表紙:免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) におけるLTE & 5G NR:機会・課題・戦略・予測 (2020-2030年)
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免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) におけるLTE & 5G NR:機会・課題・戦略・予測 (2020-2030年)

LTE & 5G NR in Unlicensed Spectrum: 2020 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

出版日: | 発行: SNS Telecom & IT | ページ情報: 英文 534 Pages; 78 Tables & Figures | 納期: 即日から翌営業日

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免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) におけるLTE & 5G NR:機会・課題・戦略・予測 (2020-2030年)
出版日: 2020年12月09日
発行: SNS Telecom & IT
ページ情報: 英文 534 Pages; 78 Tables & Figures
納期: 即日から翌営業日
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概要

免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) における3GPPベースのセルラーネットワークの運用は、モバイルネットワークの高密度化戦略の重要な要素になっています。世界中のモバイルオペレーターは、特に密集した都市環境でネットワーク容量を拡張し、より高いデータレートを提供するために、免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域 - 主に世界的に調和した5 GHz帯域)で動作するLTE RANインフラストラクチャをますます展開しています。これらの実装は主にLAA(Licensed Assisted Access)技術に基づいており、免許不要チャネルを免許帯域のアンカーと集約して、シームレスで信頼性の高い接続を維持します。

COVID-19の大流行、非3GPPワイヤレス技術との競合、その他の課題による経済の減速にもかかわらず、世界における免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) で動作するLTE & 5G NR対応のRANインフラストラクチャへの投資は5億米ドル近くに達すると予測されています。市場は、2020年から2023年の間に約40%のCAGRでさらに成長し、最終的に2023年までに13億米ドルを占めると予想されています。

当レポートでは、免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) におけるLTE & 5G NR市場について調査し、バリューチェーン、市場の促進要因と抑制要因、イネーブリング技術、主要動向、将来のロードマップ、ビジネスモデル、使用例、アプリケーションのシナリオ、標準化、スペクトルの可溶性/割り当て、規制状況、ケーススタディ、およびエコシステム企業のプロファイルなどについて、詳細に分析しています。

目次

第1章 イントロダクション

第2章 免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) におけるLTE & 5G NRの概要

  • スペクトル:無線通信業界の生命線
  • 免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) においてLTE & 5G NRを使用する理由
  • 免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) と免許帯域 (ライセンス帯域) の違い
  • 第2章 免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) におけるLTE & 5G NRのバリューチェーン
  • 市場の促進要因
  • 市場の抑制要因

第3章 イネーブリング技術&コンセプト

  • LTE-U
  • LAA(Enhanced LAA)
  • eLAA(拡張LAA)
  • FeLAA(Further Enhanced LAA)
  • 5G NR-U(免許不要帯域におけるNR)
  • MulteFire
  • 日本のsXGP(共有拡張世界のプラットフォーム)
  • 米国のCBRS(Citizens Broadband Radio Service)
  • TVWS(TVホワイトスペース)
  • 免許不要非3GPPネットワークとのインテグレーション&アグリゲーション

第4章 ビジネスモデル、使用例 & アプリケーション

  • ビジネスモデル & 使用例
    • サービスプロバイダーネットワーク
    • ニュートラルホストネットワーク
    • プライベートセルラーネットワーク
  • アプリケーション
    • モバイルブロードバンド
    • ホーム & ビジネスブロードバンド
    • 音声 & メッセージングサービス
    • 高解像度ビデオ伝送
    • テレプレゼンス & ビデオ会議
    • マルチメディアブロードキャスティング & マルチキャスト
    • IoT(モノのインターネット)ネットワーキング
    • ウェアラブルのワイヤレス接続
    • アンテザードAR / VR / MR(拡張現実、仮想現実 & 複合現実)
    • リアルタイムホログラフィックプロジェクション
    • 触覚インターネット & 触覚フィードバック
    • 高精度ポジショニング & 追跡
    • インダストリアルオートメーション
    • 機械のリモートコントロール
    • コネクテッドモバイルロボティクス
    • 無人 & 自動運転車
    • ドローンのBVLOS(視界外射程)操作
    • データ駆動型分析 & 洞察
    • センサー搭載デジタルツイン
    • 機器の予知保全

第5章 免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) の可用性、割り当て、および使用法

  • 免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) におけるLTE & 5G NRの候補周波数帯域
    • サブ1GHz帯域(470~700 / 800/900 MHz)
    • 1.8 GHz DECTガードバンド(1780~1785 MHz、1875~1880 MHz)
    • 1.9 GHz sXGP / DECTバンド(1880~1920 MHz)
    • 2.4 GHz(2400~2483.5 MHz)
    • 3.5 GHz(3550~3700 MHz)CBRS帯域
    • 5 GHz(5150~5925 MHz)
    • 6 GHz(5925~7125 MHz)
    • 57~71 GHz
    • 他の帯域
  • 北米
    • 米国
    • カナダ
  • アジア太平洋
    • オーストラリア
    • ニュージーランド
    • 日本
    • 韓国
    • 中国
    • 香港
    • 台湾
    • シンガポール
    • マレーシア
    • インドネシア
    • フィリピン
    • タイ
    • ベトナム
    • ミャンマー
    • インド
    • パキスタン
    • その他のアジア太平洋地域
  • 欧州
    • 英国
    • アイルランド
    • フランス
    • ドイツ
    • ベルギー
    • オランダ
    • スイス
    • オーストリア
    • イタリア
    • スペイン
    • ポルトガル
    • スウェーデン
    • ノルウェー
    • デンマーク
    • フィンランド
    • エストニア
    • チェコ共和国
    • ポーランド
    • ギリシャ
    • トルコ
    • ブルガリア
    • ルーマニア
    • ハンガリー
    • スロベニア
    • セルビア
    • ロシア
    • その他の欧州
  • 中東とアフリカ
    • サウジアラビア
    • アラブ首長国連邦
    • カタール
    • クウェート
    • イスラエル
    • 南アフリカ
    • その他の中東・アフリカ
  • ラテンアメリカ & 中米
    • メキシコ
    • ブラジル
    • アルゼンチン
    • コロンビア
    • チリ
    • その他のラテンアメリカ & 中米

第6章 標準化、規制 & 協働イニシアチブ

  • 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project)
  • ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions)
  • CBRS Alliance
  • CEPT (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations)
  • CTIA
  • DSA (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance)
  • ETSI(European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
  • IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force)
  • ITU-R (International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector)
  • LTE-U Forum
  • MulteFire Alliance
  • NGMN Alliance
  • ONF(Open Networking Foundation)
  • Small Cell Forum
  • WhiteSpace Alliance
  • WInnForum (Wireless Innovation Forum)
  • XGP (eXtended Global Platform) Forum
  • その他

第7章 免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) 展開のケーススタディ

  • AT&T:モバイルネットワークの高密度化とFWAのための免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) の利用
  • BBB(BB Backbone Corporation):1.9 GHzsXGPベースのプライベートLTEネットワークプラットフォーム
  • BYD SkyRail:鉄道通信用の無認可の5GHzワイヤレスシステム
  • Chunghwa Telecom:免許不要5GHzスペクトルを利用してモバイルブロードバンドエクスペリエンスを強化
  • Dallas Love Field Airport:内部運用と乗客体験のためのプライベートLTEネットワーク
  • Gogo:LTE / 5G対応A2G(空対地)ネットワーク用のライセンスなしの2.4GHzスペクトルを活用
  • Memorial Health System:COVID-19対応の取り組みをサポートするLTEベースのCBRSネットワーク
  • Midco(Midcontinent Communications):地方のブロードバンド接続のための共有および免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域)
  • MTS(Mobile TeleSystems):LAA技術を使用したギガビットグレードのLTEサービスの提供
  • Murray City School District:幼稚園から高校までの教育のためのLTEベースのプライベートCBRSネットワーク
  • NetCity(GEOS Telecom):AMI用の免許不要サブ1 GHz LTEネットワーク(高度なメータリングインフラストラクチャ)
  • Ocado:ウェアハウスオートメーションのための免許不要5GHzスペクトルを介したカスタム構築LTEネットワーク
  • RCI(Rural Cloud Initiative):CBRSスペクトラムで未来の農場を構築
  • SmarTone:戦略的に配置されたLAAスモールセルでトラフィックサージを効果的に管理
  • URSYS:免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) で農村地域と周辺地域にセルラー接続をもたらす
  • Verizon Communications:容量要求に対応するための5GHzおよび3.5GHzCBRSスペクトルの活用
  • Vodacom Group:LTEネットワークの容量とパフォーマンスを向上させるために免許不要5GHzスペクトルを採用
  • Yangshan Por:自動コンテナターミナル運用のための無認可の5 GHz LTEネットワーク

