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Applications of 5G in Healthcare, Energy, and Smart Manufacturing

  • Report

  • 38 Pages
  • November 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 4858774

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. Healthcare, energy and smart manufacturing have been the most promising application sectors with regard to 5G. The use of 5G in the healthcare sector tends to be more difficult due to the relatively high barrier to entry. The use of 5G in the energy sector aims to improve the quality and efficiency of existing services and facilities such as remoted machinery and smart grids. With the aggressive efforts of 5G telecom operators and equipment vendors, it is believed that 5G will make a splash in smart manufacturing. This report outlines the development of global 5G market value in healthcare, energy, and smart manufacturing sectors explore potential applications of 5G in these three sectors and examines market opportunities of these applications in 5G.

List of Topics

  • Development of 5G applications in the health, energy, and smart manufacturing sectors and includes 5G application market value forecast of these three sectors for the period 2020-2026
  • Applications of 5G in healthcare with high potential such as 5G ambulance and telemedicine, with medium potential such as smart connected wearables, and those with low potential
  • Potential applications of 5G in energy in short term such as private energy networks, smart grids, and smart street lighting; in medium and long terms such as electric vehicle charging stations and automated building solutions
  • Potential applications of 5G in smart manufacturing such as device monitoring, AR/VR, AGV/AMR, digital twin, AI, and cybersecurity, touching on three primary use cases.
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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 application of 5G in Healthcare
3.1 Smart Connected Wearables
3.1.1 Size Limitation
3.1.2 Ambiguity in Applications

4. Widespread Adoption of 5G in Healthcare Applications with Low Potential
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

6. Potential Applications of 5G in the Energy Sector

7. Potential Applications in Short Term
7.1 Private Energy Networks
7.1.1Patrol with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
7.1.2 Remote Device Control
7.1.3 AR/VR Use Cases
7.2 Smart Grids
7.2.1 Microgrids
7.2.2 Smart Meters
7.3 Smart Street Lighting

8. Potential Applications in Medium and Long Term
8.1 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
8.2 Building Automation

9. Author's Perspective
10. 5G Smart Manufacturing Market to Hit US$40 Billion in 2026
10.1 Increased Smart Manufacturing Applications in Vertical Industries
10.2 Smart Manufacturing Made Easy with 5G

11. Three primary 5G use cases In Manufacturing

12. Potential Applications of 5G in Smart Manufacturing
12.1 Device Monitoring
12.2 AR/VR
12.3 AGV/AMR
12.4 Digital Twin
12.4.1 Collect Product Data from Customers
12.4.2 Collect Simulation Data from Products under Production
12.4.3 Collect Data from Factory Facilities
12.5 AI
12.6 Cybersecurity
13. MIC Perspective

Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

List of Figures
Figure 1 5G Application Market Value in Healthcare Sector, 2020-2026
Figure 2 5G Market Value in the Energy Sector, 2020-2026
Figure 3 UAV Use Cases Enabled by 5G
Figure 4 AR/VR Use Cases
Figure 5 5G Applications in the Energy Sector
Figure 6 5G Market Value in Smart Manufacturing Sector, 2020 - 2026
Figure 7 Three Primary 5G Use Cases in Manufacturing
Figure 8 Blisk Uses 5G to Create Blisks with Integrated Vibration Sensors
Figure 9 Boeing Uses 5G and AR Glasses to Facilitate Electrical Wiring on Aircrafts
Figure 10 Applications of AGVs and AMRs in Factories
Figure 11 Boeing’s Digital Twin Application
Figure 12 Virtual Wall by Intel, ABB, and HP

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • ABB
  • ADRF
  • Aerial Robotix
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Belkin
  • Boeing
  • Boliden
  • Cradlepoint
  • Docomo
  • Ericsson
  • HP
  • Intel
  • KDDI
  • Komatsu
  • Kongsberg Geospatial
  • Koomeh Mine Pars
  • KT
  • McAfee
  • Mobilicom
  • NEC
  • Nokia
  • Obayashi
  • Qualcomm
  • Sioux Falls
  • SKT
  • Telia
  • Tesla
  • Verzion
  • 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