Report Overview

Juniper Research’s new Private Cellular Networks report provides an authoritative and insightful guide into this vital emerging sector. The report covers a wide range of topics related to private networks.

The report also positions 16 private network vendors on the Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard; providing an invaluable resource for stakeholders seeking to understand the competitive landscape in the market.

The report evaluates the potential for private 5G and private LTE networks, considerations of spectrum, and an assessment of the needs and future market size across 6 different verticals:
  • Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Government & Public Sector
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Other Industries
This research 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 2021: $5.5bn
Market size in 2026: $28.1bn
2021 to 2026 CAGR: 38.38%

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Key Features

  • Market Outlook: In-depth assessment of, and insights into, the private cellular network market, examining:
    • Technological, regulatory and business trends impacting the space
    • The impact of different regulatory regimes and spectrum licencing models
    • How private networks interact with or displace other networking technologies
  • Vertical Analysis: Evaluation of the private network capabilities and features most needed by the following industries, including case studies of deployments:
    • Energy, Oil & Gas
    • Government & Public Sector
    • Healthcare
    • Manufacturing
    • Mining
  • Business Models: Discussion of the effectiveness of, and potential for, a range of business models for players in the private network value chain; examining the opportunities for a range of stakeholders and the impact various factors will have on the ecosystem.
  • Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard: Key player capability and capacity assessment of 16 leading private networks providers, including:
    • Baicells
    • Casa Systems
    • Celona
    • Citymesh
    • CommScope
    • Druid Software
    • Ericsson
    • Huawei
    • Motorola Solutions
    • Nokia
    • Qualcomm
    • Samsung
    • Sierra Wireless
    • Tait Communications
    • Tata Communications
    • Telit

Key Questions Answered

  1. In what industries will private cellular networks have their biggest impact?
  2. How fast will private cellular networks roll out over the next 5 years?
  3. How will the use of private cellular networks change as 5G deployments increase?
  4. What role can network operators and other stakeholders play in the private networks ecosystem?
  5. How will private networks interact with wider cellular networks?

Companies Referenced

Interviewed: Casa Systems, Celona, Citymesh, Druid Software, Sierra Wireless, Tata Communications.
Case Studied: Ocado, Vilicom.

Included in Juniper Research Competitor Leaderboard: Baicells, Casa Systems, Celona, Citymesh, CommScope, Druid Software, Ericsson, Huawei, Motorola Solutions, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sierra Wireless, Tait Communications, Tata Communications, Telit.

Mentioned: Airbus, AirLink, Alcatel-Lucent, Allcan, Anterix, Arçelik Global, ARRIS, ASOCS, AT&T , AWS, Axis Communications, Beijing E-town International Investment & Development, Belpre City Schools, Bit Gravity, BroadForward, BT, Cambridge Wireless, Capgemini, CBRS Alliance, Cegeka, Cervin Ventures, China Huaxin, China Internet Investment Fund, Cisco, Claro Chile, Cradlepoint, Deutsche Telekom, Digital City Pole, DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) Association, ENGIE M2M, Facebook, FCC, Greenland Group, ICX Switch Business, Inseego Corp, IPConfigure, John Deere, Kalion Tech, Komatsu, KT, KUKA, La Maison Compagnie d'Investissement, Leonardo, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lufthansa Technik, Marvell, Microsoft, Minera Gold Fields, Nasdaq, Nebraska Indian Community College, NEC, Netcomm, Netcracker, NetNordic, Nitro, Nixon Communications, Nokia Siemens Networks , Norwest Venture Partners, NSB (Nokia Shanghai Bell), NTT Venture Capital, Oasis Smart , Omron, OnGo CBRS Alliance, Openet, OPTAGE, Patterson Joint Unified School District, Peplink, Pittsburg Community Schools, Professional Digital Trunking System Industry Association in China, Puloli, Radiocoms Systems, Red Rover , Rotterdam World Gateway, Ruckus Wireless, Sequans, Shanghai Liuhe Capital, Siemens, Skogforsk, Soter Technologies, Summa Networks, Sunrise UPC, Teleena, Teleglobe, Telenor, TeleWorld Solutions, Telkonet, Thales, T-Mobile, TRES, T-Systems, Türk Telekom, UETN (Utah Education and Telehealth Network), Utilities Telecom Council, Verizon, Xcel, Zebra Technologies.

Data & Interactive Forecast

The new Private Cellular Networks forecast suite includes: 
  • Private network market data splits for 6 key verticals:
    • Energy, Oil & Gas
    • Government & Public Sector
    • Healthcare
    • Manufacturing
    • Mining
    • Other Industries
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of 189 tables and over 44,000 data points.
  • All verticals include:
    • Number of enterprises adopting private cellular networks
    • Number of private cellular networks in service
    • Number of 4G and 5G base stations in private cellular networks
    • CAPEX/OPEX on private networks

Geographical splits: 25 countries

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 get alerted 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 clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

Forecast Summary

  • The enhanced capabilities of 5G are driving enthusiasm and awareness of private cellular networks; bringing annual spend on network hardware and services to almost $12 billion globally by 2023, growing 116% from $5.5 billion expected in 2021. 5G deployments have a key role to play here: over 60% of base stations used in these deployments in 2023 will be 5G, thanks to its ultra-low latency, and signal propagation properties that allow deployment in environments where conventional networks struggle.
  • These networks will be almost entirely business driven. The most prominent sectors will be manufacturing, mining, and the energy industry; accounting for 59% of spend in 2023.
  • Despite their dominant position in public cellular networks, traditional operators risk missing out on much of the private network market. Instead, Juniper Research believes that telecommunications network vendors like Ericsson and Nokia are in the best position to capitalise on private networks; offering their hardware and value-added services directly to businesses looking to utilise private networks.
  • With private networks frequently entirely separate from public networks, the role of traditional mobile network operators can be minimal in many cases. This means that hardware providers and systems integrators will play more dominant roles, given the right regulatory framework.
  • Private network deployments are uneven globally, with the largest markets being those with the most open or flexible spectrum allocation. Germany and the United States are among the most advanced in this; offering localised leasing and general spectrum availability. As a result, these two countries will account for 30% of global private network spend in 2023, although this will decline as other countries release spectrum for private network usage.

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Full Research Suite

  • Competitor leaderboard report (pdf)
  • Market trends & strategies report (pdf)
  • Market data, forecasts and analysis report (pdf)
  • Market data, forecasts and interactivity (xls)
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Research Details

Juniper Research
James Moar
Sustainability & IoT
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
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA

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