第8章 市場規模 & 予測

  • 世界の免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) におけるLTE & 5G NRの見通し
  • セグメンテーション:無線インターフェース技術別
    • 免許不要 LTE
    • 5G NR-U
  • セグメンテーション:動作モード別
    • スタンドアロン
    • LAA
  • セグメンテーション:セルタイプ別
    • 屋内スモールセル
    • 屋外スモールセル
  • セグメンテーション:周波数帯別
    • サブ1GHz
    • 1.9 GHz sXGP
    • 2.4 GHz
    • 3.5 GHz CBRS GAA
    • 5 GHz
    • 6 GHz
    • より高い周波数
  • セグメンテーション:使用例別
    • モバイルネットワークの高密度化
    • FWA(固定無線アクセス)
    • ケーブル事業者と新規参入者
    • ニュートラルホスト
    • プライベートセルラーネットワーク
  • 地域の見通し
    • 北米
    • アジア太平洋
    • 欧州
    • 中東・アフリカ
    • ラテンアメリカ・中米

第9章 主要なエコシステム企業

  • 6Harmonics/6WiLInk
  • ABiT Corporation
  • Accelleran
  • Accuver (InnoWireless)
  • ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies)
  • Affirmed Networks (Microsoft Corporation)
  • Airgain
  • Airspan Networks
  • Airtower Networks
  • Airwavz Solutions
  • Akoustis Technologies
  • Alef Edge
  • Allen Vanguard Wireless
  • Alpha Wireless
  • Altiostar Networks
  • Altran
  • Amazon
  • Amdocs
  • American Tower Corporation
  • Amit Wireless
  • Anritsu Corporation
  • ANS (Advanced Network Services)
  • Antenna Company
  • Anterix
  • Apple
  • Artemis Networks (Rearden)
  • ASOCS
  • ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute)
  • ASUS (ASUSTeK Computer)/Askey Computer Corporation
  • Athonet
  • ATN International
  • AttoCore
  • Axell Wireless
  • Azcom Technology
  • BAI Communications/Transit Wireless
  • Baicells Technologies
  • Ballast Networks
  • BearCom
  • BEC Technologies
  • Benetel
  • Billion Electric
  • Black Box Corporation
  • Blackned
  • Blue Arcus Technologies
  • Blue Danube Systems
  • Boingo Wireless
  • Branch Communications
  • BTI Wireless
  • Bureau Veritas/7Layers
  • BVSystems (Berkeley Varitronics Systems)
  • CableFree (Wireless Excellence)
  • CableLabs/Kyrio
  • Cambium Networks
  • Cambridge Consultants
  • Carlson Wireless Technologies
  • Casa Systems
  • CCI (Communication Components Inc.)/BLiNQ Networks
  • CCN (Cirrus Core Networks)
  • CellAntenna Corporation
  • cellXica
  • Celona
  • Centerline Communications
  • CICT (China Information and Communication Technology Group)/China Xinke Group
  • Cisco Systems
  • ClearSky Technologies
  • Codium Networks
  • Comba Telecom
  • CommAgility (Wireless Telecom Group)
  • CommScope/Ruckus Networks
  • Compal
  • COMSovereign
  • Connectivity Wireless Solutions (M/C Partners)
  • Contela
  • Corning
  • Council Rock
  • Cradlepoint (Ericsson)
  • Crown Castle International Corporation
  • CTS (Communication Technology Services)
  • Dali Wireless
  • Dejero Labs
  • DEKRA
  • Dell Technologies
  • Digi International
  • Digicert
  • DKK (Denki Kogyo)
  • Druid Software
  • EION Wireless
  • Encore Networks
  • Ericsson
  • ETRI (Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea)
  • EXFO
  • ExteNet Systems (Digital Colony)
  • Facebook
  • Fairspectrum
  • FCNT (Fujitsu Connected Technologies)/JEMS (Japan EM Solutions)
  • Federated Wireless
  • Fibrolan
  • FreedomFi
  • FRTek
  • Fujitsu
  • Future Technologies Venture
  • GCT Semiconductor
  • GE (General Electric)
  • Gemtek Technology
  • Geoverse (ATN International)
  • Getac Technology Corporation
  • Goodman Networks
  • Google (Alphabet)
  • Granite Telecommunications
  • Green Packet
  • HCL Technologies
  • HFR
  • Hitachi Kokusai Electric
  • Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn Technology Group)
  • HP
  • HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
  • Huawei
  • Huber+Suhner
  • iBwave Solutions (Corning)
  • Infomark Corporation
  • Infosys
  • Infovista
  • Innonet
  • Inseego Corporation
  • Insta Group
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intenna Systems
  • InterDigital
  • IoT4Net
  • ip.access (Mavenir Systems)
  • IPLOOK Networks
  • iPosi
  • Jaton Technology
  • JCI (Japan Communications Inc.)/Contour Networks
  • JIT (JI Technology)
  • JMA Wireless
  • JRC (Japan Radio Company)
  • Juni Global
  • Kajeet
  • Key Bridge Wireless
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Kisan Telecom
  • KLA Laboratories
  • Kleos
  • KMW
  • KORE Wireless
  • Kyocera Corporation
  • Landmark Dividend
  • Lekha Wireless Solutions
  • Lemko Corporation
  • Lenovo/Motorola Mobility
  • LG Electronics
  • Lime Microsystems
  • Lindsay Broadband
  • Linx Technologies
  • LS telcom
  • Maven Wireless
  • Mavenir Systems
  • Metaswitch Networks (Microsoft Corporation)
  • Metro Network Services
  • MiCOM Labs
  • Microlab
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • MitraStar Technology (Unizyx Holding Corporation)
  • Mobile Mark
  • Mobilitie
  • Motorola Solutions
  • MRT Technology (Suzhou)
  • MSB (M S Benbow & Associates)
  • MTI (Microelectronics Technology, Inc.)
  • MTI Wireless Edge
  • Multi-Tech Systems
  • NEC Corporation
  • Nemko
  • Netgear
  • NetNumber
  • Netvision Telecom
  • NewEdge Signal Solutions
  • Nextivity
  • Node-H
  • Nokia
  • Nominet
  • Nsight Telservices
  • NuRAN Wireless/Nutaq Innovation
  • Oceus Networks
  • Octasic
  • OPPO/Vivo/OnePlus/Realme (BBK Electronics Corporation)
  • Oracle Communications
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Panorama Antennas
  • Parallel Wireless
  • Parsec Technologies
  • Pavlov Media
  • PCTEL
  • PCTEST Lab (PCTEST Engineering Laboratory)
  • Pierson Wireless
  • Pivot Technology Services
  • Pivotal Commware
  • Polaris Networks
  • Potevio
  • QuadGen Wireless Solutions
  • Qualcomm
  • Quantum Wireless
  • Qucell (InnoWireless)
  • Quectel Wireless Solutions
  • Qulsar
  • Quortus
  • Radisys Corporation (Reliance Industries)
  • Ranplan Wireless
  • Raycap
  • RED Technologies
  • Redline Communications
  • RF Connect
  • RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)
  • Rivada Networks
  • RKTPL (RK Telesystem Private Limited)
  • Rohde & Schwarz
  • RuggON Corporation
  • Saankhya Labs
  • SAC Wireless (Nokia)
  • Samsung
  • Sanjole
  • SBA Communications Corporation
  • Select Spectrum
  • Seowon Intech
  • Sequans Communications
  • Sercomm Corporation
  • SGS
  • Shanghai Smawave Technology
  • Sharp Corporation/Dynabook (Foxconn)
  • Siemens
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Sivers IMA
  • Smart City Networks
  • SOLiD
  • Sony Corporation
  • Spectrum Effect
  • Spirent Communications
  • Sporton International
  • SQUAN
  • SSC (Shared Spectrum Company)
  • Star Solutions
  • STEP CG
  • STL (Sterlite Technologies Ltd)
  • Sunwave Communications
  • SureSite Consulting Group
  • Suzhou Aquila Solutions (Aquila Wireless)
  • Syniverse Technologies
  • T&W (Shenzhen Gongjin Electronics)
  • Tait Communications
  • Tango Networks
  • Taoglas
  • Teal Communications
  • Tecore Networks
  • Telewave
  • Teleworld Solutions
  • Telit Communications
  • Telrad Networks
  • Telsasoft
  • Tessares
  • TESSCO Technologies
  • ThinkRF
  • Tilson
  • TLC Solutions
  • TÜV SÜD
  • Ubicquia
  • UL
  • Valid8
  • Vapor IO
  • Vertical Bridge (Digital Colony)
  • Verveba Telecom
  • Viavi Solutions
  • Virtual Network Communications (COMSovereign)
  • Wave Wireless
  • Wavesight
  • Westell Technologies
  • Widelity
  • Wilson Electronics
  • Wilus
  • WIN Connectivity (Wireless Information Networks)
  • Winncom Technologies
  • WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)
  • Wytec International
  • Zebra Technologies
  • ZenFi Networks
  • Zinwave (McWane)
  • Zmtel (Shanghai Zhongmi Communication Technology)
  • ZTE
  • Zyxel Communications (Unizyx Holding Corporation)

第10章 結論 & 戦略的インペラティブ

  • 市場が成長する態勢にある理由とは?
  • 将来のロードマップ
  • どの免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) が市場を支配するか?
  • 5G NR-U展開に6GHzグリーンフィールドスペクトルを活用
  • 60GHz以上の周波数の見通し
  • Wi-Fi6は5G NR-Uにとって脅威か?
  • 5G時代の携帯電話事業者ネットワークの高密度化
  • セルラー業界における新規参入者の出現
  • インダストリアルIoT向けのプライベートセルラーネットワーク
  • COVID-19パンデミック:免許不要帯域 (アンライセンス帯域) 展開への影響
  • 戦略的インペラティブ
図表

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: The Value Chain of LTE & 5G NR in Unlicensed Spectrum
  • Figure 2: Anchored & Standalone NR-U
  • Figure 3: CBRS Tiers of Authorization
  • Figure 4: MPTCP (Multipath TCP) Proxy-Based Aggregation
  • Figure 5: 3.5 GHz CBRS Three-Tiered Shared Spectrum in the United States
  • Figure 6: Unlicensed Spectrum Technology Standardization in 3GPP Releases 8 - 17
  • Figure 7: WInnForum's CBRS Standards
  • Figure 8: IoT Services Over BBB's sXGP-Based Private LTE Network Platform
  • Figure 9: Licensed & Unlicensed Spectrum Use in Gogo's ATG (Air-to-Ground) Network
  • Figure 10: Ocado's 4G-Based Wireless Control System for Warehouse Automation
  • Figure 11: Verizon's Spectrum Portfolio
  • Figure 12: Yangshan Port's Unlicensed 5.8 GHz LTE Network
  • Figure 13: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 14: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 15: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments by Air Interface Technology: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 16: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue by Air Interface Technology: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 17: Unlicensed LTE Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 18: Unlicensed LTE Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 19: 5G NR-U Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 20: 5G NR-U Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 21: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments by Mode of Operation: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 22: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue by Mode of Operation: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 23: Standalone Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 24: Standalone Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 25: LAA Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 26: LAA Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 27: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments by Cell Type: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 28: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue by Cell Type: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 29: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Indoor Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 30: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Indoor Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 31: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Outdoor Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 32: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Outdoor Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 33: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments by Frequency Band: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 34: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue by Frequency Band: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 35: Sub-1 GHz Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 36: Sub-1 GHz Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 37: 1.9 GHz sXGP Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 38: 1.9 GHz sXGP Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 39: 2.4 GHz Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 40: 2.4 GHz Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 41: 3.5 GHz CBRS GAA Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 42: 3.5 GHz CBRS GAA Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 43: 5 GHz Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 44: 5 GHz Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 45: 6 GHz Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 46: 6 GHz Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 47: Higher Frequency Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 48: Higher Frequency Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 49: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments by Use Case: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 50: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue by Use Case: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 51: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments for Mobile Network Densification: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 52: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue for Mobile Network Densification: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 53: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments for FWA: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 54: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue for FWA: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 55: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments for Cable Operators & New Entrants: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 56: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue for Cable Operators & New Entrants: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 57: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments for Neutral Hosts: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 58: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue for Neutral Hosts: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 59: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments for Private Cellular Networks: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 60: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue for Private Cellular Networks: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 61: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments for Offices, Buildings & Corporate Campuses: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 62: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue for Offices, Buildings & Corporate Campuses: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 63: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments for Vertical Industries: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 64: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue for Vertical Industries: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 65: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 66: Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 67: North America Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 68: North America Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 69: Asia Pacific Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 70: Asia Pacific Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 71: Europe Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 72: Europe Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 73: Middle East & Africa Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 74: Middle East & Africa Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 75: Latin & Central America Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2020 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 76: Latin & Central America Unlicensed Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2020 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 77: Future Roadmap for LTE & 5G NR in Unlicensed Spectrum: 2020 - 2030
  • Figure 78: Distribution of Unlicensed LTE & 5G NR Small Cell Shipments by Frequency Band: 2020 - 2023 (%)
目次

Synopsis

Over the past decade, the operation of 3GPP-based cellular networks in unlicensed spectrum has gone from being a perennial talking point to what is now a key element of mobile network densification strategies. Mobile operators across the globe are increasingly rolling out LTE RAN (Radio Access Network) infrastructure operating in unlicensed spectrum - primarily the globally harmonized 5 GHz band - to expand network capacity and deliver higher data rates, particularly in dense urban environments. These implementations are largely based on LAA (Licensed Assisted Access) technology which aggregates unlicensed channels with anchors in licensed spectrum to maintain seamless and reliable connectivity.

However, the practical applicability of unlicensed spectrum is not limited to the capacity enhancement of traditional mobile operator networks. Technical and regulatory initiatives such as MulteFire, CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) and sXGP (Shared Extended Global Platform) make it possible for enterprises, vertical industries, third-party neutral hosts and other new entrants to build and operate their own independent cellular networks solely in unlicensed spectrum without requiring an anchor carrier in licensed spectrum. Furthermore, in conjunction with the availability of new license-exempt frequencies such as the recently opened 6 GHz band from 5925 MHz to 7125 MHz, the introduction of 5G NR-U in 3GPP's Release 16 specifications paves the way for 5G NR deployments in unlicensed spectrum for both licensed assisted and standalone modes of operation. Given 5G's inherent support for reliability and time-sensitive networking, NR-U is particularly well suited to meet industrial IoT requirements for the automation and digitization of environments such as factories, warehouses, ports and mining sites.

Despite the economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, competition from non-3GPP wireless technologies and other challenges, SNS Telecom & IT estimates that global investments in LTE and 5G NR-ready RAN infrastructure operating in unlicensed spectrum will reach nearly $500 Million by the end of 2020. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 40% between 2020 and 2023, eventually accounting for $1.3 Billion by 2023.

