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U.S. Health Care: Cellular In-Building Wireless Spending Forecast, 2020-2025

Many hospitals (inpatient buildings) and medical offices/facilities (outpatient buildings) in the U.S. are good candidates for in-building wireless (IBW) systems, which are deployed to handle the voice and data traffic of employees (doctors, nurses, etc.), support staff, third-party vendors, patients and visitors.

This market study provides a revised forecast of the cellular in-building wireless (IBW) market for inpatient and outpatient health care buildings. iGR found that due to the pandemic, the IBW market for 2020 and beyond is significantly different than it was previously, and pre-2020 trends are largely irrelevant now.

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. health care buildings in the sub 6 GHz, CBRS, and mmWave bands.


Key Questions Answered

  • What are inpatient and outpatient health care buildings?
  • What applications and services are enabled in a smart/connected health care building?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted the IBW market for health care buildings?
  • How much will be spent to build and operate sub 6 GHz, CBRS and mmWave IBW systems in U.S. inpatient and outpatient health care buildings from 2020 to 2025?
  • What technologies are required for a smart health care 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
  • IBW in Health Care Buildings
    • What is required for a Connected Health Care Building?
    • Health Care Case Studies
  • Technologies and Spectrum Behind Connected Health Care
    • 5G
    • CBRS
    • mmWave
  • Outlook for Health Care Building IBW Forecast
    • Measuring Impact of COVID-19
    • COVID Impact on Inpatient (Hospitals)
    • COVID Impact on Outpatient (Medical Offices)
    • General Outlook for Inpatient (Hospitals)
    • General Outlook for Outpatient (Medical Offices)
  • 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 – Inpatient Health Care 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 Inpatient Health Care Buildings
  • Cellular IBW Spending Forecast – Outpatient Health Care 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 Outpatient Health Care Buildings
  • Cellular IBW Spending Forecast – All Health Care Buildings
  • Definitions
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table A: Total Spending in Health Care 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 Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 4: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 5: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 6: CBRS Network Build Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 7: CBRS Operational Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 8: Total CBRS Spending for Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 9: mmWave Network Build Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 10: mmWave Operational Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 11: Total mmWave Spending for Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 12: Total Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Table 13: Sub 6 GHz Network Build Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 14: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 15: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 16: CBRS Network Build Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 17: CBRS Operational Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 18: Total CBRS Spending for Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 19: mmWave Network Build Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 20: mmWave Operational Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 21: Total mmWave Spending for Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 22: Total Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Table 23: Total Spending in Inpatient and Outpatient Health Care Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 24: Total Spending in Health Care Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts and Figures

  • Figure A: Total Spending in Health Care Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Figure 1: Percent change in outpatient visits from baseline
  • Figure 2: Telemedicine Visits by Specialty
  • Figure 3: Sub 6 GHz Network Build Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 4: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 5: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 6: CBRS Network Build Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 7: CBRS Operational Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 8: Total CBRS Spending for Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 9: mmWave Network Build Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 10: mmWave Operational Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 11: Total mmWave Spending for Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 12: Total Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Figure 13: Total Spending in Inpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 14: Sub 6 GHz Network Build Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 15: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 16: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 17: CBRS Network Build Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 18: CBRS Operational Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 19: Total CBRS Spending for Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 20: mmWave Network Build Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 21: mmWave Operational Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 22: Total mmWave Spending for Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 23: Total Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Figure 24: Total Spending in Outpatient HC Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 25: Total Spending in Inpatient and Outpatient Health Care Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 26: Total Spending in Health Care Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025

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