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The Global Market for 6G Communications Devices and Materials 2024-2044

  • Report

  • 300 Pages
  • October 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Future Markets, Inc
  • ID: 5897146

The 6G market is poised for massive growth over the next decade, driven by the need for ultra-fast and high-capacity wireless connectivity. 6G networks are expected to succeed the current 5G technology by 2030, bringing theoretical peak speeds of 1 Tbps compared to 20 Gbps for 5G. Since the deployment of 1G networks in the 1980s, each generation of wireless communication has brought massive leaps in speed, latency and connectivity. 6G is anticipated to continue this progression with peak data rates up to 1 Terabit per second (1 Tbps), sub 1-millisecond latency and the ability to simultaneously connect over 100 billion devices. Compared to 5G, 6G aims to provide:

  • 10 to 50 times higher data rates
  • 10 to 100 times more connected devices
  • 99.999% reliability
  • 100% coverage everywhere

Key drivers for 6G include connecting the Internet of Everything, enabling high-fidelity immersive extended reality, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication for autonomous driving, and extremely dense wireless connectivity for smart cities.

The Global Market for 6G Communications Devices and Materials 2024-2044 provides a comprehensive analysis of 6G wireless communication technologies and markets. The report analyzes 6G's transformative impact across telecom, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare and other sectors. In-depth technology assessment covers 6G spectrum, network architectures, hardware, materials like graphene and reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, security, artificial intelligence and other innovations. 38 company profiles analyze the 6G development, partnerships and IP landscape.

Report contents include:

  • Evolution from 1G to 6G
  • 5G limitations and 6G benefits
  • 6G advanced materials and recent hardware
  • 6G market outlook, drivers and challenges
  • 6G applications, key geographies, players
  • 6G government initiatives, roadmap, sustainability
  • 6G spectrum, devices, services
  • THz communication technologies
  • 6G network architectures
  • Global 6G architecture concepts
  • 6G radio system, non-terrestrial networks
  • Internet of Things, edge computing, AI/ML
  • Materials and Technologies
    • Phase array antennas and modules
    • Packaging, inorganic compounds, elements
    • Organic compounds, semiconductor materials
    • CMOS, SiGe, GaAs, InP for 6G
    • Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces
    • Metamaterials, low-loss materials
    • Cell-free Massive MIMO, graphene
    • Thermal management, photoactive materials
  • Market Forecasts 2024-2040
    • 6G market revenue forecasts
    • Base station and RIS tile forecasts
    • Pricing forecasts for RIS tiles
  • 38 Company Profiles. Companies profiled include Apple, Ericsson, LG Electronics, META, Nokia, NTT Corporation, Samsung, and SK Telecomm.

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Table of Contents

2.1 From 1G to 6G
2.2 Evolution from 5G Networks
2.2.1 Limitations with 5G
2.2.2 Benefits of 6G
2.2.3 Advanced materials in 6G
2.2.4 Recent hardware developments
2.3 Current market
2.4 Market outlook for 6G
2.4.1 Proliferation in Consumer Technology
2.4.2 Industrial and Enterprise Transformation
2.4.3 Economic Competitiveness
2.4.4 Sustainability and Inclusion
2.5 Market drivers
2.6 Market challenges and bottlenecks
2.7 Applications
2.7.1 Connected Autonomous Vehicle Systems
2.7.2 Next Generation Industrial Automation
2.7.3 Healthcare Solutions
2.7.4 Immersive Extended Reality Experiences
2.8 Key geographical markets for 6G
2.8.1 North America
2.8.2 Asia Pacific
2.8.3 Europe
2.9 Main market players
2.10 6G projects, by country
2.11 Global 6G government initiatives
2.12 6G hardware roadmap
2.13 SWOT analysis
2.14 Sustainability in 6G

3.1 6G spectrum
3.2 Applications of 6G
3.3 6G devices and infrastructure
3.4 6G services
3.5 Key technologies for THz communication
3.6 6G networks
3.6.1 SAGIN - Space-air-ground integrated networks
3.6.2 Underwater
3.6.3 Key Technologies
3.6.4 AI-powered 6G networks
3.7 Global architecture concepts for 6G networks
3.7.1 Cell-Free Massive MIMO
3.7.2 Integrated Space and Terrestrial Networks
3.7.3 AI-Defined Networking
3.7.4 Energy Harvesting Grids
3.7.5 Visible Light Communication
3.7.6 Quantum Backbones
3.7.7 Internet of Bio-Nano Things
3.7.8 Terahertz Mesh Networks
3.7.9 AI-Optimized Topologies
3.7.10 THz wireless
3.7.11 Holographic beamforming
3.7.12 Intelligent reflecting surfaces
3.7.13 TeraHertz amplification
3.7.14 Visible light sensing
3.7.15 Quantum communication
3.7.16 Bio-computing networks
3.7.17 Blockchain
3.8 6G Radio system
3.8.1 Overview Millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications THz communications Optical wireless communications
3.8.2 Bandwidth and Modulation
3.8.3 Power consumption
3.9 6G Non-terrestrial networks
3.9.1 Overview
3.9.2 Commercial activities
3.10 Internet of things (IoT)
3.10.1 Smart cities
3.10.2 Smart radio environments
3.10.3 Smart healthcare
3.10.4 Smart grid
3.10.5 Smart transportation
3.10.6 Smart factories
3.10.7 Smart farming
3.11 Edge computing
3.12 Artificial intelligence and machine learning

