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5G Smart Antenna Market by Type (Switched Multi-Beam Antenna and Adaptive Array Antenna), Technology (SIMO, MISO, and MIMO), Use Case, Application, and Region 2022 - 2027

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  • 136 Pages
  • March 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mind Commerce
  • ID: 5308281
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This report evaluates the 5G smart antenna market including key players, technologies, and solutions. This includes analysis of product and service strategy for smart antenna vendors. The report evaluates the role and importance of smart antennas in terms of 5G network optimization including data speed coverage enhancement and quality of service preservation.





The report evaluates and provides forecasts for the smart antenna market by type (SIMO, MISO, MIMO), frequency range (FR1 and FR2),connectivity, and applications. It also assesses 5G smart antenna support of IoT solutions, providing forecasts for applications and services. The report includes revenue forecasts as well as projected smart antenna shipments from2022 to 2027. It also includes analysis and forecasts for smart surface solutions in 6G communications for 2030 through 2035.

Select Report Findings:

  • The market for 5G smart antennas in IoT will reach $8.36B by 2027
  • 5G will provide continuous mobility largely within only metropolitan areas
  • Multiple Input Multiple Output smart antennas represent the fastest-growing type
  • In addition to network optimization, smart antennas reduce energy needs and other resources
  • 5G antennas will be an absolute requirement to support the smart cities market and related services
  • Smart antennas will benefit greatly from interworking with next generation smart surfaces technologies
  • In terms of frequency ranges, FR1 will lead through 2027, but FR2 is growing nearly three times as fast at CAGR of 37.7%

Smart Antennas use Multiple Antennas

Smart antenna arrays use Multiple Input/Multiple Output(MIMO) at both the source (transmitter) and the destination (receiver) to improve signal quality. This is in contrast to non-array systems in which a single antenna (and signal path) is used at the source and the destination. The market for smart antennas is nothing new as they provide efficient coverage for2G, 3G, and LTE. However, 5G smart antennas will be necessary to provide mobility support for many new and enhanced apps and services such as virtual reality, self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and voice over 5G.

Smart Antennas use Beamforming

Beamforming represents the use of highly focused RF energy, which is directed at the point of need/use. This is in contrast to early technologies employed in cellular communications that were omni-directional in nature. Beamforming is used with 5G as higher frequencies are very prone to attenuation.

RF energy is focused in a narrow beam to exactly where it is needed rather than emanating the same energy in a broad area. Beamforming is especially useful for 5GNR as the higher frequency mmWave RF is subject to fading over distance and attenuation loss caused by hitting objects (buildings, cars, foliage, etc.).

A more directed beam of RF energy helps to ensure a greater probability of optimal bandwidth and signal quality. However, it is important to note that line of sight is still an issue as beamforming advantages are diminished with attenuation.

Smart Antennas to Interwork with Smart Surfaces

While largely in the R&D phase, smart surface technology will soon be productized for certain early adopter applications such as communications, heat dissipation, and various sensing solutions. The publisher sees smart surfaces initially being placed onto existing facilities such as factory walls, buildings and other assets. Over time, smart surfaces will be integrated into manufacturing and building materials. In enterprise environments, personnel will become increasingly less aware of the presence of smart surfaces as they will be prefabricated as part of walls, desks, etc.

The communications industry will benefit from smart surface technology as solutions will facilitate self-adaptable and/or reconfigurable materials that can modify radio signals between transmitters and receivers. This will enhance capacity, coverage, and security. It will also create opportunities for future applications such as positioning, localization and embedded computing/intelligence. The addition of reconfigurable feature/functionality creates an opportunity to offer wireless-on-demand as a service.

Because 6G RF operates in a much higher frequency range than even 5G mmWave, there will be significant coverage issues due to antennation issues. The publisher predicts that the beyond 5G market will be focused on the confluence of ultra-high-speed, ultra-low-latency, and ultra-reliability within a very short range. This is because we anticipate 6G market solutions to leverage the advantages of terahertz frequencies and minimize the disadvantages, which all revolve around issues related to RF operational issues in a post-millimeter wave environment.

To solve some of the anticipated challenges, the 6G will require some of the same innovative technologies that will be put in place starting with 5G NR such as smart surfaces for improved coverage and signal relay. The publisher also envisions advances in supporting technology areas such as edge computing. In fact, we see edge computing evolving as a shared responsibility between networks and devices.

Smart Antennas and Network Optimization

Smart antennas will improve 5G coverage and optimize capacity by focusing RF signals where they are needed the most. In addition, smart antennas enhance 5G application and service mobility by facilitating amore continuous connection, which may become particularly useful at 5G coverage seams. Otherwise, a 5G enabled user experience may degrade as hand-over from 5Gto LTE occurs.

5G cellular networks promise to improve many aspects of wireless communications, supporting enhanced mobile services, greater scalability for IoT systems, and ultra-reliable communications for mission-critical applications. A portion of these benefits will be based on the evolution of 4G LTE technologies as well as unique capabilities enabled by 5GNew Radio (5GNR), based on new infrastructure supporting millimeter wave (mmWave) RAN equipment.

5GNR especially needs smart antennas, because it utilizes mmWave RF propagation. 5GNR involves a much lower wavelength (millimeter as compared to centimeter to a meter for LTE) and therefore a higher frequency. Physics dictates that higher frequencies need more power and/or more coverage as an RF signal fades more than a lower frequency signal. This is why there will need to be at least an order of magnitude more antennas than required for LTE. Putting this into perspective, the US will go from roughly 30,000 antennas to 300,000 or more nationally.

5G antennas will be found virtually everywhere in metropolitan areas, but it will not be enough. While dramatically increased coverage will surely support many early 5G applications, such as fixed wireless (ISP alternative, backhaul, and fronthaul), it will not be enough to support continuous 5G mobility coverage. This will be vitally important for certain applications such as self-driving cars and connected vehicle services that often require high bandwidth on-demand.

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Table of Contents

1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 Introduction
2.1 What Makes an Antenna Smart
2.2 Smart Antenna Systems
2.3 Smart Antenna Benefits
2.4 Smart Antennas for 5G
2.4.1 Electronically Scanned Arrays and Phased Antenna Array Design
2.4.2 Slot Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna Array Synthesizer App
2.5 Smart Antenna Techniques
2.5.1 Fixed Switched Beam Arrays vs. Directional Finding Arrays
2.5.2 MRC, STBC, and Spatial Multiplexing
2.5.3 SIMO, MISO, and MIMO
2.5.4 Space Division Multiple Access
2.5.5 Beamforming
2.5.6 Smart Surfaces
2.6 Smart Antennas Market Factors
2.7 Smart Antennas Shipment and Sales
3.0 5G Smart Antenna Technology and Application Analysis
3.1 Smart Antenna Types
3.1.1 Switched Multi-beam Antennas
3.1.2 Adaptive Array Antennas
3.2 Digital Antenna Array
3.3 5G NR Infrastructure and Active Antennas
3.4 Mobile Device Antennas
3.5 System Connectivity
3.6 Adaptive Beamforming
3.6.1 Digital Beamforming
3.6.2 Hybrid Beamforming
3.7 5G MIMO Multiple Input/Multiple Output
3.8 Digital Signal Processing
3.9 Software Re-Programmability
3.10 Software Defined Radio
3.11 Smart Antennas Application Sectors
3.12 Smart Antennas in IoT
3.13 Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Network
4.0 5G Smart Antenna Market Dynamics
4.1 5G Smart Antenna Market Drivers
4.2 5G Smart Antenna Market Challenges
4.3 5G Smart Antenna Solution Considerations
4.4 5G Smart Antenna Use Case Analysis
4.4.1 Voice over 5G
4.4.2 Mission Critical Communications
4.4.3 Industrial Automation and Robotics
4.4.4 Connected and Self-Driving Vehicles
4.4.5 Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
5.0 Companies Overview
5.1 Ericsson
5.1.1 Overview
5.1.2 Recent Developments
5.2 Cobham Antenna Systems
5.2.1 Overview
5.2.2 Recent Developments
5.3 Intel Corporation
5.3.1 Overview
5.3.2 Recent Developments
5.4 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
5.4.1 Overview
5.4.2 Recent Developments
5.5 ArrayComm LLC
5.5.1 Overview
5.5.2 Recent Developments
5.6 Nokia Corporation
5.6.1 Overview
5.6.2 Recent Developments
5.7 Motorola Solutions Inc.
5.7.1 Overview
5.8 Broadcom Inc.
5.8.1 Overview
5.9 California Amplifier Inc.
5.9.1 Overview
5.10 Sierra Wireless (Accel Networks)
5.10.1 Overview
5.10.2 Recent Developments
5.11 ZHEJIANG JC Antenna Co. Ltd.
5.11.1 Overview
5.12 Qualcomm Incorporated
5.12.1 Overview
5.12.2 Recent Developments
5.13 Honeywell International Inc.
5.13.1 Overview
5.14 Linx Technologies
5.14.1 Overview
5.14.2 Recent Developments
5.15 Ruckus Networks
5.15.1 Overview
5.15.2 Recent Developments
5.16 ANSYS Inc.
5.16.1 Overview
5.17 Smart Antenna Technologies Ltd
5.17.1 Overview
5.18 NXP Semiconductors
5.18.1 Overview
5.18.2 Recent Developments
5.19 NEC Corporation
5.19.1 Overview
5.19.2 Recent Developments
5.20 COMMSCOPE
5.20.1 Overview
5.20.2 Recent Developments
5.21 PCTEL Inc.
5.21.1 Overview
5.21.2 Recent Developments
5.22 Comba Telecom
5.22.1 Overview
5.22.2 Recent Developments
5.23 Airgain Inc.
5.23.1 Overview
5.23.2 Recent Developments
5.24 Laird Technologies
5.24.1 Overview
5.24.2 Recent Developments
5.25 MediaTek Inc.
5.25.1 Overview
5.25.2 Recent Developments
5.26 LOCOSYS Technology Inc.
5.26.1 Overview
5.27 Leica Geosystems AG
5.27.1 Overview
5.27.2 Recent Developments
6.0 5G Smart Antenna Market Analysis and Forecasts
6.1 Global 5G Smart Antenna Market 2022 - 2027
6.1.1 Total 5G Smart Antenna Market 2022 - 2027
6.1.1.1 5G Smart Antenna Market by Type 2022 - 2027
6.1.2 5G Smart Antennas by Frequency Range 2022 - 2027
6.1.3 5G Smart Antennas by Network Type 2022 - 2027
6.1.4 5G Smart Antennas by Antenna Type 2022 - 2027
6.1.5 5G Smart Antennas by Connectivity System 2022 - 2027
6.1.6 5G Smart Antenna Market by Application 2022 - 2027
6.1.7 AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market 2022 - 2027
6.1.7.1 AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market by AI Technology 2022 - 2027
6.1.8 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT 2022 - 2027
6.1.8.1 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT by Application 2022 - 2027
6.2 Regional 5G Smart Antenna Market 2022 - 2027
6.2.1 5G Smart Antenna Market by Region 2022 - 2027
6.2.2 North America 5G Smart Antenna Market by Type, Technology, Application, AI, IoT, and Leading Country 2022 - 2027
6.2.3 Europe 5G Smart Antenna Market by Type, Technology, Application, AI, IoT, and Leading Country 2022 - 2027
6.2.4 APAC 5G Smart Antenna Market by Type, Technology, Application, AI, IoT, and Leading Country 2022 - 2027
6.2.5 Latin America 5G Smart Antenna Market by Type, Technology, Application, AI, IoT, and Leading Country 2022 - 2027
6.2.6 Middle East and Africa 5G Smart Antenna Market by Type, Technology, Application, AI, IoT, and Leading Country 2022 - 2027
7.0 Conclusions and Recommendations
8.0 Appendix: Smart Surfaces in 6G Communications
8.1 6G Communications Radio Frequency Challenges
8.2 Global 6G Communication Smart Surface Market 2030 - 2035
8.2.1.1 North America 6G Communication Smart Surface Market by Country
8.2.1.2 Europe 6G Communication Smart Surface Market by Country
8.2.1.3 APAC 6G Communication Smart Surface Market by Country
8.2.1.4 RoW 6G Communication Smart Surface Market by Country
List of Figures
Figure 1: Smart Antenna Architecture
Figure 2: 5G Directive High Gain Antenna
Figure 3: SIMO, MISO, and MIMO Architecture
Figure 4: Global Smart Antenna Unit Shipment 2022 - 2027
Figure 5: Smart Antenna Unit Shipment Percent by Price Range 2022 - 2027
Figure 6: Smart Antenna Unit Shipment Percent by Region 2022 - 2027
Figure 7: ArrayComm A-MAS Architecture
Figure 8: Nokia Antenna Solution Partner Ecosystem
Figure 9: D-SAS Control Function and Radio Resource Management Function
Figure 10: Smart Antenna Architecture
Figure 11: Global Total 5G Smart Antenna Market 2022 - 2027
Figure 12: Global AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market 2022 - 2027
Figure 13: Global 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT 2022 - 2027
Figure 14: North America AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market 2022 - 2027
Figure 15: North America 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT 2022 - 2027
Figure 16: Europe AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market 2022 - 2027
Figure 17: Europe 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT 2022 - 2027
Figure 18: APAC AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market 2022 - 2027
Figure 19: APAC 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT 2022 - 2027
Figure 20: Latin America AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market 2022 - 2027
Figure 21: Latin America 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT 2022 - 2027
Figure 22: MEA AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market 2022 - 2027
Figure 23: MEA 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT 2022 - 2027
Figure 24: Global 6G Communication Smart Surface Market 2030 - 2035
List of Tables
Table 1: Global 5G Smart Antenna by Segment 2022 - 2027
Table 2: Global 5G Smart Antennas by Frequency Range 2022 - 2027
Table 3: Global 5G Smart Antennas by Network Type 2022 - 2027
Table 4: Global 5G Smart Antennas by Antenna Type 2022 - 2027
Table 5: Global 5G Smart Antenna Market by Connectivity System 2022 - 2027
Table 6: Global 5G Smart Antenna Market by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 7: Global AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market by AI Technology 2022 - 2027
Table 8: Global 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 9: 5G Smart Antenna Market by Region 2022 - 2027
Table 10: North America 5G Smart Antenna by Segment 2022 - 2027
Table 11: North America 5G Smart Antenna by Antenna Type 2022 - 2027
Table 12: North America 5G Smart Antenna Market by Connectivity System 2022 - 2027
Table 13: North America 5G Smart Antenna Market by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 14: North America AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market by AI Technology 2022 - 2027
Table 15: North America 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 16: North America 5G Smart Antenna Market by Leading Country 2022 - 2027
Table 17: Europe 5G Smart Antenna by Segment 2022 - 2027
Table 18: Europe 5G Smart Antenna by Antenna Type 2022 - 2027
Table 19: Europe 5G Smart Antenna Market by Connectivity System 2022 - 2027
Table 20: Europe 5G Smart Antenna Market by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 21: Europe AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market by AI Technology 2022 - 2027
Table 22: Europe 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 23: Europe 5G Smart Antenna Market by Leading Country 2022 - 2027
Table 24: APAC 5G Smart Antenna by Segment 2022 - 2027
Table 25: APAC 5G Smart Antenna by Antenna Type 2022 - 2027
Table 26: APAC 5G Smart Antenna Market by Connectivity System 2022 - 2027
Table 27: APAC 5G Smart Antenna Market by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 28: APAC AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market by AI Technology 2022 - 2027
Table 29: APAC 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 30: APAC 5G Smart Antenna Market by Leading Country 2022 - 2027
Table 31: Latin America 5G Smart Antenna by Segment 2022 - 2027
Table 32: Latin America 5G Smart Antenna by Antenna Type 2022 - 2027
Table 33: Latin America 5G Smart Antenna Market by Connectivity System 2022 - 2027
Table 34: Latin America 5G Smart Antenna Market by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 35: Latin America AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market by AI Technology 2022 - 2027
Table 36: Latin America 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 37: Latin America 5G Smart Antenna Market by Leading Country 2022 - 2027
Table 38: MEA 5G Smart Antenna by Segment 2022 - 2027
Table 39: MEA 5G Smart Antenna by Antenna Type 2022 - 2027
Table 40: MEA 5G Smart Antenna Market by Connectivity System 2022 - 2027
Table 41: MEA 5G Smart Antenna Market by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 42: MEA AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market by AI Technology 2022 - 2027
Table 43: MEA 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT by Application 2022 - 2027
Table 44: MEA 5G Smart Antenna Market by Leading Country 2022 - 2027
Table 45: Global 6G Communication Smart Surface Market by Product Type 2030 - 2035
Table 46: Global 6G Communication Smart Surface Market by Materials Type 2030 - 2035
Table 47: Global 6G Communication Smart Surface Market by Region 2030 - 2035
Table 48: North America 6G Communication Smart Surface Market by Country 2030 - 2035
Table 49: Europe 6G Communication Smart Surface Market by Country 2030 - 2035
Table 50: APAC 6G Communication Smart Surface Market by Country 2030 - 2035
Table 51: RoW 6G Communication Smart Surface Market by Country 2030 - 2035

Companies Mentioned

  • Airgain Inc.
  • ANSYS Inc.
  • ArrayComm LLC
  • Broadcom Inc.
  • California Amplifier Inc.
  • Cobham Antenna Systems
  • Comba Telecom
  • COMMSCOPE
  • Ericsson
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • Laird Technologies
  • Leica Geosystems AG
  • Linx Technologies
  • LOCOSYS Technology Inc.
  • MediaTek Inc.
  • Motorola Solutions Inc.
  • NEC Corporation
  • Nokia Corporation
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • PCTEL Inc.
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Ruckus Networks
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
  • Sierra Wireless (Accel Networks)
  • Smart Antenna Technologies Ltd
  • ZHEJIANG JC Antenna Co. Ltd.

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