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U.S. Manufacturing Buildings and Factories: Wireless and Cellular Nodes Forecast, 2019-2024

There are many thousands of manufacturing buildings – factories, assembly plants, etc. – in the U.S. With the advent of 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) as the next “G” in the evolution of cellular technologies, cellular itself is seen as a way to enable the factory floor with very high throughput, ultra-reliable and low latency cellular solutions. This is seen as the path toward the “smart factory.”

This market study provides a five-year forecast for the number of Sub 6 GHz, CBRS, mmWave and Wi-Fi nodes expected to be deployed in U.S. manufacturing facilities and factories. A five-year total addressable market forecasts for these technologies are also provided.

This version 2.0 of the market study provides an updated forecast based on the expected impact of the global virus COVID-19, as iGR understands it today.


Key Questions Answered

  • What is a manufacturing building or factory? What applications and services are enabled in a manufacturing building?
  • What technologies are required for a smart manufacturing building or smart factory?
  • What is 5G NR?
  • How does 5G NR impact manufacturing buildings and factories?
  • What is CBRS?
  • How does CBRS impact manufacturing buildings and factories?
  • What is the total addressable market for Sub 6 GHz, CBRS, mmWave and Wi-Fi nodes in U.S. manufacturing buildings and factories?
  • How many Sub 6 GHz, CBRS, mmWave and Wi-Fi nodes are expected to be deployed in U.S. manufacturing buildings and factories between 2019 and 2024?

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
  • Manufacturing & IBW
    • 802.15 and 802.11
    • Reasons for limited deployment
    • Industry 4.0
    • 5G New Radio
    • URLLC
    • Massive IoT
    • 5G Services and Use Cases
    • CBRS
    • Case Studies: 5G and Manufacturing
    • What is required for a Smart Factory?
    • Major Challenges
    • Summary
  • Forecast and Methodology
    • Forecast methodology
    • Technology-specific assumptions
  • Nodes in U.S. Manufacturing
    • Sub 6 GHz Bands
    • CBRS
    • mmWave
    • Wi-Fi
  • Summary
  • Definitions
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table A: Cellular/Wireless Nodes Deployed in U.S. Manufacturing Buildings, 2019-2024
  • Table 1: Number of Buildings and Enclosed Floorspace, U.S. Manufacturing Sites
  • Table 2: Sub 6 GHz Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 3: Sub 6 GHz Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Table 4: CBRS Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 5: CBRS Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Table 6: mmWave Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 7: mmWave Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Table 8: Wi-Fi Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 9: Wi-Fi Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Table 10: Cellular/Wireless Nodes Deployed in U.S. Manufacturing Buildings, 2019-2024
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts and Figures

  • Figure A: Cellular/Wireless Nodes Deployed in U.S. Manufacturing Buildings, 2019-2024
  • Figure 1: Number of Buildings and Enclosed Floorspace, U.S. Manufacturing Sites
  • Figure 2: Sub 6 GHz Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 3: Sub 6 GHz Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Figure 4: CBRS Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 5: CBRS Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Figure 6: mmWave Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 7: mmWave Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Figure 8: Wi-Fi Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 9: Wi-Fi Nodes by Manufacturing Sub-Sector, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Figure 10: Cellular/Wireless Nodes Deployed in U.S. Manufacturing Buildings, 2019-2024

For additional information on the U.S. Manufacturing Buildings and Factories: Wireless and Cellular Forecast, 2019 - 2024 market study, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 263-5682 or by email.