of Application: Military, Space Communication, Telecommunication, Research & Development, Amateur Radio, and Others
  • Key Regions Covered: North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America, with individual country-level analysis.

Software Defined Radio Market: Report Scope

The report on the Software Defined Radio Market covers a deep dive analysis of historic, recent and current market trends. Furthermore, market share/ranking analysis of key players, market dynamics, competition landscape, country wise analysis for each region covered and the entire supply chain dynamics are covered through the below segmentation.

Report Features


Historical/Estimated/Forecasted Market Size Years


Base Year for Market Calculation


Forecasted Period

2019-2024 (2019 estimated year, forecasted up to 2024)

Measured Units

Value (USD Million)

Segments Included

Type, Component, Platform, Application, and Region

Regional Coverage

Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America

Key Companies Covered

  • BAE Systems (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
  • National Instruments
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Harris Corporation
  • Thales
  • Leonardo
  • Rohde and Schwarz
  • Elbit Systems
  • ZTE Corporation
  • Datasoft Corporation
  • Other Key Companies

Software Defined Radio Market: Report Segmentation

For the scope of report, In-depth segmentation is offered by Forencis Research

Software Defined Radio Market, by Type

  • Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA)
  • General Purpose Radio

Software Defined Radio Market, by Component

  • Software
  • Transmitter
  • Receiver
  • Others

Software Defined Radio Market, by Platform 

  • Land
  • Airborne
  • Space
  • Naval

Software Defined Radio Market, by Application

  • Military
  • Space Communication
  • Telecommunication
  • Research & Development
  • Amateur Radio
  • Others

Software Defined Radio Market, by Region

  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America

Key Questions answered by the report

  • What are the major developments impacting the global market and its growth?
  • What will be the effects of the developments in the global market on the industry and on the market players in the near and far future?
  • What are the evolving types of the global market?
  • What are the evolving applications of global market?
  • What are the major characteristics that will affect the global market growth during the study period?
  • Who are the key global players operating in the market?
  • How are the major players leveraging in the existing global market conditions?

Report Audience

  • Software Defined Radio Market Providers
  • Software Defined Radio Market Solution and Services Suppliers, Distributors and Dealers
  • End-Users of Varied Segments of Software Defined Radio Market
  • Government Bodies and Intellectual Institutions
  • Associations and Industrial Organizations
  • Research & Consulting Service Providers
  • Research & Development Organizations



1.1       Research Objectives

1.2       Market Definition

1.3       Research Scope

1.4       Regional Coverage

1.5       Research Timeline

1.6       Assumptions

1.7       Limitations


2.1       Introduction

2.2       Primary Research

                                  2.2.1    Key Industry Expert Insight

2.3       Secondary Research

                                  2.3.1    Vital Data from Secondary Sources

2.4       Market Size Estimation

2.5       Data Validation & Triangulation



4.1       Introduction

4.2       Drivers

                                 4.2.1.    Lower Production Cost and High Performance

                                 4.2.2.    Increasing Military Spending on Communication.

4.3       Restraints

                                 4.3.1.    Security Issues with Software Defined Radio

4.4       Opportunities

                                 4.4.1.    Increase in Demand for Next Generation IP System

4.5       Challenges

                                  4.5.1    To Ensure Interoperability of Different Communication Technologies


5.1       Introduction

                                 5.1.1.    Power of Buyers

                                 5.1.2.    Power of Suppliers

                                 5.1.3.    Intensity of Competition

                                 5.1.4.    Challenges of Substitutes

                                 5.1.5.    Challenges of New Entrants

5.2       Macro-Economic Indicators

6      SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO MARKET BY TYPE, Market Size in USD Million (2017—2024)

6.1       Introduction

6.2       Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)

6.3       Cognitive Radio

6.4       Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA)

6.5       General Purpose Radio

7      SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO MARKET BY COMPONENT, Market Size in USD Million (2017—2024)

7.1       Introduction

7.2       Software

7.3       Transmitter

7.4       Receiver

7.5       Others

8      SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO MARKET BY PLATFORM, Market Size in USD Million (2017—2024)

8.1       Introduction

8.2       Land

8.3       Airborne

8.4       Space

8.5       Naval

9      SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO MARKET BY APPLICATION, Market Size in USD Million (2017—2024)

9.1       Introduction

9.2       Military

9.3       Space Communication

9.4       Telecommunication

9.5       Research & Development

9.6       Amateur Radio

9.7       Others

10   SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO MARKET BY REGION, Market Size in USD Million (2017—2024)

10.1     North America

                                 8.1.1.    US

                                 8.1.2.    Canada

                                 8.1.3.    Mexico

10.2     Europe

                                 8.2.1.    Germany

                                 8.2.2.    France

                                 8.2.3.    Italy

                                 8.2.4.    UK

                                 8.2.5.    Spain

                                 8.2.6.    The Netherlands

                                 8.2.7.    Rest of Europe

10.3     Asia-Pacific

                                 8.3.1.    China

                                 8.3.2.    Japan

                                 8.3.3.    India

                                 8.3.4.    South Korea

                                 8.3.5.    Taiwan

                                 8.3.6.    Rest of Asia-Pacific

10.4     Middle East & Africa

                                 8.4.1.    Saudi Arabia

                                 8.4.2.    UAE

                                 8.4.3.    Rest of Middle East

10.5     South America

                                 8.5.1.    Brazil

                                 8.5.2.    Argentina

                                 8.5.3.    Rest of South America


11.1     Introduction

11.2     Market Ranking/Share Analysis of Key Companies

11.3     Company Benchmarking


12.1     BAE Systems

                                12.1.1    Company Overview

                                12.1.2    Financial Overview

                                12.1.3    Products/Solutions/Services Offered

                                12.1.4    Key Developments

                                12.1.5    SWOT Analysis

12.2     National Instruments

12.3     Northrop Grumman

12.4     Harris Corporation

12.5     Thales

12.6     Leonardo

12.7     Rohde and Schwarz

12.8     Elbit Systems

12.9     ZTE Corporation

12.10  Datasoft Corporation

12.11  Other Key Companies


13.1     Key Industry Expert Insights

13.2     Primary Discussion Guide

13.3     Customization Options

Note1: Tentative table of contents, may get updated during the course of research.

Note2: Company financial information is subject to availability in public domain




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