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Applications of 5G in Healthcare Sector

  • Report

  • 16 Pages
  • February 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 4858739

Some regions of the United States and Korea have launched 5G commercial services while the rest of the world is expecting a large-scale of 5G commercialization sometime after 2020. The use of 5G in the health sector tends to be more difficult due to a relatively high barrier to entry.

This report discusses the feasibility of using 5G technology in a variety of healthcare applications and predicts 5G market value in the healthcare sector. Besides explaining the reasoning behind the assumptions about the feasibility, this report also points out why some 5G cases, which were considered to be key applications of 5G in the healthcare area, have failed to become a reality.

List of Topics:

  • Development of 5G applications in the healthcare sector and includes 5G application market value forecast for the period 2020-2026
  • Applications of 5G in healthcare with high growth potentials such as 5G ambulance and telemedicine; with medium potential such as smart connected wearables, and applications that are likely to be more widely adopted but with relatively low growth potential

Table of Contents

1.5G Applications in Healthcare

2. High Potential Applications of 5G in Healthcare
2.1 5G Ambulances
2.2 Telemedicine
2.2.1 Remote Consultation
2.2.2 Remote Biometrics
2.3 Private Healthcare Networks
2.4 Mobile Military Rescue Equipment

3. Medium Potential Applications of 5G in Healthcare
3.1 Smart Connected Wearables
3.1.1 Size Limitation
3.1.2 Ambiguity in Applications

4. Low Potential, WidelyAdoptedApplications of 5G in Healthcare
4.1 Mobile Networks Not Major Connection Method in Hospitals
4.2 Limited Use Cases
4.3 Other Obstacles
4.3.1 Unclear Accountability
4.3.2 Barriers to Physical Deployment

5. Author's Perspective
5.1 Readiness Levels of Private 5G Networks in Hospitals as Determining Factor for 5G Expansion in Healthcare
5.2 Low 5G Network Penetration Rate Poses the Biggest Challenge to 5G Application Development
5.3 Compliance and Humanity Issues Associated with 5G Still Await Solutions

Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

List of Figures
Figure 1 5G Application Market Value in Healthcare Sector, 2020-2026

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Aerial Robotix
  • Boliden
  • KDDI
  • Komatsu
  • Kongsberg
  • Geospatial
  • Koomeh Mine
  • Pars
  • LTE
  • Mobilicom
  • NEC
  • Nokia
  • Obayashi
  • Tesla
  • Volvo


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis