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

There are many thousands of retail/mercantile buildings in the U.S., including both malls and standalone (non-mall) buildings. Private CBRS networks systems can be deployed in retail buildings to provide secure connectivity that can serve multiple needs. However, the underlying structural changes in the retail sector preclude a clear upside to deployments of private CBRS networks in these buildings.

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, such as those that would cover an outdoor / open-air shopping area, 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. retail 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 retail building/shopping area?
  • What is the primary purpose of a connected retail building or shopping area?
  • What technologies are required for a connected retail building or shopping area?
  • What use cases are enabled in a connected retail building or shopping area?
  • How much will be spent to build and operate a private CBRS network in U.S. retail buildings and shopping areas from 2021 to 2026?
  • What is the forecasted network/systems integration spending associated with the private CBRS network opportunity in U.S. retail buildings and shopping areas from 2021 to 2026?
  • What is the forecasted applications spending for private CBRS networks in U.S. retail buildings and shopping areas 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, Retail Buildings
    • What this means
  • Methodology
    • Sources
    • Definitions
  • Retail Buildings and Outdoor Shopping Areas
    • Key trends in Retail
    • What is Required for a Connected Retail Building or Outdoor Shopping Area?
    • Private CBRS Networks in Retail Buildings and Outdoor Shopping Areas
    • Outlook for Private CBRS Networks in Retail
  • Technologies and Spectrum Behind Connected Retail Buildings and Outdoor Shopping Areas
    • 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 – Retail Non-Mall and Mall 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 Retail Non-mall and Mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 1: Commercial Buildings in the U.S.
  • Table 2: Private CBRS Network Build Spending in Retail Non-mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 3: Private CBRS Network Operational Spending in Retail Non-mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 4: Total CBRS Private Network Spending for Retail Non-mall Buildings, 2021-2026
  • Table 5: Private CBRS Network Build Spending in Retail Mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 6: Private CBRS Network Operational Spending in Retail Mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Table 7: Total CBRS Private Network Spending for Retail Mall Buildings, 2021-2026
  • Table 8: Total CBRS Private Network Spending for Retail Non-mall and Mall Buildings, 2021-2026
  • Table 9: Private CBRS Systems/Network Integration Spending in Retail Non-mall and Mall Buildings, 2021-2026, ($M)
  • Table 10: Private CBRS Network Application Spending in Retail Non-mall and Mall Buildings, 2021-2026
  • Table 11: Total Spending for Private CBRS Networks in Retail Non-mall and Mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts and Figures

  • Figure A: Total Spending for Private CBRS Networks in Retail Non-mall and Mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 1: Total Retail sector employment, 2018-2022
  • Figure 2: Total employer compensation costs, all Retail sector employees, 2018-2022
  • Figure 3: Private CBRS Network Build Spending in Retail Non-mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 4: Private CBRS Network Operational Spending in Retail Non-mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 5: Total CBRS Private Network Spending for Retail Non-mall Buildings, 2021-2026
  • Figure 6: Private CBRS Network Build Spending in Retail Mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 7: Private CBRS Network Operational Spending in Retail Mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)
  • Figure 8: Total CBRS Private Network Spending for Retail Mall Buildings, 2021-2026
  • Figure 9: Total CBRS Private Network Spending for Retail Non-mall and Mall Buildings, 2021-2026
  • Figure 10: Private CBRS Systems/Network Integration Spending in Retail Non-mall and Mall Buildings, 2021-2026
  • Figure 11: Private CBRS Network Application Spending in Retail Non-mall and Mall Buildings, 2021-2026
  • Figure 12: Total Spending for Private CBRS Networks in Retail Non-mall and Mall Buildings, 2021-2026 ($M)

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

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