The report presents a detailed market analysis including an in-depth analysis of the market drivers, opportunities, challenges, and growth trends mapped across core network, radio access network, application, and region. The market is segmented based on communication infrastructure (radio access network, core network, and transport network), application areas, and regional presence. The harmonized spectrum allocation coupled with the device availability, is one of the pressing matters to be looked upon in the current scenario. The effort to deliver such solutions, along with the growing application across various verticals, is acting as one of the major drivers for the global 5G infrastructure market.
The surging demand from various applications such as healthcare, industrial, and automotive, along with continuously evolving Internet of Things market, have been identified as the key opportunities that could escalate the market growth in the coming years. However, fiber backhaul connectivity, spectrum allocation, and device availability continue to remain the pain points of the market.
The communication infrastructure chapter is the result of a comprehensive and rigorous research. The chapter is divided into three broader categories including radio access network, core network, and transport network. The information supplied in the report includes key market players, market size, key restraints, and growth opportunities.
The extensive trials and 5G use cases have indicated a plethora of application areas including remote machinery, smartphones and tablets, autonomous driving, intelligent navigation, and telemedicine, among others. The report provides an exhaustive application analysis including the market statistics for different verticals, such as consumer electronics, and automotive, and enumerates various use cases with a futuristic roadmap for each industry vertical.
Being an extensive research study on the leading as well as developing regions in the 5G infrastructure market, such as Asia-Pacific, North America, and Europe, the report provides the market statistics, drivers, challenges, and opportunities across these regions.
The report also formulates the entire supply chain of the market, along with industry trends of 5G infrastructure hardware components, technologies, and fiber network with emphasis on market timelines and technology roadmaps, and market dynamics. Some of the key players identified in the report are AT&T Inc. (U.S.), Verizon Communications Inc. (U.S.), Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Sweden), Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea), and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), among others.
Key questions answered in the report:
- How the drivers and growth inhibitors are expected to shape the outlook of the market?
- How the trials and government initiatives are anticipated to influence the 5G infrastructure market?
- How the industry standards and collaborations are expected to impact the growth of 5G market?
- What are different use cases and roll out models for the 5G infrastructure market during the forecast period?
- How the core network technologies under the communication infrastructure segment of 5G market is expected to perform by 2025?
- Which sub-segment among the radio access network (RAN), core network, and transport network of the communication infrastructure segment is projected to drive the 5G infrastructure market?
- Among the automotive, energy and utilities, industrial, and consumer electronics applications, which is going to dominate the 5G infrastructure market during the forecast period?
- Which region is expected to lead the global 5G infrastructure market by 2025?
- How the key players are influencing the 5G infrastructure market?
- What are the differentiating features of the key players present in the ecosystem?
- How are the key players in chipset manufacturers, network partners, and network operators influencing the 5G infrastructure market?
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1 Market Dynamics
1.1 Market Drivers
1.1.1 A Shift from Hardware to Software in the Communication Network
1.1.2 Growing Demand for High Speed and Large Network Coverage
1.1.3 Increasing Data Traffic and Demand from End-Consumers
1.2 Market Restraints
1.2.1 Deployment of small cells
1.2.2 Fiber backhaul Availability
1.2.3 Spectrum allocation and device availability
1.3 Market Opportunities
1.3.1 Internet of Things (IoT) and Compatibility of 5G Networks
1.3.2 Surging Demand from Different Applications
2 Competitive Insights
2.1 Key Strategies and Developments
2.2 Market Ranking of Key Players
3 Industry Analysis
3.1 Supply Chain Analysis
3.2 Field Trial and Government-led Initiatives for 5G Infrastructure
3.2.1 R&D Initiatives
3.2.2 Field-trial activities
3.3 Prototype 5G Infrastructure Use Cases and Rollout-Models
3.3.1 5G enabled Use Cases
3.4 Industry Standards and Collaborations
3.5 Evolution of Telecom Network
3.5.1 5G Timeline
3.5.2 5G Technology Roadmap: Current and Upcoming Technologies
4 Global 5G Infrastructure Market, By Communication Infrastructure
4.1 Assumptions and Limitations
4.2 Market Overview
4.3 Radio Access Network (RAN)
4.3.1 Base Station
22.214.171.124 Small Cell
126.96.36.199.1 Femto Cell
188.8.131.52.2 Pico Cell
184.108.40.206.3 Micro Cell
220.127.116.11 Macro Cell
4.3.2 Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)
4.4 Core Network
4.4.1 Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
4.4.2 Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
4.4.3 Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
4.4.4 Fog Computing
4.4.5 Network Slicing
4.5 Transport Network
5 Global 5G Infrastructure Market, By Spectrum Type
5.1 Sub-1 GHz
5.2 1–6 GHz
5.3 Above 6 GHz
6 Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Application)
6.1.1 Autonomous Driving
6.1.2 Digital Logistics
6.1.3 Intelligent Navigation
6.2 Energy and Utilities
6.2.1 Smart Grid
6.2.2 Smart Metering
6.3.1 Machine-to-Machine Communication
6.3.2 Remote Machinery
6.4 Consumer Electronics
6.4.1 Smartphones and Tablets
6.4.2 Augmented and Virtual Reality Devices
7 Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Region)
7.1 Market Overview
7.2.3 South Korea
7.2.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.3.2 The U.K.
