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U.S. Office Buildings: Cellular In-Building Wireless Spending Forecast, 2020-2025

The installation of cellular in-building (IBW) systems in office buildings can serve multiple purposes, such as improve the security of enterprise data by using a private network, provide a network for building operations and security, and improve guests’ and employees’ experiences while in the building.

This market study provides a forecast of the cellular in-building wireless (IBW) market for office buildings. iGR found that due to the pandemic, the IBW market for 2020 and beyond is significantly different than it was previously.

The 2021 revised forecast was modeled with:

  • New data and assumptions regarding the (ongoing) COVID-19 pandemic
  • Newly available data (November 2020) from the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS)
  • Information gathered from conversations with multiple solution providers in the IBW market.

Included in the market study is a five-year forecast for both network build spending and operational spending for the deployment of cellular IBW in U.S. office buildings in the sub 6 GHz, CBRS, and mmWave bands.


Key Questions Answered

  • What applications and services are enabled in a connected office building?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted the IBW market for office buildings?
  • How much will be spent to build and operate sub 6 GHz, CBRS and mmWave IBW systems in U.S. office buildings from 2020 to 2025?
  • What technologies are required for a smart office building?
  • What are 5G, CBRS, and MmWave, some of the technologies and spectrums that will support cellular IBW?

Who Should Read

  • Mobile operators, particularly those servicing the U.S. market
  • Mobile backhaul providers, including telcos and cable MSOs
  • Wired and wireless backhaul vendors and solution providers
  • Mobile OEMs, particularly those servicing the U.S. market
  • Wired and wireless infrastructure vendors, particularly those servicing the U.S. market
  • Financial and investment analysts.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
    • What This Means
  • Methodology
    • Sources
    • 2021 Revised Forecast
    • Definitions
  • Office Buildings
    • IBW in Office Buildings
    • What is Required for a Connected Office Buildings?
  • Technologies and Spectrum Behind Connected Office Buildings
    • 5G
    • CBRS
    • mmWave
  • Outlook for the Office Building IBW Forecast
    • Measuring Impact of COVID-19
    • Current Trends and COVID Impact on Office Buildings
  • Cellular IBW Spending Forecast Methodology and Assumptions
    • Basic Pandemic Assumption
    • Buildings Methodology
    • Technology-specific Assumptions
    • Network Build Spending Methodology
    • Operational Spending Methodology
  • Cellular IBW Spending Forecast – Office Buildings
    • Sub 6 GHz Bands
      • Network Build
      • Operational
      • Total Sub 6 GHz Spending
    • CBRS
      • Network Build
      • Operational
      • Total CBRS Spending
    • mmWave
      • Network Build
      • Operational
      • Total mmWave Spending
    • Total Spending for Office Buildings
  • Definitions
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table A: Total Spending in Office Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Table 1: Pandemic Influence on Building Categories
  • Table 2: Commercial Buildings in the U.S.
  • Table 3: Sub 6 GHz Network Build Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 4: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 5: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 6: CBRS Network Build Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 7: CBRS Operational Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 8: Total CBRS Spending for Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 9: mmWave Network Build Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 10: mmWave Operational Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 11: Total mmWave Spending for Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 12: Total Spending in Office Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts and Figures

  • Figure A: Total Spending in Office Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Figure 1: Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, 2017-2020
  • Figure 2: Sub 6 GHz Network Build Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 3: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 4: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 5: CBRS Network Build Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 6: CBRS Operational Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 7: Total CBRS Spending for Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 8: mmWave Network Build Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 9: mmWave Operational Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 10: Total mmWave Spending for Office Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 11: Total Spending in Office Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Figure 12: Total Spending in Office Buildings, 2020-2025

For additional information on the U.S. Office Buildings: Cellular In-Building Wireless Spending Forecast, 2020-2025 market study, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 263-5682 or by email.