The global structured cabling market size is expected to reach USD 15.85 billion by 2028 according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Structured Cabling Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Component (Hardware, Software, Services); By Cable Type (Category 5E, Category 6, Category 6A, Category 7); By End-Use (BFSI, Healthcare, Manufacturing, IT & Telecom, Retail, Transportation, Industrial); By Regions; Segment Forecast, 2021 – 2028” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

There has been a massive increase in data generation owing to the increased adoption of mobile devices, BYOD, IoT, and social media. The increasing need for high-speed data transfer, growth in internet penetration, and rising implementation of smart technologies and home automation drive the market growth of the structured cabling.

On the basis of components, the market is segmented into hardware, software, and services. In 2020, the hardware segment accounted for the highest market share of the global structured cabling industry. The demand for copper cables and fiber optic cables has increased significantly in the market. Fiber optic cables are capable of delivering higher bandwidth, reduced power loss, and transmission over longer distances. Fiber optic cables can withstand heat, and electromagnetic interference while offering higher security, space efficiency, and increased bandwidth requirements.

The cable-type segment has been segmented into Category 5E, Category 6, Category 6A, Category 7, and Others. Category 7 structured cabling is a shielded twisted pair cable developed for high-speed Ethernet connections. It supports a speed of 10 Gbps Ethernet, however, is capable of, transmitting up to 40 Gbps at 50 meters It is designed to block system noise and crosstalk, and operate efficiently during environmental hazards.

The end-uses of structured cabling include BFSI, healthcare, manufacturing, IT and telecom, retail, transportation, industrial, and others. The IT & Telecom segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2020. The massive growth of internet services along with the growing penetration of smartphones, laptops, and other mobile devices drive the market growth of this segment in the global structured cabling industry. Advanced cabling solutions are being developed by market players for improved performance in challenging environments and provide stability to ensure uninterrupted transmission.