7.4 North America
7.4.1 The U.S.
7.5.1 South America
7.5.2 Middle East and Africa
8 Company Profiles
8.2 Network Operators
8.2.1 AT&T INC.
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Key Assets
126.96.36.199 Market Areas
188.8.131.52.1 Market Coverage
184.108.40.206.2 Functional areas
220.127.116.11.3 Key Developments
18.104.22.168.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.2.2 Verizon Communications Inc.
22.214.171.124 Company Overview
126.96.36.199 Major Solutions
188.8.131.52 Market Areas
184.108.40.206.1 Market Coverage
220.127.116.11.2 Functional areas
18.104.22.168.3 Key Developments
22.214.171.124.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.2.3 NTT Docomo, Inc.
126.96.36.199 Company Overview
188.8.131.52 Key assets
184.108.40.206 Market Areas
220.127.116.11.1 Market Coverage
18.104.22.168.2 Functional areas
22.214.171.124.3 Key Developments
126.96.36.199.4 Key Differentiating Features
188.8.131.52 Company Overview
184.108.40.206 Key Assets
220.127.116.11 Market Areas
18.104.22.168.1 Market Coverage
22.214.171.124.2 Functional areas
126.96.36.199.3 Key Developments
188.8.131.52.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.2.5 Vodafone Group PLC
184.108.40.206 Company Overview
220.127.116.11 Key assets
18.104.22.168 Market Areas
22.214.171.124.1 Market Coverage
126.96.36.199.2 Functional areas
188.8.131.52.3 Key Developments
184.108.40.206.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.3 Network Partners
8.3.1 Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
220.127.116.11 Company Overview
18.104.22.168 Product Portfolio
22.214.171.124 Market Areas
126.96.36.199.1 Market Coverage
188.8.131.52.2 Functional areas
184.108.40.206.3 Key Developments
220.127.116.11.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.3.2 Cisco Systems Inc.
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Product Portfolio
126.96.36.199 Market Areas
188.8.131.52.1 Market Coverage
184.108.40.206.2 Functional areas
220.127.116.11.3 Key Developments
18.104.22.168.4 Key Differentiating Features
22.214.171.124 Company Overview
126.96.36.199 Product Portfolio
188.8.131.52 Market Areas
184.108.40.206.1 Market Coverage
220.127.116.11.2 Functional areas
18.104.22.168.3 Key Developments
22.214.171.124.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.3.4 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
126.96.36.199 Company Overview
188.8.131.52 Product Portfolio
184.108.40.206 Market Areas
220.127.116.11.1 Market Coverage
18.104.22.168.2 Functional areas
22.214.171.124.3 Key Developments
126.96.36.199.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.3.5 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
188.8.131.52 Company Overview
184.108.40.206 Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11 Market Areas
18.104.22.168.1 Market coverage
22.214.171.124.2 Functional areas
126.96.36.199.3 Key Developments
188.8.131.52.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.4 Chipset Manufacturer
8.4.1 Intel Corporation
184.108.40.206 Company Overview
220.127.116.11 Product Portfolio
18.104.22.168 Market Areas
22.214.171.124.1 Market Coverage
126.96.36.199.2 Functional areas
188.8.131.52.3 Key Developments
184.108.40.206.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.4.2 Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
220.127.116.11 Company Overview
18.104.22.168 Product Portfolio
22.214.171.124 Market Areas
126.96.36.199.1 Market Coverage
188.8.131.52.2 Functional areas
184.108.40.206.3 Key Developments
220.127.116.11.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.4.3 MediaTek Inc.
