Wireless Infrastructure, Applications, and Services Transformation: 5G, Network Slicing, Smart Antennas, and Mobile Edge Computing

Wireless Infrastructure, Applications, and Services Transformation: 5G, Network Slicing, Smart Antennas, and Mobile Edge Computing

  • November 2018 •
  • 337 pages •
  • Report ID: 5623095 •
  • Format: PDF
Fifth Generation (5G) cellular represents a gaming changing wireless infrastructure transformation for communication service providers. The combination of 5G, Network Slicing, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), and Smart Antennas will transform wireless carrier operations and facilitate enhanced services, new applications, and completely new business models for mobile network operators.

Mobile Edge Computing facilitates optimization of fifth generation network resources including focusing communications and computational capacity where it is needed the most. Without MEC, 5G would continue to rely upon back-haul to centralized cloud resource for storage and computing, diminishing much of the otherwise positive impact of latency reduction enabled by 5G. 5G smart antennas will be necessary to provide mobility support for many new and enhanced apps and services such as virtual reality, self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and Voice over 5G (Vo5G).

The use cases for future 5G enabled applications and services are many and varied in terms of type, industry vertical focus, and requirements. Correspondingly, each scenario will have its own network configuration of requirements and parameters. 5G network slicing provides a means by which each of these different use cases may have its own portion of available frequently and associated assignable QoS configuration.

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 2020 – 2025.

This research also evaluates MEC technology, architecture and building clocks, ecosystem, market drivers, applications, solutions, and deployment challenges. The report also analyzes MEC industry initiatives, leading companies, and solutions. The report includes a market assessment and forecast for MEC users and MEC revenue globally, regionally, and within the enterprise market. Forecasts include MEC infrastructure (equipment, platforms, software, APIs, and services).

This research also analyzes enabling technologies and the market outlook for 5G Network slicing. It provides analysis of the market opportunities including Configuration Management, Performance Management, Service Level Agreements, and more. This research 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, it provides an assessment of major segments such as 5G Network Slicing in consumer, enterprise, and industrial IoT. This 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 2023.

This research also evaluates the smart antenna market including key players, technologies, and solutions. This includes analysis of product and service strategy for smart antenna vendors. It assesses the role and importance of smart antennas in terms of 5G network optimization including data speed enhancement and error rate reduction. It also provides forecasts for the smart antenna market by Type (SIMO, MISO, MIMO), connectivity, and application globally and regionally. The report also assesses 5G smart antenna support of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, providing forecasts for IoT applications. It includes detailed revenue forecasts as well as projected smart antenna shipment from 2018 – 2023.

Report Benefits:
• Understand MEC technology
• Understand the MEC ecosystem
• Understand 5G tech and solutions
• Identify MEC market opportunities
• Identify company R&D strategies and plans
• Learn how MEC will impact industry verticals
• Identify significant MEC players and offerings
• Identify 5G investment targets and allocations

Target Audience:
• Wireless service providers
• 5G infrastructure suppliers
• Wireless device manufacturers
• Big Data and analytics companies
• Internet of Things (IoT) companies
• Robotics and Virtual Reality suppliers
• Software, Application, and Content Providers