5G in Defense Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Communication Infrastructure (Small cell, Macro Cell), Installation (Upgradation, New Implementation), and By Geography
Estimated Year Value (2021)
US $510.80 MN
Projected Year Value (2028)
US $2907.15 MN
CAGR (2021 - 2028)
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa
US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa
Highest Growing Market
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global 5G in Defense Market is accounted for $510.80 million in 2021 and is expected to reach $2907.15 million by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 28.2% during the forecast period. 5th generation mobile network has the capability to connect practically everyone and everything together comprising objects, devices, and machines. 5G technologies offer advanced communications and networking along with enhanced data rates, potential energy savings and lower latency. The implementation of 5G in the defense sector offers benefits at lower costs providing fast communication between defense equipment such as tanks, and fighter jets.
Increasing adoption of autonomous and connected devices
All autonomous systems and platforms work on a network through which information is transferred. This information is interpreted and then received by the systems through the network, which is used to take action by the autonomous systems. With a network that has higher speed and low latency, such systems will work better. The communication between an unmanned aerial vehicle and its controller will be quick and efficient when using a 5G network. Autonomous platforms and connected devices can function efficiently with a secured 5G network, which is driving the market growth.
Shortage of skilled manpower
5G infrastructures for defense are in the progression phase, the companies involved in this technology have to face issues related to access to data, experimentation with military platforms, and accessibility of regulations for development and testing. The shortage of skilled manpower is an issue faced by defense firms. 5G technologies in the military are in their beginning stage of the lifecycle, the workforce having in-depth knowledge of this technology is limited, which is restraining the market growth.
Technological advancements the 5G network
The development of technologies around the world increased the demand for fast and reliable transmission networks to support the connection of advanced devices used by defense agencies. 5G network offers real-time connectivity, machine-to-machine communication, high network speed, and other features, which help in the interconnection of the smart devices used in surveillance and intelligence. Technological advancements in the 5G network to increase the efficiency and productivity of military bases and defense operations offers lucrative opportunities for the 5G in the defense market.
Cybersecurity threats to 5G network
5G network is a complex and heavy technology that involves the interconnection of many identical or non-identical devices. 5G networks have a smaller network coverage area compared to 4G networks, increasing the need for multiple smaller antennas, which advance the precision of location tracking and can be further tapped and exploited from the antenna by the attacker to perform attacks such as a botnet, eavesdropping, worm propagation, network jamming, and personal attack.
The small cell segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
The small cell segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth owing to the large-scale employment of small cells by the 5G network operators. With the additional introduction of the 5G network, the data connectivity speed is likely to increase extensively. As small cells can help facilitate 5G deployment, they are anticipated to play an important role in the 5G in defense market for 5G communication infrastructure. Moreover, the development of small cell base stations helps in the expansion of wireless network capacity.
The land segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The land segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period due to the developments in 5G networks and infrastructure, rising adoption of IoT devices, and 5G networks to modernize communication systems and improve interconnectivity and reduce response time during critical moments. Increasing usage of automated vehicles to perform surveillance, gather intelligence, or target recognition is another factor driving the segment growth.
Region with highest share:
North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period due to an increase in government investment in experimentation and testing of 5G networks, and rising demand for high-speed secure connections for military communications. The US is anticipated to be the largest developer and operator of 5G technology globally, resulting in a large share of the North American region in the global market.
Region with highest CAGR:
Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the increasing modernization of the military due to the rise in Chinese posturing in the region and the rise in deployment of unmanned vehicles and AI-augmented military technologies. Due to a huge mobile subscriber base, enterprises in this region are becoming more competitive and focusing on offering better customer service.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players profiled in the 5G in Defense Market include Wind River Systems, Inc., Thales Group, Samsung, Raytheon Technologies, Nokia Networks, NEC, Ligado Networks, L3Harris Technologies Inc, Huawei, and Ericsson.
In Feb 2022, Ericsson partnered with Mobily to expand the cutting-edge 5G use cases for use in different industries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Ericsson and Mobily will work to identify critical industries from Ports, to Manufacturing and Logistics where 5G use case could be deployed.
