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5G in Healthcare Market - By Offering (Hardware, Services), By Application (AR/VR, Virtual Consultations, Remote Patient Monitoring, Connected Ambulance, Inventory Management Devices), By End-use (Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Payers) & Forecast, 2022-2030

  • Report ID: GMI5317
  • Published Date: Aug 2022
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5G in Healthcare Market Size

5G in Healthcare Market size surpassed USD 2.5 billion in 2021 and is projected to register more than 35% CAGR between 2022 and 2030. Increasing integration of emerging & latest technologies with 5G will drive the market growth.

5G in Healthcare Market

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The healthcare industry is undergoing a notable transformation, with the introduction of a variety of advanced technologies that make diagnosis more accurate and treatments more efficient. The rollout of the 5G technology in the healthcare sector has created several business opportunities for medical professionals.

The adoption of 5G networks can offer significant computational abilities to operate virtual systems, boosting cloud deployment. The technology will strengthen the integration of IoT devices across medical facilities. The availability of digital networks and increasing access to broadband in several countries will represent new prospects for solution providers.

However, the high deployment cost of 5G networks may hamper the 5G in healthcare market expansion. The cost of 5G infrastructure is heavily influenced by various factors, such as required annual interest rate, throughput density, and base station pricing, which is over five times that of the lower frequencies deployed in 4G LTE. Also, in low-middle income nations, the high cost of 5G medical technologies and equipment could prevent most healthcare providers and payers from adopting 5G network.

Virtual consultations via 5G to expand reach of healthcare services

5G in healthcare market share from the virtual consultation applications was valued at more than USD 1 billion in 2021. The World Health Organization (WHO) encouraged medical institutes to conduct virtual consultations and use telemedicine as a primary practice to overcome the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Several governments have since adopted supportive strategies to initiate these consultations.

5G in Healthcare Market Analysis

Global 5G in Healthcare Market Share, By Offering,

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The hardware segment is projected to surpass USD 47 billion by 2030. Hardware devices that use 5G solutions enable seamless digitization of healthcare processes. It fueled the use of 5G connectivity. Some examples of 5G hardware include 5G small cells, Wi-Fi, and network equipment. 5G technology in hardware devices is used in areas such as data transmission, telediagnosis, wearable devices, and telerobotic surgery, among others. 

Global 5G in Healthcare Market, By End-use,

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The healthcare provider segment is predicted to exceed USD 60 billion by 2030. The asset tracking systems are integrated with 5G technology that deliver innovative features. These include quick and easy access to medical equipment in real-time, reduced procurement costs, improved inventory management, and enhanced accuracy for healthcare providers.

Global 5G in Healthcare Market, By Region,

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The North America 5G in healthcare market size will surpass USD 17 billion by 2030. Numerous variables, such as rising prevalence of coronary artery diseases (CAD), rapidly aging population, and novel product launches by key market players are contributing to the regional industry expansion. Increasing awareness regarding the benefits of introducing 5G technology in healthcare products and services will accelerate the technology deployment.

5G in Healthcare Market Share

  • AT&T Inc.
  • Verizon Communications
  • NEC Corporation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • SK Telecom Co., Ltd.
  • Fibocom Wireless Inc.
  • Qualcomm
  • Ericsson
  • Nokia Corporation
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • China Mobile Limited
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • BT Group
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Vodafone
  • China Mobile Limited
  • China Unicom
  • Saudi Telecom Company (STC)
  • T-Mobile

are some of the renowned companies involved in market. These organizations are entering into strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions to expand their market presence.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the market forecast, as it amplified the adoption of cutting-edge medical devices and solutions. Healthcare professionals faced a greater risk of contracting the infection, creating a bigger impact on hospitals and diagnostic facilities. These centers can use 5G services to support critical processes, which include robotic surgery, patient monitoring, contact tracing, diagnostic imaging tests, emergency medical services, and robot-assisted tele-ultrasound.

The 5G in healthcare market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2017 to 2030 for the following segments:

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Market, By Offering

  • Hardware
  • Serivces

Market, By Application

  • AR/VR
  • Virtual Consultations
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Connected Ambulance
  • Inventory Management Devices
  • Others

Market, By End-use

  • Healthcare Providers
  • Healthcare Payers
  • Pharmaceutical Companies

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • The Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market for 5G in healthcare exceeded USD 2.5 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to register more than 35% CAGR during 2022-2030.

The virtual consultation segment was valued at more than USD 1 billion in 2021 and will expand further, as the WHO encouraged medical institutes to conduct online sessions and use telemedicine as a primary practice to overcome the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The North America industry size will surpass USD 17 billion by 2030 due to factors such as rising prevalence of coronary artery diseases (CAD), rapidly aging population, and novel product launches across the region.

Some of the leading players in the market include AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications, NEC Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., SK Telecom Co., Ltd., Qualcomm, Ericsson, Nokia Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China Mobile Limited, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., among several others.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 198
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 180
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