Global 5G Core Network Spending Forecast, 2018-2028: It's a Marathon
5G networks are the next step forward in mobile/cellular networks. They are characterized by very high downlink (and uplink) speeds, low latency, a flat network architecture with split control and user planes, and a services-oriented focus.
- Provides a high-level overview of the 5G core network and system architecture
- Shows how the various pieces work together without getting too bogged down in the details
- Shows how an operator can migrate from their current LTE network to a 5G New Radio network complete with a 5G Core
- Provides a ten-year forecast of mobile operator spending on 5G Core Network-based solutions in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Key Questions Answered
- What is 5G? What are the basic use cases associated with 5G?
- What is the 5G Core Network? How does it differ from the LTE core network?
- What is different about the 5G RAN as compared to the LTE RAN?
- What are the different options for migrating from the LTE core network to the 5G core network?
- What are the likely migration paths for mobile operators in the U.S. currently operating LTE networks?
- What option might a greenfield 5G network operator choose?
- How much are mobile operators in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific likely to spend on 5G Core Network-based solutions?
Who Should Read
- Mobile operators
- Infrastructure OEMs
- Computing infrastructure OEMs
- Small cell product and solution vendors
- Backhaul service providers and equipment OEMs
- Financial analysts and investors.
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- What This Means
- What is 5G?
- 5G Use Cases
- Massive IoT
- 5G Services and Use Cases
- Current status of 3GPP 5G standards
- Moving from 4G to 5G
- The 5G Migration
- Option 3x
- Option 7x: Non-standalone, LTE Assisted, 5GC Connected
- And on to 4a
- Option 5: Standalone eLTE, 5GC Connected
- The endgame
- Transition to the 5GC
- DECOR and eDECOR
- The 5G Core Network
- Examples of Global 5G Network Deployments
- North America
- United States
- Asia Pacific
- Mobile Core Network Spending Forecast
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- About iGR
List of Tables
- Table A: Spending on building the Mobile Core Network, NA, AP and Europe, 2018-2028
- Table 1: Select 5G-related Acronyms
- Table 2: Spending on the Mobile Core Network, NA, AP and Europe, 2018-2028
- Table 3: 5G CN Spending on a percentage basis, 2018-2028
- Table 4: 5G CN spending in North America, 2018-2028
- Table 5: 5G CN spending in Europe, 2018-2028
- Table 6: 5G CN spending in Asia Pacific, 2018-2028
- Definitions Table
List of Charts and Figures
- Figure A: Spending on building the Mobile Core Network, NA, AP and Europe, 2018-2028
- Figure 1: 5G fundamental capabilities
- Figure 2: 5G main applications and services
- Figure 3: Timeline of 3GPP Releases
- Figure 4: The 5G Core and RAN
- Figure 5: 4G RAN and the CU-DU Split in the 5G RAN
- Figure 6: Migration from LTE to 5G
- Figure 7: Option 3x, EN-DC
- Figure 8: Option 7x
- Figure 9: Option 4a
- Figure 10: Option 5
- Figure 11: Option 2
- Figure 12: The EPC before CUPS
- Figure 13: The EPC with CUPS
- Figure 14: Moving from CUPS to 5G CN
- Figure 15: Service Based Architecture, Network Function Interactions 5G Core (non-roaming)
- Figure 16: Non-roaming architecture for the NEF
- Figure 17: Spending on the Mobile Core Network, NA, AP and Europe, 2018-2028
- Figure 18: 5G CN Spending on a percentage basis, 2018-2028
- Figure 19: 5G CN spending in North America, 2018-2028
- Figure 20: 5G CN spending in Europe, 2018-2028
- Figure 21: 5G CN spending in Asia Pacific, 2018-2028
For additional information on the Global 5G Core Network Spending Forecast, 2018-2028, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 263-5682 or by email.