VHF Radio Market Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Key Players Analysis, and Forecast till 2031

VHF Radio Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Type (Handhold, Fixed mount); Application (Marine, Aviation, Land) and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00017020
  • Category : Electronics and Semiconductor
  • No. of Pages : 150
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VHF Radio Market Size, Share and CAGR by 2031

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The VHF radio market size is projected to reach US$ 12.12 billion by 2031 from US$ 5.62 billion in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 10.1 % in 2023–2031. The incorporation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) features is likely to remain a key VHF radio market trend.

VHF Radio Market Analysis

The Very High-Frequency (VHF) radio market covers the production, distribution, and use of these essential communication tools, which are widely used in the maritime, aviation, public safety, and industrial sectors. VHF radios, which operate in the 30 to 300 MHz frequency band, offer stable and effective short-to medium-sized talk. These radios are critical for real-time voice communication, coordination, navigation, and emergency response in a range of settings. The market supports a range of industries with specialized VHF radio models developed for specific needs, such as marine VHF radios for maritime communication, land mobile radios for public safety, and airband radios for aviation.

VHF Radio Market Overview

The VHF radio market is defined by a broad range of products, including handheld transceivers, fixed-mount devices, and mobile radios, all of which are made to meet the unique communication requirements of different industries. Particularly in situations when long-range communication is not necessary, these radios are essential for maintaining operating performance, ensuring safety, and complying with regulatory requirements. One of the main features of VHF radios is their ability to transmit intelligible voice signals across great distances, which makes them ideal for line-of-sight communication scenarios.

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VHF Radio Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 3,177.37 Million in 2019
Market Size Value byUS$ 6,218.05 Million by 2027
Growth rateCAGR of 8.9% from 2020-2027
Forecast Period2020-2027
Base Year2020
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VHF Radio Market Drivers and Opportunities

Growing Need for VHF Radio Systems in Emergency Communications

VHF radios are thought to be a dependable emergency communication device. Plans for disaster management are in place at the government, rescue services, and charitable organizations for potential earthquake and hurricane scenarios. VHF radios are crucial in this kind of scenario to establish lines of contact between the rescue agencies when cell phone signals are disrupted. The UK is relatively safe from major natural disasters in Europe, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, but flooding-related civil emergencies are growing more frequent and dangerous for people's lives. Therefore, even in the worst-case circumstances, the nation is heavily utilizing VHF radio for improved communications in order to handle such a disaster. Businesses are heavily focused on creating effective VHF radio systems in order to handle emergencies. For example, the UK-based business DCS 2-Way Radio Ltd. creates VHF radios to help hospitals and emergency services.

Increasing Use of Advanced Technologies And Features

Modern features and technologies are being added to VHF radios to make them more sophisticated communication instruments with better functionality, performance, and usability. Digital signal processing (DSP) processors, which provide improved spectrum efficiency, noise reduction, and audio quality, are one of these advancements. VHF radios are also incorporating state-of-the-art capabilities like dual-band operating, GPS navigation, and Bluetooth connectivity to further enhance their usefulness and convenience. Thus, the increasing use of advanced technologies and features is anticipated to present new opportunities for the VHF radio market players during the forecast period.

VHF Radio Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the VHF radio market analysis are type and application.

  • Based on the type, the VHF radio market is segmented into handheld and fixed mount. The handhold segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • By application, the market is segmented into marine, aviation, and land.


VHF Radio Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the VHF radio market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America/South & Central America. In terms of revenue, North America accounted for the largest VHF radio market share. The US currently has a robust port infrastructure and maritime industry, which it attributes to its heavy reliance on imports and its considerable outsourcing of manufacturing and production facilities to economies. Because of this, the nation currently depends on a wide range of products related to the maritime industry for smooth operations, upkeep, and industry expansion.

VHF Radio Market Report Scope

VHF Radio Market News and Recent Developments

The VHF radio market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market for speech and language disorders and strategies:

  • In November 2023, Icom unveiled a major innovation in radio communication with the world's first Marine VHF/LTE Hybrid Radio, the IP-M60. This revolutionary device, which was officially introduced at METS 2023 (Marine Equipment Trade Show), seamlessly combines the capabilities of an LTE radio with the reliability of a Marine VHF radio in a single handheld device. (Source: Icom, Press Release)
  • In March 2024, Aireon, the leader in space-based air traffic management data products and services, announced to lead the next big evolution in safety and efficiency with the formation of the Aireon Space-Based VHF Coalition, a group of organizations that will develop the concept of operations for space-based VHF voice and data communications for aviation. (Source: Aireon, Press Release)

VHF Radio Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

The “VHF Radio Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

  • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
  • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
  • Key future trends
  • Detailed PEST/Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
  • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
  • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
  • Detailed company profiles
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Type ; Application

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the estimated market size for the global VHF radio market in 2023?

The global VHF radio market was estimated to be US$ 5.62 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.1 % during the forecast period 2023 - 2031.

What are the driving factors impacting the global VHF radio market?

The increasing use of advanced technologies and features and the growing need for VHF radio systems in emergency communications are the major factors that propel the global VHF radio market.

What are the future trends of the global VHF radio market?

The incorporation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) features is anticipated to play a significant role in the global VHF radio market in the coming years.

Which are the key players holding the major market share of the global VHF radio market?

The key players holding majority shares in the global VHF radio market are Cobra, Entel UK Limited, Icom Inc., Jotron, and JVCKENWOOD.

What will be the market size of the global VHF radio market by 2031?

The global VHF radio market is expected to reach US$ 12.12 billion by 2031.

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