Cable Fault Locator Market Size & Share, by Portability Type (Handheld, Portable); Product Type (Pinpointer, Voltage Surge Generator, Cable Sheath Fault Locators, Time Domain Reflectometer, Cable Route Tracer) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Jan 17, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

Cable Fault Locator Market size is anticipated to surpass USD 1.6 Billion by the end of 2035, witnessing around 10% CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of cable fault locator was USD 780 Million. The growing penetration of the internet will expand the infrastructure of telecommunication companies in order to meet the increasing demand for connectivity. In 2020, nearly 60% of the world’s population is connected to the internet. Global online penetration is predicted to reach 71% by the end of 2027 since it is continuously increasing. This means that over the next five years, one billion more internet users will be added around the world.

Besides this, the rapidly growing urbanization is growing the demand for cable fault locators. Today, urban cities house accounts for more than half of the world's population, with the urban share rising from roughly one-third in 1950 to around two-thirds in 2050.  Urban areas are witnessing rapid expansion and development, including the rise in the number of road networks, public transportation systems, and utility networks. This expansion involves the installation of cables and communication infrastructure to support various services.

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Cable Fault Locator Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 780 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 1.6 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Cable Fault Locator Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Rising Investment in IT Sector– The IT sector relies heavily on robust and reliable network connectivity. As the sector continues to expand, there is a need to establish and maintain extensive IT infrastructure, including data centers, server rooms, networking equipment, and communication cables. Cable fault locators are essential tools for identifying and resolving cable faults in these complex IT networks.
  • Growing Demand for Electricity– Globally, power demand grows at a 1.8% annual rate, reaching nearly 50% of this industry by 2050. As the demand rises, power companies are expanding their infrastructure to meet the increasing energy needs. This includes the installation of new power cables, transformers, and distribution networks. Cable fault locators are essential tools for identifying and repairing faults in these power cables, ensuring uninterrupted power supply to residential, commercial, and industrial areas.
  • Rising Demand for Underground Present Electric Cables– Underground power cables are becoming more prevalent, particularly in urban areas, due to aesthetic considerations and the need to protect cables from environmental factors. However, these buried cables are susceptible to faults caused by factors like construction activities, soil movement, and again infrastructure. Cable fault locators are indispensable in identifying faults in these underground high voltage cable and facilitating their timely repair.


  • Technological Complexity in Cable Fault Locators – Cable fault locators require advanced technology to accurately detect and locate cable faults. Developing and maintaining sophisticated and reliable fault detection technologies can be a challenge for manufacturers. Keeping up with technological advancement and meeting the evolving needs of the cable fault locator market can be demanding
  • High Cost of the Cables
  • The Issue of Compatibility

Cable Fault Locator Segmentation

Product Type (Pinpointer, Voltage Surge Generator Cable Sheath Fault Locators, Time Domain Reflectometer, Cable Route Tracer)

The cable route tracer segment in the cable fault locator market is expected to grow at an 8% CAGR during the projection period, gaining the biggest revenue share of almost 38% by 2035. Moreover, the segment was responsible for around 22% of the market share in 2022. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the growing telecommunication industry. A cable route tracer is used in the telecommunication industry to identify and resolve the faults found in underground cables.  It is also used in the mining chemicals industry for the same purpose. Furthermore, the technological advancement of cable route tracers has driven its uses in various applications.

Portability Type (Handheld, Portable)

In the year 2035, the portable cable fault locator market is predicted to have a considerable share of roughly 56%. Over the forecast period, the segment is expected to develop at a CAGR of 10%. The portable cable fault locators have various benefits, such as they are easier to carry and easy to use. It has handheld options and is also equipped with display units. Furthermore, manufacturers are constantly improving the operational efficiency of cable fault locators which is also driving the demand for portable fault locators.

Our in-depth analysis of the global cable fault locator market includes the following segments:

          Portability Type

  • Handheld
  • Portable

          Product Type

  • Pinpointer
  • Voltage Surge Generator
  • Cable Sheath Fault Locators
  • Time Domain Reflectometer
  • Cable Route Tracer

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Cable Fault Locator Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The cable fault locator market in North America is projected to be the most significant across all geographic areas, with a share of almost 35% by the end of 2035. The rising presence of major players is to bring great opportunities for market growth in the region. Moreover, the IT sector in North America is burgeoning, resulting in the increase of data centers, which further increases the demand for cable fault locators. With the growing IT sector, the number of data centers in the United States has reached 5308, with around 2993 service providers, and nearly 84 network fabrics. Moreover, today, the United States is the world's largest single region for internet and cloud computing.

APAC Market Statistics

The electrical cable fault locator market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the second largest, accounting for around 28% of the total by the end of 2035. Moreover, the market revenue in the region reached nearly 5 trillion in 2022. The growth of the market in the region can be attributed majorly to the installation of smart grids in the countries such as India, and China that are used to enhance the execution of energy flow through monitoring of real-time of the network’s distribution, and transmission.  In addition, the adoption of various safety standards across various industries in the region are surging the demand for the development of enhanced products for the detection of the cable fault.

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Companies Dominating the Cable Fault Locator Market

    • Telematics Equipment Pvt. Ltd.
      • Company Overview
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      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Megger Group
    • Fluke Corporation
    • Hubbell Incorporated
    • PCE Instruments UK Limited
    • 3M
    • Electrocon Kristinestad Oy Ab
    • BAUR GmBH
    • High Voltage India
    • Kehui International Ltd.


In The News

  • Fluke Corporation announced the launch of the Fluke 393 FC CAT III 1500 V True-RMS Clamp meter with iFlex. It is the world’s first and only meter that has 1500 V CAT III, IP54 rating. Through the clamp jaw, the meter can measure up to 1500 V dc, 1000 V ac, and 999.9 A dc or ac.
  • Megger Group announces the acquisition of InsuLogix monitoring product line and Diagnostic Laboratory of Weidmann Electrical Technology. Weidmann will now operate under the name of AVO Diagnostic Services.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 5544
  • Published Date: Jan 17, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing demand for electricity, growing penetration of the internet, and higher adoption of underground power cables are the major factors driving the market growth.

A thumper is programmed to thump repeatedly, and the sound is heard by strolling down the cable route. The louder the ensuing thump, the higher the dc voltage applied.

The market size of cable fault locator is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~10% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

The average price range of cable fault locator is between USD 3000 and USD 10,000.

The major players in the market are Megger Group, Fluke Corporation, Hubbell Incorporated, PCE Instruments UK Limited, 3M, Electrocon Kristinestad Oy Ab, BAUR GmbH, High Voltage India, Kehui International Ltd., and Telematics Equipment Pvt. Ltd.
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