Industry Analysis Telecoms & Computing

Rising Need for Unhindered Wireless Communicationis Expected to Boostthe Growth of the OTA Testing Market During the Forecast Period

According to CRI Report, the global OTA testing market has been segmented based on technology, application, and region/country.

Over-the-Air (OTA) Testing is a process to analyze the wireless products by placing them into different real-time conditions developed in a test chamber and foretell the performance and its operational reliability in the real world. To carry out this process, the OTA providers place the device under test in an open environment created inside the test chamber to check if it fulfills the desired outcomes by reporting the entire signal path and antenna performance.

OTA testing ensures the device performs well in the actual operating environment as its performance is prone to deterioration in the real-time environment. OTA testing is a significant step in the certification of various electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and other connected devices that operate based on the networks to meet the requirements in the implied standards and regulations. Additionally, the many IoT and M2M device producers need to certify their products by passing on them through compatible OTA testing to minimize the complexity involved in compliance regulations, eliminate the risk of design errors that may end up causing financial losses, and meet demanding global go-to-market schedules.

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Some of the factors that drive the OTA testing market comprise the rising need for unhindered wireless communication, rapid advancements across technologies such as 5G, and increasing demand for automated working environments. Coexistence testing issues are hampering this growth trend in the market. However, the rapid advancements in technology and the defragmentation of IoT platform providers are expected to present lucrative growth opportunities for the players operating in the global market. Furthermore, the aspects such as antenna array calibration and mutual coupling between antenna elements create challenges for the market players.

By technology, the global OTA testing market has been divided into 5G, LTE, UMTS, and others.

Regional Analysis

By region, the global OTA testing market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America. Asia-Pacific is expected to report the highest CAGR mainly due to the rising adoption of wireless network device testing services among telecom & semiconducting device manufacturers. Furthermore, the market in India is expected to register the highest CAGR compared to the other country-level markets in the region, owing to the increase in demand for wireless computing & networking devices and rapid digital adoption.

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Key Players

The key players in the global OTA testing market are Element Materials Technology (UK), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany), CETECOM (Germany), EMITE (Spain), NTS (US), Intertek Group plc (UK), TÜV Rheinland (Germany), BluFlux (US), Bureau Veritas SA (France), UL LLC (US), SGS SA (Switzerland), Verkotan (Finland), Eurofins E&E North America (US), Aethertek (Taiwan), and AIRCOM Labs (US).

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