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Smart Buildings and Internet of Things

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

There are many thousands of retail/mercantile buildings (both mall and non-mall) in the U.S. This category of building includes malls, strip malls and standalone stores that sell goods (other than food). Not all of these buildings are good candidates for in-building wireless (IBW) systems, but many are – and many already have distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi systems deployed to handle internal business, employee, third-party vendors and patron voice/data traffic.

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 the U.S. 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 are mercantile/retail buildings? What applications and services are enabled in a smart/connected mercantile buildings?
  • What technologies are required for a smart/connected retail building?
  • What is 5G NR?
  • How does 5G NR impact retail buildings?
  • What is CBRS?
  • How does CBRS impact retail buildings?
  • What is the total addressable market for Sub 6 GHz, CBRS, mmWave and Wi-Fi nodes in U.S. retail buildings?
  • How many Sub 6 GHz, CBRS, mmWave and Wi-Fi nodes are expected to be deployed in U.S. retail buildings 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
  • Retail Buildings
    • What is required for a Connected Retail Building?
    • Retail Case Studies
    • Technologies Behind Connected Retail
      • 5G New Radio
      • URLLC
      • Massive IoT
      • 5G Services and Use Cases
      • CBRS
  • Forecast and Methodology
    • COVID-19 Impact
    • Building-specific assumptions
    • Technology-specific assumptions
  • Retail: Non-Mall
    • Sub 6 GHz Bands
    • CBRS
    • mmWave
    • Wi-Fi
  • Retail: Mall Buildings
    • 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. Retail Buildings, 2019-2024
  • Table 1: Commercial Buildings in the U.S.
  • Table 2: Sub 6 GHz Nodes in Retail Non-Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 3: CBRS Nodes in Retail Non-Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 4: mmWave Nodes in Retail Non-Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 5: Wi-Fi Nodes in Retail Non-Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 6: Sub 6 GHz Nodes in Retail Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 7: CBRS Nodes in Retail Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 8: mmWave Nodes in Retail Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 9: Wi-Fi Nodes in Retail Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 10: Cellular/Wireless Nodes Deployed in U.S. Retail Buildings, 2019-2024
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts and Figures

  • Figure A: Cellular/Wireless Nodes Deployed in U.S. Retail Buildings, 2019-2024
  • Figure 1: Sub 6 GHz Nodes in Retail Non-Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 2: CBRS Nodes in Retail Non-Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 3: mmWave Nodes in Retail Non-Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 4: Wi-Fi Nodes in Retail Non-Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 5: Sub 6 GHz Nodes in Retail Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 6: CBRS Nodes in Retail Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 7: mmWave Nodes in Retail Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 8: Wi-Fi Nodes in Retail Mall Buildings, Actuals and TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 9: Cellular/Wireless Nodes Deployed in U.S. Retail Buildings, 2019-2024

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