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Global Network Slicing, Smart Antennas, and Mobile Edge Computing Research Bundle 2018
[November 29, 2018]

Global Network Slicing, Smart Antennas, and Mobile Edge Computing Research Bundle 2018

DUBLIN, Nov 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Wireless Infrastructure, Applications, and Services Transformation: 5G, Network Slicing, Smart Antennas, and Mobile Edge Computing" report has been added to's offering.

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This research provides an in-depth assessment of both technical issues (enabling technologies, 5G standardization and research initiatives, spectrum bands, etc.) and business areas (market drivers, challenges, use cases, vertical market applications, regulatory issues, trial commitments, introduction strategies, and impact to CSPs), as well as analysis of the emerging 5G ecosystem.

Fifth Generation (5G) cellular represents a gaming changing wireless infrastructure transformation for communication service providers. The combination of 5G, Network Slicing, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), and Smart Antennas will transform wireless carrier operations and facilitate enhanced services, new applications, and completely new business models for mobile network operators.

Mobile Edge Computing facilitates optimization of fifth generation network resources including focusing communications and computational capacity where it is needed the most. Without MEC, 5G would continue to rely upon back-haul to centralized cloud resource for storage and computing, diminishing much of the otherwise positive impact of latency reduction enabled by 5G.

5G smart antennas will be necessary to provide mobility support for many new and enhanced apps and services such as virtual reality, self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and Voice over 5G (Vo5G).

The use cases for future 5G enabled applications and services are many and varied in terms of type, industry vertical focus, and requirements. Correspondingly, each scenario will have its own network configuration of requirements and parameters. 5G network slicing provides a means by which each of these different use cases may have its own portion of available frequently and associated assignable QoS configuration.

The report includes specific ecosystem constituent recommendations and forecasts for both 5G investments, subscriptions, and more for the period of 2020 - 2025.

This research also evaluates MEC technology, architecture and building clocks, ecosystem, market drivers, applications, solutions, and deployment challenges. The report also analyzes MEC industry initiatives, leading companies, and solutions. The report includes a market assessment and forecast for MEC users and MEC revenue globally, regionally, and within the enterprise market. Forecasts include MEC infrastructure (equipment, platforms, software, APIs, and services).

This research also analyzes enabling technologies and the market outlook for 5G Network slicing. It provides analysis of the market opportunities including Configuration Management, Performance Management, Service Level Agreements, and more. This research also includes 5G Network Slicing by specific use cases such as Smart Manufacturing, which includes Remote Monitoring, Supply Chain Management, Asset Management, Real-Time Monitoring, and Network Monitoring.

In addition, it provides an assessment of major segments such as 5G Network Slicing in consumer, enterprise, and industrial IoT. This includes global forecasts for each area covered as well as regional estimates for 5G Network Slicing by Segment, RF Band, Application, and Industry Vertical through 2023.

This research also evaluates the smart antenna market including key players, technologies, and solutions. This includes analysis of product and service strategy for smart antenna vendors. It assesses the role and importance of smart antennas in terms of 5G network optimization including data speed enhancement and error rate reduction. It also provides forecasts for the smart antenna market by Type (SIMO, MISO, MIMO), connectivity, and application globally and regionally.

The report also assesses 5G smart antenna support of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, providing forecasts for IoT applications. It includes detailed revenue forecasts as well as projected smart antenna shipment from 2018 - 2023.

Report Benefits:

  • Understand MEC technology
  • Understand the MEC ecosystem
  • Understand 5G tech and solutions
  • Identify MEC market opportunities
  • Identify company R&D strategies and plans
  • Learn how MEC will impact industry verticals
  • Identify significant MEC players and offerings
  • Identify 5G investment targets and allocations

Target Audience:

  • Wireless service providers
  • 5G infrastructure suppliers
  • Wireless device manufacturers
  • Big Data and analytics companies
  • Internet of Things (IoT) companies
  • Robotics and Virtual Reality suppliers
  • Software, Application, and Content Providers

Key Topics Covered:

5G Technology Assessment, Market Outlook, and Forecasts 2018 - 2030

1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction to 5G Technology
2.1 5G Technology and Functionality
2.1.1 Differences between 5G and 4G
2.2 What 5G Technology can Offer?
2.3 OSI Layers in 5G
2.3.1 Physical and Medium Access Control Layer
2.3.2 Network Layer
2.3.3 Open Transport Protocol (OTA) Layer
2.3.4 Application Layer
2.4 5G Motivation and Timeline
2.5 5G Spectrum Options and Utilization
2.6 Elements of 5G
2.7 5G Challenges
2.7.1 Technology Requirements and Service Characteristics
2.7.2 Standardization
2.7.3 Network Challenges
2.7.4 Mobile Device Challenges
2.7.5 Application Challenges
2.8 Technological Requirements of 5G

