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Private Cellular Networks for Middleprises: IT Exec Survey Data Results

Private cellular networks are a new opportunity to provide a secure network, owned and controlled by an enterprise, which can support a wide range of use cases made possible by LTE and eventually 5G.

This market study shows the results of iGR’s survey of U.S. middleprise IT executives fielded in December 2020 across multiple vertical industries. The report provides an overview of the opportunity for private cellular networks in U.S. middleprises, which iGR defines as companies with between 500 and 2,000 employees. The study focuses on the challenges faced by middleprises, middleprise IT executives’ understanding of private cellular networks, and the perceived reasons to deploy a private cellular network (or not).


Key Questions Answered

  • What is a private cellular network and what are its use cases, benefits and disadvantages for enterprises?
  • For the middleprises represented in iGR’s survey, what are the defining characteristics of their networks, in terms of geographic scope and number of buildings?
  • What network protocols are used in the middleprise networks represented in iGR’s survey?
  • What are the major challenges faced by middleprise IT executives with respect to their corporate network?
  • What is the awareness and understanding of private cellular networks among middleprise IT executives?
  • Why have middleprises not deployed private cellular networks and what are they using instead?
  • Are middleprises planning to deploy private cellular networks?

Who Should Read

  • Enterprise private network vendors and solution providers
  • Systems integrators focused on the middleprise market
  • Mobile operators
  • Private cellular network solution providers
  • Wired and wireless infrastructure vendors
  • Financial analysts and investors.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
    • Need for Education
    • Challenges to be Addressed
    • Reasons that a Private Cellular Network has not Been deployed
    • What This Means
  • Methodology
  • Private Cellular Networks
    • What’s different now?
    • What is Needed for Private Cellular Networks
    • Drivers of Private Cellular Networks
    • Business Models
    • Benefits of Private Cellular Networks
    • Cons of Private Cellular Networks
    • Use Cases for Private Cellular Networks
  • Middleprise Networks – a Range of Coverage and Protocols
  • Challenges of Middleprise Networks
  • Private Cellular Network Deployments in Middleprises
    • Perceived Current Private Cellular Network Deployments
    • Alternatives to Private Cellular Network Deployments
  • Middleprise Survey Respondents
  • Definitions
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Geographic Scope of Middleprise Networks
  • Table 2: Number of Buildings Covered by Middleprise Networks
  • Table 3: Network Protocols in Use
  • Table 4: Deployment Locations of Network Protocols
  • Table 5: Consolidate onto a Single Network
  • Table 6: Key Concern with Multiple Network Protocols
  • Table 7: Challenges of Middleprise Networks
  • Table 8: Current Deployment of Private Cellular Network
  • Table 9: Type of Private Cellular Network Deployed
  • Table 10: Applications Supported by Private Cellular Network
  • Table 11: Satisfaction with Deployed Private Cellular Network
  • Table 12: Reasons that a Private Cellular Network is not Deployed
  • Table 13: Alternatives to a Private Cellular Network
  • Table 14: Number of Employees in Surveyed Middleprises
  • Table 15: Annual Revenues of Surveyed Middleprises
  • Table 16: Middleprise Industries
  • Table 17: Job Titles of Surveyed Middleprise IT Executives
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts

  • Figure A: Challenges of Middleprise Networks
  • Figure B: Reasons that a Private Cellular Network is not Deployed
  • Figure 1: Why go private?
  • Figure 2: Opportunities for Private Cellular Networks
  • Figure 3: Geographic Scope of Middleprise Networks
  • Figure 4: Number of Buildings Covered by Middleprise Networks
  • Figure 5: Network Protocols in Use
  • Figure 6: Deployment Locations of Network Protocols
  • Figure 7: Consolidate onto a Single Network
  • Figure 8: Key Concern with Multiple Network Protocols
  • Figure 9: Challenges of Middleprise Networks
  • Figure 10: Current Deployment of Private Cellular Network
  • Figure 11: Type of Private Cellular Network Deployed
  • Figure 12: Applications Supported by Private Cellular Network
  • Figure 13: Satisfaction with Deployed Private Cellular Network
  • Figure 14: Reasons that a Private Cellular Network is not Deployed
  • Figure 15: Alternatives to a Private Cellular Network
  • Figure 16: Number of Employees in Surveyed Middleprises
  • Figure 17: Annual Revenues of Surveyed Middleprises
  • Figure 18: Middleprise Industries
  • Figure 19: Job Titles of Surveyed Middleprise IT Executives

For additional information on the Private Networks for Middleprises: IT Exec Survey Data Results market study, please contact Iain Gillott at (512) 263-5682 or by email.