The Global Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market size is expected to reach $34.6 billion by 2025, rising at a market growth of 9.3% CAGR during the forecast period

New York, March 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – announces the release of the report “Global software-defined radio market by components by vertical applications by region, industry analysis and forecast, 2019 – 2025”
SDR is a type of radio communication system in which communication takes place using embedded system software or a personal computer, instead of using hardware such as amplifiers, filters, detectors, mixers, demodulators and modulators. SDR is capable of transmitting and receiving broadband spectrum. Using automated processes controlled by software, other operations related to radio communications are performed when data from a source is translated into digital format.

The escalation of IoT and wireless adoption is working well for market growth. In 2017, about 30 commercial implementations of NB-IoT and LTE-M were made in 20 countries, including the United States, China and countries around Europe. The number of IoT-connected devices will exceed 3.1 billion worldwide by 2025, representing 12 percent of all IoT connections. In addition, the growing popularity of wireless sensor networks is expected to stimulate demand for SDRs.

SDR architectures are expected to function in the near future as a core technology for providing telecommunications services such as digital television, radio broadcasts and video streaming channels. SDR is available in two forms: modulation and flexible frequency range and waveform and flexible frequency range. The first is usually applied as it does not require any hardware change. Modern mobile wireless systems, for example, are commonly used in this model. Frequency selection usually requires a carrier frequency below the appropriate range, which is usually performed by a local oscillator. In addition, SDR is gradually being introduced in the 3.5 GHz and 25 GHz bands to test 5G mobile networks, which is expected to provide a lucrative opportunity for market players.

Based on Component, the market is divided into hardware, software and services. Based on the Application, the market is segmented into Aerospace & Defense, Telecommunication, Public Safety, Commercial and others. Based on Service Vertical, the market is segmented into a joint tactical radio system, cognitive radio, general purpose radio and others. Based on the regions, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

The main strategies followed by market participants are partnerships. Based on the analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., General Dynamics Corporation, BAE Systems PLC and United Technologies Corporation are some of the forerunners of the software-defined radio (SDR) market. Companies such as National instruments Corporation, Elbit Systems Ltd., Thales Group SA, L3Harris Technologies, Inc. and Leonardo SpA, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG and Analog Devices, Inc. are one of the key innovators in Software Defined Radio Market (SDR). The market research report covers the analysis of key market stakeholders. Major companies profiled in the report include Analog Devices, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd.), L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Elbit Systems Ltd., BAE Systems PLC, United Technologies Corporation (Rockwell Collins, Inc.), Thales Group SA, Leonardo SpA, National Instruments Corporation, General Dynamics Corporation and Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.

Recent strategies implemented in the software-defined radio (SDR) market

Partnerships, collaborations and agreements:

December 2019: Elbit Systems announces an agreement with the Dutch Ministry of Defense (“Dutch MOD”). Under this agreement, the company supplies additional military systems to the Dutch Armed Forces as part of the VOSS (Dutch Program for Improved Operating Systems for Soldiers) program.

November 2019: Rohde & Schwarz sign an agreement with Lockheed Martin, a company for the aerospace industry, defense, security and advanced technology. Under the agreement, the former company will provide aerial radio communications for its recent F-16 Block 70 aircraft.

November 2019: L3Harris signs an agreement with the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Under this agreement, the company aims to supply hand-held tactical radios to improve the communication capabilities of Special Operations Forces (SOF) operators.

October 2019: Elbit Systems cooperates with the Swiss Armed Forces. As part of the cooperation, the Swiss Armed Forces selected Elbit Systems as the software-defined radio (SDR) program of the Swiss Armed Forces. The company will provide the country’s armed forces with a tactical solution for an army-wide SDR under the Telecommunications Armed Forces (TK A) program.

September 2019: L3Harris announces contracts from two European countries. In these agreements, the company focuses on the supply of Falcon Manpack and hand-held tactical radios.

August 2019: Rohde & Schwarz merged with NAV CANADA, a non-profit corporation. As part of this cooperation, the latter company uses the former company’s high-frequency radios.

August 2019: Rohde & Schwarz announced that they would supply software-defined radio stations (SDRs) to the Royal Navy, the UK Navy. These SDRs are used in ship communications.

July 2019: Vitrociset, a subsidiary of Leonardo, and Park Air Systems, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, sign a radio replacement contract with ENAV. ENAV is an Italian air navigation service provider. Under the agreement, the companies are seeking to change the ground-to-air communications equipment for 46 airports and the supporting route infrastructure.

July 2019: Rohde & Schwarz announce an agreement with the German Federal Ministry of Defense (BMVg). In this agreement, BMVg chose Rohde & Schwarz, after which the latter company will equip the former company’s 50 command machines with SVFuA, a joint radio system.

July 2019: Collins Aerospace, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, signs the sixth agreement with the US military. In this agreement, the company aims to provide PRC-162 software-defined terrestrial radio stations for the Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor (HMS) programs.

July 2019: The United States Air Force (USAF) awards a contract to L3Harris Technologies. Under this contract, L3Harris aims to develop a prototype for the L3Harris Falcon broadband aerial radio frequency radio.

June 2019: Elbit Systems is selected by the German Ministry of Defense (MO). The former company provides the German army with E-LynX (PNR 1000) radios in manual and car configurations.

May 2019: Elbit Systems was awarded a contract by the army of a South Asian country. Under the contract, the company will supply the army with automotive tactical radio systems.

Acquisitions and mergers:

May 2017: GMIT GmbH, a subsidiary of Roche & Schwarz, acquires Motama technology. The acquisition expanded the company’s product portfolio for continuous transmission of audio and video content over IP networks.

Product launch and product expansion:

November 2019: Huawei launches 3G / 2G software-defined radio (SDR) Single RAN product. This product has enabled mobile operators to switch from 2G to 3G or use both at the same time, providing the total cost of saving operators’ property.

October 2019: Thales released Javelin ‘SDR to expand its product range with software-defined radio stations (SDR). This new radio has joined Thales DSI’s existing family of iMBITR radios.

April 2019: BAE Systems presented its new common software-defined radio assembly for highly reliable commercial applications and space applications to the Ministry of Defense. The SDR integrates the company’s RAD5545 Single Board Computer (SBC) with advanced Gate Array-based field programmable transceivers for flexibility, orbit reprogramming, and increased signal processing capacity.

June 2018: Elbit Systems launches new MCTR-7200 radios for dismantled infantry and special operations forces.

Scope of the study

Market segmentation:

By component

• Hardware

• Software

• Services

By application

• Astronautics and defense

• Telecommunications

• Public safety

• Commercial

• Others

Vertically the service

• Joint tactical radio system

• Cognitive radio

• General purpose radio

• Others

At Geography

• North America


o Canada

or Mexico

o The rest of North America

• Europe

o Germany

o Great Britain


of Russia

o Spain

o Italy

o The rest of Europe

• Asia-Pacific region

or China

o Japan


o South Korea

o Singapore

of Malaysia

o the rest of the Asia-Pacific region


or Brazil

o Argentina


of Saudi Arabia

o South Africa

o Nigeria

o The rest of the LAMEA

Profiled companies

• Analog Devices, Inc.

• Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd.)

• L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

• Elbit Systems Ltd.

• BAE Systems PLC

• United Technologies Corporation (Rockwell Collins, Inc.)

• Thales Group SA

• Leonardo SpA

• National Instrument Corporation

• General Dynamics Corporation

• Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

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