3 5G Enabling Technologies
3.1 Massive MIMO
3.2 Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
3.3 SDN and Virtualization
3.4 Cognitive Radios (CRs) and Transmission Technologies
3.5 Self-Organizing Networks (SONs)
3.6 Communication, Navigation, Sensing and Services
3.7 Cooperative Communication Functions
3.7.1 Multi-Hop
3.7.2 Caching
3.8 Automated Network Organization
3.8.1 Self-Configuration
3.8.2 Automatic Neighbour Relation (ANR)
3.8.3 Self-Healing
3.8.4 Self-Organization
3.9 Advanced traffic management
3.1 Visible Light Communications (VLCs)
3.11 Energy Efficiency
3.12 Millimeter Wave (mmWave)
3.13 Massive M2M Communications
3.14 C-RAN Architecture
3.15 HetNet Solutions
3.16 H-CRAN Solutions
3.17 Large-Scale Cooperative Spatial Signal Processing (LS-CSSP)
3.18 SDR
3.19 Spectrum and Satellite
3.2 Drones, Robots, and High-altitude Balloons
3.21 Next Gen Technology
3.21.1 Cross Layer Controller
3.21.2 Energy Aware
3.21.3 Security

4 5G Regulatory Contributions
4.1 5G Roadmap
4.1.1 5G Requirements 2018 - 2020
4.1.2 5G Wireless Subsystem 2018 - 2020
4.1.3 Network Virtualization & Software Networks 2018 - 2020
4.1.4 Converged Connectivity
4.2 GSMA
4.3 Ofcom UK
4.5 5G PPP
4.6 NGMN
4.7 4G Americas

5 5G Service Applications in M2M and IoT Environment
5.1 5G Business Case
5.1.1 Sharing Spectrum and Service Spectrum
5.2 Potential 5G Application Use Cases
5.2.1 Virtual Reality or Tactile Internet
5.2.2 Autonomous Driving and Connected Cars
5.2.3 Wireless Cloud-based Office and Multi-person Videoconferencing
5.2.4 M2M Connectivity
5.2.5 50+ Mbps Everywhere
5.2.6 High Speed Train
5.2.7 Remote Computing
5.2.8 Non-Stationary Hot Spots
5.2.9 3D Connectivity: Aircraft
5.2.10 Smart Clothing
5.2.11 Sensor Network

5.2.12 Natural Disaster
5.2.13 Control Network for Robots
5.2.14 eHealth
5.2.15 3D Connectivity: Drones
5.2.16 Public Safety
5.2.17 Context Aware Service
5.3 Brand New Services Capability

6 5G Ecosystem
6.1 5G Requirements
6.1.1 User Driven Requirements
6.1.2 Network Driven Requirements
6.2 Stakeholder Analysis
6.3 Stakeholder Expectation: KPI's of 5G Technology
6.3.1 Performance Challenges
6.3.2 System Level Challenges
6.4 5G Channel Model
6.5 APIs and SLAs to External Actors
6.6 Key Drivers
6.7 Disruptive Capabilities
6.8 Design Principles
6.9 5G Business Model
6.1 5G Value Proposition

7 5G Standardization and Research
7.1 Major Event
7.2 Research, Development and Innovation
7.3 Standardization Activities
7.4 ITU Radio Communication Sector (ITU-R)
7.5 3GPP
7.5.1 IMT 2020
7.5.2 RAN Study
7.6 GSMA
7.7 NGMN Alliance
7.8 TIA
7.9 European Commission (EC)
7.9.1 METIS
7.9.2 5G PPP
7.9.3 5G PPP Projects
7.9.4 5GNOW
7.1 National Governments in Eastern Asia
7.10.1 China IMT-2020
7.10.2 Japan ARIB 20B AH
7.10.3 Korea 5G Forum
7.10.4 China's 863-5G Project
7.11 Mobile Operator and Vendors
7.11.1 SK Telecom and Ericsson
7.11.2 Huawei and Samsung
7.11.3 NTT DoCoMo and Multiple Vendors
7.11.4 Turkcell and Ericsson
7.11.5 5G NORMA (Nokia and SK Telecom)
7.11.6 Huawei and Ericsson
7.13 5GIC