The "LTE & 5G NR in Unlicensed Spectrum: 2020 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts" report presents a detailed assessment of the market for LTE and 5G NR in unlicensed spectrum including the value chain, market drivers, barriers to uptake, enabling technologies, key trends, future roadmap, business models, use cases, application scenarios, standardization, spectrum availability/allocation, regulatory landscape, case studies, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also provides global and regional forecasts for unlicensed LTE and 5G NR RAN infrastructure from 2020 till 2030. The forecasts cover two air interface technologies, two modes of operation, two cell type categories, seven frequency band ranges, seven use cases and five regional markets.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

Key Findings

The report has the following key findings:

  • Despite the economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, competition from non-3GPP wireless technologies and other challenges, SNS Telecom & IT estimates that global investments in LTE and 5G NR-ready RAN infrastructure operating in unlicensed spectrum will reach nearly $500 Million by the end of 2020. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 40% between 2020 and 2023, eventually accounting for $1.3 Billion by 2023.
  • As part of their network densification efforts, mobile operators across the globe are increasingly employing the use of LAA technology to aggregate licensed spectrum assets with unlicensed frequencies - primarily the globally harmonized 5 GHz band - in order to deliver higher data rates and alleviate capacity constraints across the most congested parts of their networks.
  • With the possibility to leverage the 3.5 GHz CBRS band on a GAA (General Authorized Access) basis in the United States and the availability of Japan's license-exempt 1.9 GHz sXGP band, independent cellular networks that can operate solely in unlicensed spectrum - without requiring an anchor carrier in licensed spectrum - are beginning to emerge as well. In addition, it is worth noting that a limited number of custom-built, standalone LTE networks operating in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands are operational in certain national markets, predominantly for industrial IoT applications.
  • In the coming years, with the commercial maturity of 5G NR-U technology, we also anticipate to see 5G NR deployments in unlicensed spectrum for both licensed assisted and standalone modes of operation - using the 3.5 GHz CBRS, 5 GHz, 6 GHz and higher frequency bands up to 71 GHz.

Topics Covered:

The report covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to LTE and 5G NR in unlicensed spectrum
  • Value chain and ecosystem structure
  • Market drivers and challenges
  • Enabling technologies and concepts including LTE-U, LAA/eLAA/FeLAA, 5G NR-U, MulteFire, CBRS and sXGP
  • Key trends such as mobile network densification, neutral host small cells, private cellular networks for enterprises and vertical industries, and the availability of new unlicensed bands
  • Future roadmap of LTE and 5G NR in unlicensed spectrum
  • Business models, use cases and application scenarios
  • Spectrum availability, allocation and usage across the global, regional and national domains
  • Standardization, regulatory and collaborative initiatives
  • Case studies of LTE and 5G NR-ready deployments in unlicensed spectrum
  • Profiles and strategies of more than 280 ecosystem players
  • Strategic recommendations for LTE and 5G NR equipment suppliers, system integrators, service providers, enterprises and vertical industries
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2020 till 2030

Forecast Segmentation

Market forecasts for LTE and 5G NR-based RAN equipment operating in unlicensed spectrum are provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories:

Air Interface Technologies

  • Unlicensed LTE
  • 5G NR-U

Modes of Operation

  • Standalone Operation
  • LAA (Licensed Assisted Access)
  • Cell Types
  • Indoor Small Cells
  • Outdoor Small Cells

Frequency Bands

  • Sub-1 GHz
  • 1.9 GHz sXGP
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 3.5 GHz CBRS GAA
  • 5 GHz
  • 6 GHz
  • Higher Frequencies

Use Cases

  • Mobile Network Densification
  • FWA (Fixed Wireless Access)
  • Cable Operators & New Entrants
  • Neutral Hosts
  • Private Cellular Networks
  • Offices, Buildings & Corporate Campuses
  • Vertical Industries

Regional Markets

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin & Central America

Key Questions Answered:

The report provides answers to the following key questions:

  • How big is the opportunity for LTE and 5G NR in unlicensed spectrum?
  • What trends, drivers and challenges are influencing its growth?
  • What will the market size be in 2023, and at what rate will it grow?
  • Which submarkets and regions will see the highest percentage of growth?
  • What are the existing and candidate unlicensed spectrum bands for the operation of LTE and 5G NR, and what is the status of their adoption worldwide?
  • What is the outlook for the recently opened 6 GHz greenfield spectrum and license-exempt bands in higher frequencies?
  • What are the business models, use cases and application scenarios for LTE and 5G NR networks operating in unlicensed spectrum?
  • How does the integration of unlicensed spectrum relieve capacity constraints faced by traditional mobile operators?
  • What opportunities exist for cable operators, neutral hosts, niche service providers and other new entrants?
  • How will unlicensed spectrum accelerate the uptake of private cellular networks for enterprises and vertical industries?
  • How does standardization impact the deployment of LTE and 5G NR in unlicensed spectrum?
  • What are the functional capabilities of 5G NR-U based on the 3GPP's Release 16 specifications, and which NR-U feature enhancements are likely to be supported in Release 17?
  • Do Wi-Fi and other non-3GPP technologies operating in unlicensed spectrum pose a threat to LTE and 5G NR?
  • Who are the key ecosystem players, and what are their strategies?
  • What strategies should LTE and 5G NR equipment suppliers, system integrators, service providers and other stakeholders adopt to remain competitive?

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • 1.1. Executive Summary
  • 1.2. Topics Covered
  • 1.3. Forecast Segmentation
  • 1.4. Key Questions Answered
  • 1.5. Key Findings
  • 1.6. Methodology
  • 1.7. Target Audience
  • 1.8. Companies & Organizations Mentioned

Chapter 2: An Overview of LTE & 5G NR in Unlicensed Spectrum

  • 2.1. Spectrum: The Lifeblood of the Wireless Communications Industry
    • 2.1.1. Traditional Exclusive-Use Licensed Spectrum
    • 2.1.2. Unlicensed Spectrum
      • 2.1.2.1. Dedicated License-Exempt Bands
      • 2.1.2.2. Opportunistic Unlicensed Access
  • 2.2. Why Utilize Unlicensed Spectrum for LTE & 5G NR Networks?
    • 2.2.1. Alleviating Capacity Constraints on Mobile Operator Spectrum
    • 2.2.2. New Business Models: Neutral Host, Enterprise & Private Cellular Networks
    • 2.2.3. Resurgence of FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) Services
  • 2.3. How Unlicensed Spectrum Differs From Traditional Licensed Frequencies
    • 2.3.1. Exclusive vs. Shared Use
    • 2.3.2. License Fees & Validity
    • 2.3.3. Network Buildout & Service Obligations
    • 2.3.4. LBT (Listen Before Talk) & Coexistence Mechanisms
    • 2.3.5. Power Limits & Other Restrictions
  • 2.4. The Value Chain of LTE & 5G NR in Unlicensed Spectrum
    • 2.4.1. Chipset & Enabling Technology Specialists
    • 2.4.2. Terminal OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
    • 2.4.3. LTE & 5G NR Infrastructure Suppliers
    • 2.4.4. Wireless Service Providers
      • 2.4.4.1. Mobile Operators
      • 2.4.4.2. Fixed-Line Service Providers
      • 2.4.4.3. MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators)
      • 2.4.4.4. Towercos (Tower Companies)
      • 2.4.4.5. Neutral Hosts
      • 2.4.4.6. Private Network Operators
    • 2.4.5. End Users
      • 2.4.5.1. Consumers
      • 2.4.5.2. Enterprises & Vertical Industries
    • 2.4.6. Other Ecosystem Players
  • 2.5. Market Drivers
    • 2.5.1. Continued Growth of Mobile Data Traffic
    • 2.5.2. New Revenue Streams: FWA, IoT & Vertical-Focused Services
    • 2.5.3. Private & Neutral Host Network Deployments
    • 2.5.4. Unlicensed Spectrum Availability
    • 2.5.5. Lower Cost Network Equipment & Installation
    • 2.5.6. Expanding Ecosystem of Compatible Devices
  • 2.6. Market Barriers
    • 2.6.1. Cell Site Deployment Challenges
    • 2.6.2. Restricted Coverage Due to Transmit Power Limits
    • 2.6.3. Interference & Congestion Concerns
    • 2.6.4. Resistance From Other Spectrum Users
    • 2.6.5. Competition From Non-3GPP Technologies
    • 2.6.6. Economic & Pandemic-Related Factors

Chapter 3: Enabling Technologies & Concepts

  • 3.1. LTE-U
    • 3.1.1. Channel Selection
    • 3.1.2. CSAT (Carrier Sensing Adaptive Transmission)
    • 3.1.3. Opportunistic On-Off Switching
  • 3.2. LAA (Licensed Assisted Access)
    • 3.2.1. LBT (Listen Before Talk): Category 4 & Category 2 LBT
    • 3.2.2. FS3 (Frame Structure Type 3) for Unlicensed Carriers
    • 3.2.3. Other LAA Design & Operational Aspects
  • 3.3. eLAA (Enhanced LAA)
  • 3.4. FeLAA (Further Enhanced LAA)
  • 3.5. 5G NR-U (NR in Unlicensed Spectrum)
    • 3.5.1. Modes of Operation
      • 3.5.1.1. Anchored NR-U
      • 3.5.1.2. Standalone NR-U
    • 3.5.2. LBT-Based Channel Access
    • 3.5.3. Air Interface Refinements for NR-U
    • 3.5.4. Time-Synchronized NR-U & Future Developments
  • 3.6. MulteFire
    • 3.6.1. Supported Unlicensed Bands
    • 3.6.2. Building on 3GPP-Specified LAA & eLAA Functionality
    • 3.6.3. Modifications for Standalone Operation Without Licensed Anchor
    • 3.6.4. Neutral Host Access, Cellular IoT Optimizations & Additional Capabilities
  • 3.7. Japan's sXGP (Shared Extended Global Platform)
    • 3.7.1. License-Exempt Operation of 1.9 GHz Private LTE Networks
    • 3.7.2. LBT for Coexistence With PHS & Other sXGP Networks
    • 3.7.3. Possible Use of 1.9 GHz as an Anchor Band for Local 5G Networks
  • 3.8. United States' CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service)
    • 3.8.1. Dynamic Three-Tiered Sharing of the 3.5 GHz CBRS Band
    • 3.8.2. Tiers of Authorization
      • 3.8.2.1. Tier 1 - Incumbent Access
      • 3.8.2.2. Tier 2 - PALs (Priority Access Licenses)
      • 3.8.2.3. Tier 3 - GAA (General Authorized Access)
  • 3.9. TVWS (TV White Spaces)
    • 3.9.1. Database-Assisted Access to Unoccupied TV Channels
    • 3.9.2. Possible Implementation Using 3GPP RAN Technologies
  • 3.10. Integration & Aggregation With Unlicensed Non-3GPP Networks
    • 3.10.1. Core Network-Centric Integration
      • 3.10.1.1. System-Level WLAN Offload in LTE
      • 3.10.1.2. Interworking With Non-3GPP Access Networks in 5G
    • 3.10.2. RAN Centric Offload & Link Aggregation
      • 3.10.2.1. RALWI (RAN Assisted LTE-WLAN Interworking)
      • 3.10.2.2. RCLWI (RAN Controlled LTE-WLAN Interworking)
      • 3.10.2.3. LWA (LTE-WLAN Aggregation)
      • 3.10.2.4. eLWA (Enhanced LWA)
      • 3.10.2.5. LWIP (LTE-WLAN Radio Level Integration With IPsec Tunnel)
      • 3.10.2.6. eLWIP (Enhanced LWIP)
    • 3.10.3. Multipath Protocols
      • 3.10.3.1. MPTCP (Multipath TCP)
      • 3.10.3.2. MPQUIC (Multipath Quick UDP Internet Connections)
    • 3.10.4. Other Protocols & Techniques

Chapter 4: Business Models, Use Cases & Applications

  • 4.1. Business Models & Use Cases
    • 4.1.1. Service Provider Networks
      • 4.1.1.1. Mobile Network Densification & Build-Outs
      • 4.1.1.2. FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) Broadband
      • 4.1.1.3. Mobile Networks for Cable Operators & New Entrants
    • 4.1.2. Neutral Host Networks
      • 4.1.2.1. Indoor Spaces
      • 4.1.2.2. Large Public Venues
      • 4.1.2.3. Transport Hubs & Corridors
      • 4.1.2.4. High-Density Urban Settings
      • 4.1.2.5. Remote and Rural Coverage
    • 4.1.3. Private Cellular Networks
      • 4.1.3.1. Offices, Buildings & Corporate Campuses
      • 4.1.3.2. Vertical Industries
        • 4.1.3.2.1. Manufacturing
        • 4.1.3.2.2. Transportation
        • 4.1.3.2.3. Utilities
        • 4.1.3.2.4. Mining
        • 4.1.3.2.5. Oil & Gas
        • 4.1.3.2.6. Healthcare
        • 4.1.3.2.7. Education
        • 4.1.3.2.8. Retail & Hospitality
        • 4.1.3.2.9. Governments & Municipalities
        • 4.1.3.2.10. Other Verticals
  • 4.2. Applications
    • 4.2.1. Mobile Broadband
    • 4.2.2. Home & Business Broadband
    • 4.2.3. Voice & Messaging Services
    • 4.2.4. High-Definition Video Transmission
    • 4.2.5. Telepresence & Video Conferencing
    • 4.2.6. Multimedia Broadcasting & Multicasting
    • 4.2.7. IoT (Internet of Things) Networking
    • 4.2.8. Wireless Connectivity for Wearables
    • 4.2.9. Untethered AR/VR/MR (Augmented, Virtual & Mixed Reality)
    • 4.2.10. Real-Time Holographic Projections
    • 4.2.11. Tactile Internet & Haptic Feedback
    • 4.2.12. High-Precision Positioning & Tracking
    • 4.2.13. Industrial Automation
    • 4.2.14. Remote Control of Machines
    • 4.2.15. Connected Mobile Robotics
    • 4.2.16. Unmanned & Autonomous Vehicles
    • 4.2.17. BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight) Operation of Drones
    • 4.2.18. Data-Driven Analytics & Insights
    • 4.2.19. Sensor-Equipped Digital Twins
    • 4.2.20. Predictive Maintenance of Equipment

Chapter 5: Unlicensed Spectrum Availability, Allocation & Usage

  • 5.1. Candidate Frequency Bands for LTE & 5G NR in Unlicensed Spectrum
    • 5.1.1. Sub-1 GHz Bands (470 - 700/800/900 MHz)
    • 5.1.2. 1.8 GHz DECT Guard Band (1780 - 1785 MHz, 1875 - 1880 MHz)
    • 5.1.3. 1.9 GHz sXGP/DECT Band (1880 - 1920 MHz)
    • 5.1.4. 2.4 GHz (2400 - 2483.5 MHz)
    • 5.1.5. 3.5 GHz (3550 - 3700 MHz) CBRS Band
    • 5.1.6. 5 GHz (5150 - 5925 MHz)
    • 5.1.7. 6 GHz (5925 - 7125 MHz)
    • 5.1.8. 57 - 71 GHz
    • 5.1.9. Other Bands
  • 5.2. North America
    • 5.2.1. United States
    • 5.2.2. Canada
  • 5.3. Asia Pacific
    • 5.3.1. Australia
    • 5.3.2. New Zealand
    • 5.3.3. Japan
    • 5.3.4. South Korea
    • 5.3.5. China
    • 5.3.6. Hong Kong
    • 5.3.7. Taiwan
    • 5.3.8. Singapore
    • 5.3.9. Malaysia
    • 5.3.10. Indonesia
    • 5.3.11. Philippines
    • 5.3.12. Thailand
    • 5.3.13. Vietnam
    • 5.3.14. Myanmar
    • 5.3.15. India
    • 5.3.16. Pakistan
    • 5.3.17. Rest of Asia Pacific
  • 5.4. Europe
    • 5.4.1. United Kingdom
    • 5.4.2. Ireland
    • 5.4.3. France
    • 5.4.4. Germany
    • 5.4.5. Belgium
    • 5.4.6. Netherlands
    • 5.4.7. Switzerland
    • 5.4.8. Austria
    • 5.4.9. Italy
    • 5.4.10. Spain
    • 5.4.11. Portugal
    • 5.4.12. Sweden
    • 5.4.13. Norway
    • 5.4.14. Denmark
    • 5.4.15. Finland
    • 5.4.16. Estonia
    • 5.4.17. Czech Republic
    • 5.4.18. Poland
    • 5.4.19. Greece
    • 5.4.20. Turkey
    • 5.4.21. Bulgaria
    • 5.4.22. Romania
    • 5.4.23. Hungary
    • 5.4.24. Slovenia
    • 5.4.25. Serbia
    • 5.4.26. Russia
    • 5.4.27. Rest of Europe
  • 5.5. Middle East & Africa
    • 5.5.1. Saudi Arabia
    • 5.5.2. United Arab Emirates
    • 5.5.3. Qatar
    • 5.5.4. Kuwait
    • 5.5.5. Israel
    • 5.5.6. South Africa
    • 5.5.7. Rest of the Middle East & Africa
  • 5.6. Latin & Central America
    • 5.6.1. Mexico
    • 5.6.2. Brazil
    • 5.6.3. Argentina
    • 5.6.4. Colombia
    • 5.6.5. Chile
    • 5.6.6. Rest of Latin & Central America

