5G's Impact on Physical Industries

July 26, 2019 | State of the Market Report

5G provides new opportunities for value capture using wireless communications by providing a mix of higher data transfer rates, lower latency, lower battery consumption, higher signal reliability, and support for more simultaneous connections. This report highlights 37 use cases across seven areas that can benefit from 5G, namely smart cities, manufacturing, retail, energy, agrifood, healthcare, and mobility. The report summarizes the technology innovations and deployment factors which will determine the timing of each use case over the next five years.

Coverage Area

  • Digital Transformation

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape: 5G brings technology innovations to wireless connectivity
  • Analysis: 5G deployment timing and use cases
  • Outlook: Short-term obstacles and long-term expectations

Lead Analyst



Katrina Westerhof
Jonathan Melnick, Ph.D.