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

There are many thousands of hospitality buildings in the U.S., including lodging (hotels), casinos and convention/exhibit halls. It is not a question of if the hospitality sector was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; instead, the questions are how bad was it and what is expected moving forward?

In-building wireless (IBW) systems are primarily deployed in hospitality buildings to improve customers’ experience on the mobile network while in the building and moving through the facility.

This market study provides a revised forecast of the cellular in-building wireless (IBW) market for three types of hospitality buildings: lodging, casinos and convention/exhibit halls. 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. hospitality buildings in the sub 6 GHz, CBRS, and mmWave bands.


Key Questions Answered

  • What are hospitality buildings? What applications and services are enabled in a smart/connected hospitality building?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted the IBW market for three types of hospitality buildings – hotels, casinos and convention/exhibit halls?
  • How much will be spent to build and operate sub 6 GHz, CBRS and mmWave IBW systems in U.S. hotels, casinos and convention/exhibit halls from 2020 to 2025?
  • What technologies are required for a smart hospitality 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 Hospitality Buildings
    • What is required for a Connected Hospitality Building?
    • Retail Case Studies
  • Technologies and Spectrum Behind Connected Hospitality Buildings
    • 5G
    • CBRS
    • mmWave
  • Outlook for the Hospitality Building IBW Forecast
    • Measuring Impact of COVID-19
    • Current Trends and COVID Impact on Hospitality 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 – Lodging
    • 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 Lodging
  • Cellular IBW Spending Forecast – Casinos
    • 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 Casinos
  • Cellular IBW Spending Forecast – Convention/Exhibit Halls
    • 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 Convention/Exhibit Halls
  • Cellular IBW Spending Forecast – All Hospitality Buildings
  • Definitions
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table A: Total Spending in All Hospitality Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Table 1: Pandemic Influence on Building Categories6
  • Table 2: Commercial Buildings in the U.S.
  • Table 3: Sub 6 GHz Network Build Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 4: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 5: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 6: CBRS Network Build Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 7: CBRS Operational Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 8: Total CBRS Spending for Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 9: mmWave Network Build Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 10: mmWave Operational Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 11: Total mmWave Spending for Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Table 12: Total Spending in Lodging Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Table 13: Sub 6 GHz Network Build Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Table 14: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Table 15: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Table 16: CBRS Network Build Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Table 17: CBRS Operational Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Table 18: Total CBRS Spending for Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Table 19: mmWave Network Build Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Table 20: mmWave Operational Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Table 21: Total mmWave Spending for Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Table 22: Total Spending in Casinos by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Table 23: Sub 6 GHz Network Build Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Table 24: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Table 25: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Table 26: CBRS Network Build Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Table 27: CBRS Operational Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Table 28: Total CBRS Spending for Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Table 29: mmWave Network Build Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Table 30: mmWave Operational Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Table 31: Total mmWave Spending for Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Figure 31: Total mmWave Spending for Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Table 32: Total Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Table 33: Total Spending in Hospitality Buildings by Type, 2020-2025
  • Table 34: Total Spending in Hospitality Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts and Figures

  • Figure A: Total Spending in All Hospitality Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Figure 1: Sub 6 GHz Network Build Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 2: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 3: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 4: CBRS Network Build Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 5: CBRS Operational Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 6: Total CBRS Spending for Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 7: mmWave Network Build Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 8: mmWave Operational Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 9: Total mmWave Spending for Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 10: Total Spending in Lodging Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Figure 11: Total Spending in Lodging Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 12: Sub 6 GHz Network Build Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Figure 13: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Figure 14: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Figure 15: CBRS Network Build Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Figure 16: CBRS Operational Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Figure 17: Total CBRS Spending for Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Figure 18: mmWave Network Build Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Figure 19: mmWave Operational Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Figure 20: Total mmWave Spending for Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Figure 21: Total Spending in Casinos by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Figure 22: Total Spending in Casinos, 2020-2025
  • Figure 23: Sub 6 GHz Network Build Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Figure 24: Sub 6 GHz Operational Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Figure 25: Total Sub 6 GHz Spending for Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Figure 26: CBRS Network Build Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Figure 27: CBRS Operational Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Figure 28: Total CBRS Spending for Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Figure 29: mmWave Network Build Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Figure 30: mmWave Operational Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Figure 31: Total mmWave Spending for Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Figure 32: Total Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls by Spectrum, 2020-2025
  • Figure 33: Total Spending in Convention/Exhibit Halls, 2020-2025
  • Figure 34: Total Spending in Hospitality Buildings by Type, 2020-2025
  • Figure 35: Total Spending in Hospitality Buildings, 2020-2025
  • Figure 36: Total Spending in Hospitality Buildings by Spectrum, 2020-2025

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