Telecommunications providers are tied to geography more closely than many other types of businesses which have led to the implementation of GIS solutions in their operations.
The primary factors leading to the growth of the GIS industry in telecommunication are the rising demand for network installation and increasing adoption of GIS solutions for tracking mobile infrastructure and broadband services across the world
During the period of 2014 to 2019, large enterprises AT&T, Sprint Corporation, T-Mobile, MTN, etc were the larger bifurcation in the GIS in the telecom market, on the basis of the end-user.
This is ascribed to the rising implementation of GIS by large-scale telecommunication companies to improve installation process and network connection and expand their reach in areas which face connectivity issues.
GIS allows for the collection of information and data from various sources on a single platform, which assists the organizations in assessing the challenges that they will face during the development of broadband infrastructure in those areas.
Of recent, the increasing demand of 5G network services which has led the telecommunication industry in focusing strongly on the advancement of technology to expand their broadband network and improving its speed and connectivity across the globe.
This is attracting huge funding being provided to many telecommunication companies by both private and public organizations and also rising the requirement of the GIS.
With the rising requirement of GIS in their operations, the global geographic information system (GIS) in telecom market will surge, in valuation, from $1.3 billion in 2019 to reach $4.6 billion in 2030, demonstrating a CAGR of 12.2% during the forecast period (2020 -2030).
A prominent trend in the GIS in the telecom market is the miniaturization of devices.
Internet of things (IoT),
GIS is being revolutionized by the adoption of the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and other advanced technologies.
Many GIS firms are integrating connected devices and sensors into their solutions, to help telecom companies collect the data specific to their requirements. These devices are small, cost-effective, and offer more flexibility in terms of the collection of geospatial data, the demand for them is increasing.
Moreover, these instruments allow for the gathering of data in real-time, which is essential for mapping and navigation applications.
Cloud and on-premises are the two main methods by which the geographic information systems are deployed in the telecom industry.
Between these methods, the telecom firms will prefer the adoption of GISs via cloud solutions in the coming years, as per the forecast of the market research firm, P&S Intelligence.
This is ascribed to the fact that the adoption of the cloud enables access to information and data from both web browsers and mobile phones.
GIS In TelecomMarket
In recent years, the major GIS in telecom market players has introduced a range of new and improved products to stay on top of the competition.
The key players in the global GIS in telecom market are Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) Inc., Hexagon AB, Trimble Inc., Pitney Bowes Inc., Bentley Systems Incorporated, Autodesk Inc., Schneider Electric SE, General Electric Company, RMSI Private Limited, Cyient Limited, and L3Harris Technologies Inc.
With GIS, information from several sources can be combined on one platform, which aids in analyzing the challenges facing key ares, with respect to broadband services and the usage of GISs will increase tremendously in the telecom industry in the forthcoming years.