Manufacturing is dominant, with nearly 80 identified pilot or production deployment projects

London, UK, August 11, 2021 – the global mobile Providers Association (GSA) today confirmed that it is tracking at least 370 companies around the world that have invested or are investing in LTE or 5g based private mobile networks. GSA has determined that 45 countries / regions have deployed private networks based on LTE or 5g, or allocated private network spectrum licenses suitable for 5g.

The newly released report on the market situation of private mobile networks reveals the global situation that 5g deployment speed is accelerating. Today, GSA reported that although LTE still accounts for most of its dedicated mobile network deployments with data, 5g’s market share is growing. LTE is being used in 64% of cataloging private mobile networks, down from 81% in October 2020, while 5g is now being deployed (or planned to be deployed) in 44% of private mobile networks, including 8% of LTE and 5g.

GSA data still show that the manufacturing industry is an early adopter of LAN dedicated mobile networks, and 79 identified companies hold appropriate licenses or participate in the pilot or deployment of known or possible LANs (from 51 in early 2021). The second is mining, and the port is also actively trying out / deploying LAN private mobile network. At the same time, data show that utilities, police / security / public security / national defense, communication / it and railways are the largest users of wide area private mobile networks. Looking more deeply into the manufacturing industry, the automotive subsector is an early leader in private network investment and adoption. Of the 79 identified manufacturing companies, automotive companies account for more than a quarter (25.3%), holding appropriate licenses or participating in known pilots or deployments.

The new GSA report private mobile networks – market status update (August 2021) includes countries / regions where private networks have been deployed (pilot and commercial), by type (LAN vs WAN), by technology (LTE, LTE + 5g, 5g), and by status (a free executive summary of the report can be downloaded here https://gsacom.com/paper/private-mobile-networks-execuTIve-summary-august-2021/ (registration required) The complete report is available to all GSA members and employees subscribing to gambod services, including a complete list of organizations deploying LTE or 5g based private mobile networks, or holding licenses applicable to private LTE or 5g network deployment, and can be searched by vertical, country, network type, technology and spectrum band.

Joe Barrett, President of the Global Mobile Suppliers Association, said: “the growing data, security, digitization and enterprise mobility requirements of modern enterprises and government entities have driven the demand for dedicated mobile networks based on LTE and more and more 5g technologies.” all types of organizations combine interconnected systems with big data and analysis, To achieve operational transformation, improve automation and efficiency, or provide users with new services. The adoption of LTE or 5g wireless networks enables these transformations even in the most dynamic, remote or highly secure environments, while providing the scale advantages of technologies already deployed worldwide. “

“The private mobile network market is home to various service providers, including equipment / technology suppliers, mobile network operators, system integrators, and even private network end users, who are sometimes responsible for installation or operation.” GSA has counted nearly 50 equipment suppliers participating in the equipment supply of LTE or 5g based private mobile networks, And 68 public network operators have been identified to supply and participate in LTE or 5g based dedicated services. Obviously, not all end users are cutting off contact with existing mobile service providers, and are creating an important new opportunity for the whole mobile ecosystem. “

GSA defines private mobile network as 4G / lt-5g private mobile network based on 3GPP, which is only used by private entities (such as enterprises, industries or governments), not to the public, and uses the spectrum defined in 3GPP. It also includes 3GPP based multefire and future railway mobile communication system (frmcs). However, excluded from these data are non-3GPP networks, such as WiFi networks, Tetra, P25, WiMAX, sigfox and Lora, network slices from public networks or virtual network functions (vnf) on routers, and operators near enterprise locations

GSA will hold a snapshot webinar on private mobile networks on Thursday, September 16. GSA research team will share the latest global situation of private mobile network deployment across vertical industries. To register a free webinar for local private networks, please go to: https://gsacom.com/webinar/gsa-snapshot-private-mobile-networks/

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