The “5G Wireless Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Technologies, Applications, Verticals, Strategies & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the emerging 5G ecosystem including key market drivers, challenges, enabling technologies, usage scenarios, vertical market applications, mobile operator deployment commitments, case studies, spectrum availability/allocation, standardization, research initiatives and vendor strategies. The report also presents forecasts for 5G investments and operator services.

Although 2020 has conventionally been regarded as the headline date for 5G commercialization, the very first standardized deployments of the technology are expected to be commercialized as early as 2019 with the 3GPP’s initial 5G specifications set to be implementation-ready by March 2018. Between 2019 and 2025, we expect the 5G network infrastructure market to aggressively grow at a CAGR of nearly 70%, eventually accounting for $28 Billion in annual spending by the end of 2025. These infrastructure investments will be complemented by annual shipments of up to 520 Million 5G-capable devices.

This study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market segments they should focus upon during the next five years to prioritize their efforts and investments.

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These stakeholders include more than 100 companies both manufacturing and providing services in 5G Wireless Ecosystem such as,

3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project), 5G Americas, 5G Forum, South Korea, 5G PPP (5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership), 5G TSA (5G Open Trial Specification Alliance), 5GAA (5G Automotive Association), 5GMF (Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum, Japan), 5GRUS, 5GTF (5G Technical Forum), 5GTR (Turkish 5G Forum), Alcatel-Lucent, Alpental Technologies, Alphabet, América Móvil, Anatel (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes), Arcep, Argela, ARIB (Association of Radio Industries and Businesses), Arqiva, Ascenta, AT&T, AT&T Mexico, Athena Wireless Communications, ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions), Avanti Communications and other major players in the market.

Countries Covered are: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros Islands, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Rep of Congo (ex-Zaire), Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

The report has the following key findings:

– The Unites States and South Korea are spearheading early investments in pre-standards 5G trial networks, as mobile operators rush to be the first to offer 5G networks. SNS Research estimates that by the end of 2017, pre-standards 5G network investments are expected to account for over $250 Million.
– Following completion of the 3GPP’s first phase of 5G specifications in March 2018, The Research expects that early adopters across the globe will simultaneously begin commercializing 5G services in 2019.
– Between 2019 and 2025, we expect the 5G network infrastructure market to aggressively grow at a CAGR of nearly 70%, eventually accounting for $28 Billion in annual spending by the end of 2025.
– Although early 5G R&D investments have primarily targeted the radio access segment, network-slicing has recently emerged as necessary “end-to-end” capability to guarantee performance for different 5G applications which may have contrasting requirements.
– In order to support diverse usage scenarios, 5G networks are expected to utilize a variety of frequency bands ranging from established sub-6 GHz cellular bands to millimeter wave spectrum.

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The report covers the following topics:
– 5G NR (New Radio) and NextGen (Next Generation) system architecture
– Market drivers and barriers to the adoption of 5G networks
– 5G requirements, usage scenarios, vertical markets and applications
– Key enabling technologies including air interface design, higher frequency radio access, advanced antenna systems, flexible duplex schemes, D2D (Device-to-Device) connectivity, dynamic spectrum access, self-backhauling and network slicing
– Complementary concepts including NFV, SDN, hyperscale data centers, Cloud RAN, satellite communications and aerial networking platforms
– Case studies and review of mobile operator 5G commitments
– 5G standardization, development and research initiatives
– Analysis of spectrum availability and allocation strategies for 5G networks
– Competitive assessment of vendor strategies
– Review of investments on R&D and pre-standards 5G networks
– Standardized 5G infrastructure, user equipment and operator service forecasts till 2030

Global 5G Wireless Ecosystem Sales (K Units) by Application (2017-2030)

Market Segment

 by Regions

2017 2018 2030 Market Share (%) CGAR (%)


Asia Pacific xx xx xx xx% xx%
Eastern Europe xx xx xx xx% xx%
Latin & Central America xx xx xx xx% xx%
Middle East & Africa xx xx xx xx% xx%
North America xx xx xx xx% xx%
Western Europe xx xx xx xx% xx%
Total xx xx xx 100% xx%

The report provides answers to the following key questions:

– How big is the opportunity for 5G network infrastructure, user equipment and operator services?
– What trends, challenges and barriers will influence the development and adoption of 5G?
– How will 5G drive the adoption of AR (Augmented Reality)/VR (Virtual Reality) applications such as 3D holographic telepresence and 360 degree streaming of live events?
– How have advanced antenna and chip technologies made it possible to utilize millimeter wave spectrum for mobile communications in 5G networks?
– How can non-orthogonal multiple access schemes such as RSMA (Resource Spread Multiple Access) enable 5G networks to support higher connection densities for Millions of IoT devices?
– What will be the number of 5G subscriptions in 2019 and at what rate will it grow?
– Which regions and countries will be the first to adopt 5G?
– Which frequency bands are most likely to be utilized by 5G networks?
– Who are the key 5G vendors and what are their strategies?
– Will 5G networks rely on a disaggregated RAN architecture?
– How will 5G impact the fiber industry?
– Will satellite communications and aerial networking platforms play a wider role in 5G networks?

Forecast Segmentation Market forecasts are provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories:

5G R&D Investments:
– New Air Interface & Millimeter Wave Radio Access
– MIMO, Beamforming & Advanced Antenna Technologies
– Spectrum Sharing, Aggregation & Interference Management
– Virtualization & Cloud RAN
– Network Slicing & Other Technologies

Pre-Standards 5G Network Investments:
– Pre-Standards Base Stations
– Pre-Standards User Equipment
– Transport Networking & Other Investments

Standardized 5G Infrastructure Investments:
– 5G NR (New Radio)
– Distributed Macrocell Base Stations
– Small Cells
– RRHs (Remote Radio Heads)
– C-RAN BBUs (Baseband Units)
– NextGen (Next Generation) Core Network
– Fronthaul & Backhaul Networking

Standardized 5G User Equipment Investments:
– Handsets
– Tablets
– Embedded IoT Modules
– USB Dongles
– Routers

5G Operator Services:
– Subscriptions
– Service Revenue