Chapter 6: Standardization, Regulatory & Collaborative Initiatives

  • 6.1. 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project)
    • 6.1.1. Releases 8-11: System-Level WLAN Offload
    • 6.1.2. Release 12: RAN Assisted LTE-WLAN Interworking
    • 6.1.3. Release 13: LAA, LWA, LWIP & RCLWI
    • 6.1.4. Release 14: eLAA, eLWA, eLWIP & CBRS Band 48 Support
    • 6.1.5. Release 15: Further Enhancements & LAA/eLAA (Band 49) for CBRS
    • 6.1.6. Release 16: Anchored & Standalone 5G NR-U
    • 6.1.7. Release 17 & Beyond: Future Evolution of 5G NR-U
  • 6.2. ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions)
    • 6.2.1. IMSI Assignment & Management for CBRS
    • 6.2.2. Additional CBRS-Related Efforts
  • 6.3. CBRS Alliance
    • 6.3.1. OnGo Certification Program for 3.5 GHz CBRS Equipment
    • 6.3.2. CBRS Network Services & Coexistence Specifications
      • 6.3.2.1. Release 1: Baseline Specifications for LTE Systems in the 3.5 GHz Band
      • 6.3.2.2. Release 2: Enhanced Specifications in Preparation for OnGo Commercial Service
      • 6.3.2.3. Release 3: Incorporation of 3GPP's 5G Definitions & Standards in the 3.5 GHz CBRS Band
      • 6.3.2.4. Release Independent Specifications for CBRS Identifiers
  • 6.4. CEPT (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations)
    • 6.4.1. ECC (Electronic Communications Committee): Operational Guidelines & Technical Solutions for Spectrum Sharing in Europe
  • 6.5. CTIA
    • 6.5.1. Product Certification for 3.5 GHz CBRS Equipment
  • 6.6. DSA (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance)
    • 6.6.1. Advocacy Efforts to Promote Unlicensed & Dynamic Access to Spectrum
  • 6.7. ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
    • 6.7.1. BRAN (Broadband Radio Access Networks) Technical Committee: Harmonized Standards for Wireless Access Systems
      • 6.7.1.1. WSD (White Space Devices) Operating in the 470 - 790 MHz Band
      • 6.7.1.2. 5 GHz RLANs (Radio Local Area Networks)
      • 6.7.1.3. 6 GHz RLANs
      • 6.7.1.4. 60 GHz Multi-Gigabit Wireless Systems
      • 6.7.1.5. Other Relevant Work
  • 6.8. IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force)
    • 6.8.1. Standards & Protocols for Interworking Between 3GPP & Unlicensed Technologies
  • 6.9. ITU-R (International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector)
    • 6.9.1. International Regulation of Unlicensed Spectrum
  • 6.10. LTE-U Forum
    • 6.10.1. Technical Specifications for LTE-U in Unlicensed 5 GHz Spectrum
  • 6.11. MulteFire Alliance
    • 6.11.1. Specifications for LTE/5G NR Operation in Unlicensed Spectrum
      • 6.11.1.1. Release 1.0: LTE Operation in the Unlicensed 5 GHz Band
      • 6.11.1.2. Release 1.1: Support for Industrial IoT & Sub-1/1.9/2.4 GHz Spectrum Bands
    • 6.11.2. MulteFire Certification Program
  • 6.12. NGMN Alliance
    • 6.12.1. Unlicensed Spectrum-Related Activates
  • 6.13. ONF (Open Networking Foundation)
    • 6.13.1. Shared & Unlicensed Spectrum Support in the Aether 5G/LTE ECaaS (Edge-Cloud-as-a-Service) Platform
  • 6.14. Small Cell Forum
    • 6.14.1. Work Related to License-Exempt & Shared Spectrum Small Cells
  • 6.15. WhiteSpace Alliance
    • 6.15.1. Promoting the Use of 3GPP, IEEE & IETF Standards for TVWS Spectrum
  • 6.16. WInnForum (Wireless Innovation Forum)
    • 6.16.1. SSC (Spectrum Sharing Committee): CBRS Standards
      • 6.16.1.1. Release 1: CBRS Baseline Standards
      • 6.16.1.2. Release 2: Enhancements to CBRS Baseline Standards
      • 6.16.1.3. Administration of Root Certificate Authority, Professional Installer Training & CBSD Certification Programs
    • 6.16.2. 6MSC (6 GHz Multi-Stakeholder Planning Committee)
    • 6.16.3. Other Committees
  • 6.17. XGP (eXtended Global Platform) Forum
    • 6.17.1. Development & Promotion of the sXGP Unlicensed LTE Service
  • 6.18. Others
    • 6.18.1. National Government Agencies & Regulators
    • 6.18.2. Vertical Industry Associations
    • 6.18.3. Non-3GPP Technology Alliances

Chapter 7: Case Studies of Unlicensed Spectrum Deployments

  • 7.1. AT&T: Tapping Unlicensed Spectrum for Mobile Network Densification & FWA
    • 7.1.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.1.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.1.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.2. BBB (BB Backbone Corporation): 1.9 GHz sXGP-Based Private LTE Network Platform
    • 7.2.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.2.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.2.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.3. BYD SkyRail: Unlicensed 5 GHz Wireless System for Railway Communications
    • 7.3.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.3.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.3.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.4. Chunghwa Telecom: Utilizing Unlicensed 5 GHz Spectrum to Enhance Mobile Broadband Experience
    • 7.4.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.4.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.4.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.5. Dallas Love Field Airport: Private LTE Network for Internal Operations & Passenger Experience
    • 7.5.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.5.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.5.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.6. Gogo: Capitalizing on Unlicensed 2.4 GHz Spectrum for LTE/5G-Ready A2G (Air-to-Ground) Network
    • 7.6.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.6.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.6.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.7. Memorial Health System: LTE-Based CBRS Network to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts
    • 7.7.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.7.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.7.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.8. Midco (Midcontinent Communications): Shared & Unlicensed Spectrum for Rural Broadband Connectivity
    • 7.8.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.8.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.8.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.9. MTS (Mobile TeleSystems): Delivering Gigabit-Grade LTE Services Using LAA Technology
    • 7.9.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.9.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.9.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.10. Murray City School District: LTE-Based Private CBRS Network for K-12 Education
    • 7.10.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.10.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.10.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.11. NetCity (GEOS Telecom): Unlicensed Sub-1 GHz LTE Network for AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure)
    • 7.11.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.11.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.11.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.12. Ocado: Custom-Built LTE Network Over Unlicensed 5 GHz Spectrum for Warehouse Automation
    • 7.12.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.12.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.12.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.13. RCI (Rural Cloud Initiative): Building the Farm of the Future With CBRS Spectrum
    • 7.13.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.13.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.13.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.14. SmarTone: Effectively Managing Traffic Surges With Strategically Located LAA Small Cells
    • 7.14.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.14.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.14.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.15. URSYS: Bringing Cellular Connectivity to Rural Areas and Outlying Regions With Unlicensed Spectrum
    • 7.15.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.15.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.15.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.16. Verizon Communications: Exploiting 5 GHz & 3.5 GHz CBRS Spectrum to Address Capacity Demands
    • 7.16.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.16.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.16.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.17. Vodacom Group: Employing Unlicensed 5 GHz Spectrum To Improve LTE Network Capacity & Performance
    • 7.17.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.17.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.17.3. Deployment Summary
  • 7.18. Yangshan Port: Unlicensed 5 GHz LTE Network for Automated Container Terminal Operations
    • 7.18.1. Spectrum Type
    • 7.18.2. Integrators & Suppliers
    • 7.18.3. Deployment Summary

Chapter 8: Market Sizing & Forecasts

  • 8.1. Global Outlook for LTE & 5G NR in Unlicensed Spectrum
  • 8.2. Segmentation by Air Interface Technology
    • 8.2.1. Unlicensed LTE
    • 8.2.2. 5G NR-U
  • 8.3. Segmentation by Mode of Operation
    • 8.3.1. Standalone
    • 8.3.2. LAA
  • 8.4. Segmentation by Cell Type
    • 8.4.1. Indoor Small Cells
    • 8.4.2. Outdoor Small Cells
  • 8.5. Segmentation by Frequency Band
    • 8.5.1. Sub-1 GHz
    • 8.5.2. 1.9 GHz sXGP
    • 8.5.3. 2.4 GHz
    • 8.5.4. 3.5 GHz CBRS GAA
    • 8.5.5. 5 GHz
    • 8.5.6. 6 GHz
    • 8.5.7. Higher Frequencies
  • 8.6. Segmentation by Use Case
    • 8.6.1. Mobile Network Densification
    • 8.6.2. FWA (Fixed Wireless Access)
    • 8.6.3. Cable Operators & New Entrants
    • 8.6.4. Neutral Hosts
    • 8.6.5. Private Cellular Networks
      • 8.6.5.1. Offices, Buildings & Corporate Campuses
      • 8.6.5.2. Vertical Industries
  • 8.7. Regional Outlook
    • 8.7.1. North America
    • 8.7.2. Asia Pacific
    • 8.7.3. Europe
    • 8.7.4. Middle East & Africa
    • 8.7.5. Latin & Central America