4.1 Phase array antennas
4.1.1 Overview
4.1.2 Antenna types
4.2 Phase array modules
4.2.1 Overview
4.2.2 Commercial and proof-of-concepts
4.3 Packaging technologies
4.3.1 Overview
4.3.2 Antenna packages
4.4 Inorganic compounds
4.4.1 Overview
4.4.2 Materials
4.5 Elements
4.5.1 Overview
4.5.2 Materials
4.6 Organic compounds
4.6.1 Overview
4.6.2 Materials
4.7 Semiconductor devices and materials
4.8 Semiconductor technologies for 6G
4.8.1 CMOS CMOS technology - Bulk vs SOI RF CMOS technology CMOS and hybrid lll-V CMOS approaches sub-THz 6G CMOS design PD-SOI CMOS and SiGe BiCMOS for 6G
4.8.2 SiGe RF SiGe technology
4.8.3 GaAs and GaN
4.8.4 InP
4.8.5 Si vs III-V semiconductors Key Differences
4.8.6 Semiconductor technology choices for THz RF
4.8.7 Key THz Technologies
4.8.8 Challenges
4.9 Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS)
4.9.1 Overview
4.9.2 Applications in 6G
4.9.3 Semi-passive and active RIS materials and components
4.9.4 Hardware
4.9.5 Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
4.9.6 Liquid crystal polymers (LCP) for RIS
4.9.7 Beam management
4.9.8 Companies
4.9.9 SWOT analysis
4.10 Metamaterials
4.10.1 Overview
4.10.2 Applications Reconfigurable antennas Wireless sensing Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 5G and 6G Metasurfaces for Wireless Communications Hypersurfaces Active material patterning Optical ENX metamaterials Metamaterials for RIS Liquid crystal polymers
4.10.3 Companies
4.10.4 SWOT analysis
4.11 Low-loss materials
4.11.1 Overview
4.11.2 6G low-loss materials
4.11.3 Companies
4.11.4 SWOT analysis
4.12 Cell-Free Massive MIMO
4.12.1 Overview
4.12.2 Cellular mMIMO, network mMIMO, and cell-free mMIMO
4.13 Fiber optics
4.13.1 Overview
4.13.2 Materials and applications in 6G
4.14 Graphene and 2D materials
4.14.1 Overview
4.14.2 Applications Supercapacitors, LiC and pseudocapacitors Graphene transistors Graphene THz device structures
4.15 Thermal management
4.15.1 Overview
4.15.2 Thermal materials and structures for 6G
4.15.3 Companies
4.15.4 SWOT analysis
4.16 Smart EM devices
4.16.1 Overview
4.17 Photoactive materials
4.17.1 Overview
4.17.2 Applications in 6G
4.18 Silicon carbide
4.18.1 Overview
4.18.2 Applications in 6G
4.19 Phase-Change Materials
4.19.1 Overview
4.19.2 Applications in 6G
4.20 Vanadium dioxide
4.20.1 Overview
4.20.2 Applications in 6G
4.21 Micro- mechanics, MEMS and microfluidics
4.21.1 Overview
4.21.2 Applications in 6G
4.22 Beyond communications markets and applications
4.22.1 THz Sensing
4.22.2 THz Imaging

