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5G Network Slicing by Infrastructure, Spectrum Band, Segment, Industry Vertical, Application and Services 2020 - 2025

  • ID: 5136946
  • Report
  • August 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 142 Pages
  • Mind Commerce

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Enterprise and Industrial Apps will Lead the Network Slicing Market followed by Public Safety

This report evaluates enabling technologies and the market outlook for 5G network slicing. The report provides market opportunity analysis including Configuration Management, Performance Management, Service Level Agreements, and more. The report also includes 5G Network Slicing by specific use cases such as Smart Manufacturing, which includes Remote Monitoring, Supply Chain Management, Asset Management, Real-Time Monitoring, and Network Monitoring. In addition, the report provides an assessment of major segments such as 5G network slicing in consumer, enterprise, and industrial IoT. The report includes global forecasts for each area covered as well as regional estimates for 5G network slicing by segment, RF band, application, and industry vertical through 2025.

As networks become increasingly more complex, we see service providers taking a more intent-based networking approach to network management. Accordingly, leading carriers are incorporating various forms of network optimization such as network slicing into their OSS/BSS capabilities. This will be particularly important with 5G as the use cases for future applications and services are many and varied in terms of type, industry vertical focus, and requirements.

5G network slicing enables a highly programmable multi-service architecture, which consists of three layers (1) Service Instance Layer, (2) Network Slice Instance Layer, and (3) Resource Layer. One important architecture component is the Slice Selection Function (SSF), which handles device attach requests and new service establishments. The SSF selects an optimal slice based on user information, device type, and capabilities. This supports one of the important goals of radio access management, which is to support configuration rules for each slice. 5G network slicing also allows for core networks to be logically separated in terms of connectivity and network capabilities. Separation of the control plane and user plane is a key aspect of the 5G network slicing market, allowing resources to be scaled independently.

One of the opportunities for carriers is to leverage 5G network slicing for new business development by way of expanded capabilities for virtual network operators (VNO). Since 5G network slicing enables multiple logical networks to act in an independent manner operationally, a VNO could support many different types of customers including consumers, enterprise, and industrial businesses. A network slice could be completely different for a consumer using an eMBB application versus an industrial URLLC application. For example, 5G network slicing allows for isolation of bandwidth, processing, storage, and Traffic. This allows resources to be allocated for QoS-specific needs.

Perhaps one of the most promising areas for carriers is to leverage 5G network slicing market capabilities to offer dynamic slicing with differentiated pricing based on customer needs and resource availability. Factors to consider for each slice allocation include bandwidth availability, latency support, and overall network elasticity to scale to customer needs. Additional factors that determine value and cost to the customer include network homogeneity, connection density, and type of connection.

Service providers must take into account use case-specific requirements and parameters, which at the highest level is broken down into three distinct 5G service categories as follows:

  • Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB): Mobile broadband-based apps including video watching, browsing, Mobile Office/Productivity, and cloud-based gaming.
  • Ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC): Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Telepresence (includes Holographic calling), Teleoperation/Tele-robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, UAV/Drone Operation, Public Safety, Smart Buildings and other latency-sensitive applications
  • Massive machine-type communications (mMTC): 5G will facilitate a highly scalable M2M network for many IoT applications, particularly those that do not require high bandwidth.

One of the more important challenges with 5G is juggling multiple requirements found within each category, which are also often mutually exclusive. For example, URLLC applications require high reliability (e.g. works exactly as it is supposed to work exactly when it’s needed) yet also require very low latency and very high bandwidth. Achieving all three of these in support of quality of service and quality of experience requirements for demanding customers such as smart factories will be a major challenge for service providers. 5G network slicing provides a means by which each of these different use cases may have its own portion of available frequently and associated assignable Quality of Service (QoS) and/or Quality of Experience (QoE) configuration.

5G network slicing enables communication service providers (CSP) to balance the disparate requirements between eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC applications such as availability/reliability, bandwidth, connectivity, cost, elasticity, and latency. Each major service offering type (Mobile Broadband, Massive IoT, and Mission Critical Communications) will benefit from the ability to allocate a cross-domain, on-demand data pipe with strict QoS/QoE requirements met for any wireless device connected to the network. This is accomplished by breaking down a given service (such as a URLLC dependent critical communications service) into sub-services, which are in turn mapped to features/capabilities within a network slice.

