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The WiGig market size was valued at USD 16.29 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 19.71 billion in 2023 to USD 81.45 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 22.5% during 2023-2030. North America dominated the global market with a share of 35.72% in 2022.
WiGig is a wireless standard to ensure that network connections are capable of achieving substantially faster speeds. By operating within the 60 GHz frequency range, it offers a maximum speed of up to 40 Gbps, which is an important improvement in performance.
The WiGig market growth can be attributed to several factors such as increasing demand for high speed internet connectivity, huge growth in the adoption of consumer electronics, and a rise in demand for high quality streaming and gaming. With faster development cycles, scalable and agile systems, and improved speed at reduced costs, the widespread adoption of wireless gigabit (WiGig) is helping users develop flexible environments and faster connectivity. According to the ITU, in 2022, around 5.3 billion people, or 66% of the world’s population were using internet.
Demand for High Frequency Wireless Services during COVID-19 Pandemic Increased Adoption of WiGig
The COVID-19 pandemic created a paradigm shift in the use of wireless gigabit technologies. As a result of the pandemic's effect on their businesses, firms recognized the limitations and problems they faced. In response to increasing network capacity needs, the wireless industry swiftly deployed Wi-Fi Hotspots, and services in higher frequencies. Network operators were able to meet the increased demand for broadband internet services by ensuring that there is adequate capacity. According to the findings of the Wi-Fi Alliance study, globally Wi-Fi traffic increased by 80% at the beginning of the pandemic.
Though there were supply chain interruptions of wireless gigabit chipsets and routers during the pandemic, increased subscriptions of internet users made market demand rise. Due to such an increase in high speed internet services during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an enormous need for WiGig devices.
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Rise in Investments by Government Agencies to Improve Smart City Culture is a Key Trend
Public Wi-Fi is contributing to various smart city objectives, including bridging the digital divide, enabling the internet of things (IoT), and providing services and facilities to citizens and tourists. The increasing investments by government agencies from different countries to improve smart cities are the major reason for market growth. In addition, wireless gigabit devices are being used in many enterprises to allow employees to complete their work from different devices without having to connect to a cable.
It is also used to efficiently connect office networks, transfer large files, smoothly operate bandwidth-heavy applications, and display graphics and video on a wide screen in conference rooms. Moreover, wireless gigabit devices permit the use of wireless docking between smartphones, laptops, projectors, and tablets in public kiosk services. These trends are contributing to the growth of this market in combination with growing consumer spending on digital media.
Increasing Usage of High Speed Internet Connectivity to Achieve Business Needs Enhances Market Growth
Due to the rise of digital transformation, there is a rapid increase in demand for resilient, trustworthy, and high speed connectivity. WiGig provides high speed connections with reduced latency for use cases such as video conferencing, streaming 8K videos, gaming, and AR/VR applications, thus making them preferable to other technologies.
The key factors for adopting wireless gigabit devices are relative cost-effectiveness and flexibility, which allow networks to be effortlessly scaled to meet varying business needs. It also offers a complete set of configurable security and control options that allow seamless device launch and are easy to set up and manage. Moreover, to support the huge number of applications and services, a significant reliance on high network capacity and internet speed is also becoming essential due to the increasing use of cellular phones, laptops, and desktop computers at work. Consequently, market growth is stimulated by a growing need for high speed internet connections to process applications faster and activities related to work.
Lack of Integration and Technological Constraints to Hamper Market Growth
Integrating WiGig with existing Wi-Fi infrastructure is important for an organization’s digital transformation. Enterprises achieve a robust and complete connectivity solution once integrated properly. Ensuring compatibility between the two technologies, which allows device activation and deactivation without interruption, is a major constraint.
Organizations require higher frequency penetration rates due to their complex infrastructure; however, WiGig limits the penetration rate through physical barriers. Also, current technology operates at frequencies above 60Hz and uses a frequency of 2.4GHz to 5GHz in most modern Wi-Fi products. As a result, existing infrastructure needs to be upgraded to attract significant revenue from customers.
Higher Data Exchange and Throughput Rates to Increase the Demand for 802.11ay Standard
Based on standard, the market is segmented into 802.11ad and 802.11ay. 802.11ay standard is expected to have a higher CAGR in the industry due to the increased input and output at frequencies over the 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz bands. Also, with the increasing rate of wireless technology in response to the upsurge of smart devices, data, and applications, the 802.11ay standard is fulfilling the demand for wireless gigabit devices.
