Intelligent Process Automation Market Size Worth $17.5 Billion By 2025

The global intelligent process automation market size is expected to reach USD 17.5 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 16.9% from 2019 to 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The fast-paced development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implementation is propelling the strategists to realign their business models with modern technologies. Intelligent process automation helps achieve flexible and intelligent automation by combining artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, and other emerging technologies. It can be used in a variety of scenarios, such as processes that have predefined rules and minimal human judgment involved. It primarily helps automate repetitive processes and in turn reduce manual efforts. Significant advantages such as improved customer experience and increased process efficiency are anticipated to drive the adoption of this technology in near future.

Machine learning, autonomics, natural language processing, and machine vision, among others are some of the building blocks of intelligent process automation. Machine learning refers to the ability of computer systems to improve its performance by exposure to data without the need to follow instructions. Autonomics relates to systems designed to perform routine tasks and operations by humans. It is used at back office centers performing rule-based, high volume tasks. Natural language processing refers to the ability of computers to identify objects and activities in the images. It makes use of sequences of image processing operations to analyze the images. Whereas, machine vision refers to the ability of computers to interpret human language and perform an appropriate action.

IBM Corporation, Accenture, Wipro Limited, Infosys Limited, Cognizant, KPMG, and Capgemini are some of the major service providers operating in the intelligent process automation market. IBM Corporation happens to be one of the leading providers in execution as it is pragmatically scaling out selected core technologies. Whereas, Accenture is one of the leading providers offering innovation-based AI solutions. The company’s intelligent automation platform integrates four essential parts, namely, intelligent automation, delivery management, business workflow management, and analytics and insights, with a neutral Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) interface at the core. The platform permits seamless communication with client systems and external data sources, respectively. Accenture has also established a cross-company Artificial Intelligence Governance Committee, as well as a Growth and Strategy Working Group comprising seniors from each of the company’s five business groups. The Artificial Intelligence Lab located in Dublin is focused on promoting partnerships with accelerators, start-ups, and universities across the globe.

Intelligent process automation offers greater flexibility, is easy to implement, and has a shorter payback period, making it a better alternative to the traditional IT solutions. However, the implementation of intelligent process automation is raising concerns from skeptics owing to assumed job losses due to automation. However, the research is claiming that only 20% of people are saying that it is affecting human jobs in the long run. Implementation of intelligent process automation solutions shall provide companies with a competitive advantage by simplifying and fastening the business process operations, and hence saving a lot on operational costs.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Solution component segment held the dominant market share of more than 64% in 2018
  • Consulting services segment dominated the market in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 2.73 billion by 2025
  • Machine learning technology segment dominated the market with revenue share of 32% in 2018
  • North America region dominated with a market share of over 36% in 2018
  • Blue Prism; Capgemini; Cognizant; HCL Technologies Limited; IBM Corporation; Infosys Limited; Pegasystems Inc.; Atos Syntel Inc.; Tata Consultancy Services Limited; Tech Mahindra Limited; UiPath; and Wipro Limited dominated the market in 2018

Digital Forensics Market Worth $4.24 Billion By 2026

The global digital forensics market size is expected to reach USD 4.24 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 12.3% during the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising internet penetration, advancements in computing technology, and instances of cyberattacks are some of the key growth driving factors. Additionally, increasing demand for sophisticated cybersecurity tools to detect and investigate cyberattacks and financial frauds among large as well as small and medium enterprises is expected to drive the market growth.

Digital forensic tools assist in lost data analysis, reconstruction, and evidence collection from digital devices. Enterprises across the globe focus on adopting these tools to identify and avoid cyberattacks. The enterprises have to follow several regulations and compliances regarding consumer data privacy, such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), and Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), among others. This is expected to encourage the adoption of digital forensic solutions and services.

