Report Overview

Juniper Research’s latest 5G Networks in IoT research provides insights on the investment in 5G technologies, including regional analysis and 5G IoT market impact on services. It includes strategic recommendations for market stakeholders, aligned with 5-year forecasts for the adoption of 5G connectivity in the IoT space for the period 2020-2025.

The 5G technology in IoT market research features in-depth analysis of pricing strategies for 5G verticals and forecasts for data traffic per 5G connection across consumer connections and key IoT verticals. 5G Internet of Things sector coverage and market analysis are provided for:
  • Commercial Applications
    • Enterprise Mobile Broadband
    • Automotive
    • Smart Homes
    • Smart Cities
    • Healthcare
    • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
This 5G-enabled Internet of Things market research suite includes:
  • Market Trends & Opportunities (PDF)
  • 5-year Deep Dive Data & Forecasting (PDF)
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Key Market Statistics
Market size in 2020: $531m
Market size in 2025: $8.2bn
2020 to 2025 CAGR: 72.74%

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Key Features

  • IoT Sector Analysis: An evaluation of ARPU/ARPC strategies, key market drivers, technological challenges and strategic recommendations for stakeholders across key market verticals, including:
    • Automotive
    • Digital Health Wearables
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Smart Cities
    • Smart Homes
    • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: Provided for adoption, connections, operator billed revenue and data attributable to 5G connections for 8 global regions and key countries including:
    • Canada
    • China
    • Germany
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • UK
    • US
  • Juniper Research Leaderboard: Key player capability and capacity assessment of 17 leading 5G technology vendors, including:
    • Ciena
    • CBNL
    • Cisco Systems
    • CommScope
    • Ericsson
    • Fujitsu
    • Huawei
    • Intel
    • Mavenir
    • NEC
    • Nokia Networks
    • Qualcomm
    • Samsung Networks
    • Syniverse
    • Telit
    • Vodafone
    • ZTE

Key Questions Answered

  1. How will 5G enhance the IoT?
  2. What strategies are operators implementing to secure a return on their 5G investment?
  3. How many 5G connections will be in use in the IoT space globally by 2025?
  4. What steps can operators take to maximise future 5G IoT revenue?
  5. Which IoT sectors are primed for disruption from 5G networks?

Companies Referenced

Interviewed: CommScope, GSMA, Samsung, Syniverse, Telit, Vodafone.
Included in Juniper Research Leaderboard: CBNL, Ciena, Cisco Systems, CommScope, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, Mavenir, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, Syniverse, Telit, Vodafone, ZTE.
Mentioned: 1&1 Drillisch, 3GPP, 5GAA (5G Automotive Association), Alphabet, Amazon, America Movil, Apple, Arqiva, AT&T, Audi, Bharti Airtel, BMW, BT, Citroen, Deutsche Telekom, DLink, EE, Etisalat Group, FCC (Federal Communication Commission), Ford, Honda, IBM, KDDI, Kia, Korea Telecom, LG U+, Mercedes, Microsoft, National Communications Authority, Netflix, NTT DOCOMO, Ooredoo, Peugeot, SK Telecom, SoftBank, Sprint, Swisscom, Telia, Telkomsel, Telstra, Telus, Tesla, Three, TIM, Toyota, Verizon, Volkswagen, WHOOP, Zain.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper Research’s latest 5G Networks in IoT forecast suite includes:
  • 5G Connections, ARPC and Operator Billed Service Revenue, split by segment:
    • Consumer Applications
    • Commercial Applications
  • 5G Connections, ARPC and Operator Billed Service Revenue, split by key verticals:
    • Automotive
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Smart Cities
    • Smart Homes
    • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
    • Digital Health Wearables
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of 90 tables and over 8,000 datapoints.
  • Interactive Excel Scenario tool allowing users the ability to manipulate Juniper Research’s data for different metrics.

Geographical splits: 7 countries

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Forecast Summary

The total number of 5G connections will reach 1.5 billion globally by 2025, rising from only 5 million in 2019. This is an annual average growth of 150% over the next 6 years.
  • We forecasts that the US and South Korea will be the fastest adopters of 5G, with 75% of all 5G subscribers attributable to these two countries by the end of 2020. Aggressive pricing strategies and extensive device support have enticed over 5 million subscribers to 5G networks globally in 2019.
  • Pricing strategies from operators in the US and South Korea have aimed to rapidly migrate users to 5G networks by offering low cost connectivity. However, this strategy will prolong operators’ primary goal of securing a return on their substantial 5G investment.
  • Conversely, operators in other regions, such as Europe, have focused on maximising early 5G revenue by applying premium pricing over 4G subscriptions. Operators in these regions must expand geographical 5G coverage via basestation rollouts in order to maximise the value proposition of 5G and justify the premium pricing.
  • Additionally, the significant number of 5G-supporting devices will further increase the immediate adoption of 5G connectivity. Early launches of FWA routers will provide operators with an immediate platform to launch broadband services that leverage 5G networks as a last mile solution.

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Feb 2020




Research Details

Juniper Research
Andrew Knighton
Operators & Providers
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Canada, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, UK, USA

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