The global market in anechoic chambers is expected to nearly double in value to $2 billion in the next decade, according to a new report.

The rise in demand for the sound-proof and electromagnetic-proof chambers, which are used for electrical and audio testing, is being fueled largely by growing demands for testing electronics as well as the expansion of 5G technology, according to the report by Future Market Insights (FMI).

This includes the growing demand for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) pre-compliance testing. There is also a growing market for industry-specific customized anechoic chambers.

Another factor influencing the growth is the trend towards outsourcing testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services.

The report also noted that the impact of 5G technology on the market.

“Ongoing efforts for the development and commercialization of 5G technology across the globe is anticipated to be the major contributor to market expansion. Such efforts by various nations are offering various opportunities for the chamber since it is used for testing 5G testing transmission antennas through EMI/ RF/ EMC testing,” a FMI analyst noted.

According to the report, the current value of the global anechoic chambers market is $1.2 billion in 2021 and it is expected to growing 20 percent annually until 2032.

Key players in the market identified by FMI include Esco Technologies, TDK, Microwave Vision Group, Franconia Groups and Eckel Industries.