The foremost application of digital forensics is found in private and criminal investigation. Factors, such as rising internet penetration, usage of electronic devices, and smart devices, among others have led to a surge in cyberattacks across the globe. Rising intensity of cyberattacks is anticipated to further propel the demand for digital forensic tools over the forecast period. Digital forensics tools are increasingly being used to resolve issues related to cyber threat in the enterprises. The tools aid in investigating data stored in digital devices, examine suspect data, and then use it as a digital evidence in the court.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • The service segment is expected to expand at the highest CAGR of 13.1% over the forecast period, as the services provide broad reporting capabilities for authenticating the regulatory compliance with security policies for users
  • The cloud forensics segment is anticipated to expand at the fastest CAGR of 13.3% over the forecast period, attributed to rising adoption of cloud technologies in enterprises globally, which have led to a rise in number of cyberattacks
  • Review and reporting segment is expected to register highest growth over the forecast period as it provides effective evidence analysis and also helps jurists make fact-based decisions
  • In BFSI sector, digital forensics solutions and services are being widely adopted owing to increasing number of financial frauds and rising demand to investigate these frauds globally
  • North America dominated the market in 2018 and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period, attributed to presence of large number of digital forensics solution and services providers and robust infrastructure for adopting these solution and services
  • Key players in the digital forensics market include Guidance Software Inc.; LogRhythm Inc.; Accessdata; Paraben Corporation; FireEye Inc.; Digital Detective Group Limited; MSAB; and Oxygen Forensics Inc.

BFSI Security Market Size Worth $74.3 Billion By 2025

The global BFSI security market size is estimated to reach USD 74.3 billion by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 13.1%, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing risk of data loss owing to cyberattacks on banks and insurance companies is anticipated to propel the growth. Data related to the banking, financial services and insurance security (BFSI) industry is highly sensitive in nature as it contains personal or financial credentials. Thereby, cyber threats have prompted financial institutions to deploy reliable safety solutions at their premises.

Frequent emergence of new malware variants is driving demand for advanced safety solutions in the banking, financial services and insurance security market. For instance, in 2016, a mobile malware, masked as an application upgrade, was discovered. The malware displayed fake sites over authentic banking homepages for filching banking credentials of consumers. A generic solution would not have been enough to track this malware and that would have led to loss of large amounts of sensitive financial data.

Banking and insurance payment gateways require robust safety solutions to prevent breaches and enable secure transactions. Financial databases stored on cloud create need to verify safety systems of the cloud service provider. The market is lucrative in developing regions, such as Asia Pacific, owing to digitalized business operations in the BFSI industry.

Financial companies are stressing on consumer data protection and are implementing solutions such as firewall and threat management software. It has caused various companies to make huge investments in cybersecurity. Furthermore, governments across the globe have laid down stringent regulations to protect digital data related to BFSI. Such regulations have mandated response testing of threat management systems used in banks and insurance companies.

The industry includes a large number of Tier 1 companies that account for a majority share in the market. Industry giants acquire or collaborate with smaller players for sharing expertise and resources. Collaborations among big and small market players enable development of innovative products and services. The market is highly competitive in nature owing to the presence of major market players offering advanced safety solutions to the BFSI industry. Companies invest in R&D to develop innovative products for financial institutions. In addition, they adopt business strategies such as mergers and acquisitions to expand their product portfolio and gain a competitive edge.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • The Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) segment is expected witness the CAGR of 18.7% over the forecast period owing to increasing cybercrimes in financial institutions
  • The encryption software segment is anticipated to exhibit the highest CAGR of 17.5% over the forecast period owing to rising need for preventing unauthorized access and hacking of data
  • Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing regional market due to growth of fintech companies encouraging implementation of threat management solutions
  • Key market players in the BFSI security market include DXC Technology Company; Axis Communications; Honeywell International, Inc.; McAfee, Inc.; Sophos Ltd.; Symantec Corporation; IBM Corporation; Dell EMC; Bosch Security Systems; and Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

Advanced Process Control Market Size Worth $24.9 Billion By 2025

The global advanced process control market size is expected to reach USD 24.9 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 9.2% over the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to witness considerable growth across the globe owing to the growing emphasis of several end use industries on the improvement and optimization of the production process. Advanced process control solutions enable organizations to significantly improve the accuracy of product testing, enhance quality, and reduce error.

