Published Date : Jan 08, 2016
Smart antenna, as the name suggests, is a wireless communication antenna system that leverages from novel signal processing algorithms to identify the direction of arrival (DOA) of a signal. The technology is frequently used to locate and track antenna beam on the target. Whilst the proliferation of smart antenna systems has been incredible, their performance and capacity are limited by two major impairments – co-channel interference and multipath. Multipath arises when a signal transmitted endures reflection from multiple obstacles in a given environment.
The rise of the smartphones as an indispensable part of the modern society and urban lifestyle has led to the imminent expansion of the global smart antenna market. In the last couple of years wireless communications have become indomitable, which further fuels demand for smart antennas. Due to the latest technologies introduced, smartphones have emerged as one of the most preferable alternatives to laptops particularly when a user wishes to access multimedia functionalities, inbuilt GPS capabilities, and internet applications. Smartphones, have definitely made accessing internet unbelievably convenient. Without deploying smartphones it would have been a herculean task for smartphones to deliver high speed data transmission, downloading, and the internet connection in the modern communication ecology. Considering the benefits it provide, the demand for smart antenna is likely to rise exponentially in forthcoming years.
Regionally, Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World constitute the most important markets for smart antenna. Of these, North America held the largest share of the global smart antenna market in 2014, which accounted for 30.4% in terms of revenue. The region is likely to continue dominating the global market for smart antenna between 2014 and 2023. Europe and North America collectively held more than 50% of the global smart antenna market in 2014.
Rising adoption of technologies such as ultra-wideband and technologies introduced to enhance capability in terms of capacity, range, and coverage are the key factors fuelling demand from the global smart antenna market. Asia Pacific is likely to emerge as the fastest growing market for smart antenna due to the rapid expansion of smartphones and the growing demand for wireless communication in the region.