Report Overview

Juniper Research’s latest Private Cellular Networks research provides a comprehensive assessment of the market and industry-specific use cases. It includes strategic recommendations for businesses and network operators, and a regional analysis expanding 60 countries across 8 regions, scoring each region on criterion related to the factors influencing private network deployment including:
  • 4G Deployments
  • 5G Business Prospects
  • Cellular Infrastructure
  • Data Connectivity
  • Future Business Revenue
  • Private Network Adoption
The report also provides a comprehensive 5-year forecast detailing the total number of businesses deploying private networks, total number of network cells and total spend on networks, across 6 key verticals including:
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
This research suite includes:
  • Market Trends & Strategies (PDF)
  • Competitor Leaderboard (PDF)
  • Market Data & Forecasting (PDF)
  • 12 Months’ Access to harvest Online Data Platform
Key Market Statistics
Market size in 2023: $1bn
Market size in 2028: $10bn
2023 to 2028 Growth: 722%

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Key Features

  • Market Outlook: Using robust forecast data to provide an assessment of key market trends, drivers and pain points that are anticipated to impact the growth of the private networks market, including:
    • 4G Deployments
    • 5G Business Prospects
    • AI
    • Cellular Infrastructure
    • Data Connectivity
    • Edge Computing
    • Future Business Revenue
    • Private Network Adoption
    • Open RAN
    • Spectrum Availability
  • Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard: Key player capability and capacity assessment of the competitive landscape for 19 leading vendors who provide operators with connectivity capabilities. Our Competitor Leaderboard scores these companies on a number of criteria including their size of operations in the space, their extent and breadth of market partnerships, sophistication of their platforms, and Juniper Research's view on each company's innovation and future business prospects. The companies included in Juniper Research's Private Network Strategies Competitor Leaderboard are:
    • Aeris
    • Airspan Networks
    • Baicells
    • Casa Systems
    • Celona
    • Citymesh
    • CommScope
    • Druid Software
    • Ericsson
    • Huawei
    • Motorola Solutions
    • Nokia
    • Qualcomm
    • Samsung
    • Sierra Wireless
    • Syniverse
    • Tait Communications
    • Tata Communications
    • Telit
  • Private Network Regional Analysis: A comprehensive coverage featuring regional market analyses on the future of the market; split by 8 key regions. Assessment of each region’s full potential, paired with supplementary 5-year forecast data. The criteria include:
    • 4G Deployments
    • 5G Business Prospects
    • Cellular Infrastructure
    • Data Connectivity
    • Future Business Revenue 
  • Private Network Adoption, across 8 key regions, including:
    • North America
    • Latin America
    • West Europe
    • Central & East Europe
    • Far East & China
    • Indian Subcontinent
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Africa & Middle East
  • 5-year Market Forecasts: A suite of comprehensive data and forecasts for private network activities such as number of businesses deploying private networks, number of network cells deployed, capital expenditure and total spend on private networks. Across 6 key industries including: manufacturing, mining, logistics, government and public sector, energy, oil and gas and healthcare.
  • Market forecasts are provided for the following key regions and countries:
    • North America:
      • Canada, US
    • Latin America:
      • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
    • West Europe:
      • Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
    • Central & East Europe:
      • Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
    • Far East & China:
      • China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
    • Indian Subcontinent:
      • Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific:
      • Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
    • Africa & Middle East:
      • Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates

Key Questions Answered

  1. Which industries present the biggest investment opportunities for private cellular network service providers?
  2. Where will 5G be most effective for private networks over the following 5 years?
  3. How will the increasing use of private networks impact the requirements for public networks?
  4. How do private networks offer more security over public networks?
  5. How will the increase in business-owned private networks impact operators’ position in the market?

