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U.S. Education Private CBRS Network Forecast, 2021-2026: CBRS Network Build, Integration and App Spending in Education Buildings

Education buildings in K-12 schools and university campuses are good candidates for private cellular networks especially those using CBRS. These networks have become a reality largely due to the federal and state money that has been made available via pandemic-related funding. In general, these monies have been used to build out broadband access in school districts to address the digital divide. Meanwhile, colleges and universities are also investing in, and piloting, private cellular networks.

For this report, iGR defines an inbuilding private cellular system as one that uses the U.S. CBRS band for 4G/5G-based services and is funded by a third party distinct from a Mobile Network Operator (MNO). Note that iGR includes campus-wide cellular networks within the “inbuilding” umbrella.

This market study provides a five-year forecast for spending for three types of spending on in-building private cellular systems using CBRS in U.S. education buildings. The three types of spending include:

  • Network build and operational spending: the costs associated with installing and operating the private CBRS network
  • Network/systems integration spending: the costs associated with designing, sourcing equipment, integrating the network and applications, etc.
  • Applications: the costs associated with purchasing and licensing the applications that run on the private CBRS network.

Key Questions Answered

  • What is a private cellular network?
  • How can a private cellular network be used to create a connected education building/campus?
  • What is the primary purpose of a connected education building or campus?
  • What technologies are required for a connected education building or campus?
  • What use cases are enabled in a connected education building or campus?
  • How much will be spent to build and operate a private CBRS network in U.S. education buildings from 2021 to 2026?
  • What is the forecasted network/systems integration spending associated with the private CBRS network opportunity in U.S. education buildings from 2021 to 2026?
  • What is the forecasted applications spending for private CBRS networks in U.S. education buildings from 2021 to 2026?

Who Should Read

  • Systems integrators and wireless network integrators
  • CBRS solutions vendors
  • Mobile operators
  • Infrastructure OEMs
  • Financial analysts and investors.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
    • Total Spending for Private CBRS Networks, Education Buildings
    • What this means
  • Methodology
    • Sources
    • Definitions
  • Education Buildings and Campuses
    • Private CBRS Networks in Education Buildings and Campuses
    • Outlook for Private CBRS Networks in Education
  • Technologies and Spectrum Behind Connected Education Buildings
    • 5G
    • CBRS
  • Forecast Methodology and Assumptions
    • Basic Assumption
    • Buildings Methodology
    • Methodology – Commercial Buildings
    • Network Build & Operate Spending Methodology
    • Network/Systems Integration: Assumptions and Methodology
    • Application Spending: Assumptions and Methodology
  • Private CBRS Network Spending Forecast – Education Buildings
    • Private CBRS Networks Build and Operation
    • Private CBRS Networks Integration
    • Private CBRS Networks Applications
    • Total Spend
  • Definitions
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table A: Total Spending for Private CBRS Networks in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 1: Commercial Buildings in the U.S.
  • Table 2: Select Expenses Categories, Educational Services, 2020
  • Table 3: Private CBRS Network Build Spending in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 4: Private CBRS Network Operational Spending in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 5: Total CBRS Private Network Spending for Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 6: Private CBRS Network Integration Spending in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 7: Private CBRS Network Applications Spending in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 8: Total Spending for Private CBRS Networks in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts and Figures

  • Figure A: Total Spending for Private CBRS Networks in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 1: Select Expenses Categories, Educational Services, 2020
  • Figure 2: Private CBRS Network Build Spending in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 3: Private CBRS Network Operational Spending in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 4: Total CBRS Private Network Spending for Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 5: Private CBRS Network Integration Spending in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 6: Private CBRS Network Applications Spending in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 7: Total Spending for Private CBRS Networks in Education Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)

For additional information on the U.S. Education Private CBRS Network Forecast, 2021-2026 market study, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 796-1675 or by email.

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