Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) Market Size & Share, by Operation (Trunked Mode Operation, Direct Mode Operation); Component (Hardware, Software, Services); Mounting Type (Portable, Vehicular); Application (Transportation & Logistics, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Public Safety, Mining, Military, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Service) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Feb 21, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Terrestrial Trunked Radio Market size is estimated to cross USD 29 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of terrestrial trunked radio was USD 9 Billion. The sector growth is poised to be dominated by its growing use in transportation such as railway. Radio communication networks are essential for train operations, which have strict criteria for security, safety, availability, and dependability. Hence, further with the growth in the number of passengers traveling by train the market is estimated to grow. Over 84 million people are projected to be traveling by train between 2019 to 2028, globally. Also, this number is set to rise to close to 2 billion by the end of 2028.

The increasing need for public safety and secure communication due to technological improvements is pushing radio manufacturers to incorporate apps into their products. GIS, fingerprint scanning, integrated call attendance, call recording, alerts, events & call priority management in emergency scenarios are some of the capabilities provided by these programs. It is projected that the addition of these applications will accelerate market expansion.

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Terrestrial Trucked Radio Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Adoption of Smartphones -Considering over 5 billion smartphone users around the world as of 2023, approximately 84% of the individuals on the planet are smartphone owners. There has been ongoing research into deploying terrestrial trucked radio applications in smartphones. The utilization of smartphones is a growing trend all across the world. Almost every sector including police in various nations is incorporating smartphones in their day-to-day task which is why there has been a surge in research on merging TETRA and smartphones. Various key companies are set forward in manufacturing hybrid TETRA. For instance, The Tactilon Dabat, the first gadget to merge a smartphone and a PMR radio into one, is poised to change the game when it comes to business communications.
  • Increasing Need for Encrypted Communication -Due to its status as a digital trunked radio communication standard, TETRA is ideal for use in mission-critical activities including public safety and emergency services, where dependable and secure communication is crucial. Improved security requirements, mission-critical applications, information confidentiality, secure voice, and data transmission, protection against eavesdropping, and government and defense applications are some of the key factors illustrating the way the requirement for encrypted communications contributes to the growth of the global terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) market. Additionally, TETRA has established its position as a top option for businesses with crucial communication requirements due to its capacity to deliver safe, encrypted communication in difficult circumstances. Strong encryption features are expected to be in high demand, fueling the worldwide market continued expansion as security concerns continue to evolve. Thus, during the forecast period, the worldwide TETRA market is anticipated to develop as a result of the growing demand for encrypted communication.
  • Rising Advancement in Technology  -The market has expanded owing to technological advancements. Better penetration and dependable data are ensured by the successful TETRA device user sector with the development of broadband technologies like 3G, 4G, and 5G. The primary reasons propelling the market's expansion are the operators' ongoing expenditures in LTE infrastructure and the widespread use of the internet as a result of the rise in mobile data traffic brought about by social network popularity, which has also contributed to the expansion of transportation and logistics.


  • High Cost of Terrestrial Trunked Radio - The high costs and concerns connected with TETRA systems may be ascribed to various variables such as infrastructure investment, maintenance and support, training and certification, equipment expenses, licensing fees, and customization for specific applications. Additionally, migrating to TETRA from an outdated communication system involves costs related to staff retraining, equipment phase-out, and facilitating a seamless transfer to the new technology. Organizations may need to make system upgrade investments as technology develops to keep up with industry standards and new features. Therefore, over the projected period, the market's growth will be hindered by the high investment and maintenance costs associated with TETRA systems.
  • Lack of Development of Terrestrial Trunked Radio
  • Might Face Efficiency

Terrestrial Trunked Radio Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 9 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 29 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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Terrestrial Trunked Radio Segmentation

Component (Hardware, Software, Services)

The hardware segment in the terrestrial trunked radio market is expected to gather the highest revenue share of over 50% during the forecast period. A variety of specialized devices created to establish and sustain dependable digital radio communication are included in the hardware components of TETRA systems. These elements support the security, effectiveness, and operation of TETRA systems. TETRA systems, which are intended for dependable and secure professional mobile radio (PMR) communication, are driven by many elements in their hardware components. Emergency features, such as the ability to make emergency calls and priority network access in dire circumstances, are built into the hardware of TETRA systems. In emergency response situations, these characteristics enable the system to function more effectively. Furthermore, enterprises needing reliable communication solutions in difficult situations choose to use TETRA hardware owing to its interoperability, security, and dependability features. During the forecast period, these factors will propel the expansion of the hardware sector of the market.

