According to a new research report “North America Coaxial Cable Market – Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 – 2018”, from Transparency Market Research (TMR), the North America coaxial cable market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period of 2012 to 2018. By 2018, the North America coaxial cable market is expected to reach revenue of US$3.1 billion.
The North America coaxial cable market is driven by the increasing popularity of interconnected home devices, low cost of installation, and accelerating IT and telecom sector expenditure on the part of small and medium-sized businesses. On the other hand, factors such as stiff competition from upcoming substitutes, coupled with elevated raw material prices, will suppress market growth. Distributed and lumped-constant delay lines are increasingly being used in place of coaxial cables. Players in the North America coaxial cable market will benefit from the opportunity of extending distribution channels to penetrate promising rural markets. Furthermore, the issue of data over cable service and interface specification will provide a good growth opportunity for companies operating in the North America coaxial cable market.
The North America coaxial cable market is broadly segmented on the basis of geography, application, and end use. By application, the North America coaxial cable market is divided into internet data transfer, radio frequency transfer, and video transmission. The video transmission segment is projected to remain the fastest growing sector in the North America coaxial cable market and expand at a 7.5% CAGR during the forecasting horizon. The growth of this segment is attributed mostly to the rising popularity of VoD (Video-on-Demand), OTT (Over-the-Top), and Internet Protocol.Coaxial cables are used for transferring RF (radio frequency), internet data, and video over distribution networks. They are used on a large scale in the manufacture of communication equipment and devices and also in data communication segments. By end use, the North America coaxial cable market is segmented into the construction industry, internet service providers, telephone service providers, military and aerospace, system integrators, CATV companies, and others.
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In terms of geography, the North America coaxial cable market is classified into the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and others. In 2012, the U.S. was the leading geographic sector in the North America coaxial cable market. This segment held an impressive market share of 59.2% in 2012. In the U.S. coaxial cable market, a massive 90% of homes have already installed coaxial cable networks for basic, everyday communications.After the U.S., Canada and Mexico are the emerging regional segments that will experience significant growth in the North America coaxial cable market due to the growing investment in telecom, broadband, and the broadcasting sector for enhancing communication infrastructure. Mexico is projected to demonstrate the highest CAGR in the North America coaxial cable market, as a result of accelerating economic development and investment from the government in the telecommunication and broadband sectors.