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Global 5G Equipment Market 2016-2020

Global 5G Equipment Market 2016-2020

About 5G

5G mobile wireless technology is the key component of a connected society. The aim of 5G is to provide ubiquitous connectivity to all connected devices and connected applications. 5G enables real-time and reliable communication for mission-critical applications. 5G wireless technology evolution requires several relevant components such as backhaul integration, device-to-device communication, multi-antenna transmission, and flexible usage spectrum to perform operations at higher frequencies.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global 5G equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 32.06% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global 5G equipment market for 2016-2020. The report has taken into consideration the R&D investments in developing 5G technology from several bodies such as equipment providers, telecom carrier providers, government organizations, and telecommunication unions.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global 5G Equipment Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Nokia
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • ZTE
Other prominent vendors
  • AT&T
  • China Mobile
  • KT
  • NTT DOCOMO
  • Orange Business Services
  • Singtel
  • SK Telecom
  • Sprint
  • Telenor
  • TeliaSonera
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone
Market driver
  • Increasing demand for network capacity to access connected services
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Security concerns
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased need for efficient public safety operations
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global 5G Equipment Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global 5G equipment market: Ericsson, Huawei Technologies, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, and ZTE.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AT&T, China Mobile, KT, NTT DOCOMO, Orange Business Services, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Verizon, and Vodafone.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “that the rapid deployment of smart grids is one of the trends spurring growth for the market. Smart grids are being increasingly deployed in countries like India, the US, China, France, Spain, and Germany. Smart grids include grid applications such as supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, smart energy meters IT, and other communication networks. These devices enable utilities complete control in managing digital assets present in the field. The shift to smart grid means that utilities will have to manage the complex smart devices and reduce the risk of grid failure and outages. This will drive the need for sophisticated control systems to manage the assets in the field. Moreover, smart grid systems can control demand for and supply of power generated by a wide range of distributed and interconnected power producers with the support of 5G secure and fast communication network, which will contribute to this market’s growth over the coming years. “

According to the report, growth of complementary technologies such as SDN and NFV is a key driver aiding to the growth of this market. By 2020, approximately 2.2 billion mobile connections will be using LTE technology out of the total 8.5 billion mobile connections. This growth in mobile data traffic is driven by an increase in the number of data capable devices and high bandwidth applications. SDN enables new revenue streams to telecom operators by re-examining network architectures, introducing virtualization, and providing intelligence solutions. SDN and NFV provide more flexibility and seamless integration with infrastructure layers. NFV leverages advancements in server virtualization and enterprise IT virtualization whereas, SDN allows logical centralization of control functions. Moreover, SDN and NFV enable telecom carriers to reduce their dependency on hardware-based network equipment by focusing on software and server-based infrastructure, fostering the market for 5G equipment.

Further, the report states that growing security concerns is a major challenge the market is facing. Encryption, authentication, and validation are key techniques that are required to solve security issues. Cloud RAN has to be closely monitored for effective disaster management. Also, the cloud network that is connected to M2M and IoT devices is to be securely monitored to avoid theft of confidential national information. This monitoring involves high OPEX. User equipment, access networks, and mobile core and external IP networks are potential targets in 5G networks that have to be designed effectively to eliminate security threats.

Companies Mentioned

Ericsson, Huawei Technologies, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, ZTE, T&T, China Mobile, KT, NTT DOCOMO, Orange Business Services, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Verizon, Vodafone.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Technology enablers for ubiquitous broadband connectivity
      • Table 5G use cases
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table 5G standard timeline 2010-2021
      • Table 5G parameters
      • Table Forecasts for 5G network deployment 2015-2025
      • Table 5G applications
      • Table Smart wearables shipment forecast 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Regional segmentation by shipments 2015 and 2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Global LTE subscriptions 2015 (% of region population)
      • Table Commercial LTE deployments in 2016 (On or before February 2016)
      • Table Evolution of IoT
      • Table Global IoT connected devices 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global cellular M2M connections by technology 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global 5G equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Mobile penetration by region 2016 (%)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market segmentation by geography
      • Table Market segmentation forecast by geography in 2020
  • Market drivers
    • Table Wi-Fi evolution
    • Table 5G use cases
    • Table IoT revenue generation (2020)
    • Table Global mobile computing devices market 2015-2020 (billion units)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Backhaul capacity requirements per base station in 2015 and 2020
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Requirement for mission critical operations
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Expected market share of key vendors in the global 5G equipment market by 2020
    • Funding for the evolution of 5G technology
      • Table Strategic partnerships for the development of 5G wireless technology
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Table Ericsson: Business segmentation by net sales 2015
    • Table Ericsson: Business segmentation by support solutions group sales 2015
    • Table Huawei Technologies: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Table Huawei Technologies: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Table Samsung: Business segmentation 2014
    • Table Samsung: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
    • Table Samsung: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Table ZTE: Products
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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