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Smart Buildings and Internet of Things

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.


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.