Global Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) Sector Outlook
The global digital ecosystem has been continuously evolving over the last few years. The worldwide ICT sector has witnessed some key disruptions of late and governments of various economies are devising and implementing smart and inclusive regulations to govern sector penetration and facilitate technology connectivity to all parts of the world. Even as the world of technology prepares for a massive revolution with unimaginable advancements powered by machine intelligence, here are some of the key drifts presently trending the global ICT sector:
PMR utilizes robust methodology and approach to arrive at market size and related projections. The research methodology for this report is based on 3 dimensional model. We conduct about 45-60 min duration detailed interviews with product manufacturers; apart from this we also collect market feedback from industry experts. To validate this data, we interact with senior panel members having more than 10 years of experience in relevant field. The panel members help in validating the findings and fill the gaps if any. In addition, we leverage on our existing pool of information, paid database and other valid information sources available in public domain. Usually industry interactions extend to more than 50+ interviews from market participants across the value chain.
PMR collects data from secondary sources including company annual reports, association publications, industry presentations, white papers, and company press releases apart from these we leverage over paid database subscriptions and industry magazines to collect market information and developments in exhaustive manner. After being done with desk research, detailed questionnaire and discussion guide is formulated to initiate primary research with key industry personnel; the discussion aims at collecting key insights, growth perspectives, prevalent market trends and quantitative insights including market size and competition developments. Both of these research approaches help us in arriving at base year numbers and market hypothesis.
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Data analysis and projections were made based on proprietary research frameworks and statistical analysis, which was further validated from industry participants. These frameworks include Y-o-Y growth projections, macro-economic factor performance, market attractiveness analysis, key financial ratios, and others.
For public companies we capture the data from company website, annual reports, investor presentations, paid databases. While for privately held companies, we try to gather information from the paid databases (like Factiva) and based on the information we gather from databases we estimate revenue for the companies. In addition, the team tries to establish primary contact with the companies in order to validate the assumptions or to gather quality inputs.
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This research report is based on the future market projections, as 5G technology is still in the process of development. This study mainly includes the qualitative factors that provide insights on the market and help the analysts make future market assumptions. The period of forecast taken into consideration for studying the growth of the 5G network equipment market is 2019-2025. The most effective move observed in the market is the transition from macro cells to small cells, which will transform the current market scenario and alter other streams of the market as well. This transition is being minutely observed by the analysts to obtain an accurate analysis of the market.
Mobile and internet users to form a strong base for the growth of the 5G network equipment market in various regions
There has been an extensive growth in the use of smartphones across the globe. This is also a result of the growing dependency of people on smartphones and the internet to undertake their daily chores. The growing number of internet users is also a result of decreasing internet prices and increasing adoption of IoT and other smart technologies. This increased the global internet user population to 3.42 billion in 2016 from 3.19 billion in 2015. In the period from 2012 to 2016, internet users across the world registered a growth rate of 8.3%. This reflects a bright future for the growth of the 5G technology as well. According to this report on the global 5G network equipment market, Asia Pacific is expected to lead the global market with a market valuation of over US$ 10,300 Mn by the end of 2025. In terms of growth rate, Europe is expected to be the most attractive region in the global 5G network equipment market. The research report indicates that Europe is projected to register a growth rate of 65% during the forecast period 2019-2025.
The American government to deploy the necessary steps to speed up regulations pertaining to 5G technology
In July 2016, the U.S. Government launched initiatives worth US$ 400 Mn in order to conduct research and development on 5G wireless networks. These regulations are paving the way for the rapid growth of 5G services. U.S. is also expected to be the first country to set large volume 5G wireless applications and networks. In North America, many known enterprises are coming together to adopt 5th generation wireless technology. Moreover, the U.S. federal commission has decided to open a high frequency spectrum of around 11GHz for mobile, fixed use, and flexible wireless broadband. In October 2017, Ericsson partnered with SingTel to launch the first 5G center of excellence. These centers will help prepare and accelerate 5G adoption in line with Singapore’s smart nation vision.
Growth of the 5G network equipment market is expected to be swift in countries of the Middle East. The GCC countries are expected to achieve 50Mb/s mobile internet speed by the end of 2018. In the beginning of 2018, 5G is expected to be launched in specific regions of GCC countries, and large-scale commercial roll outs are expected in commercial areas by 2020. The growth in deployment is helped by an extensive adoption of advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things and cloud solutions, which will boost 5G uptake by transforming the focus from consumer-centric cellular coverage to more machine centric communications.
A significantly visible dominance of western countries in 5G research
In the European region, countries such as Germany, France, and the U.K. are leading in the race for early commercialization of 5G services. Enterprises such as Verizon, AT&T, Ericsson, and Qualcomm are testing various frequency spectrums and advanced technologies to deploy 5G solutions efficiently. Moreover, these enterprises have launched customer trials in several geographical areas. These trials will form the base for 5G, which will then be globally adopted.
However, the market share of Asia Pacific is expected to be the highest in the coming years. This is also a result of the regional focus on the Bring You Own Device (BYOD) trend in order to improve workforce productivity through flexible utilization of enterprise resources to meet the growing business demand.