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Product Portfolio
126.96.36.199 Market Areas
188.8.131.52.1 Market Coverage
184.108.40.206.2 Functional areas
220.127.116.11.3 Key Developments
18.104.22.168.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.4.4 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
22.214.171.124 Company Overview
126.96.36.199 Product Portfolio
188.8.131.52 Market Areas
184.108.40.206.1 Market Coverage
220.127.116.11.2 Functional areas
18.104.22.168.3 Key Developments
22.214.171.124.4 Key Differentiating Features
8.4.5 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
126.96.36.199 Company Overview
188.8.131.52 Product Portfolio
184.108.40.206 Market Areas
220.127.116.11.1 Market coverage
18.104.22.168.2 Functional areas
22.214.171.124.3 Key Developments
126.96.36.199.4 Key Differentiating Features
9 Report Scope & Methodology
9.1 Scope of the Report
9.2 Global 5G Infrastructure Market Research Methodology
List of Tables
Table 1.1: Impact Analysis of Market Drivers
Table 1.2: Impact Analysis of Market Restraints
Table 1.3: Impact Analysis of Market Opportunities
Table 2.1: Market Ranking: Network Operators
Table 2.2: Market Ranking: Chip Manufacturers
Table 2.3: Market Ranking: Network Partners
Table 3.1: 5G Frequency Band as Specified by 3GPP Technical Specification
Table 3.2: High 5G Frequency Bands
Table 3.3: Very High 5G Frequency (VHF) Bands
Table 3.4: 5G Rollout-Models
Table 3.5: Telecom Network Evolution
Table 4.1: Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Communication Infrastructure), $Billion, 2019-2025
Table 4.2: Key Differentiating Factors: SDN vs NFV
Table 5.1: Spectrum Bands Allocated or Targeted for 5G
Table 6.1: Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Application), $Billion, 2019-2025
Table 7.1: Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Region), $Billion, 2019 – 2025
Table 7.2: Asia-Pacific 5G Infrastructure Market (by Country), $Billion, 2019 – 2025
Table 7.3: Europe 5G Infrastructure Market (by Country), $Billion, 2019 – 2025
Table 7.4: North America 5G Infrastructure Market (by Country), $Billion, 2019 – 2025
Table 7.5: Rest-of-the-World 5G Infrastructure Market (by Country), $Billion, 2019 – 2025
Table 8.1: Network Technology Types
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global 5G Infrastructure Market Outlook, $Billion, 2020 and 2025
Figure 2: Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Communication Infrastructure), $Billion, 2020 and 2025
Figure 3: Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Application), $Billion, 2020 and 2025
Figure 4: Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Region), $Billion, 2020 and 2025
Figure 5: Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Region), $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 1.1: Market Dynamics and Impact Analysis
Figure 1.2: Download Speed Comparison Between 3G, 4G, and 5G
Figure 1.3: Data Traffic Demand
Figure 2.1: Key Strategies and Developments
Figure 3.1: Supply Chain Analysis
Figure 4.1: Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Communication Infrastructure), $Billion, 2020 and 2025
Figure 4.2: Types of Small Cell
Figure 4.3: SDN Architecture (by Functionality)
Figure 4.4: Correlation between NFV and SDN
Figure 4.5: Mapping 5G RAN to Transport Network
Figure 6.1: Global 5G Infrastructure Key Application Areas
Figure 6.2: Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Application), $Billion, 2020 and 2025
Figure 6.3: Global Passenger and Commercial Vehicle Sales, Million Units (2012-2017)
Figure 6.4: Global 5G Infrastructure Market in Automotive Application, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 6.5: Global 5G Infrastructure Market in Energy and Utilities Application, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 6.6: Global 5G Infrastructure Market in Industrial Application, $Billion, 2019- 2025
Figure 6.7: Global 5G Infrastructure Market in Consumer Electronics Application, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 6.8: Global 5G Infrastructure Market in Other Applications, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.1: Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Region)
Figure 7.2: Global 5G Infrastructure Market (by Region), $Billion, 2020 and 2025
Figure 7.3: Asia-Pacific 5G Infrastructure Market (by Country), $Billion, 2020 and 2025
Figure 7.4: China 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.5: Japan 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.6: South Korea 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.7: India 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.8: Rest of Asia-Pacific 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.9: Europe 5G Infrastructure Market (by Country), $Billion, 2020 and 2025
Figure 7.10: Germany 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.11: U.K. 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.12: France 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.13: Sweden 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.14: Russia 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.15: Rest-of-Europe 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.16: North America 5G Infrastructure Market (by Country), $Billion, 2020 and 2025