As companies seek ways of improving the quality of their products and reduce the cost of operations to be able to maintain their competitive edge, the demand for advanced process control systems is likely to continue to rise in the near future. Furthermore, the increasing adoption of advanced process control systems across industries such as nuclear power, chemical, and semiconductor is encouraging APC companies to invest in research and development activities to develop systems with enhanced capabilities. These factors are anticipated to further propel the growth of the global market over the forecast period.

APC is a software-based closed-loop feedback-based process control system that helps increase productivity, minimize waste, and improve quality assurance under real-world operating conditions. By enabling the easy deployment of technologies such as model predictive control and advanced computing systems in the processing and manufacturing sectors, the use of APCs has enabled companies to increase the affordability of products. Moreover, APC systems also aid in lead time reduction to decrease the operational cost associated with it.

Additionally, APCs have a significant demand in the oil and gas sector and are used for optimization and control of a variety of processes. The steady expansion of the chemical industry is also anticipated to drive the adoption of APCs over the forecast period to stabilize industrial operations and optimize plant performance by minimizing the fluctuations of key process variables. Increasing competition has compelled process industries to adopt advanced process control systems to bring about an improvement in economic performance to maintain their competitive edge. However, the need for high initial investments could restrain the growth of the APC market to a certain extent over the forecast period.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • In terms of product type, the hardware segment is anticipated to witness high CAGR over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the increasing adoption and deployment of advanced process control systems in various verticals such as nuclear power plants, petrochemicals, oil and gas upstream, downstream, and processing operations
  • Of the key end use segments covered in the report, the energy and power segment is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the significant adoption of advanced process control systems in nuclear power plants and other alternative sources of power generation
  • The Asia Pacific APC market is anticipated to witness high CAGR over the forecast period owing to robust industrialization in countries such as China and India and the higher adoption rate of advanced process control systems in several industries
  • The APC market is oligopolistic and is dominated by companies such as Schneider Electric, Siemens, Rudolph Technologies, Aspen Technology, Inc., Emerson Electric Co., ABB, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Inc., and Honeywell International Inc. Collectively, these companies account for nearly 80% of the market
  • Leading Advanced Process Control (APC) market players are in the process of acquiring small startups for technological advantage, provision of better services, and regional expansion.

Digital Workplace Market Worth $54.2 Billion By 2027

The global digital workplace market size is expected to reach USD 54.2 billion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 11.3% from 2020 to 2027, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The availability of new software and tools, demand for remote working, and focus on improved employee experience are driving the adoption of the digital workplace. Advancements in workplace technologies and Software as a Service (SaaS) have led to the implementation of cloud systems, thus, driving the overall market. The shift in the generational workforce has led to the adoption of digitalization in the workplace. The utilization of various gadgets such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets has provided ease to the mid-aged generation.

Digital workplace aligns the employees, technologies, and businesses in such a way that they improve operational efficiency and meets various goals set by organizations across verticals such as IT and telecommunication, consumer goods, retail, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. The smooth integration of digital workplace tools within the workspace is often easily achieved at organizations having higher digital literacy. With the growing importance of customer satisfaction and their experience at priority, companies also need to focus on employee experience as they act as the key driver in exhibiting the organizational capabilities. Furthermore, the adoption of digital workplace solutions and services enables not only retaining employees but also contributes in attracting a talented workforce. Moreover, on-going technological advancement, such as the use of AI and machine learning to optimize the business performance, and its collaboration with the workforce, would drive the market over the forecast period.

Companies such as DXC Technology Company, IBM, HCL Technologies Limited, Atos SE, NTT Data Corporation, Citrix Systems, Inc.; Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Wipro Limited, among others, are the key players operating in the market. DXC Technology Company is one of the prominent providers that has robust capabilities and a wide global presence to deliver workplace solutions. Atos’ acquisition of Syntel represents a significant boost in its abilities to deliver digital workplace transformation services in all the regions. Atos can leverage Syntel’s suite of proprietary solutions that use cloud, social media, analytics, mobile, and IoT to deliver digital transformation.