Chapter 9: Key Ecosystem Players

  • 9.1. 6Harmonics/6WiLInk
  • 9.2. ABiT Corporation
  • 9.3. Accelleran
  • 9.4. Accuver (InnoWireless)
  • 9.5. ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies)
  • 9.6. Affirmed Networks (Microsoft Corporation)
  • 9.7. Airgain
  • 9.8. Airspan Networks
  • 9.9. Airtower Networks
  • 9.10. Airwavz Solutions
  • 9.11. Akoustis Technologies
  • 9.12. Alef Edge
  • 9.13. Allen Vanguard Wireless
  • 9.14. Alpha Wireless
  • 9.15. Altiostar Networks
  • 9.16. Altran
  • 9.17. Amazon
  • 9.18. Amdocs
  • 9.19. American Tower Corporation
  • 9.20. Amit Wireless
  • 9.21. Anritsu Corporation
  • 9.22. ANS (Advanced Network Services)
  • 9.23. Antenna Company
  • 9.24. Anterix
  • 9.25. Apple
  • 9.26. Artemis Networks (Rearden)
  • 9.27. ASOCS
  • 9.28. ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute)
  • 9.29. ASUS (ASUSTeK Computer)/Askey Computer Corporation
  • 9.30. Athonet
  • 9.31. ATN International
  • 9.32. AttoCore
  • 9.33. Axell Wireless
  • 9.34. Azcom Technology
  • 9.35. BAI Communications/Transit Wireless
  • 9.36. Baicells Technologies
  • 9.37. Ballast Networks
  • 9.38. BearCom
  • 9.39. BEC Technologies
  • 9.40. Benetel
  • 9.41. Billion Electric
  • 9.42. Black Box Corporation
  • 9.43. Blackned
  • 9.44. Blue Arcus Technologies
  • 9.45. Blue Danube Systems
  • 9.46. Boingo Wireless
  • 9.47. Branch Communications
  • 9.48. BTI Wireless
  • 9.49. Bureau Veritas/7Layers
  • 9.50. BVSystems (Berkeley Varitronics Systems)
  • 9.51. CableFree (Wireless Excellence)
  • 9.52. CableLabs/Kyrio
  • 9.53. Cambium Networks
  • 9.54. Cambridge Consultants
  • 9.55. Carlson Wireless Technologies
  • 9.56. Casa Systems
  • 9.57. CCI (Communication Components Inc.)/BLiNQ Networks
  • 9.58. CCN (Cirrus Core Networks)
  • 9.59. CellAntenna Corporation
  • 9.60. cellXica
  • 9.61. Celona
  • 9.62. Centerline Communications
  • 9.63. CICT (China Information and Communication Technology Group)/China Xinke Group
  • 9.64. Cisco Systems
  • 9.65. ClearSky Technologies
  • 9.66. Codium Networks
  • 9.67. Comba Telecom
  • 9.68. CommAgility (Wireless Telecom Group)
  • 9.69. CommScope/Ruckus Networks
  • 9.70. Compal
  • 9.71. COMSovereign
  • 9.72. Connectivity Wireless Solutions (M/C Partners)
  • 9.73. Contela
  • 9.74. Corning
  • 9.75. Council Rock
  • 9.76. Cradlepoint (Ericsson)
  • 9.77. Crown Castle International Corporation
  • 9.78. CTS (Communication Technology Services)
  • 9.79. Dali Wireless
  • 9.80. Dejero Labs
  • 9.81. DEKRA
  • 9.82. Dell Technologies
  • 9.83. Digi International
  • 9.84. Digicert
  • 9.85. DKK (Denki Kogyo)
  • 9.86. Druid Software
  • 9.87. EION Wireless
  • 9.88. Encore Networks
  • 9.89. Ericsson
  • 9.90. ETRI (Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea)
  • 9.91. EXFO
  • 9.92. ExteNet Systems (Digital Colony)
  • 9.93. Facebook
  • 9.94. Fairspectrum
  • 9.95. FCNT (Fujitsu Connected Technologies)/JEMS (Japan EM Solutions)
  • 9.96. Federated Wireless
  • 9.97. Fibrolan
  • 9.98. FreedomFi
  • 9.99. FRTek
  • 9.100. Fujitsu
  • 9.101. Future Technologies Venture
  • 9.102. GCT Semiconductor
  • 9.103. GE (General Electric)
  • 9.104. Gemtek Technology
  • 9.105. Geoverse (ATN International)
  • 9.106. Getac Technology Corporation
  • 9.107. Goodman Networks
  • 9.108. Google (Alphabet)
  • 9.109. Granite Telecommunications
  • 9.110. Green Packet
  • 9.111. HCL Technologies
  • 9.112. HFR
  • 9.113. Hitachi Kokusai Electric
  • 9.114. Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn Technology Group)
  • 9.115. HP
  • 9.116. HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
  • 9.117. Huawei
  • 9.118. Huber+Suhner
  • 9.119. iBwave Solutions (Corning)
  • 9.120. Infomark Corporation
  • 9.121. Infosys
  • 9.122. Infovista
  • 9.123. Innonet
  • 9.124. Inseego Corporation
  • 9.125. Insta Group
  • 9.126. Intel Corporation
  • 9.127. Intenna Systems
  • 9.128. InterDigital
  • 9.129. IoT4Net
  • 9.130. ip.access (Mavenir Systems)
  • 9.131. IPLOOK Networks
  • 9.132. iPosi
  • 9.133. Jaton Technology
  • 9.134. JCI (Japan Communications Inc.)/Contour Networks
  • 9.135. JIT (JI Technology)
  • 9.136. JMA Wireless
  • 9.137. JRC (Japan Radio Company)
  • 9.138. Juni Global
  • 9.139. Kajeet
  • 9.140. Key Bridge Wireless
  • 9.141. Keysight Technologies
  • 9.142. Kisan Telecom
  • 9.143. KLA Laboratories
  • 9.144. Kleos
  • 9.145. KMW
  • 9.146. KORE Wireless
  • 9.147. Kyocera Corporation
  • 9.148. Landmark Dividend
  • 9.149. Lekha Wireless Solutions
  • 9.150. Lemko Corporation
  • 9.151. Lenovo/Motorola Mobility
  • 9.152. LG Electronics
  • 9.153. Lime Microsystems
  • 9.154. Lindsay Broadband
  • 9.155. Linx Technologies
  • 9.156. LS telcom
  • 9.157. Maven Wireless
  • 9.158. Mavenir Systems
  • 9.159. Metaswitch Networks (Microsoft Corporation)
  • 9.160. Metro Network Services
  • 9.161. MiCOM Labs
  • 9.162. Microlab
  • 9.163. Microsoft Corporation
  • 9.164. MitraStar Technology (Unizyx Holding Corporation)
  • 9.165. Mobile Mark
  • 9.166. Mobilitie
  • 9.167. Motorola Solutions
  • 9.168. MRT Technology (Suzhou)
  • 9.169. MSB (M S Benbow & Associates)
  • 9.170. MTI (Microelectronics Technology, Inc.)
  • 9.171. MTI Wireless Edge
  • 9.172. Multi-Tech Systems
  • 9.173. NEC Corporation
  • 9.174. Nemko
  • 9.175. Netgear
  • 9.176. NetNumber
  • 9.177. Netvision Telecom
  • 9.178. NewEdge Signal Solutions
  • 9.179. Nextivity
  • 9.180. Node-H
  • 9.181. Nokia
  • 9.182. Nominet
  • 9.183. Nsight Telservices
  • 9.184. NuRAN Wireless/Nutaq Innovation
  • 9.185. Oceus Networks
  • 9.186. Octasic
  • 9.187. OPPO/Vivo/OnePlus/Realme (BBK Electronics Corporation)
  • 9.188. Oracle Communications
  • 9.189. Panasonic Corporation
  • 9.190. Panorama Antennas
  • 9.191. Parallel Wireless
  • 9.192. Parsec Technologies
  • 9.193. Pavlov Media
  • 9.194. PCTEL
  • 9.195. PCTEST Lab (PCTEST Engineering Laboratory)
  • 9.196. Pierson Wireless
  • 9.197. Pivot Technology Services
  • 9.198. Pivotal Commware
  • 9.199. Polaris Networks
  • 9.200. Potevio
  • 9.201. QuadGen Wireless Solutions
  • 9.202. Qualcomm
  • 9.203. Quantum Wireless
  • 9.204. Qucell (InnoWireless)
  • 9.205. Quectel Wireless Solutions
  • 9.206. Qulsar
  • 9.207. Quortus
  • 9.208. Radisys Corporation (Reliance Industries)
  • 9.209. Ranplan Wireless
  • 9.210. Raycap
  • 9.211. RED Technologies
  • 9.212. Redline Communications
  • 9.213. RF Connect
  • 9.214. RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)
  • 9.215. Rivada Networks
  • 9.216. RKTPL (RK Telesystem Private Limited)
  • 9.217. Rohde & Schwarz
  • 9.218. RuggON Corporation
  • 9.219. Saankhya Labs
  • 9.220. SAC Wireless (Nokia)
  • 9.221. Samsung
  • 9.222. Sanjole
  • 9.223. SBA Communications Corporation
  • 9.224. Select Spectrum
  • 9.225. Seowon Intech
  • 9.226. Sequans Communications
  • 9.227. Sercomm Corporation
  • 9.228. SGS
  • 9.229. Shanghai Smawave Technology
  • 9.230. Sharp Corporation/Dynabook (Foxconn)
  • 9.231. Siemens
  • 9.232. Sierra Wireless
  • 9.233. Sivers IMA
  • 9.234. Smart City Networks
  • 9.235. SOLiD
  • 9.236. Sony Corporation
  • 9.237. Spectrum Effect
  • 9.238. Spirent Communications
  • 9.239. Sporton International
  • 9.240. SQUAN
  • 9.241. SSC (Shared Spectrum Company)
  • 9.242. Star Solutions
  • 9.243. STEP CG
  • 9.244. STL (Sterlite Technologies Ltd)
  • 9.245. Sunwave Communications
  • 9.246. SureSite Consulting Group
  • 9.247. Suzhou Aquila Solutions (Aquila Wireless)
  • 9.248. Syniverse Technologies
  • 9.249. T&W (Shenzhen Gongjin Electronics)
  • 9.250. Tait Communications
  • 9.251. Tango Networks
  • 9.252. Taoglas
  • 9.253. Teal Communications
  • 9.254. Tecore Networks
  • 9.255. Telewave
  • 9.256. Teleworld Solutions
  • 9.257. Telit Communications
  • 9.258. Telrad Networks
  • 9.259. Telsasoft
  • 9.260. Tessares
  • 9.261. TESSCO Technologies
  • 9.262. ThinkRF
  • 9.263. Tilson
  • 9.264. TLC Solutions
  • 9.265. TÜV SÜD
  • 9.266. Ubicquia
  • 9.267. UL
  • 9.268. Valid8
  • 9.269. Vapor IO
  • 9.270. Vertical Bridge (Digital Colony)
  • 9.271. Verveba Telecom
  • 9.272. Viavi Solutions
  • 9.273. Virtual Network Communications (COMSovereign)
  • 9.274. Wave Wireless
  • 9.275. Wavesight
  • 9.276. Westell Technologies
  • 9.277. Widelity
  • 9.278. Wilson Electronics
  • 9.279. Wilus
  • 9.280. WIN Connectivity (Wireless Information Networks)
  • 9.281. Winncom Technologies
  • 9.282. WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)
  • 9.283. Wytec International
  • 9.284. Zebra Technologies
  • 9.285. ZenFi Networks
  • 9.286. Zinwave (McWane)
  • 9.287. Zmtel (Shanghai Zhongmi Communication Technology)
  • 9.288. ZTE
  • 9.289. Zyxel Communications (Unizyx Holding Corporation)

Chapter 10: Conclusion & Strategic Recommendations

  • 10.1. Why is the Market Poised to Grow?
  • 10.2. Future Roadmap: 2020 - 2030
    • 10.2.1. 2020 - 2024: Steady Growth of 5 GHz LAA, 3.5 GHz CBRS GAA & 1.9 GHz sXGP Deployments
    • 10.2.2. 2025 - 2029: Commercial Maturity of 5G NR-U for Industrial IoT Requirements
    • 10.2.3. 2030 & Beyond: Mass-Market Adoption of Unlicensed Cellular Networks
  • 10.3. Which Unlicensed Frequency Bands Will Dominate the Market?
  • 10.4. Leveraging 6 GHz Greenfield Spectrum for 5G NR-U Deployments
  • 10.5. Outlook for 60 GHz & Higher Frequencies
  • 10.6. Is Wi-Fi 6 a Threat to 5G NR-U?
  • 10.7. Densification of Mobile Operator Networks in the 5G Era
  • 10.8. The Emergence of New Entrants in the Cellular Industry
  • 10.9. Private Cellular Networks for Industrial IoT
  • 10.10. COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Unlicensed Spectrum Deployments
  • 10.11. Strategic Recommendations
    • 10.11.1. LTE/5G Equipment Suppliers & System Integrators
    • 10.11.2. Mobile Operators, Neutral Hosts & Other Service Providers
    • 10.11.3. Enterprises & Vertical Industries