8 5G Vendors and Company Analysis
8.1 Ericsson
8.1.1 5G Collaboration and Commitment
8.1.2 5G Strategy and Use Cases
8.1.3 5G Trial Commitment
8.2 Alcatel-Lucent
8.3 Fujitsu
8.4 Huawei
8.5 Intel
8.6 NEC
8.7 Samsung
8.8 ZTE
8.9 Qualcomm
8.10 Nokia Networks
8.11 China Mobile
8.12 Deutsche Telekom
8.13 NTT DoCoMo
8.14 SK telecom
8.15 Broadcom
8.16 LG U+
8.17 SingTel

9 5G Investment and Subscription Forecast
9.1 Global 5G R&D and Trial Investments 2018 - 2030
9.1.1 5G Investment by Category 2018 - 2020 vs. 2020 - 2030
9.2 LTE Advance and 5G Subscription 2020 - 2030
9.3 5G Only Subscription 2022 - 2030
9.3.1 5G Only Subscriptions by Regions 2022 - 2030
9.4 Mobile Operators' 5G Expectation 2015
9.4.1 Network Level Expectation
9.4.2 Spectrum Usage Expectation
9.4.3 Service Level Expectation
9.4.4 5G Development by Regions
9.4.5 5G Commercial Launching
9.5 Data Traffic, Video, and Download Speed Projection 2020 - 2030
9.6 5G Investment Case Analysis
9.6.1 European Commission
9.6.2 Huawei
9.6.3 South Korea
9.6.4 ZTE
9.6.5 Horizon 2020
9.7 Quantum Technology and 6G Investment Analysis

10 5G Implication for Telecom Industry
10.1 Spectrum and Coverage Implications
10.2 One Millisecond Latency
10.3 Business Opportunities

11 Conclusions and Recommendations
11.1 End-to-End Ecosystem
11.2 5G Considerations
11.2.1 5G Arrival Depends on Specifications and Adoption
11.2.2 New RAN will Improve Mobile Networks
11.2.3 Immediate Technological Developments
11.2.4 LTE May Slow Down 5G Growth
11.2.5 Use of Governmental Interest and Resources
11.2.6 More Sustainable Operator Investment Model in Terms of Capacity
11.3 5G Value Creation
11.3.1 For Consumers
11.3.2 For Enterprises
11.3.3 For Verticals
11.3.4 For 3rd Party Partners
11.4 Recommendations for Value Chain Partners
11.4.1 Disruptive Network Architecture
11.4.2 Access
11.4.3 System Level Principles
11.4.4 Right Business Model
11.4.5 Stakeholder Community
11.4.6 Policy and Standardization Framework
11.4.7 Communication Service Providers (CSP)

12 Appendix: The role and Importance of HetNets in 5G

5G Network Slicing 2018 - 2025

1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction
2.1 Network Slicing
2.2 Enabling Technologies
2.2.1 Software Defined Networks (SDN)
2.2.2 Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
2.2.3 SDN and NFV Synergies for 5G Service Classes

3 5G Network Slicing Market Analysis and Forecasts
3.1 Global Market Forecast 2018 - 2025
3.1.1 Total 5G Network Slicing Market
3.1.2 5G Network Slicing Market by Segment
3.1.3 5G Network Slicing Market by RF Spectrum Bands
3.1.4 5G Network Slicing Application Market
3.1.5 5G Network Slicing Market by Industry Vertical
3.2 Regional Market Forecast 2018 - 2025

4 Conclusions and Recommendations

5G Smart Antenna Market 2018 - 2023

1.0 Introduction
1.1 What Makes an Antenna Smart
1.2 Smart Antenna Systems
1.3 Smart Antenna Benefits
1.4 Smart Antennas for 5G
1.4.1 Electronically Scanned Arrays and Phased Antenna Array Design
1.4.2 Slot Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna Array Synthesizer App
1.5 Smart Antenna Techniques
1.5.1 Fixed Switched Beam Arrays vs. Directional Finding Arrays
1.5.2 MRC, STBC, and Spatial Multiplexing
1.5.3 SIMO, MISO, and MIMO
1.5.4 Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA)
1.5.5 Random Beamforming
1.6 Smart Antennas Market Factors
1.7 Smart Antennas Shipment and Sales

2.0 Technology and Application Analysis
2.1 Smart Antenna Types
2.1.1 Switched Multi-beam Antennas
2.1.2 Adaptive Array Antennas
2.2 Digital Antenna Array
2.3 5G NR Infrastructure and Active Antennas
2.4 Mobile Device Antennas
2.5 System Connectivity
2.6 Adaptive Beamforming
2.6.1 Digital Beamforming
2.6.2 Hybrid Beamforming
2.7 5G MIMO
2.8 Digital Signal Processing
2.9 Software Re-programmability
2.10 Software Defined Radio
2.11 Smart Antennas Application Sectors
2.12 Smart Antennas in IoT
2.13 Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Network