Application (Transportation & Logistics, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Public Safety, Mining, Military, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Service)

The transportation segment in the terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) market is expected to generate the highest revenue share of 30% over the forecast period. In the transportation industry, TETRA is used in air and sea ports and harbors, railroads, mass rapid transit (MRT) systems including buses, trams, and metro, as well as private vehicles (like taxis). Furthermore, the segment is experiencing growth owing to rising advancements in public transport on account of a growing population. With an about 0.90% increase from 2023 to 2024, the current population of the world is over 8,118,835,998. The installment of terrestrial trunked radio is set to rise in public transport. Moreover, airports continue to use TETRA for communications more than ten years later. The overall requirements of the public transport industry, including its demands for speed, dependability, and data and voice security, are adequately met by the TETRA architecture. The necessity for security and data services is growing in the modern day. Control and emergency communications are the main uses for systems, particularly for vehicle groups. For instance, all buses on a given route may monitor and time each other via group calling, signaling, and data services (such as GPS positioning).

Our in-depth analysis of the global TETRA market includes the following segments:


  • Trunked Mode Operation
  • Direct Mode Operation


  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

     Mounting Type

  • Portable
  • Vehicular


  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Aviation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Public Safety
  • Mining
  • Military
  • Fire Department
  • Emergency Medical Service

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Terrestrial Trunked Radio Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The Asia Pacific TETRA market is projected to hold 40% of the revenue share by 2036. The market in this region has been driven by the fact that there are sizable industrial sectors, as well as by developments in communication and the growing emphasis of the regional nations on providing improved frontline worker communication channels. Moreover, this region is also experiencing growth in infrastructure development owing to the surging urban population. Approximately 2.2 billion people, or 54% of the world's metropolitan population, reside in Asia. Asia's urban population is predicted to increase by 50% by 2050, adding 1.2 billion new residents.

European Market Analysis

The European terrestrial trunked radio market is also projected to have significant growth during the forecast period. The terrestrial trunked radio system has become increasingly popular across Europe. Furthermore, the European Telecommunication Standards Institute was the first organization in Europe to find this technology and intended to use it for emergency services. Further, there have been growing manufacturing activities in this region which is encouraging the adoption of terrestrial trunked radio for seamless conversation.

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Top Featured Companies Dominating the Terrestrial Trunked Radio Landscape

    • Motorola Solutions, Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Hytera Communications Corporation Limited
    • BITEA Ltd.
    • GlobalSpec
    • Minerva Technologies DMCC
    • Rolta India Ltd.
    • Saudi Telecom Co.
    • Sepura Ltd.
    • TTG Global Ltd.


In The News

  • Motorola Solutions announced that to provide Romania's public safety organizations with very reliable and secure mission-critical communications, the business is going to update and broaden the reach of the nation's current TETRA network.
  • A new deal for USD 30 million has been inked by Hytera, a major global provider of Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) solutions, to supply Shenzhen Metro Line 12 with all integrated communication solutions, including systems, equipment, terminals, and services.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 5707
  • Published Date: Feb 21, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The major factors driving the growth of the market are the growing adoption of smartphones, the increasing need for encrypted communication, and rising advancement in technology.

The market size of terrestrial trunked radio is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 12% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Motorola Solutions, Inc., Hytera Communications Corporation Limited, BITEA Ltd., DAMM CELLULAR SYSTEMS AS, and others.

The hardware segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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