GVR Report cover U.S. Private 5G Network Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Private 5G Network Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component, By Frequency (Sub-6 GHz, mmWave), By Spectrum (Licensed, Unlicensed/Shared), By Vertical, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-099-2
  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2020 - 2021
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The U.S. private 5G network market size was estimated at USD 419.1 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 52.7% from 2023 to 2030. The growth is fueled by the increasing demand for dedicated, non-public 5G networks that provide improved internet connectivity to enterprises, industries, and many other customers. These next-generation network services are evolving to meet the requirements of critical wireless communication in public safety, industrial operations, and mission-critical infrastructure connectivity. Additionally, the market growth is also driven by the rising need for low-latency, highly reliable connectivity to support industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications such as industrial cameras, industrial sensors, and collaborative robots.

U.S. Private 5G Network Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

Rising developments in private 5G network technology by several communication service providers are further fueling the growth of the U.S. private 5G network market. For instance, in November 2021, Verizon and Lockheed Martin collaborated on 5G.MIL technologies for providing reliable, ultra-secure connections for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) systems. As part of this collaboration, the companies are expected to develop a unified network that spans land, air, space, sea, and cyber domains. This is expected to be achieved through the integration of advanced platforms and technologies.

According to a report published by the GSM Association (GSMA), by 2025, approximately one-third of the global population will have access to 5G networks. The utilization of 5G networks is anticipated to be customized for specific applications, with performance precisely tailored to meet the specific requirements of end users. As 5G continues to be adopted worldwide, there is an expected rise in the utilization of private 5G networks across various industries. A private 5G network can transform industries owing to its various benefits, such as high speed, excellent connectivity, inclusion, and coverage, which bodes well for the market’s growth.

The deployment of IoT devices for various applications such as transportation, public safety and security, and energy management has contributed to a significant boost in developed countries such as the U.S., primarily driven by the rapid development of smart cities. To ensure secure and interconnected communication for these crucial applications, telecom providers are actively implementing 5G network infrastructure across industries, aiming to achieve advanced manufacturing capabilities in smart manufacturing environments.

Due to the advantages associated with private 5G networks, governments worldwide are promoting their adoption. However, deploying and implementing a private 5G network is a complex and costly process, which is expected to restrain the market’s growth. The deployment and maintenance of a private 5G network require significant investment in equipment and infrastructure. It also requires technical expertise, which ultimately increases the overall service cost of the private 5G network. Higher service costs and the complexity of network deployment are proving to be a hindrance to the market’s growth.

COVID-19 Insights

The global economy, including the 5G industry, has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This impact was particularly worsened in the U.S. To control the spread of the virus, governments worldwide implemented strict lockdown measures, including in key cities. These lockdowns caused delays in the deployment and integration of 5G infrastructure. Moreover, the restrictions resulted in labor shortages and the disruption of logistics and supply chains on a global scale. As a consequence, the initial and second quarters of 2020 witnessed a slowdown in the growth of the 5G market due to the delayed deployment of 5G networks.

Component Insights

The hardware segment led the market and accounted for more than 52.0% of the revenue share in 2022. Increasing deployment of the core network, Radio Access Network (RAN), backhaul, and transport equipment for private 5G networks across various verticals, including enterprises, manufacturing, energy & utilities, smart cities, and others are driving the growth of the segment.

The increasing development of private 5G networks using RAN technology is expected to fuel the growth of the segment. For instance, in April 2023, Northeastern University's Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (IoT) and its Open6G R&D Center introduced the operational private 5G network, which is fully automated using Artificial Intelligence (AI). This system is built using open-source components and is capable of delivering a programmable, fully virtualized, and O-RAN-compliant network within a campus setting.

The services segment is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period. The segment is driven by the growing demand for support and specialized expertise in installing and managing private 5G networks. The companies provide an extensive range of services, including design, network planning, deployment, optimization, integration, and ongoing maintenance. They leverage their experience and extensive knowledge in telecommunications to deliver customized solutions tailored to the unique needs of their customers. Thus, the rising demand for dedicated services by customers to ensure high performance, seamless operation, and security is boosting the growth of the segment.

Frequency Insights

The Sub-6 GHz frequency segment dominated the market with a revenue share of more than 81.0% in 2022. The primary driving factor behind the segment’s growth is its capability to offer extensive coverage and superior penetration through various obstacles. Sub-6 GHz frequencies are particularly suitable for providing wide area coverage and catering to both outdoor and indoor environments. This frequency range facilitates efficient signal propagation, allowing signals to travel over long distances and penetrate physical barriers such as walls and buildings. The sub-6 GHz frequency range is highly advantageous for applications that require extensive coverage, including smart cities, industrial IoT, and large enterprise deployments, thus contributing to the overall segment’s growth.

The mmWave segment is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR over the projection period. Growing adoption of mmWave private 5G network in various manufacturing industries owing to its benefits such as the ability to provide significantly higher data transfer rates and increased network capacity is boosting the segment’s growth. By deploying mmWave 5G private networks, factories can elevate their manufacturing capabilities, enabling workers to transition to higher-skilled roles. These networks facilitate the seamless connectivity of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for the efficient movement of items across the factory floor. Additionally, they enable the integration of small cameras for equipment inspection, a task previously conducted by human operators. This advancement in connectivity allows manufacturing factories to improve productivity, enhance automation, and optimize operational efficiency.

