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TECH SUPPLIER Nov 2018 - Market Forecast - Doc # US44392218

Worldwide 5G Network Infrastructure Forecast, 2018–2022

By: Patrick FilkinsSenior Research Analyst, IoT and Mobile Network Infrastructure, Rajesh GhaiResearch Director, Carrier Network Infrastructure

Table of Contents

List of Attachments

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Worldwide 5G Network Infrastructure Revenue Snapshot

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

Table: Worldwide 5G Network Infrastructure Revenue, 2018–2022 ($B)

Market Context

Figure: Carriers Continue to Face Acute Challenges

Drivers and Inhibitors


"5G Race" Mentality Beginning to Take Hold in Developed Regions

Push to Unlock New Business Models

The Need to Enhance Network Capacity and Improve Cost Per Bit


Outdated Regulations Could Limit 5G Uptake In the Early Days

Spectrum Challenges

Significant Market Developments

Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition


5G Core

Routing Backhaul

Optical Backhaul

Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure

Software-Defined Compute

Software-Defined Networking

Software-Defined Storage




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