Indoor Location-based Services (LBS) Market Size Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026
Report ID: GMI3162
Indoor Location-based Services (LBS) Market size is predicted to see lucrative gains in the coming years owing to increasing penetration of smartphones and tablets across the globe. Over the past five years the smartphone penetration across the countries has increased significantly due to the rising disposable income of the population in the emerging countries along the decline in the price of the smartphones. In 2018, the smartphone penetration across the globe is estimated to be over 34%, up from 29% in 2016. The entrance of the Chinese mobile manufacturers in the market and the growing demand for the internet service is augmenting the demand for the smartphones across the globe.
Technological advancement across the industry verticals along with the integration of business intelligence and big data technology is driving the market growth. Moreover, the rising security issue across the globe is anticipated to drive the demand for the indoor LBS market. The government organization are leveraging on the location-based services to monitor suspicious activities and keep track of the public activities.
Although technological advancement is encouraging the implementation of the LBS, there are still certain challenges in the implementation of the LBS. The stringent government regulations related to the digital data is restricting the adoption of the indoor LBS. Moreover, the data safety and security issues along with the data connectivity and data integrations issues association with the location-based services is hindering the market
The Indoor LBS market is characterized by applications into various industry verticals including aerospace & defense, BFSI, IT & telecom, energy & power, government, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and transportation & logistics. Financial organizations are using LBS for fraud detection and maintaining the security, LBS provides real time location-based tracking to target users within geographical area to track the current & past location of the user. Also, the bank can detect when a customer enters or leaves the Wi-Fi signal area. This helps in delivering the timely digital content using the mobile application without deployment of any hardware. Another application is retail, in retail the location-based services it is used to track the stationary in the malls and shopping Centre. It can also be used in food retailing where product specific retailing is required.
North America holds the largest share in the indoor LBS market due to the high penetration of smartphone and internet service in the region. It has been estimated that U.S. has more than 200 million smartphone users in 2017, and the number is further estimated to increase during the forecast period. Moreover, the widespread adoption of the maps and other location-based services in mobile applications for navigation purposes is also supporting the growth of the market.
Asia Pacific’s indoor LBS market is anticipated to grow substantially during the forecast period. The increasing number of smartphone users and internet users in the emerging economies are accelerating the adoption of indoor location-based services. Furthermore, the increasing adoption of mobile application and integration of location-based services in the mobile apps are accelerating the demand for the market.
The vendors operating in the Indoor LBS market space are the Cisco, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, TomTom, Apple, Esri, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Zebra, Ubisense, Pitney Bowes, Baidu, Foursquare, Centrak, Ekahau, Galigeo, HERE, Teldio, Navigine, Living Map, infsoft, and others. The vendors are leveraging on the partnership activities to gain the market. For instance, in February 2017, AiRISTA Flow collaborated with Conexus Inc. to provide the Defense Health Agency efficient service with the location-based feature. Similarly, in December 2016, Microsoft partnered with TomTom, to integrate TomTom’s maps, traffic and navigation capabilities into its Azure platform.
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