Figure 7.17: The U.S. 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.18: Canada 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.19: Mexico 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.20: Rest-of-the-World 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2020 and 2025
Figure 7.21: South America 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 7.22: Middle East and Africa 5G Infrastructure Market, $Billion, 2019-2025
Figure 8.1: AT&T: Product Portfolio
Figure 8.2: Verizon Communications Inc. Major Solutions
Figure 8.3: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Product Portfolio
Figure 8.4: Cisco Systems Inc. Product Portfolio
Figure 8.5: Nokia Product Portfolio
Figure 8.6: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Product Portfolio
Figure 8.7: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Product Portfolio
Figure 8.8: Intel Corporation Major Products and Solutions
Figure 8.9: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Major Products and Solutions
Figure 8.10: MediaTek Inc. Major Products and Solutions
Figure 8.11: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Product Portfolio
Figure 8.12: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Product Portfolio
Figure 9.1: Scope of the Report
Figure 9.2: Secondary Data Sources
Figure 9.3: Top Down and Bottom up Approach
Figure 9.4: Global 5G Infrastructure Market Influencing Factors
Figure 9.5: Assumptions and Limitations
The process of the evolution of 5G infrastructure hardware components and the technologies of networking has considerably changed the global telecommunications industry in terms of cost-effectiveness, reduced latency, and convenience of the users. The global 5G infrastructure market is growing at a robust rate and is expected to witness a CAGR of 75.09% during the forecast period. Moreover, the radio access network segment is gaining popularity with an increasing number of base stations and is expected to grow at a significantly higher rate in the future. The 5G infrastructure market is witnessing a transition due to the increasing data traffic and demand for high network speed from end users.
There is no doubt that the market has many factors responsible for the growth of 5G infrastructure systems, but there are certain restraints that could plague the 5G infrastructure market in the coming years. For example, the poor availability of fiber backhaul network in many countries, such as the U.K., has hindered the deployment of small cells for 5G networks. Also, a wide consumer acceptance for 5G networks with a need of device compatible with these networks plays a crucial role in the growth of this market.
The 5G infrastructure market has been tracked along the lines of communication infrastructure (radio access network, core network, and transport network), application areas, and regions. Revenue generated from various application areas, namely energy and utilities, industrial, automotive, and consumer electronics applications have been analyzed. The report also covers the 5G infrastructure market on a global scale and consequently provides revenue data of the key regions. A separate segment specifically has been dedicated to the key global regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest-of-the-World (RoW).
The radio access network plays an important role in the telecommunication system as it forms the connection between the device and the core network. The overall cost of a set-up depends significantly on the area covered for network distribution, and equipment like small cells, macro cells, and antenna systems, and others. As a result of the rising number of internet users, the need for faster network, and a harmonized spectrum has increased which is contributing to the growth of the 5G infrastructure market.
The usage for 5G infrastructure systems in a number of applications is expected to have a significant share in the next five years. This increase can primarily be attributed to the increasing consumer inclination towards low latency, and high-speed internet; and the trend of connected ecosystem with the growing IoT space.
The market study has identified North America as the leading region in the global 5G infrastructure market accounting for almost 37% of the net revenue generated by the 5G infrastructure; and estimates that the region will continue its dominance during the forecast period as well. APAC too is anticipated to be a promising market with the multi-fold rise in demand expected from South Korea, Japan, and other Asian nations.
- AT&T INC.
- Cisco Systems Inc.
- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
- Intel Corporation
- MediaTek Inc.
- NTT Docomo, Inc.
- Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
- Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
- Verizon Communications Inc.
- Vodafone Group PLC