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5G Infrastructure Market Size By Component (Hardware [Radio Access Network (RAN), Core Network, Transport and Backhaul Network], Service) By Spectrum (Sub-6 GHz, mmWave) By Architecture (Standalone, Non-standalone) By End-user (Communication Service Providers, Enterprises [Commercial, Industrial {Manufacturing, Automotive and Transportation, Utility, Retail, Healthcare}], Government), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2028

  • Report ID: GMI5258
  • Published Date: Apr 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

5G Infrastructure Market size exceeded USD 3 billion globally in 2021 and is predicted to grow at over 50% CAGR between 2022 and 2028. The market growth is attributed to the increasing demand for enhanced bandwidth and speed capabilities.

5G Infrastructure Market

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The growing demand for improved cellular network coverage is enabling the companies to focus on the deployment of next-generation 5G technology. The 5G technology provides greater speed compared to the current 4G LTE cellular networks. As the 5G network is in its evolving stage, it is critical to perform continuous standards conformance testing to accelerate innovation. The government and private industry initiatives to commercialize the next-generation 5G network are supporting the market expansion.

The COVID-19 outbreak delayed the commercialization of 5G network in many countries across the globe. Post-COVID-19 pandemic there has been an increase in the adoption of wireless communication technologies. There has also been an increase in government activities to commercialize the 5G network.

Growing adoption of SDN & NFV technologies in Canada

Canada 5G Infrastructure Market Size By Hardware

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Radio Access Network (RAN) held over 40% Canada 5G infrastructure market share in 2021, due to the growing smartphone penetration across world and rising investments in telecom infrastructure. The rising adoption of SDN and NFV technologies in network infrastructure across the enterprises is also driving the market growth. The implementation of Cloud Radio Access Network (Cloud RAN) in NFV and SDN helps in reducing operators’ cost and facilitating the efficient allocation of resources; hence, enterprises are emphasizing on the deployment of wireless connection that helps in enhancing the network capacity.

mmWave spectrum is expected to grow exponentially in the UK

In the UK, mmWave spectrum is anticipated to witness 60% growth rate during the forecast period, owing to growing demand for LTE networks. mmWave provides higher speed for the shorter distance and can be deployed for small, dedicated areas such as stadiums and malls. mmWave spectrum is obstructed by trees and walls, limiting its available range. These limitations make it suitable for the dense urban areas or specific targeted spots such as airports or concerts.

Non-standalone architecture will dominate the China 5G infrastructure market

China 5G Infrastructure Market Share By Architecture

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In China market, non-standalone architecture dominated around 85% revenue share in 2021, credited to less investments required for the deployment of non-standalone 5G network. Major 5G rollouts across the globe are based on the non-standalone architecture. The non-standalone architecture focuses on providing enhanced mobile broadband (higher data-bandwidth) and reliable connectivity. It enables the telecom operators to use the existing network infrastructure for the deployment of 5G network.

Supportive government initiative will boost the market expansion in India

Government end-user segment in Indian market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 80% through 2028, impelled by growing government investments in the 5G network. The government has enabled proactive favorable regulatory framework and easy market access to telecom equipment to ensure availability of telecom services to consumers at reasonable prices. The favorable initiatives have led to the growth in the number of mobile subscribers, increasing the network traffic. This accelerating data traffic will enable telecom operators to deploy advanced network solutions such as RAN to manage network traffic efficiently.

Growing smartphone adoption in the Asia Pacific region

Asia Pacific 5G Infrastructure Market Share By Country

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The Asia Pacific 5G infrastructure market is expected to generate revenue over USD 30 billion by 2028. The market growth is attributed to the supportive government initiatives for the commercialization of next generation 5G networks. With increasing government initiatives, telecom operators are adopting advanced technologies to improvise their network for 5G commercialization. Government authorities in the country have also announced different investments to improve the telecom infrastructure in the region.

Strategic alliances among market players to stay competitive

Some of the key players operating in the industry are Affirmed Networks, Airspan Networks, Altran Technologies, AT&T, Inc., Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Comba Telecom, CommScope Holding Company, Inc., Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Fiberhome, Fujitsu Limited, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Juniper Networks, Inc., Mavenir Systems, Inc., NEC Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  and ZTE Corporation.

The companies operating are emphasizing on strategic partnerships for the development of innovative 5G solutions. For instance, in October 2021, Ciena Corporation made a partnership agreement with Samsung to offer a 5G solution. Under this collaboration, both the firms offered software and hardware solutions to telecom operators.

 The market research report on 5G infrastructure includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2019 to 2028 for the following segments:

Market, By Component

  • Hardware
    • Infrastructure
      • Radio Access Network (RAN)
      • Core Network
      • Transport and Backhaul Network
  • Service

Market, By Spectrum

  • Sub-6 GHz
  • mmWave

Market, By Architecture

  • Non-Standalone
  • Standalone

Market, By End-user

  • Communication Service Providers
  • Enterprises
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
      • Manufacturing
      • Utility
      • Automotive & Transportation
      • Retail
      • Healthcare
      • Others
  • Government

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia & New Zealand
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Smriti Loomba

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of 5G infrastructure crossed USD 3 billion in 2021 and may record a 50% CAGR through 2028.

Radio Access Network (RAN) accounted for more than 40% of Canada market share in 2021 and may depict commendable growth ahead driven by the increasing regional investments in telecom infrastructure.

UK market size from the mmWave spectrum segment may depict 60% CAGR through 2028, given the rising demand for LTE networks and the benefits of higher speed provided by the mmWave spectrum.

Non-standalone architecture segment captured close to 85% of China industry share, driven by lesser investments in the deployment of non-standalone 5G networks.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 487
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 330

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