Coaxial cables refer to copper cables used to transmit video, radio frequency and data of the internet over broadcast systems. Some main components that drive the North America coaxial cable market are the escalating telecom and software investments and low installation costs. Innovations in the technology of coaxial cables for better transmission of data also affect the North America coaxial cable market in a positive way.
The North America coaxial cable market is analyzed under two different categories. These are consumers and applications. On the basis of consumers, the market is divided into system integrators, telephone service providers, aerospace and military industry, construction industry, internet service providers, cable television CATV companies and others.
The North America coaxial cable market is also segmented into applications on the basis of radio frequency, video transfer, and internet transmission of data over coaxial cable. It is predicted to increase from 2012 to 2018 (forecast phase) at around 7 percent CAGR. The North America coaxial cable market is anticipated at around USD 3 billion by the end of the phase.
The primary function of coaxial cables is to send out video and audio data via broadcast systems. Increased MoCA (Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance) technology usage is anticipated to drive the sales of the North America coaxial cable market. Further enhancement in the conditions of the market drives the demand for broadcasting and broadband in the region.
With respect to applications, the market was dominated by radio frequency transfer in 2012. Radio frequency transfer occupied the biggest share that year. However, the sector of video distribution is anticipated to produce maximum income during the forecast phase. The demand for this sector is estimated to augment the approval of Over The Top, Video On Demand and Internet Protocol Television services.
Apart from some drivers that the North America coaxial cable market has, there are some obstacles that prevent its further development. The availability of substitutes over fiber optics and cordless technology is one of these.