3.0 Company Analysis
3.1 Ericsson
3.2 Cobham Antenna Systems
3.3 Intel Corporation
3.4 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
3.5 ArrayComm LLC
3.6 Nokia Corporation
3.7 Motorola Solutions Inc.
3.8 Broadcom Inc.
3.9 California Amplifier Inc.
3.10 Sierra Wireless (Accel Networks)
3.11 ZHEJIANG JC Antenna Co. Ltd.
3.12 Qualcomm Incorporated
3.13 Honeywell International Inc.
3.14 Linx Technologies
3.15 Ruckus Networks
3.16 ANSYS Inc.
3.17 Smart Antenna Technologies Ltd
3.18 NXP Semiconductors
3.19 NEC Corporation
3.21 PCTEL Inc.
3.22 Comba Telecom
3.23 Airgain Inc.
3.24 Laird Technologies
3.25 MediaTek Inc.
3.26 LOCOSYS Technology Inc.
3.27 Leica Geosystems AG

4.0 5G Smart Antenna Market Analysis and Forecasts
4.1 Global 5G Smart Antenna Market 2018 - 2023
4.1.1 Total 5G Smart Antenna Market
4.1.2 5G Smart Antenna Market by Type
4.1.3 5G Smart Antenna by Technology
4.1.4 5G Smart Antenna by Connectivity System
4.1.5 5G Smart Antenna Market by Application
4.1.6 AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market AI Embedded 5G Smart Antenna Market by AI Technology
4.1.7 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT 5G Smart Antenna Market in IoT by Application
4.2 Regional 5G Smart Antenna Market 2018 - 2023

5.0 Conclusions and Recommendations
5.1 Advertisers and Media Companies
5.2 Artificial Intelligence Providers
5.3 Automotive Companies
5.4 Broadband Infrastructure Providers
5.5 Communication Service Providers
5.6 Computing Companies
5.7 Data Analytics Providers
5.8 Immersive Technology (AR, VR, and MR) Providers
5.9 Networking Equipment Providers
5.10 Networking Security Providers
5.11 Semiconductor Companies
5.12 IoT Suppliers and Service Providers
5.13 Software Providers
5.14 Smart City System Integrators
5.15 Automation System Providers
5.16 Social Media Companies
5.17 Workplace Solution Providers
5.18 Enterprise and Government
5.19 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC): Market Outlook and Forecasts 2018 - 2023

1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction
2.1 Understanding Multi-access Edge Computing
2.1.1 Edge Computing in an ICT Context
2.1.2 Proximity Computing: The Edge in Physical and Logical Context
2.1.3 Edge Computing vs. Other Computational Approaches
2.1.4 Multi-access Edge Computing
2.2 Important Characteristics of MEC
2.2.1 Processing at the Edge
2.2.2 Low Latency
2.2.3 Context Based
2.2.4 Location and Analytics
2.3 MEC Benefits
2.3.1 Business Benefits
2.3.2 Technical Benefits
2.3.3 Mobile Network Operator Benefits
2.3.4 Key Element of Carrier Heterogeneous Network Strategy

3 MEC Technology, Platforms, and Architecture
3.1 MEC Platform Architecture Building Blocks
3.1.1 MEC Infrastructure
3.1.2 MEC Application Platforms
3.1.3 MEC Management Framework
3.2 The Edge Cloud Computing Value Chain
3.3 MEC Technology Building Blocks
3.3.1 Radio Network Information Service
3.3.2 Traffic Offload Function
3.3.3 MEC Interfaces
3.3.4 Configuration Management
3.3.5 Application Lifecycle Management
3.3.6 VM Operations and Management
3.3.7 Hardware Virtualization and Infrastructure Management
3.3.8 Core Network Elements
3.3.9 Open Standards
3.4 MEC Technology Enablers
3.4.1 Mobile Computing to Mobile Cloud Computing
3.4.2 Cloudlet based Mobile Cloud Computing
3.4.3 Cloudlet to Cloud
3.4.4 PacketCloud Open Platform for Cloudlets
3.4.5 Enterprise Cloud Architecture
3.4.6 Cloudlet Solutions
3.4.7 Cloudlet Storage Frameworks
3.5 MEC Deployment Considerations
3.5.1 MEC Implementation Challenges
3.5.2 MEC Operational Challenges

