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

There are many thousands of U.S. manufacturing buildings, such as factories, assembly plants and mills, many of which make use of advanced machine tools and automation. As such, manufacturing facilities have always used wired technologies because industrial applications typically have strict thresholds for latency, reliability, and throughput. Also, many factory engineers are hesitant to adopt wireless options due to a perceived lack of reliability, determinism, and security of wireless solutions compared to wired equivalents.

5G, and Private CBRS network systems, can enable the factory floor with very high throughput, ultra-reliable and low latency cellular-based solutions. This is seen as the path toward the “smart factory” and “Industry 4.0”

For this report, iGR defines an in-building 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 “in-building” 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. manufacturing 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 manufacturing building/campus?
  • What is the primary purpose of a connected manufacturing building or campus?
  • What technologies are required for a connected manufacturinge building or campus?
  • What use cases are enabled in a connected manufacturing building or campus?
  • How much will be spent to build and operate a private CBRS network in U.S. manufacturing buildings from 2021 to 2026?
  • What is the forecasted network/systems integration spending associated with the private CBRS network opportunity in U.S. manufacturing buildings from 2021 to 2026?
  • What is the forecasted applications spending for private CBRS networks in U.S. manufacturing 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, Manufacturing Buildings
    • What this means
  • Methodology
    • Sources
    • Definitions
  • Manufacturing Buildings
    • 802.15 and 802.11
    • Reasons for limited deployment
    • Industry 4.0
    • What is required for a Smart Factory?
    • Major Challenges
    • Case Studies
    • Outlook for Private CBRS Networks in Manufacturing Buildings
  • Technologies and Spectrum Behind Connected Manufacturing Buildings
    • 5G
    • CBRS
  • Forecast Methodology and Assumptions
    • Basic Assumption
    • Buildings Methodology
    • Network Build & Operate Spending Methodology
    • Network/Systems Integration: Assumptions and Methodology
    • Application Spending: Assumptions and Methodology
  • Private CBRS Network Spending Forecast – Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 1: Number of Buildings and Enclosed Floor Space, U.S. Manufacturing Sites
  • Table 2: Private CBRS Network Build Spending in Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 3: Private CBRS Network Operational Spending in Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 4: Total CBRS Private Network Spending for Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 5: Private CBRS Systems/Network Integration Spending in Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 6: Private CBRS Network Applications Spending in Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 7: Total Spending for Private CBRS Networks in Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts and Figures

  • Figure A: Total Spending for Private CBRS Networks in Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 1: Number of Buildings and Enclosed Floor Space, U.S. Manufacturing Sites
  • Figure 2: Private CBRS Network Build Spending in Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 3: Private CBRS Network Operational Spending in Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 4: Total CBRS Private Network Spending for Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 5: Private CBRS Systems/Network Integration Spending in Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 6: Private CBRS Network Applications Spending in Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 7: Total Spending for Private CBRS Networks in Manufacturing Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)

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

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