Higher data exchange rates and frequencies in 802.11ay allow users to streamline their tasks easily. With its support for low latency, it is revolutionizing Wi-Fi networks and becoming the key enabling technology.
As per market share, 802.11ad dominated the market in 2022. By transmitting in the 60GHz wavelength band, 802.11ad provides greater data speed and reduced latency.
Increase in Adoption of Advanced WiGig Chips for Display Devices to Aid Market Expansion
As per application, the market is bifurcated into networking infrastructure devices and display devices.
The display devices are expected to significantly grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period owing to the increasing consumer adoption of 802.11ay access points. The cost effectiveness, availability, and mutability of wireless gigabit make them an attractive option for display devices with low budgets and non-conventional setups.
Wireless gigabit provides consumers with the fastest connectivity required to transfer HD content between tablets, smartphones, computers, set-top boxes, and so on. With the development of advanced wireless gigabit integrated chips, the demand for display devices for WiGig is expected to increase during the forecast period.
Based on the market share, networking infrastructure devices dominated the market in 2022, the growth was attributed due to need for devices with high data throughput.
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Rising Need for High Performance Wireless Connectivity in Healthcare to Grow Market Share
Based on end-user, the market is categorized into retail and consumer goods, IT and telecommunications, healthcare, media and entertainment, aerospace and defense, and others, which are adopting wireless gigabit devices for enhancing their business activities. Among these, the healthcare sector is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
This market in the healthcare sector is majorly driven by rising demand for Wi-Fi used for applications including voice-over IP, cardiac and radiology imaging, telemedicine, electronic medical record procedures, and handheld scanners. The healthcare industry needs high performance, large capacity, and universal wireless connectivity to ensure efficient and secure operation of such applications that drive growth in the sector. Additionally, companies are partnering to deliver the latest wireless gigabit technologies. For instance,
Media and Entertainment to follow the healthcare sector in terms of growth rate. The growth will be driven by the adoption of new business models, content and applications and technology enablers.
North America WiGig Market Size, 2022 (USD Billion)
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Regionally, the market is fragmented into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific.
As per the analysis, North America held a major WiGig market share due to the presence of key players in the region adopting advanced technologies. In addition, the growing demand for wireless gigabit devices from North American companies is forcing government agencies to develop new strategies. In June 2023, the Federal Radio Regulatory Commission published a report and an order updating its rules on the 60 MHz band, which includes 57 to 71 GHz. To support a broad range of new applications, the new rules allow unlicensed field disturbance detection sensors in the 60 GHz band.
Asia Pacific is projected to grow at a higher growth rate, and the trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Regional growth has been driven by increased production of Ethernet switches and routers in large economies such as India, China, and Japan. Due to rising IT spending and changing budgetary allocations in developing countries, technologically advanced products are being upgraded to improve the existing enterprise infrastructure. Evolving economies such as India, Japan, and China have made significant contributions in aiding the region's adoption of the WiGig platform. For instance,
Market Players Announce Merger & Acquisition, Collaboration and Product Development Strategies to Expand Reach
Prominent players operating in the global market focus on supporting more users and enabling more devices to run on a network by switching from 802.11ad to 802.11ay. These companies focus on acquiring small and local firms to expand their business presence. Moreover, merger & acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and leading investments in wireless gigabit technologies help increase market demand.
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The WiGig market report provides a detailed analysis of the market and focuses on key aspects such as leading companies, product/service types, and leading applications of the product. Besides, the report offers insights into the market trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the factors above, the report encompasses several factors that contributed to the growth of the market in recent years.
CAGR of 22.5% from 2023 to 2030
Value (USD Billion)
By Standard, By Application, By End-Users, and By Region
The market is projected to reach USD 81.45 billion by 2030.
In 2022, the market value stood at USD 16.29 billion.
The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 22.5%.
The healthcare sector is likely to lead the market.
Increasing usage of high speed internet connectivity to achieve business needs enhances market growth.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., PERASO TECHNOLOGIES INC, Cisco Systems, Inc., ASUSTeK Computer Inc., TP-Link Corporation Limited, NETGEAR, Lenovo, Ubiquiti Inc., Tensorcom, Inc., and Marvell are the top players in the global market.
North America is expected to hold the highest market share.
Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit the highest growth rate during the forecast period.
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