One of the ways it does this is through the separation of the control plan (CP) and user plane (UP) architectures, allowing for each to scale independently and for CSPs to choose network functions (NF) and resources with optimal efficiency. This is accomplished fundamentally by way of 5G designed to be a services-based architecture (SBA). The SBA approach allows CSPs to map communications and computing functions together and to better orchestrate service delivery. This represents a programmable 5G multi-service architecture that facilitates the delivery of microservices on a per-use case basis while simultaneously supporting CSP goals to achieve customization and flexibility in a cost-effective manner that manages multiple inter-dependent requirements.

Leading CSPs will leverage their investment in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to optimize network slice allocation as well as overall network management and 5G orchestration. Network resources are deployed in a manner in which network elements and functions may be easily configured and reused. Physical elements are sliced logically into multiple virtual networks, which may be combined with various network functions on a case by case basis. 5G network slicing market participants need to understand that SDN and NFV support soft slicing and hard slicing respectively, but they also work closely together to provide highly flexible slicing allocations.

In support of these goals, carriers are planning for networks to ultimately become fully cloud-native in terms of virtualized infrastructure with programmatic services. The 5G network slicing market also supports carrier OSS functions such as the capability to support Self-Organizing Network (SON) algorithms to enable automatic slice instance creation. This SON and network slicing integration will allow for the creation of slices-on-demand in a highly automated manner.

Through this virtualization and a programmatic slicing approach, functions may reside on the same or different physical elements. In other words, core networks may be logically separated with a given network slice representing a custom set of deliverables (availability, bandwidth, etc.). 5G network slicing instances may run on the same infrastructure, shared infrastructure, or separate infrastructure based on CSP decisions relative to cost, availability, and capabilities of network resources. With a radio network agnostic core network, CSPs may leverage a stand-alone, converged 5G network core to support virtually any air interface including 5G New Radio (5G NR), LTE, and WiFi.

Equally important is the ability to allocate computational resources associated with a given network slice. More specifically, mobile edge computing (MEC) provides optimization of 5G network resources including focusing communications and computational capacity where it is needed the most. Whereas MEC is helpful for LTE, it is critical for 5G, as without it, 5G would continue to rely upon back-haul to centralized cloud resources for storage and computing, diminishing much of the otherwise positive impact of latency reduction enabled by 5G NR. Network slicing may be used to allocate critical MEC resources on a use case basis as per the unique demands of a given industry, customer, and service instance.

Leading CSPs will also take an end-to-end approach to 5G network slicing that leverages disaggregation and virtualization of both radio and core network elements. In the core network, NFV and SDN capabilities are leveraged to meet QoS/QoE requirements, whereas in the radio network separation of radio access network (RAN) elements by real-time vs. static functions is important to 5G network slicing. 5G networks split the RAN into centralized and distributed units, enabling a virtualized RAN (vRAN).

By leveraging this separation of equipment and functions via the vRAN architecture, CSPs may allocate either static or dynamic resources with the former providing guaranteed allocation and the latter providing a shared resource with improved network optimization. This is all managed logically through mapping a network slice ID to a set of configuration rules in the RAN. Among other things, advantages include the ability to allocate slice-specific network functions in some cases and common control functions across network slices as use cases may dictate.

Target Audience:

  • Network operators
  • Infrastructure providers
  • Network optimization companies
  • Application and service developers
  • OSS software and platform providers

Select Report Findings:

  • The network slicing market will reach $5.8B globally by 2025
  • The high-band spectrum allocation at $2.95B be the largest global opportunity
  • North America will lead the market, reaching $2.1B by 2025, with preponderance in the USA
  • Enterprise and industrial applications will lead the market followed by public safety solutions
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1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction
2.1 Network Slicing
2.2 Enabling Technologies
2.2.1 Software Defined Networks (SDN)
2.2.2 Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
2.2.3 SDN and NFV Synergies for 5G Service Classes
2.3 Related Technology: Edge Computing

3 5G Network Capabilities and Requirements
3.1 The Road to Fifth Generation Wireless
3.2 5G Technology, Capabilities, and Challenges
3.3 5G Applications and Services by Segment
3.3.1 5G Consumer Applications
3.3.2 5G Business Applications