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Further key findings from the study suggest:

  • The small and medium enterprises segment is expected to grow at the highest rate of 11.8% over the forecast period. Increasing BYOD trends, remote working culture in small, medium, and large enterprises in emerging economies are expected to drive the market over the forecast period
  • IT and Telecommunication segment held the largest share of more than 34.0% of the overall market in 2019
  • North America held the largest market size valued at USD 7.3 billion in 2019, whereas the Asia Pacific region is poised to witness the highest CAGR of 12.5% over the forecast period
  • Key players including DXC Technology Company; IBM; HCL Technologies Limited; Atos SE; NTT Data Corporation; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Tata Consultancy Services Limited; Wipro Limited accounted for a majority share of the overall market in 2019.

5G Infrastructure Market Worth $68.8 Billion By 2027

The global 5G Infrastructure market size is expected to reach USD 68.8 billion by 2027, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 59.6% from 2020 to 2027. The significant investments by communication service providers to deploy 5G infrastructure across the globe to provide improved data services are estimated to drive the market. Additionally, robust innovation in next-generation 5G network equipment and deployment module will help in bringing down the overall deployment costs for service providers. As a result, it is estimated to boost the deployment of 5G infrastructure over the forecast period.

Significantly growing demand for high bandwidth connectivity for several use cases, such as accessing ultra-high definition (UHD) videos, cloud-based AR/VR gaming, and HD video meetings, is expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period. Moreover, a wide range of industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, and energy and utility are investing a massive amount in deploying 5G networks. The 5G network helps industrial facilities to enhance their overall productivity and operational efficiency. Thus, the growing need for high bandwidth capacity to establish unified connectivity to millions of Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices is expected to foster market growth from 2020 to 2027.

With the emergence of 5G technology, the transportation and logistics industry is shifting towards a significant transformation in order to build an autonomous ecosystem. Moreover, the deployment of a 5G network will help in delivering seamless data speed for various transport applications, including ships and ports, Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X), and drone connectivity. Moreover, a notable demand for high-speed bandwidth capacity for emergency healthcare applications, such as remote patient surgeries, is estimated to strengthen the market growth from 2020 to 2027. Besides, robust demand for 5G data services in rapidly building several smart cities for energy management and cloud storage applications is further anticipated to expand the market growth.

The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 has shown an adverse impact on the market for the 5G infrastructure. Several telecom equipment manufacturers across the globe have temporarily halted the production and export of 5G equipment. Additionally, federal governments across key countries such as the U.S., France, the U.K., and Australia have temporarily postponed the 5G spectrum auctions in their countries. Further, the escalating trade war between the two largest economies, coupled with the rising security concerns, is estimated to hinder the market growth.

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Further key findings from the study suggest:

  • Based on component, in the hardware segment, RAN held the largest share of 46.3% in 2019 owing to a significant rise in investments in deploying 5G cloud or centralized RAN across key countries, such as the U.S., the U.K., Japan, and China
  • With the growing need to provide unified connectivity to several industrial sensors and collaborative robots, the industrial vertical segment is anticipated to witness considerable growth over the forecast period
  • Robust investments in installing a 5G standalone network to deliver ultra-reliable low latency connectivity for connected vehicle applications are estimated to surge the growth of the standalone network architecture segment over the forecast period
  • By spectrum, the sub-6 GHz segment held the dominant share of 94.7% in 2019, which is attributed to the high focus on releasing sub-6 GHz frequency bands by federal governments initially across key countries to deliver high-speed data services
  • Leading players such as Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Nokia Corporation are highly focused on establishing partnerships with leading service providers to enhance their geographical presence and overall market share

3D Printing Market Worth $35.38 Billion By 2027

The global 3D printing market size is estimated to reach USD 35.38 billion by 2027, according to the new report by Grand View Research, Inc. It is expected to witness a CAGR of 14.6% over the forecast period. 3D Printing (3DP) is also referred to as Additive Manufacturing (AM), as it involves the successive addition of layers of materials in various 2D shapes using an additive process. These layered 2D shapes build upon one another to form a three-dimensional object. The process is different from the subtractive method of production, which begins with a block of material and the unnecessary material is ground out to obtain the desired object.

