Ultra-Wideband Market Size & Share, by Positioning System (Indoor, Outdoor); Application (Communication, Imaging, RTLS); End-user (Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

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  • Published Date: Feb 13, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Ultra-wideband Market size is slated to cross USD 5 Billion by the end of 2033, growing at a CAGR of 20% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of ultra-wideband was over USD 1 Billion.The growth of the market can primarily be attributed to the spiking penetration of smartphones and other personal electronic devices across the globe. UWB technology is particularly precise in terms of interior navigation and position tracking, making it a useful solution for use in consumer gadgets such as smartphones. Smartphones and other portable electronic devices are rapidly being used to perform high-bandwidth applications that demand low-latency wireless connections, such as watching online video and gaming. Therefore, UWB technology is ideal for these kinds of applications, and it is anticipated to surge the market’s growth in the upcoming years. For instance, smartphone subscriptions were estimated to hit approximately 5000 million in 2018 and are projected to reach about 7000 million by the year 2027 globally.

Global ultra-wideband market trends such as significant expansion in the IT sector and the growing prevalence of wireless sensor networks are projected to influence the growth of the market positively over the forecast period. For instance, in 2022, the IT sector spent about USD 1 trillion on telecommunication across the globe, and that is expected to rise in the coming years. Moreover, up-surged mobile data traffic on the back of a rising number of internet users is further expected to fuel the market growth over the forecast period. Hence, all these factors are estimated to propel the growth of the market over the forecast period.

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Ultra-Wideband Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Demand for Ultra-Wideband in Healthcare Sector- As of 2019, the global health expenditure was estimated to reach about USD 1100 per capita.ultra-wideband becomes significant in the healthcare sector, since it contributes effectively to medical monitoring. Moreover, ultra-wideband is utilized to monitor the motion of the patients to determine the important signs within the human body by transmitting wireless RF waves. Furthermore, the technology is also helpful to monitor and analyze medicine storage for quality measurement. Hence, such a higher demand is projected to hike the ultra-wideband market growth during the forecast period.
  • Rising Penetration of IoT Worldwide - The global adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing, which is fuelling the expansion of the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) industry. Moreover, owing of its lower power consumption, short-range transmission, and large bandwidth, UWB technology is a good fit for IoT devices, since they rely on wireless communication to send and receive data. The total global spending on IoT in 2020 is estimated to reach approximately USD 700 billion and is projected to grow Y-O-Y.
  • Increasing Consumer Spending on Electronics- In 2022, consumer electronic spending was estimated to be approximately USD 500 billion while the total device shipment was projected to be around 2 billion units in a similar year around the globe.
  • Significant Utilization of Ultra-Wideband in the Retail Sector- One of the major sectors making use of UWB is retail. The real-time tracking of assets, such as goods and shopping carts, is possible using UWB technology, which is particularly suited for indoor positioning. This can aid merchants in better inventory control, shrinkage reduction, and customer service improvement. It is observed that the total sales in the retail sector reached around USD 22 trillion in 2020 while further expected to increase to nearly USD 30 trillion by the year 2025 around the world.


  • Complexities in Channel Estimation for UWB Communications - The estimation of the channel is an essential parameter when designing wireless communication receivers. Larger frequency bands in UWB can accelerate antenna swap-outs and complicate antenna counts, further complicating channel estimation. Hence, such complexities are projected to impede market’s growth over the forecast period.
  • Low Awareness in Underdeveloped Regions
  • Continuous Requirement of Expensive Maintenance

Ultra-Wideband Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~USD 1.0 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~USD 5.0 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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Ultra-Wideband Segmentation

Positioning System (Indoor, Outdoor)

The global ultra-wideband market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by positioning systems into indoors and outdoors. Out of these segments, the indoor segment is projected to garner a higher market share by end of 2033. Since typical GPS signals may be weak or hindered in confined locations such as buildings, indoor positioning systems are more frequently employed in these settings. Since of its broad bandwidth and low power requirements, UWB is a good fit for this application, as it can deliver precise position data using time-of-flight (ToF) measurements even in settings with a lot of multipath interference. Applications for these include asset tracking, interior navigation, and emergency response, among others. For instance, as per the reported data, UWB technology is much more accurate than other wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with an accuracy of 10-35 cm.

Application (Communication, Imaging, RTLS)

The global ultra-wideband market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into communication, imaging, real time location system (RTLS), and others, out of which, the real time location system (RTLS) segment is projected to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period. The growth of the segment can be accounted to the booming implementation of real-time location services across the globe in multiple industries. Moreover, it helps to determine the location of particular equipment, and patients in the healthcare sector, and it is expected to boost the segment’s growth over the forecast period. For instance, in 2022, the implementation of Bluetooth real-time location services in various verticals such as public venues, smart offices, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, and others is projected to be around 58% in the world.

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

                          By Positioning System

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

                          By Application

  • Communication
  • Imaging
  • RTLS
  • Others

                       By End-User

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Others

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Ultra-Wideband Industry - Regional Synopsis

The North America ultra-wideband market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The growth of the market can be accounted to the ongoing development of the healthcare sector and the presence of major key players in the region. In the healthcare sector, patients travel from one room to another room, and ultra-wideband is used to track the location of patients, which in turn is further anticipated to boost the market’s growth in the region.  Furthermore, there has been a rising need for data communication, followed by an increasing digital population, and it is predicted to drive the growth of the market in the North America region. The data stated, more than 90 percent of the population in the United States is digitally connected. Hence, all these factors are estimated to propel the growth of the market during the forecast period.

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Companies Dominating the the Ultra-Wideband Landscape

    • Johanson Technology Inc.
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      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Alereon, Inc.
    • Texas Instruments Incorporated
    • Starix Technology, Inc.
    • NXP Semiconductors N.V.
    • Ubisense Limited
    • Humatics Corporation
    • Zebra Technology Corporation
    • Apple Inc.
    • 5D Robotics, Inc.

In the News

  • Texas Instruments Incorporated to expand its connectivity portfolio by launching a new line of Bluetooth LE wireless MCUs. The system is developed to provide high-quality Bluetooth Low Energy at a reduced price compared to the alternative devices. 

  • Ubisense Limited to unveil its new UB-Tag that comes with Simultaneous Ultra-Wideband and the capabilities of BLE tracking. UB-Tag is robust, small, and usable for industrial applications. The device can transmit BLE and ultra-wideband signals at the same time simultaneously.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 3321
  • Published Date: Feb 13, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing demand for ultra-wideband in the healthcare sector and rising penetration of IoT worldwide are estimated to majorly boost the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~20% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033.

The requirement for higher initial investment and constant need for expensive maintenance is estimated to challenge the market growth.

The market in the North America region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players dominating the ultra-wideband technology market are Texas Instruments Incorporated, Johanson Technology Inc., Alereon, Inc., and NXP Semiconductors N.V. among others. The major players in the market are Ardelyx, Inc., Astellas Pharma Inc., AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, and Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue-generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by a positioning system, application, end-user, and by region.

The RTLS segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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