4 5G Network Slicing Market Analysis and Forecasts
4.1 Global Market Forecast 2020 - 2025
4.1.1 Total 5G Network Slicing Market
4.1.2 5G Network Slicing Market by Segment
4.1.3 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Spectrum Bands
4.1.4 5G Network Slicing Application Market
4.1.5 5G Network Slicing Market by Industry Vertical
4.2 Regional Market Forecast 2020 - 2025
4.2.1 5G Network Slicing Market by Region
4.2.2 North America 5G Network Slicing Market 2020 - 2025
4.2.3 Europe 5G Network Slicing Market 2020 - 2025
4.2.4 APAC 5G Network Slicing Market 2020 - 2025
4.2.5 MEA 5G Network Slicing Market
4.2.6 Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market 2020 - 2025

5 Conclusions and Recommendations

6 Appendix: Edge Computing
6.1 Edge Computing Market Deployment
6.2 Edge Computing Operational Considerations
6.3 Mobile Edge Computing and Network Slicing

Figures
Figure 1: 5G Network Slicing Model
Figure 2: Software Defined Network Architecture
Figure 3: Network Function Virtualization Options
Figure 4: Mobile Edge Computing vs. Core Cloud
Figure 5: 5G Service Categories
Figure 6: 5G in Private Networks
Figure 7: Global 5G Network Slicing Market 2020 - 2025
Figure 8: 5G Network Slicing Growth Outlook 2020 - 2025
Figure 9: 5G Network Slicing Market by Region 2020 - 2025
Figure 10: 5G Network Slicing Market by North America Country 2020 - 2025
Figure 11: 5G Network Slicing Market by Europe Country 2020 - 2025
Figure 12: 5G Network Slicing Market by MEA Country 2020 - 2025
Figure 13: 5G Network Slicing Market by Latin America Country 2020 - 2025
Figure 14: Mobile Edge Computing and 5G Network Slicing