3D printing is widely adopted in the industrial sector owing to the growing need for enhanced product manufacturing and a shorter time to market. The industrial vertical happens to be the most significant adopter of the 3DP technology and eventually leading to the highest market share of 3D printers for industrial applications over the forecast period. Additive manufacturing is anticipated to evolve with rising R&D and technological advancements.

3D printing continues to gain popularity among hobbyists and innovators. While individuals are using the technology for domestic and personal purposes, universities and educational institutes are using 3DP for conducting technical training. The market is subject to witness a considerable economical appearance rather than being just a labor-intensive industrial manufacturing technique. Particularly in developing economies, such as Brazil, South Africa, and India; machining shops have managed to adopt alternative business models by installing 3D printers and offer related services, such as 3DP materials, software, filaments, and 3D modeling.

Based on applications, the 3D printing market has been segmented further into prototyping, tooling, and functional parts. Automotive, healthcare, and aerospace and defense verticals are among the leading adopters of 3D printing technology. Incumbents of these verticals have an emphasis on accuracy, enhanced product designing, reliability, shorter time to market, and economical production processes. Given that the additive manufacturing possess can offer all these benefits, the adoption of three-dimensional printers by the automotive, healthcare, and aerospace and defense verticals is expected to gain traction over the forecast period.

The 3D printing and related technologies are evolving continuously in line with the intensive R&D activities being undertaken and the aggressive investments being made by the private sector as well as the public sector. Government funding and encouraging initiatives being undertaken in developed economies are prompting manufacturers to pursue improvements in technology and the adoption of new technologies.

North America accounted for the largest market share of more than 35% in 2019 as a result of the extensive adoption of 3D printers for 3D designing, modeling, and manufacturing in various industries. On the other hand, Asia Pacific has emerged as a manufacturing hub owing to an expanding consumer base as well as the continued rise in foreign investments. Hence, the regional market is expected to witness remarkable growth over the forecast period.

3D printing technology happens to be capital-intensive technology. At the same time, manufacturers are holding to their misconceptions about prototyping rather than realizing the advantages associated with 3D printing. Moreover, the market lacks the standard process controls and a skilled workforce required for 3D printing. These are some of the factors expected to restrain market growth. However, government initiatives aimed at increasing awareness and promoting the benefits of adopting 3D printers are expected to help counter the market restraints.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • 3D printing technology is gaining traction owing to the ability of the technology to offer accurate and rapid prototyping and optimize the time to market
  • Increasing adoption of 3D printers in healthcare, automotive, and consumer electronics verticals is likely to drive the market growth significantly
  • Demand for desktop 3D printers is expected to increase over the forecast period, as 3D printing is gaining popularity among hobbyists for domestic, household, and personal usage as well as in the education sector for training purposes
  • The prototyping segment dominated the market in 2019 and is expected to expand its market share to more than 50% by 2027.
  • The polymer segment contributed to almost half of the entire industry share. However, the metal segment is expected to dominate the market in the next seven years. This is attributed to the increasing demand for metal 3D printing from industrial verticals such as automotive and aerospace & defense
  • The desktop 3D printing segment is expected to adopt the 3DP technique aggressively over the forecast period. It has been segmented further into educational purpose, fashion and jewelry, objects, dental, food, and others
  • Asia Pacific 3D printing market, which is emerging as a manufacturing hub for several industry verticals, is anticipated to grow significantly as the continued urbanization triggers the need for infrastructure and prompts the automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, and healthcare verticals to adopt 3DP, particularly in countries, including China, Japan, and South Korea
  • The prominent players in the market include Stratasys Ltd.; 3D Systems, Inc.; 3D Ceram; GE Additive; HP Inc.; Tiertime; EnvisionTec, Inc.; and Dassault Systemes

Flexible Printed Circuit Boards Market Size Worth $26.8 Billion By 2025

The global flexible printed circuit boards market size is projected to reach USD 26.8 billion by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 11.2% over the forecast period, according to a study published by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing demand for compact and flexible electronic devices is the major factor driving demand for flexible Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) worldwide. Regulated demand from the IT and telecom sector in view of growing need for circuits with higher data processing speed and higher working temperature is further augmenting the growth.

Flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs) are thin and lightweight and can save up to 60% of the space and weight in comparison to rigid printed circuit boards. In addition, benefits offered in terms of durability and cost has further augmented their adoption across different end use industries. Demand for miniature, flexible electronics in automotive industry for use in advanced navigation displays and other automotive electronics has had positive impact on the demand.

Flexible PCBs are also used in medical equipment and health monitoring devices, such as pacemakers, defibrillators, neuro-stimulation, modulation devices, and external hearing devices. Benefits offered in terms of packaging flexibility and performance are expected to augment adoption of flexible printed circuit boards across multiple industry verticals. Companies are emphasizing on attaining advances in the fabrication technology and material substrates used to manufacture flexible PCBs. Various manufacturers offer tailored and/or dedicated flexible printed circuit boards as per the specifications led by the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

The adoption of flexible printed circuit boards has surged over the last few years on account of growing awareness among OEMs regarding the superior benefits offered by flexible PCBs, in terms of weight, circuit complexity (elimination of mechanical connectors), wiring errors, and operating temperature range among others.

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Further key findings from the study suggest:

  • The double-sided circuit segment held the largest flexible PCBs market share of approximately 45% in terms of revenue in 2018. This is due to the superior elasticity in terms shape restoration and greater efficiency offered by these circuits
  • The consumer electronics segment dominated the market in 2018 and is projected to expand at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to the rising popularity of wearables and proliferation of consumer electronics like laptops and smartphones among others
  • Asia Pacific is expected to account for the largest market share followed by North America during the forecast period. The regional growth is accredited to the huge consumer electronics market and high concentration of electronic manufacturers in countries, such as China, Japan, and South Korea
  • Key players operating in the flexible printed circuit boards market include AT&S, Benchmark Electronics, Cicor Management AG, Eltek Ltd, TTM Technologies, IEC Electronics, and Flex Ltd

Smart Stadium Market Worth $21.00 Billion By 2025

The global smart stadium market size is expected to reach USD 21.00 billion by 2025, expanding at a 20.9% CAGR over the forecast period, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing focus on engaging and entertaining the fans at stadiums, coupled with stringent security regulations framed by sports governing bodies are among the key factors driving the market growth. Additionally, growing demand for data-driven operations and upcoming international and national sports events are anticipated to increase the demand for smart stadiums.

Stadiums across the developing and developed economies are being renovated to offer facilities such as smart parking, fan experience, operational efficiency, enhanced security, and next-generation viewing experience, among others. Smart stadiums include many surveillance solutions, parking solutions, sensors, and digital signs, among other solutions. These solutions deliver real-time information such as in-stadium merchandise pricing, lines at concession stands, and available parking, thus enhancing the fans’ overall experience. Additionally, smart stadiums support green initiatives navigating fans to dispose of waste in dustbins and allowing only disposable items in the stadium.

In 2018, Europe accounted for a majority stake of the smart stadium market, attributed to the high adoption of smart stadium solutions owing to a large number of stadiums across the region. The region has over 1,200 stadiums and has the highest number of professional sports teams and leagues. In 2018, Germany held the majority share in the Europe market.

Asia Pacific, on the other hand, is projected to grow at a considerable CAGR and is anticipated to account for 29.8% of the market revenue in 2025. The strong growth is attributed to the digitalization of sports, increasing penetration of internet and cloud technology, and the emergence of professional leagues in the region. Moreover, sports organizations, including Melbourne Cricket Association, New Zealand Cricket, and Sahara Force India, among others use advanced technologies for hosting tournaments. Singapore, Australia, Japan, India, and China are some of the countries focused on building new smart stadiums and renovating the existing stadiums with improved technology.

