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Global IMSI Catcher Market to reach USD 338.55 million by the end of 2030

Global IMSI Catcher Market Size Study & Forecast, by Type (Handheld, Backpack, Vehicular, Others), By Application (Intelligence Organization, Government Structure, Others), and Regional Analysis, 2023-2030

Product Code: ICTH-39336134
Publish Date: 20-01-2024
Page: 200

Global IMSI Catcher Market is valued at approximately USD 165.0 million in 2022 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 9.4% over the forecast period 2023-2030. An IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) catcher is an interfering device designed to identify and trace all mobile phones sending and receiving signals within a specific area. It operates by mimicking a legitimate mobile phone tower and tricking nearby mobile devices into connecting to it. These devices actively and passively surveil criminal and suspicious activities in public and private locations that are employed by law enforcement, military, security organizations, and others. The market for IMSI catchers is influenced by several factors, including the ongoing advancements in network connectivity technologies, an increased emphasis on national security and border surveillance, and the increasing demand from law enforcement and intelligence agencies. These factors collectively contribute to the growth of the market worldwide.

In addition, the growing need to minimize terrorist attacks and criminal activities is poised to drive the expansion of the market across the globe. The surging global threats posed by criminal and terrorist activities have necessitated the adoption of advanced solutions. These devices are designed to address and mitigate criminal behaviors such as burglary, robbery, and theft in public spaces, contributing to the development of secure and crime-free environments. Their development is centered on fostering a heightened sense of security and enhancing the overall quality of life for citizens. Accordingly, various vendors including Kavit Electronics, Red Eye International Ltd., and Revector, are actively engaged in the creation of solutions tailored to identify the configurations of various International Mobile Subscriber Identities (IMSIs). With the surge in criminal activities, law enforcement agencies widely employ these solutions to scrutinize suspected behaviors. For instance, in April 2023, the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications issued a public warning regarding a set of counterfeit transceiver stations designed to inundate mobile phones with deceptive SMS messages. The authorities successfully apprehended the criminals through the deployment of an IMSI catcher. Likewise, according to the Global Terrorism Index, the year 2022 witnessed a 9% reduction in terrorism-related deaths, totaling 6,701, marking a significant 38% decrease from its peak in 2015. These developments have fueled substantial growth in the market, as industries increasingly explore the potential of public safety applications. The widespread adoption of these solutions aims to curtail criminal activities and bolster defenses against various forms of attacks, contributing to the growth of the IMSI Catcher Market during the estimated period. Moreover, the increasing need for robust surveillance tools, as well as the ongoing advancements in IMSI catcher technology present various lucrative opportunities over the forecast years. However, the competition from alternative technologies and the concerns related to data theft and breaches through mobile networks are challenging the market growth throughout the forecast period of 2023-2030.

The key regions considered for the Global IMSI Catcher Market study include Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the market in 2022 with largest market share owing to the presence of the well-established market players, high availability of IT technology and the establishment of formalized offices for lawmakers. Additionally, the adoption of these solutions for enhanced surveillance and security purposes is substantially soaring in the region. For instance, the American Civil Liberties Union reports that approximately 75 intelligence agencies across 27 states in the U.S. are equipped with IMSI catchers. These agencies are not obligated to obtain a warrant for utilizing this technology, a situation facilitated by the Cell-site Simulator Act 2021. Whereas, Europe is expected to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast years. The increasing economic value for security solutions, rising rate of cybercrimes, and growing need to mitigate terrorist attacks are significantly propelling the market demand across the region.

Major market players included in this report are:
Revector (U.K.)
4 Intelligence (Sweden)
X-Surveillance (Netherlands)
PKI Electronic Intelligence (Germany)
KAVIT Electronics Industries LTD. (Israel)
Septier Communication LTD (Israel)
The Spy Phone (UAE)
Comstrac Limited (U.K.)

Recent Developments in the Market:
Ø In September 2023, T-Mobile US collaborated with Versa to create the T-SIMsecure platform. This innovative system utilizes IMSI and International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) specifications for clientless authentication, streamlining the authorization process for devices connected to T-Mobile’s network. This encompasses a diverse range of devices, including traditional networks like the Internet of Things (IoT) and routers, which are complex to secure.
Ø In October 2022, Revector unveiled the IMSI intelligence devices suite tailored for search and rescue missions. This suite includes various devices, offering versatility for different operational needs. It features a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) payload for aerial applications, a personally carried option for individuals (such as a quadbike or backpack), and a larger vehicle choice deployable in a 4×4 SUV.
Ø In December 2020, the Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) Africa allocated a funding of USD 14.12 million to support Niger’s program. This initiative utilizes EU support funds to enhance surveillance capabilities through the implementation of solutions like cameras, drones, IMSI catchers, and other security software.

Global IMSI Catcher Market Report Scope:
ü Historical Data – 2020 – 2021
ü Base Year for Estimation – 2022
ü Forecast period – 2023-2030
ü Report Coverage – Revenue forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth factors, and Trends
ü Segments Covered – Type, Application, Region
ü Regional Scope – North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa
ü Customization Scope – Free report customization (equivalent up to 8 analyst’s working hours) with purchase. Addition or alteration to country, regional & segment scope*

The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within countries involved in the study.

The report also caters detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, it also incorporates potential opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:

By Type:

By Application:
Intelligence Organization
Government Structure

By Region:

North America


Asia Pacific
South Korea

Latin America

Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
1.1. Market Snapshot
1.2. Global & Segmental Market Estimates & Forecasts, 2020-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.1. IMSI Catcher Market, by region, 2020-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.2. IMSI Catcher Market, by Type, 2020-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.3. IMSI Catcher Market, by Application, 2020-2030 (USD Million)
1.3. Key Trends
1.4. Estimation Methodology
1.5. Research Assumption
Chapter 2. Global IMSI Catcher Market Definition and Scope
2.1. Objective of the Study
2.2. Market Definition & Scope
2.2.1. Industry Evolution
2.2.2. Scope of the Study
2.3. Years Considered for the Study
2.4. Currency Conversion Rates
Chapter 3. Global IMSI Catcher Market Dynamics
3.1. IMSI Catcher Market Impact Analysis (2020-2030)
3.1.1. Market Drivers Increasing demand from law enforcement and intelligence agencies Rising need to minimize terrorist attacks and criminal activities
3.1.2. Market Challenges Competition from alternative technologies Concerns related to data theft and breaches through mobile networks
3.1.3. Market Opportunities Increasing need for robust surveillance tools Ongoing advancements in IMSI catcher technology
Chapter 4. Global IMSI Catcher Market: Industry Analysis
4.1. Porter’s 5 Force Model
4.1.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.1.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.1.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.1.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.1.5. Competitive Rivalry
4.2. Porter’s 5 Force Impact Analysis
4.3. PEST Analysis
4.3.1. Political
4.3.2. Economic
4.3.3. Social
4.3.4. Technological
4.3.5. Environmental
4.3.6. Legal
4.4. Top investment opportunity
4.5. Top winning strategies
4.6. COVID-19 Impact Analysis
4.7. Disruptive Trends
4.8. Industry Expert Perspective
4.9. Analyst Recommendation & Conclusion
Chapter 5. Global IMSI Catcher Market, by Type
5.1. Market Snapshot
5.2. Global IMSI Catcher Market by Type, Performance – Potential Analysis
5.3. Global IMSI Catcher Market Estimates & Forecasts by Type 2020-2030 (USD Million)
5.4. IMSI Catcher Market, Sub Segment Analysis
5.4.1. Handheld
5.4.2. Backpack
5.4.3. Vehicular
5.4.4. Others
Chapter 6. Global IMSI Catcher Market, by Application
6.1. Market Snapshot
6.2. Global IMSI Catcher Market by Application, Performance – Potential Analysis
6.3. Global IMSI Catcher Market Estimates & Forecasts by Application 2020-2030 (USD Million)
6.4. IMSI Catcher Market, Sub Segment Analysis
6.4.1. Intelligence Organization
6.4.2. Government Structure
6.4.3. Others
Chapter 7. Global IMSI Catcher Market, Regional Analysis
7.1. Top Leading Countries
7.2. Top Emerging Countries
7.3. IMSI Catcher Market, Regional Market Snapshot
7.4. North America IMSI Catcher Market
7.4.1. U.S. IMSI Catcher Market Type breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2020-2030 Application breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2020-2030
7.4.2. Canada IMSI Catcher Market
7.5. Europe IMSI Catcher Market Snapshot
7.5.1. U.K. IMSI Catcher Market
7.5.2. Germany IMSI Catcher Market
7.5.3. France IMSI Catcher Market
7.5.4. Spain IMSI Catcher Market
7.5.5. Italy IMSI Catcher Market
7.5.6. Rest of Europe IMSI Catcher Market
7.6. Asia-Pacific IMSI Catcher Market Snapshot
7.6.1. China IMSI Catcher Market
7.6.2. India IMSI Catcher Market
7.6.3. Japan IMSI Catcher Market
7.6.4. Australia IMSI Catcher Market
7.6.5. South Korea IMSI Catcher Market
7.6.6. Rest of Asia Pacific IMSI Catcher Market
7.7. Latin America IMSI Catcher Market Snapshot
7.7.1. Brazil IMSI Catcher Market
7.7.2. Mexico IMSI Catcher Market
7.8. Middle East & Africa IMSI Catcher Market
7.8.1. Saudi Arabia IMSI Catcher Market
7.8.2. South Africa IMSI Catcher Market
7.8.3. Rest of Middle East & Africa IMSI Catcher Market

Chapter 8. Competitive Intelligence
8.1. Key Company SWOT Analysis
8.1.1. Company 1
8.1.2. Company 2
8.1.3. Company 3
8.2. Top Market Strategies
8.3. Company Profiles
8.3.1. Revector (U.K.) Key Information Overview Financial (Subject to Data Availability) Product Summary Recent Developments
8.3.2. 4 Intelligence (Sweden)
8.3.3. X-Surveillance (Netherlands)
8.3.5. PKI Electronic Intelligence (Germany)
8.3.6. KAVIT Electronics Industries LTD. (Israel)
8.3.7. Septier Communication LTD (Israel)
8.3.8. ISMALLCELL.BIZ (China)
8.3.9. The Spy Phone (UAE)
8.3.10. Comstrac Limited (U.K.)
Chapter 9. Research Process
9.1. Research Process
9.1.1. Data Mining
9.1.2. Analysis
9.1.3. Market Estimation
9.1.4. Validation
9.1.5. Publishing
9.2. Research Attributes
9.3. Research Assumption

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