Millimeter Wave Technology Market – Positive Long-Term Growth Outlook 2016 – 2024
The millimeter-wave technology is electromagnetic spectrum is primarily considered to be the range of wavelengths between 0.4 inches (10 millimeters) to 0.04 inches (1 millimeter). Millimeter waves are shorter than microwaves or radio waves and longer than x-rays or infrared waves. The market has been segmented into by frequency band which includes E-band, V-band among others. The market is also segmented into by application which includes defense, telecommunication, automotive, industrial and healthcare among others. The market by geography has been segmented into, Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa and South America.
The millimeter-wave technology of the electromagnetic spectrum primarily corresponds to 30 GHz to 300 GHz of radio band frequencies. This is called EHF (Extremely High Frequency) range. Growing demand for wireless technologies is one of the key factors boosting the market for millimeter wave technologies globally. Limited range and increasing environmental concerns are some of the restraints which may inhibit the growth of this market. Earth’s atmosphere may also pose as a restraining factor for the millimeter wave technologies. For instance 60 GHz is not appropriate for use in long-range radar or communications and it is suitable for local wireless area networks which are primarily used for portable systems or computers. 5G technologies offer potential opportunities for the millimeter wave technology. With the increasing research activities in the domain of millimeter wave technology equipment is fueling the market across different regions. Major companies are concentrating more on research activities in order t