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Applications of 5G in Energy Industry

  • Report

  • 15 Pages
  • November 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 4858753

2019 marks the starting year of commercialization of 5G networks as every industry keeps a close eye on the development of 5G applications across a broad range of industries. This report analyzes 5G market value in the energy sector and several use cases to evaluate the implementation feasibility of 5G in this sector and examine potential applications in the short, medium, and long terms.

List of Topics:

  • Development of 5G applications in the energy sector and includes 5G market value forecast in this sector for the period 2020-2026
  • Potential applications of 5G in energy in the short term, touching on the development of private energy networks associated with patrol drones, remote device control, and AR/VR
  • The potential application of 5G in the medium- and long term touching on the development of electric vehicle charging stations and automated building solutions
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Table of Contents

1. Potential Applications of 5G in the Energy Sector
2. Potential Applications in Short Term
2.1 Private Energy Networks
2.1.2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Patrols
2.1.3 Remote Device Control
2.1.4 AR/VR Use Cases
2.2 Smart Grids
2.2.1 Microgrids
2.2.2 Smart Meters
2.3 Smart Street Lighting
3. Potential Applications in Medium and Long Term
3.1 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
3.2 Automated Building Solutions
4. Author's PerspectiveAppendixGlossary of TermsList of Companies
List of Figures
Figure 1 5G Market Value in the Energy Sector, 2020-2026
Figure 2 Illustration of 5G UAV Use Cases
Figure 3 AR/VR Use Cases
Figure 4 5G Applications in the Energy Sector



Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Aerial Robotix
  • Boliden
  • KDDI
  • Komatsu
  • Kongsberg Geospatial
  • Koomeh Mine Pars
  • 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