The growing application of IMSI catcher for security reasons and other major driving factors is expected to favour the rise in the global IMSI catcher market
Reports and Insights has published a new report titled, “IMSI Catcher Market: Opportunity Analysis and Future Assessment 2020-2028”
Global IMSI Catcher Market, By Type (Handheld, Backpack, Vehicular, Others), By Application (Intelligence Organisation, Government Structure, Others) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, & Africa) is expected to grow at a significant CAGR for the period between 2020 and 2028.
The global IMSI catcher market in 2020 is estimated for more than US$ xx Bn and expected to reach a value of US$ xx Bn by 2028 with a significant CAGR of xx%.
The international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) can be understood as a figure that exclusively determines each user of a cellular network. The IMSI number is cached as a 64-bit field and is transmitted by the active device to the network. In addition to that, the IMSI number also serves its utility for obtaining other information and particulars of the mobile in the home location register (HLR) or as regionally copied in the visitor location record.
Furthermore, an IMSI-catcher can be understood as a telephone tapping device which is intended for regulating mobile phone traffic and to trace location of mobile phone users. Thus, the IMSI catcher gains immense traction from law enforcement and intelligence organizations across the world for security purposes and tracing locations via GPS or the signal intensities of the phone's adjacent cell towers. Owing to which, the global IMSI catcher market is projected to witness significant growth in the forthcoming years.
Moreover, an IMSI catcher is further developed to imitate a real cell tower with the intent to deceive one or more smartphones (or other cellular-enabled devices) within a provided area into connecting to it. On top of that, some IMSI catchers even jam the 4G/3G frequencies with broadcasting noise to eradicate real cell towers as connection alternatives. Such factors further thrusts its demand in the intelligence agencies for security grounds. Therefore, the global IMSI catcher market is estimated to grow considerably in the coming years.