In July 2021, Samsung partnered with GBL Systems Corporation to deploy new 5G testbeds at U.S. Army military bases for augmented reality/virtual reality. The testbeds are part of a broader initative announced by the Department of Defense. GBL and Samsung have been contracted to support one of the largest testbeds, demonstrating the use of AR and VR over 5G networks for training applications.
In April 2020, Thales Group and Omnispace joint ventured to develop the initial component of its satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. This will advance Omnispace’s vision to deliver a global hybrid communications network based on 3GPP standards.
Core Network Technologies Covered:
• Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
• Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
• Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
• Fog Computing (FC)
Network Types Covered:
• Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC)
• Massive Machine Type Communications (MMTC)
• Enhanced Mobile Broadband (EMBB)
Communication Infrastructures Covered:
• Small cell
• Radio Access Network (RAN)
• Macro Cell
• Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) Chipset
• Millimeter Wave (mmWave) Chipset
• Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Chipset
Operational Frequencies Covered:
• New Implementation
End Users Covered:
• Homeland Security
• North America
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
3 Market Trend Analysis
3.6 Technology Analysis
3.7 End User Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19
4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry
5 Global 5G in Defense Market, By Core Network Technology
5.2 Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
5.3 Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
5.4 Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
5.5 Fog Computing (FC)
6 Global 5G in Defense Market, By Network Type
6.2 Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC)
6.3 Massive Machine Type Communications (MMTC)
6.4 Enhanced Mobile Broadband (EMBB)
7 Global 5G in Defense Market, By Communication Infrastructure
7.2 Small cell
7.3 Radio Access Network (RAN)
7.4 Macro Cell
8 Global 5G in Defense Market, By Chipset
8.2 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) Chipset
8.3 Millimeter Wave (mmWave) Chipset
8.4 Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Chipset
9 Global 5G in Defense Market, By Operational Frequency
10 Global 5G in Defense Market, By Installation
10.3 New Implementation
11 Global 5G in Defense Market, By Platform
11.2.1 Military Aircraft
11.2.2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
11.3.1 Military Ships and Submarines
11.3.2 Unmanned Maritime Vehicles
11.4.1 Armored Fighting Vehicles
11.4.2 Unmanned Ground Vehicles
11.4.3 Command and Control Systems
12 Global 5G in Defense Market, By End User
12.2 Homeland Security
13 Global 5G in Defense Market, By Geography
13.2 North America
13.3.6 Rest of Europe
13.4 Asia Pacific
13.4.5 New Zealand
13.4.6 South Korea
13.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
13.5 South America
13.5.4 Rest of South America
13.6 Middle East & Africa
13.6.1 Saudi Arabia
13.6.4 South Africa
13.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
14 Key Developments
14.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
14.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
14.3 New Product Launch
14.5 Other Key Strategies
15 Company Profiling
15.1 Wind River Systems, Inc.
15.2 Thales Group
15.4 Raytheon Technologies
15.5 Nokia Networks
15.7 Ligado Networks
15.8 L3Harris Technologies Inc
List of Tables
1 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Core Network Technology (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Software-Defined Networking (SDN) (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Fog Computing (FC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Network Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Massive Machine Type Communications (MMTC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Enhanced Mobile Broadband (EMBB) (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Communication Infrastructure (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Small cell (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Radio Access Network (RAN) (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Macro Cell (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Chipset (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) Chipset (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Millimeter Wave (mmWave) Chipset (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Chipset (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Operational Frequency (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Low (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Medium (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By High (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Installation (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Upgradation (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By New Implementation (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Platform (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Airborne (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Military Aircraft (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Naval (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Military Ships and Submarines (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Unmanned Maritime Vehicles (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Land (2020-2028) ($MN)
34 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Armored Fighting Vehicles (2020-2028) ($MN)
35 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Unmanned Ground Vehicles (2020-2028) ($MN)
36 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Command and Control Systems (2020-2028) ($MN)
37 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)
38 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Homeland Security (2020-2028) ($MN)
39 Global 5G in Defense Market Outlook, By Military (2020-2028) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.
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