Abstract: The growing utility of IoTs, rising adoption of machine to machine (M2M) communications, and rising deployment of 5G communication are the vital factors expected to bolster the growth of the global 5G IoT market in the upcoming days. The market is envisioned to garner a revenue of $12,556.5 million and rise at a CAGR of 28.1% during the forecast period from 2021-2028.

The global 5G IoT market is estimated to be valued at $12,556.5 million by 2028, surging from $1,450.5 million in 2020, at a noteworthy CAGR of 28.1%.

Covid-19 Impact on 5G IoT Market

In 2019, a novel coronavirus emerged having a huge social, economic, and political impact on businesses and industries all over the world. In 2020, the novel COVID-19 outbreak slowed the global 5G IoT market growth slightly owing to suspension of deployment of 5G spectrum across the world. However, with the COVID-19 epidemic, about two million patients were infected by April 2020, and in order to prevent the virus from spreading to medical personnel, remote treatments were required which were necessitated by utility of IoT technologies. Also, several government and enterprise initiatives with help of IoT solutions tried to mitigate the spread of virus. For instance, at the peak of Covid-19, Stasis, a Bengaluru start-up company, launched a cutting-edge patient monitoring technology that aids in handling the increasing demand for wards by arranging isolation wards. Moreover, 5G IoT could play a key role in the future by allowing doctors to perform remote surgeries and treatments without having to be physically there with the patient.

Global 5G IoT Market Insights

By 2030, the utility of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is expected to surpass 25 billion devices ranging from connected temperature sensors to self-driving cars. 5th Generation or 5G with its highly flexible architecture built to adapt to practically any use case in the IoT environment will aid the growth of 5G IoT industry. Beyond mobile telephony, mobile broadband and huge machine-to-machine communication, 5G systems will expand mobile communication services into new application domains. Moreover, the ever-growing consumer demand for high internet speed and proliferation IoT devices in industry setting form automotive to agriculture and pharmaceutical industry is expected to make operational processes efficient, enhance productivity, and improve customer service.

Standardization of IoT protocol is the key issue that is likely to impede the market growth in the short term. To enable communication among IoT-enabled devices to share data or establish an intelligent network, a common protocol and communication standard are necessary. Several organisations and associations are working to resolve this problem. For every IoT project, companies are now using proprietary Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and solutions.

The growing application of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology will pave way for the production of fully replicated digital environments as well as the overlay of digital tools in ordinary settings. AR/VR is gaining acceptance in a variety of early use cases, including consumer gaming, industrial manufacturing, and medical services. 5G IoT solutions with its lower latency and faster speeds is expected to be a potential facilitator in growth of these technologies.

Global 5G IoT Market, Segmentation

  • The technology segment is further divided into enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC), and massive machine-type communication (mMTC). The mMTC sub-segment of the global 5G IoT market value is projected to surpass $3,057.0 million by 2028. Technological advancements, rising demand for smart homes, smart cities, smart manufacturing, and smart factories, among other things, are all contributing to the segment’s market growth.
  • Based on end-use, the 5G IoT market has been sub-segmented into manufacturing, transport & logistics, healthcare, construction, automotive, and others of which the healthcare is projected to generate a revenue of $1,934.4 million by 2028, with the fastest compound annual growth rate of 29.3% during the forecast period.
  • The 5G IoT market growth for the North America region is projected to be substantial over the forecast period. This market generated a revenue of $487.8 million in 2020 and is further projected to reach up to $4,079.6 million by 2028. The majority of mobile operators in the United States, such as AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, have rolled out 5G technology in the majority of regions, and companies in the region are also working on broad deployment of Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) networks. The NB-IoT network was launched in the United States by AT&T in April 2019. This network is projected to provide a slew of IoT connections, and it’s a significant step toward huge IoT and 5G deployment.

Top 10 Major Key Players in the Global 5G IoT Market are –

  1. Sierra Wireless
  2. Fibocom Wireless
  3. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
  4. SunseaAIoT
  5. Telit
  6. Qualcomm
  7. Quectel Wireless
  8. Thales Group
  10. Rolling Wireless