4 MEC Market Drivers and Opportunities
4.1 Limitations of Cloud Convergence
4.2 IT and Telecom Network Convergence
4.3 Base Station Evolution
4.4 Cell Aggregation
4.5 Virtualization in the Cloud
4.6 Continually Improving Server Capacity
4.7 Data Center to Network Interactions
4.8 Open and Flexible App and Service Ecosystem
4.9 Fifth Generation (5G) Wireless
4.10 Edge Cloud and Data Transferability
4.11 Proximate Cloud Computing
4.12 Increasingly Faster Content Delivery
4.13 Advantages of MEC Small Cell Deployment
4.14 Overall Mobile Data Demand
4.15 Low Latency Applications
4.16 Integration of MEC with Cloud RAN
4.17 MEC Enhances Real-time Data and Analytics
4.17.1 Why Data at the Edge?
4.17.2 Convergence of Distributed Cloud and Big Data

5 MEC Ecosystem
5.1 The Overall Edge Computing Ecosystem
5.2 MEC Ecosystem Players
5.2.2 Software and ASPs
5.2.3 OTT Service and Content Providers
5.2.4 Network Infrastructure and Equipment Providers
5.2.5 Mobile Network Operators
5.3 Individual Company Analysis
5.3.1 ADLINK Technology Inc.
5.3.2 Advantech
5.3.3 Akamai Technologies
5.3.4 Allot Communications
5.3.5 Advanced Micro Devices
5.3.6 Brocade Communications Systems
5.3.7 Cavium Networks
5.3.8 Ceragon Networks
5.3.9 Cisco Systems
5.3.10 Fujitsu Technology Solutions
5.3.11 Hewlett Packard Enterprise
5.3.12 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd
5.3.13 IBM Corporation
5.3.14 Integrated Device Technology
5.3.15 Intel Corporation
5.3.16 InterDigital Inc.
5.3.17 Juniper Networks
5.3.18 NEC Corporation
5.3.19 Nokia Corporation
5.3.20 PeerApp Ltd.
5.3.21 Quortus
5.3.22 Redhat, Inc.
5.3.23 Saguna Networks
5.3.24 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
5.3.25 Sony Corporation
5.3.26 SpiderCloud Wireless
5.3.27 Vasona Networks
5.3.28 Xilinx, Inc.
5.3.29 Yaana Ltd.
5.3.30 ZTE Corporation

6 MEC Application and Service Strategies
6.1 Optimizing the Mobile Cloud
6.1.1 Mobile Network Operator Strategies
6.1.2 Service Strategies and End-user Demand
6.2 Context Aware Services
6.2.1 Commerce
6.2.2 Education
6.2.3 Gaming
6.2.4 Healthcare
6.2.5 Location-based Services
6.2.6 Public Safety
6.2.7 Connected Vehicles
6.2.8 Wearables
6.1 Data Services and Analytics
6.1.1 Localized Real-time Data Becomes King
6.1.2 Anonymizing Local and Real-time Data for Third-party Usage
6.1.3 Increasing Demand for Data as a Service (DaaS) in MEC Environment

7 MEC Market Forecasts 2018 - 2023
7.1 Global Market 2018 - 2023
7.1.1 Combined MEC Market
7.1.2 MEC Market by Segment MEC Cloud Server Market MEC Equipment Market MEC Platform Market MEC Software and API Market MEC Service Market
7.1.3 MEC Enterprise CAPEX and OPEX Spend
7.1.4 MEC Network Migration
7.1.5 MEC Enterprise Adoption
7.2 MEC Regional Market 2018 - 2023
7.2.1 North America Market Forecast
7.2.2 APAC Market Forecasts
7.2.3 Europe Market Forecast
7.3 MEC Network Users/Devices 2018 - 2023
7.3.1 Global MEC Network Users/Devices
7.3.2 MEC Network User by Supporting Network
7.3.3 Regional MEC Network User

8 Conclusions and Recommendations
8.1 Anticipated Market Needs and Opportunities
8.1.1 The need for MEC Integration with Public Cloud Platforms
8.1.2 Enterprise (Dedicated and Shared Resources) MEC Integration
8.1.3 Dedicated MEC Public Safety and Homeland Security Infrastructure
8.2 Insights into Future Market Dynamics
8.2.1 MEC will Facilitate Downward Price Pressure on Non-real-time Data
8.2.2 MEC will Drive Demand for Virtual Network Operators
8.2.3 MEC will Drive the Need for New Players as well as M&A

9 Appendix: Real-time Data Analytics Revenue 2018 - 2023

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