Companies Referenced

Interviewed: Sierra Wireless, Syniverse.
Included in Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard:
Aeris, Airspan Networks, Baicells, Casa Systems, Celona, Citymesh, CommScope, Druid Software, Ericsson, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sierra Wireless, Syniverse, Tait Communications, Tata Communications, Telit.
Mentioned: AddSecure, Alepo, Allcan, Altair, Amazon, AMD, Anterix, Apple, Aramco, Aruba, AT&T, Athonet, Azcom, Becker, Bell, Bloomice, BT, C Minds, CableLabs, Capgemini, China Mobile, China Telecom, Cisco, Citymesh, Close the Gap, Cloud-Fi, Combain, Comsol, Cradlepoint, Crystal, Datawifi, Digi, DISH Wireless , Dormakaba, Eclat Media Group, Econocom, Ekahau, Ekatara, Entel, Epic, Eurofiber, Federated Wireless, Flash, Forbes, Fornetix, GateTel, Genesys, Getac, GetWireless, GlobalEdge, Google, GoZone, GSMA, HCL, Hitachi, IBM, Infiot, Intel, ioThink, IP Configure, IUCN, Jabil, Juniper Networks, Kalion Tech, KDDI,, , Kraydel, LG, Ligado, Linkwave, Linkwave, Lumen, M2M Connectivity, Marvell, Mavenir, Meta, Microsoft, MobiMESH, Motorola Solutions, Multitech, Naimtech, Naver, NEC, Nixon Communications, Normadix, NSI, NTT Docomo, Nutanix, NVIDIA, Orange,, Oxelar, Peplink, Plivo, Pulse Secure, Radiocoms System, Rainforest Connection, rgNets, Schneider Electric, Sensolus, Skylo, Snapdragon , Sony, System Loco, Tessco, TowerEye, Turkcell, Unesco, Verizon, Virgin Media O2, Vodafone, Weavix, YTL Communications, Zain KSA, Zebra.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper Research’s forecast suite for the Private Cellular Networks market provides unrivalled industry benchmark data and forecasts, including splits for:
  • Total Number of Businesses
  • Total Number of Businesses Deploying Private Networks, split by:
    • 4G LTE Networks
    • 5G Networks
  • Total Number of Network Cells Deployed
  • Total Private Cellular Network Spend, split by
    • Energy, Oil and Gas
    • Government and Public Sector
    • Healthcare
    • Logistics
    • Manufacturing
    • Mining
 Geographical splits: 60 countries
Number of tables: Over 147 tables
Number of datapoints: Over 67,032 datapoints

harvest: Our online data platform, harvest, contains the very latest market data and is updated throughout the year. This is a fully featured platform enabling clients to better understand key data trends and manipulate charts and tables; overlaying different forecasts within the one chart - using the comparison tool. Empower your business with our market intelligence centre, and receive alerts whenever your data is updated.

Interactive Excels (IFxl): Our IFxl tool enables clients to manipulate both forecast data and charts, within an Excel environment, to test their own assumptions using the interactive scenario tool and compare selected markets side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase a client’s ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

Forecast Summary

  • Juniper Research has found that enterprise spend on private networks will near $10 billion globally by 2028; rising from $1 billion in 2023. Growing by 730%, the three verticals driving the market were identified as: Manufacturing (35%), Energy (20%), Public Services (16%).
  • The need for private networks that can support high device densities and operate over large geographical areas is an important factor. Private networks leverage cellular technologies to provide a closed network than can be fully managed by enterprises. Private networks cannot be accessed by any cellular connection, only those authorised by the network itself.
  • The manufacturing market demands more frictionless coordination of automated processes and devices, thus requiring high levels of orchestration via software-defined networks. This complexity means that manufacturing will be a key use case for the more rapid adoption of 5G private networks, due to its infrastructure supporting high-device density operations and ultra-low latency properties.
  • As network complexity increases, private network vendors will need to offer an ongoing managed service approach to enterprises. This will enable private network vendors to maintain a continuous relationship with their customers and benefit from recurring revenue. Ongoing technical support and other value-added services will be necessary to maximise the value proposition to customers.
  • Additionally, spectrum resource management will be the key determining factor in the quality of service provision to minimise network interference. As a result, network slicing will emerge as a key technology for vendors to ensure that high throughput to private network connections is guaranteed for end users.

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Research Details

Juniper Research
Rosie O'Connor
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
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam