Insights on the 5G in IoT Global Market to 2025 – Featuring AT&T, Broadcom & China Mobile Among Others

The “5G in IoT by Connectivity, Infrastructure, Sensors, Devices (Type, Sector, Verticals), and Things 2020-2025” report has been added to’s offering.

This report assesses 5G technologies and solutions in support of the Internet of Things and includes an evaluation of key solution such as 5G enabled Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and managed services for devices and IoT things. The report also analyzes the impact of 5G in IoT across infrastructure components including hardware, processors, embedded devices, software, and cloud-based service platforms. The report includes detailed forecasts through 2025.

Select Report Findings

  • 5G and IoT enabled smart machines represent a $1.7B global opportunity by 2025

  • Device-level SLAs will be crucial for ensuring enterprise and industrial QoS requirements

  • 5G is a must for in-building private wireless networks in support of ultra-reliable IoT applications

  • Application revenue for edge computing in 5G will exceed 46% of infrastructure spending by 2025

  • Driven by edge computing, micro-datacenters represent a $2.5B USD opportunity globally by 2025

The commercial deployment and operation of 5G will bring very important benefits to the ICT industry. One of those will be massive Internet of Things (IoT) networks, which refers to the ability of deploying and operating IoT systems at a very large scale. As the size of IoT systems grow to large scale, their scope will also increase in terms of the impact on enterprise systems and consumers’ everyday lives. 5G will optimize IoT networks by way of radio frequency management that meets the needs of both narrowband IoT applications as well as those that require higher bandwidth, which may be on an on-demand basis.

IoT solutions will benefit greatly from the implementation of 5G as cellular providers deploy Low Power WAN (LPWAN) IoT network capabilities. Initial deployments of IoT LPWANs have been non-cellular solutions based on proprietary technologies. However, the author sees emerging standards such as Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) assuming a dominant role for certain IoT applications. We see many industry verticals willing to pay a premium over non-cellular LPWAN, enhanced flexibility, and improved capabilities associated with IoT on 5G networks. The use of 5G for Industrial IoT (IIoT) networks in particular will be of great importance to enterprise IIoT in certain industry verticals such as agriculture, logistics, and manufacturing. For example, we see IIoT in agriculture leveraging the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operation over 5G networks due to ultra-low latency and high capacity availability.

Deployed in conjunction with 5G, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), will facilitate an entirely new class of low-power devices for IoT networks and systems. These devices will rely upon MEC equipment for processing. Stated differently, some IoT devices will be very light-weight computationally speaking, relying upon edge computing nodes for most of their computation needs. MEC is also important to 5G for non-IoT applications as support for improved mobile broadband (ultra-fast and high definition video, enhanced web browsing, etc.) and Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) dependent apps (virtual reality, UAV operation, autonomous vehicles, robotics, etc.).

Companies Profiled

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction

3 5G IoT Ecosystem Analysis

3.1 5G IoT Value Chain

3.2 5G IoT Applications in Industry Verticals

4 Managing the Things in IoT

4.1 Important Things Management Considerations

4.2 SLAs are Key to Things Management

5 Managing Devices in Support of IoT Things

5.1 Introduction to IoT Device Management Systems

5.2 Key Requirements for IoT Device Management Systems

5.3 Fundamentals of Device Management Systems

5.4 Commercialization of IoT Device Management Systems

5.5 IoT Device Management System Demand by Industry

5.6 IoT Device Management Challenges

5.7 IoT Device Registry

6 5G in IoT Market Analysis and Forecasts 2020-2025

6.1 5G IoT Market 2020-2025

6.2 5G Infrastructure Market 2020-2025

6.3 5G R&D Investment 2019-2025

6.4 5G Edge Computing Market in IoT 2020-2025

7 5G IoT Device and Things Market Analysis and Forecasts 2020-2025

7.1 5G Connected IoT Device 2020-2025

7.2 5G Connected IoT Things 2020-2025

7.3 Edge Solution Connected 5G IoT Device 2020-2025

7.4 Edge Solution Connected 5G IoT Things 2020-2025

8 Company Analysis

9 Conclusions and Recommendations

10 Appendix: 5G Supporting Technologies

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