Tables
Table 1: Global 5G Network Slicing Market by Segment 2020 - 2025
Table 2: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Market by Segment
Table 3: Global 5G Network Slicing Market by Technology Solution Type 2020 - 2025
Table 4: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Market by Technology Solution
Table 5: Global 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Components Type 2020 - 2025
Table 6: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Market by Technology Solution
Table 7: Global 5G Network Slicing Market by Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 8: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Market by Managed vs. Professional Service
Table 9: Global 5G Network Slicing Market by Professional Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 10: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Market by Professional Service Type
Table 11: Global 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 12: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Management
Table 13: Global 5G Network Slicing QoE Service Market by Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 14: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing QoE Client Service Market
Table 15: Global 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slicing Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 16: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Management Service Market
Table 17: Global 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slice Life Cycle Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 18: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Life Cycle Management Service Market
Table 19: Global 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Configuration Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 20: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Configuration Management Service Market
Table 21: Global 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Performance Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 22: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Performance Management Service Market
Table 23: Global 5G Network Slicing Service Market by SLA Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 24: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing SLA Service Clients Market
Table 25: Global 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Orchestration Type 2020 - 2025
Table 26: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Network Orchestration Service Market
Table 27: Global 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Spectrum Bands 2020 - 2025
Table 28: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Spectrum Bands
Table 29: Global 5G Network Slicing Market by Application Sector 2020 - 2025
Table 30: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Application Market
Table 31: Global 5G Network Slicing Market by Consumer IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 32: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Consumer IoT Application Market
Table 33: Global 5G Network Slicing Market by Enterprise/Industrial IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 34: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Enterprise/Industrial IoT Application Market
Table 35: Global 5G Network Slicing Market by Smart Manufacturing Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 36: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Smart Manufacturing Application Market
Table 37: Global 5G Network Slicing Market by Industry Vertical 2020 - 2025
Table 38: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Market by Industry Vertical
Table 39: 5G Network Slicing Market by Region 2020 - 2025
Table 40: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by Segment 2020 - 2025
Table 41: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by Technology Solution Type 2020 - 2025
Table 42: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Components Type 2020 - 2025
Table 43: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 44: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by Professional Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 45: North America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 46: North America 5G Network Slicing QoE Service Market by Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 47: North America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slicing Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 48: North America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slice Life Cycle Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 49: North America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Configuration Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 50: North America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Performance Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 51: North America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by SLA Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 52: North America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Orchestration Type 2020 - 2025
Table 53: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Spectrum Bands 2020 - 2025
Table 54: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by Application Sector 2020 - 2025
Table 55: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by Consumer IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 56: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by Enterprise/Industrial IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 57: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by Smart Manufacturing Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 58: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by Industry Vertical 2020 - 2025
Table 59: North America 5G Network Slicing Market by Country 2020 - 2025
Table 60: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by Segment 2020 - 2025
Table 61: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by Technology Solution Type 2020 - 2025
Table 62: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Components Type 2020 - 2025
Table 63: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 64: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by Professional Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 65: Europe 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 66: Europe 5G Network Slicing QoE Service Market by Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 67: Europe 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slicing Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 68: Europe 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slice Life Cycle Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 69: Europe 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Configuration Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 70: Europe 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Performance Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 71: Europe 5G Network Slicing Service Market by SLA Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 72: Europe 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Orchestration Type 2020 - 2025
Table 73: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Spectrum Bands 2020 - 2025
Table 74: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by Application Sector 2020 - 2025
Table 75: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by Consumer IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 76: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by Enterprise/Industrial IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 77: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by Smart Manufacturing Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 78: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by Industry Vertical 2020 - 2025
Table 79: Europe 5G Network Slicing Market by Country 2020 - 2025
Table 80: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by Segment 2020 - 2025
Table 81: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by Technology Solution Type 2020 - 2025
Table 82: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Components Type 2020 - 2025
Table 83: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 84: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by Professional Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 85: APAC 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 86: APAC 5G Network Slicing QoE Service Market by Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 87: APAC 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slicing Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 88: APAC 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slice Life Cycle Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 89: APAC 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Configuration Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 90: APAC 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Performance Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 91: APAC 5G Network Slicing Service Market by SLA Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 92: APAC 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Orchestration Type 2020 - 2025
Table 93: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Spectrum Bands 2020 - 2025
Table 94: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by Application Sector 2020 - 2025
Table 95: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by Consumer IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 96: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by Enterprise/Industrial IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 97: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by Smart Manufacturing Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 98: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by Industry Vertical 2020 - 2025
Table 99: APAC 5G Network Slicing Market by Country 2020 - 2025
Table 100: Market Share: 5G Network Slicing Market by APAC Country
Table 101: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by Segment 2020 - 2025
Table 102: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by Technology Solution Type 2020 - 2025
Table 103: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Components Type 2020 - 2025
Table 104: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 105: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by Professional Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 106: MEA 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 107: MEA 5G Network Slicing QoE Service Market by Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 108: MEA 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slicing Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 109: MEA 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slice Life Cycle Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 110: MEA 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Configuration Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 111: MEA 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Performance Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 112: ME&A 5G Network Slicing Service Market by SLA Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 113: MEA 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Orchestration Type 2020 - 2025
Table 114: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Spectrum Bands 2020 - 2025
Table 115: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by Application Sector 2020 - 2025
Table 116: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by Consumer IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 117: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by Enterprise/Industrial IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 118: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by Smart Manufacturing Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 119: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by Industry Vertical 2020 - 2025
Table 120: MEA 5G Network Slicing Market by Country 2020 - 2025
Table 121: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by Segment 2020 - 2025
Table 122: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by Technology Solution Type 2020 - 2025
Table 123: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Components Type 2020 - 2025
Table 124: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 125: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by Professional Service Type 2020 - 2025
Table 126: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 127: Latin America 5G Network Slicing QoE Service Market by Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 128: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slicing Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 129: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Slice Life Cycle Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 130: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Configuration Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 131: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Performance Management Type 2020 - 2025
Table 132: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by SLA Clients 2020 - 2025
Table 133: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Service Market by Network Orchestration Type 2020 - 2025
Table 134: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Spectrum Bands 2020 - 2025
Table 135: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by Application Sector 2020 - 2025
Table 136: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by Consumer IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 137: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by Enterprise/Industrial IoT Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 138: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by Smart Manufacturing Application Type 2020 - 2025
Table 139: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by Industry Vertical 2020 - 2025
Table 140: Latin America 5G Network Slicing Market by Country 2020 - 2025

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