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5G and its vertical markets: challenges and opportunities 2015-2030

Apr 14, 2016 by admin

5G is the first mobile technology to focus from the outset on providing services beyond voice telephony or mobile broadband. This report assesses the economic prospects for addressing those “vertical” markets as well as the outlook for traditional voice and data services.

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The report contains 21 diagrams and tables. Download report sample 

5G faces a series of technical, commercial and regulatory challenges if it is to become a leader in new markets such as e-Health, factory automation, the energy sector and the automotive sector as well the mobile sphere. The technology's prospects have been the subject of much media speculation, but what do the experts think?

5G and its vertical markets covers 58 companies and is based our own independent research as well as  in depth interviews and online surveys with over 40 industry professionals. One result is shown in the chart above.

Which sectors are likely to be the most successful? Where does 5G face the greatest existing competition? 5G depends on increasing speed, decreasing latency and dealing with massively increased network density.  Which of these is the most challenging and how will that affect deployment? These are all questions considered in the report. 

Key benefits

This 65 page independent analysis is written by Geoff Varrall of the Technology Consultancy RTT as well as  Martin Sims, Kane Mumford and David Yip from PolicyTracker. It will enable you to:

  • Analyse key challenges and opportunities associated with 5G and its vertical markets
  • Understand the sentiment of industry leaders on key 5G issues 
  • Address the feasibility of deploying Internet of Things applications over 5G
  • Identify technologies that could enable 5G's growth
  • Spot regulatory priorities to unlock the full potential of 5G
  • Identify opportunities for 5G collaboration 
  • Understand the importance of the developing world to the future of 5G
  • Find out what initiatives are currently being taken by regulators and organisations to develop 5G technologies

To find out more download sample pages and table of contents

Who should buy this report?

5G and its vertical markets is particularly suited for:

  • Regulators 
  • Government departments
  • Mobile operators
  • Manufacturers
  • Broadcasters 
  • Companies that develop chipsets
  • Satellite operators 


The report is priced at GBP £999 + VAT for up to five users within a single organisation. 

This is the ideal document to get a whole team up to speed on 5G please enquire for corporate licensing options. 

Ordering takes only a few moments using this online form. For more information please call us on +44 (0)20 7100 2875 or email reports [@] 

Companies and institutions covered in this report

5G Public Private Partnership Alcatel Asia Pacific Telecommunity
AT&T Atlantic Telecoms & Media China Communications Standards Association
DARPA DoCoMo Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
ITU Ericsson European Commission
European Committee for Electro Technical Standardisation European Committee for Standardisation European Utilities Telecom Council
Facebook FCC Google
GSMA Huawei Inmarsat
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Interdigital Europe International Organisation for Standardisation
Kings College London LoRa Alliance METIS 2020
Mitsubishi Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance Nokia
Ofcom Orange Labs Orbcomm
Qualcomm Radio Spectrum Policy Group Samsung
SES Sigfox Singtel
The Alliance for Telecommunication Industry Solutions in the US The Association of Radio and Businesses in Japan The China Communication Standards Association
The European Telecommunication Standards Institute The Telecommunications Standards Development Society of India The Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea
The Telecommunications Technology Committee of Japan Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Thuraya
United Nations University of Athens University of Barcelona
University of Dresden University of Manitoba US Industrial Internet Consortium
Verizon Volkswagen Volvo
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