5.1 Market revenues
5.2 Base stations
5.3 RIS tiles
5.3.1 Pricing forecasts
5.3.2 By square meter
5.3.3 By revenues

6 COMPANY PROFILES (38 company profiles)7 REFERENCES
List of Tables
Table 1. Evolution of 1G to 5G mobile wireless communications
Table 2. Key differences from 5G
Table 3. Limitations with 5G
Table 4. Advanced materials in 6G
Table 5. Market drivers and trends in 6G
Table 6. Market challenges and bottlenecks in 6G
Table 7. Main market players in 6G
Table 8. Global 6G government initiatives
Table 9. Comparison of spectrum bands for 6G
Table 10. 6G applications
Table 11. 6G devices and infrastructure
Table 12. Key technologies enabling THz communication
Table 13. Comparison between conventional MIMO and massive MIMO
Table 14. Comparison between electronic THz design and communication systems
Table 15. Key THz Technologies
Table 16. Antenna types in 6G
Table 17. Inorganic compounds in 6G communications
Table 18. Elements in 6G communications
Table 19. Organic compounds in 6G communications
Table 20. State of the art RF transistors performance
Table 21. Comparison of silicon (Si) based semiconductors versus III-V compound semiconductors for applications in 6G communications
Table 22. semiconductor technology choice for THz RF
Table 23. key THz Technologies
Table 24. Transistor performance metrics of different semiconductor technologies
Table 25. Power amplifier benchmarks by bands
Table 26. Challenges for semiconductor for THz communications,
Table 27. RIS operation phases
Table 28. Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) for 6G
Table 29. RIS prototypes
Table 30. RIS vs traditional reflecting array antennas,
Table 31. Companies developing RIS technology
Table 32. Applications of metamaterials in 6G
Table 33. Unmet need, metamaterial solution and markets
Table 34. Companies developing metamaterials and metasurfaces for 6G
Table 35. 6G low-loss materials
Table 36. Low-loss material choices from 5G to 6G
Table 37. Companies developing 6G low-loss materials
Table 38. Benefits and challenges of cell-free mMIMO
Table 39. Thermal materials and structures for 6G
Table 40. Companies developing 6G thermal management materials
Table 41. photoactive materials being investigated for applications around 1 THz for future 6G wireless systems
Table 42. Global market revenue for 6G communications, by market, 2024-2044 (billions USD)
Table 43. 5G base stations market forecast to 2044 (billions USD)
Table 44. 6G base stations market forecast to 2044 (billions USD)
Table 45. Forecasts for RIS tiles, 2024-2044 (billion sq. meter)
Table 46. Forecasts for RIS tiles, 2024-2044 (billion USD)

List of Figures
Figure 1. Evolution of Mobile Networks: From 1G to 6G
Figure 2. Radio coverage of 6G
Figure 3. 6G hardware roadmap
Figure 4. 6G communications SWOT analysis
Figure 5. 6G spectrum
Figure 6. 6G world in 2030
Figure 7. Key services and roadmap for 6G
Figure 8. 6G-SAGIN architecture
Figure 9. 6G System Architecture Design
Figure 10. Cell-Free Massive MIMO systems
Figure 11. Space-Terrestrial Integrated Network
Figure 12. Visible Light Communication in 6G
Figure 13. Internet of Bio-Nano Things
Figure 14. An illustration of electromagnetic spectrum
Figure 15. Network platforms with MEC
Figure 16. Phased array antennas for 6G
Figure 17. 16-channel 140 GHz phased-array module (middle), dual-channel 140 GHz RFICs (left), 128-element antenna array (right)
Figure 18. Novel antenna-in-package (AiP) for mmWave systems
Figure 19. Stack-up AiP module on a system board
Figure 20. RF Si interposer with integrated InP and CMOS devices and antenna array in a package
Figure 21. GaAs based amplifier
Figure 22. InP power amplifiers
Figure 23. Reconfigurable intelligent reflecting surfaces aided mobile
Figure 24. RIS Architecture
Figure 25. SWOT analysis for RIS in 6G communications
Figure 26. Wireless charging technology prototype
Figure 27. Flat-panel satellite antenna (top) and antenna mounted on a vehicle (bottom)
Figure 28. META Transparent Window Film
Figure 29. SWOT analysis for metamaterials in 6G
Figure 30. SWOT analysis for low-loss materials for 6G
Figure 31. SWOT analysis for thermal management materials and structures for 6G
Figure 32. Global market revenue for 6G communications, by market, 2024-2040 (billions USD)
Figure 33. Global market revenue for 6G communications
Figure 34. Pricing forecasts 2024-2044, per square meter ($)
Figure 35. Forecasts for RIS tiles, 2024-2044 (billion sq. meter)
Figure 36. Forecasts for RIS tiles, 2024-2044 (billion USD)
Figure 37. metaAIR
Figure 38. Left) Image of beamforming using phased-array wireless device. (Right) Comparison of previously reported transmission with beamforming wireless devices and this achievement
Figure 39. Radi-cool metamaterial film

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

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

  • Apple
  • Ericsson
  • LG Electronics
  • META
  • Nokia
  • NTT Corporation
  • Samsung
  • SK Telecom