5G and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Marketplace: Technologies, Infrastructure, Ecosystem, Applications and Services 2018 - 2025

5G and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Marketplace: Technologies, Infrastructure, Ecosystem, Applications and Services 2018 - 2025

  • February 2018 •
  • 523 pages •
  • Report ID: 5336727 •
  • Format: PDF
The fifth generation (5G) of cellular communications is rapidly approaching commercial introduction. Some leading communication service providers (CSP) are claiming introduction of 5G as early as 2018, which is really based on improvements to LTE technology.

The big impact will begin starting in 2020 as new radio technologies based on millimeter wave propagation are introduced, bringing improved capacity, reduced latency, and substantial improvements to bandwidth management including dynamic allocation and quality of experience management.

While LPWAN will continue to be a viable option for many relatively simple IoT applications across various industry verticals, cellular CSPs will leverage 5G to position themselves as the dominant providers of IoT services for enterprise. The reasons are many including improvements in scale and scope enabled by improved capacity, flexibility, and new capabilities. Highly complementary to 5G, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is poised to transform ICT to create a new communications-computation paradigm in which planning, engineering, deployment, and operation of telecommunications and computing will occur simultaneously.

Mind Commerce sees 5G as a launch pad for CSPs to establish a dominant position for support of IoT apps and services in certain industry verticals, especially within an industrial setting. The Manufacturing sector will be an early beneficiary with many new IIoT apps and improved business models such as teleoperation. Leading communication service providers will leverage their investment in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to optimize network slice allocation as well as overall network management and 5G orchestration.

This research provides an in-depth assessment of both technical issues (enabling technologies, 5G standardization and research initiatives, spectrum bands, etc.) and business areas (market drivers, challenges, use cases, vertical market applications, regulatory issues, trial commitments, introduction strategies, and impact to CSPs), as well as analysis of the emerging 5G ecosystem. The report includes specific ecosystem constituent recommendations and forecasts for both 5G investments, subscriptions, and more for the period of 2018 - 2030.

This research evaluates enabling technologies and the market outlook for 5G Network slicing. The report provides analysis of the market opportunities including Configuration Management, Performance Management, Service Level Agreements, and more. The report also includes 5G Network Slicing by specific use cases such as Smart Manufacturing, which includes Remote Monitoring, Supply Chain Management, Asset Management, Real-Time Monitoring, and Network Monitoring.

In addition, the report provides an assessment of major segments such as 5G Network Slicing in consumer, enterprise, and industrial IoT. The report includes global forecasts for each area covered as well as regional estimates for 5G Network Slicing by Segment, RF Band, Application, and Industry Vertical through 2025.

This research also assesses 5G technologies and solutions in support of IoT. The report evaluates certain key solutions such as 5G enabled Mobile Edge Computing (MEC). 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 for the period 2020 to 2025. This research also evaluates 5G NR and the market outlook for MNO and VNO to offer private IoT networks for the benefit of industrial automation and mission critical enterprise applications and services. The report evaluates major players, technologies, and solutions. The report also assesses market challenges, opportunities, and the overall outlook for 5G NR equipment and components. The report provides detailed forecasts for equipment globally and regionally as well as investment in 5G NR by industry vertical.

Target Audience:
• Mobile network operators
• 5G infrastructure suppliers
• Wireless device manufacturers
• Big Data and analytics companies
• Semiconductor and embedded companies
• M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) companies
• Next generation augmented reality providers
• Next gen content, commerce, and app companies
• Enterprise in all market segments and industry verticals