Cognitive Radio Market

Cognitive Radio Market

Cognitive Radio Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Component (Software, Hardware and Services), By Application (Spectrum Sensing & Allocation, Cognitive Routing, Location Detection and Other Applications), End User and By Geography

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Published: 2024 ID: SMRC25850

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Cognitive Radio Market is accounted for $7.60 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $28.23 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 20.6% during the forecast period. Cognitive Radio is an intelligent wireless communication system that dynamically adjusts its operating parameters based on real-time environmental conditions and user requirements. It optimizes spectrum utilization by sensing and adapting to available frequencies, enabling efficient and reliable communication. Cognitive radio enhances spectrum efficiency, mitigates interference, and supports various applications across diverse wireless networks.

According to the GSMA, at the end of November 2022, more than 225 operators from 87 countries launched 5G services.

Market Dynamics: 


Growing demand for mobile data

With the proliferation of smartphones, IoT devices, and other wireless technologies, there has been an exponential increase in data consumption. Cognitive radio technology addresses this demand by intelligently optimizing spectrum utilization, enabling more efficient and reliable transmission of data over wireless networks. By dynamically adapting to available frequencies and managing spectrum resources effectively, cognitive radio helps meet the increasing demand for mobile data while enhancing network capacity and performance.


Complexity and interoperability issues

Implementing cognitive radio technology involves integrating with existing communication systems and protocols, which can be complex and costly. Ensuring seamless interoperability between different cognitive radio devices and networks is challenging, particularly due to variations in standards and implementations. This complexity may hinder adoption, especially among smaller organizations with limited resources. 


Advancements in AI and machine learning

AI algorithms can analyze vast amounts of data from spectrum sensing to intelligently predict and adapt to changing radio environments. Machine learning techniques enable radios to learn from experience and optimize spectrum utilization in real-time, improving efficiency and performance. These advancements empower cognitive radio to intelligently allocate resources, mitigate interference, and support increasingly complex wireless applications, driving market growth and innovation.


Security concerns

Security concerns pose a significant threat to the cognitive radio market due to the inherent vulnerabilities in dynamic spectrum access and shared spectrum environments. Cognitive radio networks may be susceptible to various security threats, including spectrum sensing data falsification, spectrum hijacking, and unauthorized access. Malicious actors could exploit these vulnerabilities to disrupt communications, compromise data integrity, or gain unauthorized access to sensitive information, which will limit market growth.

Covid-19 Impact: 

The COVID-19 pandemic has both positively and negatively impacted the cognitive radio market. While the increased demand for remote communication and connectivity solutions has driven market growth, disruptions in supply chains and economic uncertainties have posed challenges. However, the growing emphasis on digital transformation and the adoption of flexible communication technologies have also presented opportunities for market expansion amidst the pandemic.

The software segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

In the cognitive radio market, the software segment is anticipated to emerge as the largest during the forecast period. This is primarily attributed to the increasing adoption of software-defined radio (SDR) solutions, which offer greater flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness compared to traditional hardware-based approaches. Additionally, advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are driving the development of sophisticated cognitive radio software, enabling intelligent spectrum management, dynamic spectrum access, and efficient radio resource allocation, thus fueling the growth of the software segment.

The government and defense segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The government and defense segment is anticipated to experience robust growth during the forecast period in the cognitive radio market due to increased adoption of cognitive radio technology for military communications, spectrum sharing, and tactical radio applications. Governments worldwide are investing in advanced communication systems to enhance national security and defense capabilities, driving the demand for cognitive radio solutions. Additionally, regulatory mandates for spectrum allocation and interoperability standards further boost market growth in this segment.

Region with largest share:

Over the forecast period, North America is positioned to dominate the cognitive radio market owing to its advanced infrastructure, significant investments in R&D, and high adoption rate of emerging technologies. Additionally, North America has a robust defense sector, driving demand for cognitive radio in military applications. Moreover, supportive government initiatives and partnerships between industry players and research institutions further strengthen the market's growth trajectory, solidifying North America's leadership in the cognitive radio market.

Region with highest CAGR:

Over the forecast period, the Asia Pacific region is poised for rapid expansion in the cognitive radio market due to factors such as increasing investments in telecommunications infrastructure, growing adoption of IoT devices, and rising demand for spectrum-efficient wireless technologies. Governments in countries like China, India, and Japan are actively promoting cognitive radio initiatives to address spectrum scarcity and support digital transformation efforts. Additionally, the region's burgeoning industrial sector and expanding urban populations drive the need for advanced communication solutions, further fueling market growth.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in Cognitive Radio Market include Aviat Networks, Inc., BAE Systems plc, Cobham plc, Cognitive Systems Corporation, Ericsson AB, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Indra Sistemas, S.A., Intellisense Systems Inc., Keysight Technologies, Inc., NEC Corporation, Neva SGR, Nokia Corporation, Qualcomm Incorporated, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG, Shared Spectrum Company, Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thales Group and Xilinx, Inc.

Key Developments:

In September 2023, Rohde and Schwarz collaborated with Greenerwave to validate Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) modules, showcasing their ability to improve wireless communication efficiency, particularly in 5G FR2. This research lays the foundation for progress in 6G technology.

In March 2023, Intellisense Systems Inc. selected BrainChip's Akida neuromorphic technology to improve the cognitive communication capabilities on size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained platforms (such as spacecraft and robotics) for commercial and government markets. The NECR technology from Intellisense offers NASA a variety of applications and can be used to improve the stability and dependability of space communication and networking, particularly for cognitive radio equipment.

In February 2023, Italian manufacturer Neva SGR invested in CoreTigo, which provides machine builders, automation equipment manufacturers, and system integrators with the tools to create, most reliably and cost-effectively, more connected production environments no longer constrained by wires. CoreTigo decreases the complexity of industrial automation systems by reimagining traditional network and connectivity concepts.

Components Covered:
• Software
• Hardware
• Services

Applications Covered:
• Spectrum Sensing & Allocation
• Cognitive Routing
• Location Detection
• QoS (Quality of Service) Optimization
• Spectrum Analysis 
• Other Applications

End Users Covered:
• Government and Defense
• Telecommunications
• Public Safety and Emergency Services
• Transportation
• Healthcare
• Commercial 
• Other End Users 

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan        
o China        
o India        
o Australia  
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific    
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa 
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

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- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
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- Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, and 2030
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary        
2 Preface        
 2.1 Abstract       
 2.2 Stake Holders       
 2.3 Research Scope       
 2.4 Research Methodology       
  2.4.1 Data Mining      
  2.4.2 Data Analysis      
  2.4.3 Data Validation      
  2.4.4 Research Approach      
 2.5 Research Sources       
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources      
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources      
  2.5.3 Assumptions      
3 Market Trend Analysis        
 3.1 Introduction       
 3.2 Drivers       
 3.3 Restraints       
 3.4 Opportunities       
 3.5 Threats       
 3.6 Application Analysis       
 3.7 End User Analysis       
 3.8 Emerging Markets       
 3.9 Impact of Covid-19       
4 Porters Five Force Analysis        
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers       
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers       
 4.3 Threat of substitutes       
 4.4 Threat of new entrants       
 4.5 Competitive rivalry       
5 Global Cognitive Radio Market, By Component        
 5.1 Introduction       
 5.2 Software       
  5.2.1 Policy and Configuration Database Manager      
  5.2.2 Radio Control and Reconfiguration Tools      
  5.2.3 Spectrum Analyzer      
 5.3 Hardware       
  5.3.1 Transmitter      
  5.3.2 Receiver      
 5.4 Services       
  5.4.1 Professional Services      
  5.4.2 Managed Services      
6 Global Cognitive Radio Market, By Application        
 6.1 Introduction       
 6.2 Spectrum Sensing & Allocation       
 6.3 Cognitive Routing       
 6.4 Location Detection       
 6.5 QoS (Quality of Service) Optimization       
 6.6 Spectrum Analysis        
 6.7 Other Applications       
7 Global Cognitive Radio Market, By End User        
 7.1 Introduction       
 7.2 Government and Defense       
 7.3 Telecommunications       
 7.4 Public Safety and Emergency Services       
 7.5 Transportation       
 7.6 Healthcare       
 7.7 Commercial        
 7.8 Other End Users       
8 Global Cognitive Radio Market, By Geography        
 8.1 Introduction       
 8.2 North America       
  8.2.1 US      
  8.2.2 Canada      
  8.2.3 Mexico      
 8.3 Europe       
  8.3.1 Germany      
  8.3.2 UK      
  8.3.3 Italy      
  8.3.4 France      
  8.3.5 Spain      
  8.3.6 Rest of Europe      
 8.4 Asia Pacific       
  8.4.1 Japan      
  8.4.2 China      
  8.4.3 India      
  8.4.4 Australia      
  8.4.5 New Zealand      
  8.4.6 South Korea      
  8.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific      
 8.5 South America       
  8.5.1 Argentina      
  8.5.2 Brazil      
  8.5.3 Chile      
  8.5.4 Rest of South America      
 8.6 Middle East & Africa       
  8.6.1 Saudi Arabia      
  8.6.2 UAE      
  8.6.3 Qatar      
  8.6.4 South Africa      
  8.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa      
9 Key Developments        
 9.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures       
 9.2 Acquisitions & Mergers       
 9.3 New Product Launch       
 9.4 Expansions       
 9.5 Other Key Strategies       
10 Company Profiling        
 10.1 Aviat Networks, Inc.       
 10.2 BAE Systems plc       
 10.3 Cobham plc       
 10.4 Cognitive Systems Corporation       
 10.5 Ericsson AB       
 10.6 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.       
 10.7 Indra Sistemas, S.A.       
 10.8 Intellisense Systems Inc.        
 10.9 Keysight Technologies, Inc.       
 10.10 NEC Corporation       
 10.11 Neva SGR        
 10.12 Nokia Corporation       
 10.13 Qualcomm Incorporated       
 10.14 Raytheon Technologies Corporation       
 10.15 Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG       
 10.16 Shared Spectrum Company       
 10.17 Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima       
 10.18 Texas Instruments Incorporated       
 10.19 Thales Group       
 10.20 Xilinx, Inc.       
List of Tables         
1 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)        
2 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Component (2021-2030) ($MN)        
3 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Software (2021-2030) ($MN)        
4 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Policy and Configuration Database Manager (2021-2030) ($MN)        
5 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Radio Control and Reconfiguration Tools (2021-2030) ($MN)        
6 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Spectrum Analyzer (2021-2030) ($MN)        
7 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Hardware (2021-2030) ($MN)        
8 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Transmitter (2021-2030) ($MN)        
9 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Receiver (2021-2030) ($MN)        
10 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Services (2021-2030) ($MN)        
11 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Professional Services (2021-2030) ($MN)        
12 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Managed Services (2021-2030) ($MN)        
13 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)        
14 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Spectrum Sensing & Allocation (2021-2030) ($MN)        
15 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Cognitive Routing (2021-2030) ($MN)        
16 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Location Detection (2021-2030) ($MN)        
17 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By QoS (Quality of Service) Optimization (2021-2030) ($MN)        
18 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Spectrum Analysis  (2021-2030) ($MN)        
19 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)        
20 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)        
21 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Government and Defense (2021-2030) ($MN)        
22 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Telecommunications (2021-2030) ($MN)        
23 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Public Safety and Emergency Services (2021-2030) ($MN)        
24 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Transportation (2021-2030) ($MN)        
25 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Healthcare (2021-2030) ($MN)        
26 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Commercial (2021-2030) ($MN)        
27 Global Cognitive Radio Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)        
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.         

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