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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.


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
    • 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.