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Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Which sectors will see the biggest adoption?

  • 5G
  • mobile
  • private
  • networks
  • cellular
  • operator
  • Matt Hatton
Mobile Private Networks (MPNs) have attracted a lot of attention over the last two years as a growth opportunity for mobile network operators and infrastructure vendors. Some of the early deployments have focused on factories and ports but there are dozens of potential campus-type locations where there will be some value associated with a more secure and reliable private network using licensed spectrum. This report examines the use cases for which MPNs will be deployed, including connected workers, site security, connected assets, robotic processes, and transportation. It also looks very closely at the various deployment scenarios and the likely verticals into which MPNs will deployed, including manufacturing, transportation, supply chain, oil & gas, education and many more. In particular, it focuses on those deployments where the MPNs will be used to facilitate new Internet of Things (IoT) applications. It also includes Transforma Insights’ forecast for the number of IoT connections that will be supported by private networks, and in which verticals. This is the second in a series of three reports on Mobile Private Networks. The others are ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: 5G capabilities and new dedicated spectrum drive demand’ and ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Who will be the winners?’

Mobile Private Networks (MPNs) have attracted a lot of attention over the last two years as a growth opportunity for mobile network operators and infrastructure vendors. Some of the early deployments have focused on factories and ports but there are dozens of potential campus-type locations where there will be some value associated with a more secure and reliable private network using licensed spectrum.

This report examines the use cases for which MPNs will be deployed, including connected workers, site security, connected assets, robotic processes, and transportation. It also looks very closely at the various deployment scenarios and the likely verticals into which MPNs will deployed, including manufacturing, transportation, supply chain, oil & gas, education and many more. In particular, it focuses on those deployments where the MPNs will be used to facilitate new Internet of Things (IoT) applications. It also includes Transforma Insights’ forecast for the number of IoT connections that will be supported by private networks, and in which verticals.

This is the second in a series of three reports on Mobile Private Networks. The others are ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: 5G capabilities and new dedicated spectrum drive demand’ and ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Who will be the winners?

  • A1 Telekom Austria
  • Baodian Coal Mines
  • Beidou Tiandi
  • China Mobile
  • Corning
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Nokia
  • Shandong Energy Group
  • Telefonica
  • Verizon Communications
  • Vodafone
  • Internet of Things
  • Hyperconnectivity
  • Edge Computing