Some of the key players operating in the market are Cisco Systems, Inc.; Apple, Inc.; Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson; Fujitsu Ltd.; Fitbit, Inc.; NXP Semiconductors; IBM Corporation; NEC Corporation; Johnson Controls; and Intel Corporation. The market is moderately consolidated owing to the existence of a few solution providers that account for the majority share of the market revenue.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Software segment is expected to continue leading the smart stadium market over the forecast period owing to increasing focus on fan engagement by providing them better experience. The segment is expected to reach USD 12.97 billion by 2025
  • On premise segment is estimated to dominate the market over the forecast period. The smart stadium comprises of a large number of cameras, digital signs, and sensors, connected to wireless and wired servers and networks
  • Asia Pacific is estimated to expand at a significant CAGR of 23.5% over the forecast period. Emerging countries such as Japan, India, ASEAN, and Australia are swiftly adopting digital technologies in stadiums for enhancing the fan experience and increasing safety and security
  • Prominent market players include IBM Corporation; Intel Corporation; NEC Corporation; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson; among others

Smart Ticketing Market Size Worth $33.7 Billion By 2026

The global smart ticketing market size is expected to reach USD 33.7 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 14.9% from 2019 to 2026, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increase in demand for smart ticketing solutions in the travel and tourism industry owing to its ease of use and convenience, and growing reliance on online transactions are expected to drive the market over the forecast period. In addition, upsurge in intelligent transportation systems across the globe is further fueling the market growth.

Smart transit systems allow passengers affordable access to rapid transit systems, also known as metro or subway. These systems store a ticket electronically on a microchip, which is embedded onto a smart card. This allows passengers to load or credit it in advance for their travel, reducing the time spent in queues and speeding up the boarding process. Public transportation authorities across the globe are emphasizing on implementing these systems to reduce traffic in congested city areas and to deliver solutions that are environment-friendly. Numerous public transportation agencies are promoting the use of these solutions as they are easy to use, reliable, and more secure as compared to traditional magnetic stripe cards or tickets. These solutions are also highly durable and have a longer life span than their traditional paper counterparts.

Continuous innovations take place in this field with the view to improving customer experience. For instance, the South Western Rail in U.K. launched Tap2Go, which removes the need for customers to buy a ticket before their journey. Passengers touch their card at the gates and validators at the start and end of their journey. The system then calculates the best fare and the payment is deducted from their account the day after their travel. It is also linked to PayPal to make transactions easier.

These solutions offer high operational efficiency and increased security against fraud, which, in turn, is expected to contribute to the market growth over the forecast period. Moreover, these solutions require low maintenance compared to systems that use magnetic stripe technology. Furthermore, these smart solutions allow quick payment transactions and offer passengers with flexible travel options such as part-time season passes or carnets. This is subsequently expected to drive the demand for these solutions over the forecast period.

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Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • The software component segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to increased demand for payment gateways and other connected systems such as cards through servers and smartphones
  • An e-ticket offers various advantages such as flexibility, security, and convenience for both transport agencies and travelers, which would encourage them to adopt these solutions
  • Smart card systems enable transport service providers to reduce cash flows and implement flexible tariffs. These systems provide the added benefit of convenience as the fare payment can easily be made at the customer’s point of entry into the transit system; for example, at the subway gate or before boarding a bus. As a result, smart card systems are widely adopted by transport service providers across the globe
  • The sports and entertainment segment is expected to register the highest growth rate over the forecast period. Increase in adoption of verified e-tickets procured from authentic apps on mobile devices helps lessen fraudulent activities and resale of tickets online or outside an event venue at inflated prices
  • The growth of the Europe market is attributed to the thriving tourism industry, continuous innovations of these systems and their adoption in urban areas, and simplified technology ecosystem in the region. In U.K. for instance, the National Rail has incorporated a range of technologies such as platform and ticket validators at their train stations that enable the use of these systems
  • Smart ticketing market key players include CPI Card Group Inc.; Cubic Corporation; Confidex Ltd.; Gemalto NV; Giesecke & Devrient GmbH; Infineon Technologies AG; and NXP Semiconductors.