Global 5G Business Services Markets, 2020-2025: Lucrative Opportunities in 5G Support of Private Wireless Networks, WAN Connectivity, and Fixed Wireless Access
DUBLIN, Dec. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "5G Business Services Market by Enterprise, Industrial, and Government Segment Applications, Services, and Solutions 2020 - 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
This report evaluates the 5G B2B market solutions for enterprise, industrial, and government users. It addresses specific opportunities such as 5G support of private wireless networks, WAN connectivity, and fixed wireless access for business.
The vast majority of 5G service provider profits will result from the business market rather than the consumer segment. The latter will generate additional revenues, but margins will be very thin as compared to business segments including enterprise, industrial, and government sectors. Accordingly, the business to business (B2B) market is viewed as significantly more attractive than the business to consumer (B2C) market for 5G. The analyst sees the 5G business services market developing as communication service providers offer both B2B direct as well as B2B to business (B2B2B) through third party channels.
One of the primary 5G B2B market opportunities will be fixed wireless access (FWA) to enterprise and industrial customers as a complement (not a replacement) to cable, fiber and Ethernet. For certain situations, such as time sensitive networks that require ultra-reliability, 5G will be an alternative to other wireless options. However, WiFi 6 will be a viable option vs. 5G for indoor, driven by scenario specific issues such as existing wireless, solution requirements, and overall economics.
The 5G business services market will also be very important in support of private wireless networks for both fixed wireless WAN connectivity for business-owned networks as well as carrier turn-key solutions involving both 5G and edge computing deployments. Communication service providers will position turn-key offerings as a "future-proof" alternative to enterprise and industrial customer network ownership. Part of this turn-key value proposition is carrier managed services as opposed to the business customer managing in-house and/or hiring a third party for network and/or application management.
However, some business and government customers will indeed choose to deploy and operate their own private wireless networks, relying upon carriers in these scenarios only for network-as-a-service based WAN access to connect private wireless networks to the public network. For these use cases, enterprise and idustrial customers will not require any other 5G business services market offerings. Instead, they will only require connectivity and communications with the public communications service provider (e.g., no computing) and may utilize their own computational infrastructure. In these scenarios, the enterprise or industrial customer will manage their own edge computing dependent apps, or more likely, hire their own third-party team to manage on their behalf.
The report analyst sees FWA and other 5G business services market solutions for enterprise, industrial, and government customers as much more profitable than consumer access such as wireless carriers acting as an alternative ISP. In fact, we anticipate FWA for business will be over 80% of total 5G access revenue through 2025. This is due to many factors including outdoor-to-indoor 5G penetration is problematic, major fiber build-outs are expected to cover most residential and SMB markets, and WiFi 6 will provide an efficiency and capacity boost for many implementations.
The 5G B2B market will also be very important for smart cities, arguably much more important than B2C smart city applications. By way of example, we see the 5G business services market comprised largely of point-solutions like the aforementioned fixed wireless WAN connectivity for businesses. One very good example of a point solution is surveillance cameras as 5G will allow for placement virtually anywhere in an outdoor environment in which there is line-of-sight with a 5G smart antenna.
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