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U.S. Private LTE Forecast, 2019-2024: CBRS, LTE and then 5G

Most today are familiar with the commercial LTE networks available from U.S. mobile operators. These networks serve a broad range of devices and consumers, and interconnect with other carriers' networks.

A private LTE network is exactly what the name implies – it involves the operation of an LTE network in licensed or unlicensed spectrum as a private network. The private LTE (PLTE) either does not interconnect with any other network or does so under very limited conditions. The PLTE network can serve the same range of devices and subscribers as a public LTE network, potentially even on the same device.

This report focuses on in-building/campus PLTE nodes deployed in: commercial buildings, manufacturing buildings and energy buildings. The forecast shows these nodes broken out by type of commercial buildings, manufacturing sub-sector and type of energy building/campus.

From a spectrum/technology perspective, the in-building PLTE forecast covers:

  • LTE and then 5G NR deployed in Sub 6 GHz spectrum
  • LTE and then 5G NR deployed in the CBRS band. C-band is not included because there are still too many variables regarding when it might be available
  • 5G NR in the mmWave bands. LTE is unlikely to be deployed in this spectrum.

Key Questions Answered

  • What is Private LTE?
  • What spectrum can be used for Private LTE?
  • What is required to deploy Private LTE?
  • What are the business and/or use cases for Private LTE? How do these vary by building type and/or sector?
  • How many Private LTE nodes are forecasted to be deployed by building type and sector over the forecast period?

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
  • Private LTE
    • What’s different now?
    • What is needed for Private LTE
    • Drivers of Private LTE
    • Business Models
    • Benefits of PLTE
    • Cons of PLTE
    • Private LTE Case Studies
  • Overview of Technology and Spectrum
    • More on CBRS
    • MulteFire
    • 5G New Radio
    • URLLC
    • Massive IoT
  • In-building Private LTE Forecast
    • Overview
    • General Forecast Assumptions
    • Methodology
    • Technology-specific assumptions
    • Technology related Assumptions
  • Private LTE in Commercial Buildings
  • Private LTE in Manufacturing
    • 802.15 and 802.11
    • Reasons for limited deployment
    • Industry 4.0
  • Private LTE in Energy
    • Power Plants
    • Refineries and Mines
  • Vendor Profiles
    • Airspan Networks
    • American Tower
    • AT&T
    • Baicells
    • Boingo
    • CableLabs
    • Charter Communications / Spectrum Enterprise
    • Comcast Corporation
    • CommScope
    • Corning SpiderCloud Wireless
    • Crown Castle
    • Ericsson
    • ExteNet Systems
    • Federated Wireless
    • Google / Alphabet
    • ip.access
    • Mavenir
    • Nokia Networks
    • Qualcomm
    • Rise Broadband
    • Samsung Electronics
    • Sercomm
    • Sprint
    • T-Mobile US
    • Telrad Networks
    • US Cellular
    • Verizon
  • Definitions
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table A: Total Private LTE Nodes Deployed in the U.S., 2019-2024
  • Table 1: Overview of Spectrum Bands
  • Table 2: Commercial Buildings in the U.S.
  • Table 3: PLTE Nodes Deployed in Sub 6 GHz, 2019-2024
  • Table 4: PLTE Nodes Deployed in CBRS, 2019-2024
  • Table 5: PLTE Nodes Deployed in mmWave bands, 2019-2024
  • Table 6: PLTE Nodes Deployed in Sub 6 GHz, Manufacturing, 2019-2024
  • Table 7: PLTE Nodes Deployed in CBRS, Manufacturing, 2019-2024
  • Table 8: PLTE Nodes Deployed in mmWave, Manufacturing, 2019-2024
  • Table 9: PLTE Nodes Deployed in Sub 6 GHz, Power Plants, 2019-2024
  • Table 10: PLTE Nodes Deployed in CBRS, Power Plants, 2019-2024
  • Table 11: PLTE Nodes Deployed in Sub 6 GHz, Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Table 12: PLTE Nodes Deployed in CBRS, Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts and Figures

  • Figure A: Total Private LTE Nodes Deployed in the U.S., 2019-2024
  • Figure 1: Why go private?
  • Figure 2: PLTE Opportunities
  • Figure 3: PLTE Nodes Deployed in Sub 6 GHz, 2019-2024
  • Figure 4: PLTE Nodes Deployed in CBRS, 2019-2024
  • Figure 5: PLTE Nodes Deployed in mmWave bands, 2019-2024
  • Figure 6: PLTE Nodes Deployed in Sub 6 GHz, Manufacturing, 2019-2024
  • Figure 7: PLTE Nodes Deployed in CBRS, Manufacturing, 2019-2024
  • Figure 8: PLTE Nodes Deployed in mmWave, Manufacturing, 2019-2024
  • Figure 9: PLTE Nodes Deployed in Sub 6 GHz, Power Plants, 2019-2024
  • Figure 10: PLTE Nodes Deployed in CBRS, Power Plants, 2019-2024
  • Figure 11: PLTE Nodes Deployed in Sub 6 GHz, Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Figure 12: PLTE Nodes Deployed in CBRS, Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024

For additional information on the U.S. Private LTE Forecast, 2019 - 2024 market study, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 263-5682 or by email.