Spectrum Insights

The unlicensed/shared segment dominated the U.S. private 5G network market and accounted for more than 72.0% of the revenue share in 2022. The segment growth is driven by the significant focus to release shared and unlicensed spectrums by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and MultiFire Alliance bodies for the private 5G network use cases. Moreover, with the open access benefits and affordable costs, the unlicensed/shared spectrum bandwidth is highly preferred and easily accessible during key use cases such as massive machine-type communications (mMTC).

The licensed segment is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR over the projection period. Licensed spectrum, with its dedicated frequency bands, offers secure and interference-free communication, making it a preferred option for deploying private networks. As the demand for private 5G networks increases in various industries, access to licensed spectrum provides organizations with full control and exclusivity over their network resources. It allows them to tailor their network capacity, coverage, and performance to meet their specific needs, ensuring high-quality and reliable connectivity for critical applications. The licensed spectrum segment plays a vital role in enabling businesses to unlock the full potential of private 5G networks, unlocking new opportunities for digital transformation and innovation.

Vertical Insights

The manufacturing segment accounted for over 21.0% share of the market in 2022. The growth is driven by the increasing need for seamless connectivity in industrial environments, specifically to support the operation of advanced devices such as Ultra-HD cameras, extended reality headsets, and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Increasing demand for private 5G networks from industries such as electrical & electronics, heavy machinery, automotive, food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, and clothing & accessories, among others is further fueling the segment’s growth. Automotive manufacturers such as Ford, Toyota, General Motors (GM), and others are making significant investments to establish intelligent manufacturing bases. These investments are anticipated to propel the adoption of private 5G networks in the manufacturing sector, in the coming years.

U.S. Private 5G Network Market share and size, 2022

 The transportation & logistics segment is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR over the projection period. The adoption of private 5G networks is anticipated to bring transformative changes to the transportation and logistics sectors, particularly through enhanced vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity. Private 5G networks offer valuable opportunities for optimizing transportation functions such as precise fleet tracking and fleet management. Additionally, these networks can provide secure and uninterrupted connectivity between ports, ships, and vessels, fostering the growth of private 5G network adoption and driving market growth within the industry. 

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market players are continuously working toward new service development, upgradation of their existing product portfolio, and business expansion strategies. Private 5G network providers play a vital role in developing and implementing a robust and safe network infrastructure for transport & logistics, healthcare, environmental and monitoring, food and beverage, laboratory, and pharmaceutical applications.

For instance, in April 2023, Verizon Communications Inc.’s division Verizon Business announced a private 5G network at the newly constructed Cleveland Clinic hospital in Mentor in the U.S. state of Ohio. In addition, in April 2021, AT&T, Inc. announced that it collaborated with the University of Connecticut (UConn) to provide a private 5G network to the Stamford Lab. The private network enabled Stamford Lab to advance academic programs, explore novel use cases, and enhance entrepreneurial activity. Some prominent players in the U.S. private 5G network market include:

  • AT&T Inc.

  • Cisco Systems, Inc.

  • Nokia Corporation

  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

  • T-Systems International GmbH

  • Vodafone Group Plc

  • Verizon Communications Inc.

  • Mavenir

  • Broadcom, Inc.

  • Qualcomm Incorporated

  • Amazon Web Services, Inc.

  • Celona, Inc.

  • Altiostar

U.S. Private 5G Network Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 10.19 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 52.7% from 2023 to 2030

Base year of estimation


Historical data

2020 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company market share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Component, frequency, spectrum, vertical

Country scope


Key companies profiled

AT&T Inc.; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Nokia Corporation; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson; T-Systems International GmbH; Vodafone Group Plc; Verizon Communications Inc.; Mavenir; Broadcom, Inc.; Qualcomm Incorporated; Amazon Web Services, Inc.; Celona, Inc.; Altiostar

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U.S. Private 5G Network Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2020 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. private 5G network market report based on component, frequency, spectrum, and vertical:

  • Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2020 - 2030)

    • Hardware

      • Radio Access Network

      • Core Network

      • Backhaul & Transport

    • Software

    • Services

      • Installation & Integration

      • Data Services

      • Support & Maintenance

  • Frequency Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2020 - 2030)

    • Sub-6 GHz

    • mmWave

  • Spectrum Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2020 - 2030)

    • Licensed

    • Unlicensed/Shared

  • Vertical Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2020 - 2030)

    • Manufacturing

      • Automotive

      • Electrical & Electronics

      • Food & Beverages

      • Pharmaceuticals

      • Heavy Machinery

      • Clothing & Accessories

      • Others (Medical Devices and Consumer Goods)

    • Energy & Utilities

    • Transportation & Logistics

      • Warehouses

      • Vehicle to Everything (V2X) Connectivity

      • Ports

      • Airports

      • Rail

    • Defense

    • Public Safety

    • Enterprises & Campus

    • Public Venues

    • Mining

    • Healthcare/Hospitals

    • Oil & Gas

    • Retail

    • Agriculture

    • Smart Cities

    • Others (Construction Sites and Real Estate)

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