Ultra-Wideband Technology 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

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

Global Ultra-Wideband Technology Market Definition

Ultra-wideband (UWB) or ultra-wideband (ultra-band) is a radio technology for short-distance transmissions. It employs a variety of frequencies to send data across short distances and utilizes low power levels, and works in the 3.1 to 10.6 GHz frequency range, allowing it to send data across a significantly broader bandwidth than more established narrowband technologies such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. High data speeds, precise range, position monitoring, and increased interference resistance are all made possible by this wide bandwidth. Precision indoor location and navigation, wireless sensor networks, and personal area networks (WPANs) are just a few of the uses for UWB technology. The devices communicate through radio waves. With ultra-wideband technology, locations are determined accurately with a low-power, fast, and secure wireless method. UWB wireless technology differs from conventional wireless communication technologies in that it uses very small radio frequency (RF) pulses to communicate between transmitters and receivers.

A UWB transmitter transmits billions of radio pulses over a wide spectrum of frequencies, and a UWB receiver interprets those pulses as bits of information. Low power, short-range transmission, and broad bandwidth are the defining characteristics of ultra-wideband technology. It employs an impulse radio spread-spectrum technology that sends brief radio energy pulses at regular intervals. The pulses don't interact with other wireless systems that use nearby frequencies since they are so brief and widely dispersed. As a result, UWB can transport data quickly while continuing to use little power.

When it comes to interior location and navigation, UWB technology excels. It may offer precise position data using time-of-flight (ToF) measurements, which gauge how long it takes a signal to travel from the transmitter to the receiver, thanks to its broad bandwidth. Considering this, the UWB can deliver accurate position data even when indoors.

Global Ultra-Wideband Technology Market: Key Insights

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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)

Global Ultra-Wideband Technology Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2033

The global ultra-wideband technology market is estimated to garner revenue of ~USD 5.0 Billion of by the end of 2033 by growing at a CAGR of ~20% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033. Further, the market generated revenue of ~USD 1.0 Billion in the year 2022. 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 technology markets 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.

Global Ultra-Wideband Technology Market: 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 technology becomes significant in the healthcare sector, since it contributes effectively to medical monitoring. Moreover, ultra-wideband technology 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 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

Global Ultra-Wideband Technology Market Segmentation

The global ultra-wideband technology 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.

The global ultra-wideband technology 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 ultra-wideband technology 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

Global Ultra-Wideband Technology Market Regional Synopsis

The North America ultra-wideband technology 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 technology 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.


Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Ultra-Wideband Technology Market

  • Johanson Technology Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • 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

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the ultra-wideband technology market?

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

2) What would be the CAGR of ultra-wideband technology market over the forecast period?

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

3) What are the challenges affecting the ultra-wideband technology market growth?

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

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of ultra-wideband technology market in future?

Ans: 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.

5) Who are the major players dominating the ultra-wideband technology market?

Ans: 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.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: 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.

7) What are the segments in the ultra-wideband technology market?

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

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in application in the ultra-wideband technology market?

Ans: 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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