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Wireless Infrastructure Market - By Technology (2G/3G, 4G/LTE, 5G, Satellite), By Infrastructure (Small Cells, Radio Access Network (RAN), Macro Cells, Backhaul, Mobile Core), By End Use (Government, Defense, Commercial) & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6245
  • Published Date: Jul 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Wireless Infrastructure Market Size

Wireless Infrastructure Market size was valued at USD 156.4 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 9% between 2023 and 2032. The deployment of 5G is fueling the industry expansion as it requires extensive upgrades and the expansion of networks to support higher data speeds, increased capacity & lower latency. The demand for improved wireless connectivity and 5G infrastructure to accommodate 5G technology is encouraging significant investments in wireless infrastructure worldwide.

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The development of smart cities & infrastructure is propelling the wireless infrastructure industry growth by necessitating robust connectivity to support a plethora of connected devices & services. Smart city initiatives including intelligent transportation system, energy management, public safety systems, and IoT applications rely on seamless wireless networks. This demand for extensive coverage, low-latency connections, and scalability is driving substantial investments in wireless infrastructure, thereby spurring market expansion to meet the evolving needs of modern urban development.


The high initial investments in the wireless infrastructure market refer to the substantial capital required to build & deploy wireless networks, particularly in advanced technologies such as 5G. The cost encompasses purchasing & installing equipment, acquiring spectrum licenses, securing land or infrastructure sites, and conducting of feasibility studies. Such significant upfront expenses can pose challenges for network operators & investors, thereby impacting financial viability and the return on investment. Despite the long-term benefits, the initial cost can be a barrier for some stakeholders, especially in regions with budget constraints or uncertain market conditions.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the demand for reliable & robust connectivity. The widespread adoption of remote work, online education, and telemedicine propelled data usage, thereby necessitating network upgrades. The increased reliance on e-commerce and digital services also boosted the need for robust wireless networks. This high demand for connectivity led to increased investments in wireless infrastructure to meet the growing requirement for a more digitally connected world.

Wireless Infrastructure Market Trends

The integration of edge computing is a growing trend in the wireless infrastructure industry. Edge computing brings data processing closer to end users and devices, thereby reducing latency and enhancing real-time applications. This trend is driving the deployment of edge data centers and edge network infrastructure, creating opportunities for wireless infrastructure providers to support the growing demand for edge computing services.

Cloud services in the wireless infrastructure industry involve an increasing reliance on cloud-based applications & services. Businesses and consumers are increasingly adopting cloud computing solutions, thereby driving the need for reliable & low-latency connectivity to access cloud resources. This trend is also driving investments in wireless infrastructure to support seamless connections to data centers and cloud service providers. The integration of cloud services with wireless networks enables enhanced scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness for both businesses & users.

Wireless Infrastructure Market Analysis

Wireless Infrastructure Market, By Technology, 2021 – 2032, (USD Billion)

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Based on technology, the market is divided into 2G/3G, 4G/LTE, 5G, and satellite. The 5G segment was valued at over USD 25 billion in 2022. The 5G segment is experiencing rapid growth in the wireless infrastructure market due to the rising demand for faster & more reliable connectivity. As 5G networks are being deployed globally, network operators are investing heavily in expanding & upgrading their infrastructure to accommodate higher data speeds, lower latency, and increased capacity. This growth is also being driven by the surge in data-intensive applications, IoT devices, and the need for seamless connectivity, thereby fostering continuous advancements & opportunities in the 5G wireless infrastructure segment during the forecast period.

Wireless Infrastructure Market Share, By End-Use, 2022

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Based on end use, the wireless infrastructure market is categorized into government, defense, and commercial. The government segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 10% by 2032. Governments across the globe are investing in advanced wireless networks to support their respective public services & initiatives. Smart city projects, intelligent transportation systems, public safety networks, and e-governance services are examples of government-driven applications that rely on robust wireless infrastructure. These initiatives increase the demand for extensive coverage, low-latency connections, and scalability, thereby driving investments as well as fostering partnerships between governments & wireless infrastructure providers to meet the growing connectivity needs of public services.

North America Wireless Infrastructure Market Revenue, 2021 -2032, (USD Billion)

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North America led the global market with a share of over 35% in 2022. North America wireless infrastructure market is expected to grow significantly due to several factors such as the increasing adoption of 5G technology, rising data consumption, and the growing demand for enhanced connectivity in applications such as IoT & cloud services. These factors are also driving investments in the wireless infrastructure industry. Supportive government policies, technological advancements, and a competitive landscape can further augment market growth. The region’s strong emphasis on digital transformation coupled with the growing need for reliable & high-speed networks will lead to substantial growth in the North America market during the forecast period.

Wireless Infrastructure Market Share

Major players operating in the wireless infrastructure market are :

  • Cisco SystemsFujitsu Ltd.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • Huawei Technologies Co.
  • Juniper Networks
  • Mavenir
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

 These players are focused on strategic partnerships, new product launches, and commercialization efforts for market expansion. They are also heavily investing in research to introduce innovative products and garner the maximum market revenue.

Wireless Infrastructure Industry News

  • In April 2023, the UK government launched its wireless infrastructure strategy to drive the adoption of 5G & 6G technologies. This strategy includes a national task force to promote adoption, several funds to support technology rollout & development, and the restart of a stalled spectrum policy.

The wireless infrastructure market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Technology

  • 2G/3G
  • 4G/LTE
  • 5G
  • Satellite

By Infrastructure

  • Same cells
  • Radio Access Network (RAN)
  • Macro cells
  • Backhaul
  • Mobile core
  • Others

By End Use

  • Government
  • Defense
  • Commercial

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • ANZ 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
  • MEA
    • GCC
    • South Africa


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for wireless infrastructure was worth USD 156.4 billion in 2022 and is set to expand at over 9% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 owing to the rapid deployment of 5G as it requires extensive upgrades.

Wireless infrastructure industry from the 5G technology segment is anticipated to grow at notable CAGR through 2032 due to the rising demand for faster and reliable connectivity coupled with the surge in data-intensive applications and IoT devices.

North America held more than 35% share of the wireless infrastructure industry in 2022 and is estimated to record robust growth between 2023 and 2032 attributed to the increasing adoption of 5G technology, rising data consumption, and the growing demand for enhanced connectivity.

Cisco SystemsFujitsu Ltd., Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei Technologies Co., Juniper Networks, Mavenir, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson are among the top companies engaged in the wireless infrastructure business.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 279
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