5G Revolution – Key Disruptive Forces to Drive Digital Transformation

Pages: 38 Published: August 29, 2022 Report Code: GDDT-FT-M015

5G technology for broadband cellular data networks is anticipated to radically improve wireless connectivity compared to existing 4G LTE networks. High speeds, superior reliability, and negligible latency will enable 5G to drive digital transformation into new realms.​.

The 5G revolution disruptive forces thematic research report identifies disruptive forces in 5G to categorize them as emerging, accelerating, and maturing innovation areas based on their rate of growth in innovation. It also casts light on key market activities of emerging innovation areas, such as 5G network slicing, 5G mmWave, and standalone 5G, on patent grants, key geographies, top players, and recent developments.

5G Revolution – Major Drivers

The major drivers of the 5G technology are high-speed connectivity, low cost-per-bit, better user experience, forward compatibility, superior network reliability and mobile ecosystem expansion.

5G Revolution – Major Sectors Adopting 5G

Some of the major sectors adopting 5G technology are media & telecom (TMT), automotive, construction, aerospace and defense, financial services, transportation, infrastructure and logistics, retail & wholesale, healthcare, ​consumer, power & utilities, travel & tourism, and oil & gas among others.

5G Revolution – Innovation Areas

Some of the innovations in the 5G theme are 5G mmWave, 5G network slicing​, standalone (SA) 5G, massive machine-type communications (mMTC), 5G non-standalone (NSA), 5G SDN, narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) networks, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), context-aware quality of service (QoS), evolved multimedia broadcast multicast services (eMBMS), flexible radio access technology (RAT) and packet data convergence protocol (PDCP).

5G mmWave: It is an innovative cellular technology, providing access to massive bandwidth and capacity available in frequency bands above 24 GHz.

5G network slicing: It is a network architecture that enables the multiplexing of virtualized and independent logical networks on the same physical network infrastructure.​

Standalone (SA) 5G: It is the first major upgrade to 5G networks which deploys a 5G core to manage connectivity, mobility, user authentication, and other critical management functions.​

Major Patent Holders in the 5G Revolution Theme

Some of the leading companies holding 5G patents are Qualcomm, Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, Intel, Huawei, Apple, NEC, and AT&T among others.

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5G Revolution Overview

Major Drivers High-Speed Connectivity, Low Cost-Per-Bit, Better User Experience, Forward Compatibility, Superior Network Reliability and Mobile Ecosystem Expansion
Major Sectors Adopting 5G Media & Telecom (TMT), Automotive, Construction, Aerospace & Defense, Financial Services, Transportation, Infrastructure And Logistics, Retail & Wholesale, Healthcare, ​Consumer, Power & Utilities, Travel & Tourism, and Oil & Gas
Key Innovation Areas 5G Mmwave, 5G Network Slicing​, Standalone (SA) 5G, Massive Machine-Type Communications (Mmtc), 5G Non-Standalone (NSA), 5G SDN, Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-Iot) Networks, Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA), Context-Aware Quality of Service (Qos), Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (Embms), Flexible Radio Access Technology (RAT), and Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP)
Major Patent Holders Qualcomm, Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, Intel, Huawei, Apple, NEC, and AT&T

Scope

  • Key disruptive forces in 5G – presents the major drivers, use cases, major sectors adopting 5G, and emerging, accelerating, and maturing innovation areas with disruptive potential in 5G.
  • Emerging innovation areas – overview of select emerging innovation areas to capture their disruptive potential, innovation drivers, recent developments, patents trends, partnerships, and disruptive startups.
  • Outlook – 5G technology innovation intensity (TII) forecast till 2025 vs an average of 35 technologies.

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Key Players

Advanced Info Service

Alphabet

Amazon

Anokiwave

Apple

AT&T

Brocade

BT Group

Cellcom

China Mobile

Cigniti

Ericsson

Far EasTone Telecommunications

Fujitsu

Furukawa

Hon Hai Precision

Huawei

Innovate5G

Intel

InterDigital

Jio Platforms

KT

LG

Ligado Networks

Mavenir

MediaTek

Micron

Mitsubishi Electric

Mobix Labs

Movandi

NEC

Nelco

Net Insight

Nokia

NTT

NTT Docomo

Omnispace

Ooredoo

Oppo

Optiva

Orange

Palo Alto Networks

Pivotal Commware

Qualcomm

RED Technologies

Rogers Communications

Samsung

Sharp

Singtel

Skydweller

Sony

STC

Tata Group

Telefonica

Telia

Thales

T-Mobile

Turk Telecom

Vodafone

Vodafone Idea

Xiaomi

ZTE

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Key disruptive forces in 5G – Major drivers, key use cases, top sectors adopting 5G technology, S curve highlighting the emerging, accelerating, and maturing innovation areas, 3-year vs 1-year growth in patent grants for innovation areas, and innovation areas definitions, patent grants trend, and major patent filers.

2. Emerging innovation areas – the disruptive potential of key innovation areas as highlighted by the underlying data signals involving patents, recent developments, strategic partnerships, game-changing innovations, and leading market players.

3. Outlook – 5G technology innovation intensity (TII) forecast till 2025 vs an average of 35 technologies.

Frequently Asked Questions

The major drivers of the 5G revolution theme are high-speed connectivity, low cost-per-bit, better user experience, forward compatibility, superior network reliability and mobile ecosystem expansion.

Some major sectors adopting 5G technology are media & telecom (tmt), automotive, construction, aerospace & defense, financial services, transportation, infrastructure and logistics, retail & wholesale, healthcare, consumer, power & utilities, travel & tourism, and oil & gas.

Some of the key innovation areas in the 5G revolution theme are 5G Mmwave, 5G Network Slicing, Standalone (SA) 5G, Massive Machine-Type Communications (Mmtc), 5G Non-Standalone (NSA), 5G SDN, Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-Iot) Networks, Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA), Context-Aware Quality of Service (Qos), Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (Embms), Flexible Radio Access Technology (RAT), and Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP)

Some of the leading patent holders of the 5G revolution theme are Qualcomm, Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, Intel, Huawei, Apple, NEC, and AT&T among others.

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