5G offers enhanced capabilities such as ultra-high speed, very low latency, and the potential for network slicing, making it a valuable asset for both consumer and industrial applications.

With up to 80% of mobile data traffic is generated indoors, establishing reliable indoor connectivity is a critical aspect of 5G deployment.

This report provides an overview of the 5G indoor market from a demand perspective, including the following points:

  • What is 5G indoor and what are the challenges?
  • How does 5G indoor change the industry ecosystem and what is the role of neutral host infrastructure provider?
  • What solutions do customers have to implement 5G indoor?
  • What type of markets is 5G indoor addressing and which verticals are affected?
  • What are the actual use cases being implemented for 5G indoor?

Table of contents

1. Executive summary

2. 5G indoor overview
2.1. 5G is transforming mobile network
2.2. What is 5G indoor?
2.3. 5G indoor requirements
2.4. Challenges for 5G indoor connectivity
2.5. Comparison of different indoor system architectures

3. Industry ecosystem evolves with 5G indoor
3.1. Overview of the classic industry ecosystem for 5G indoor deployment
3.2. New B2B players emerge in indoor connectivity
3.3. Focus on neutral host infrastructure providers
3.4. Different possibilities for implementing 5G indoor for customers

4. Diversity of 5G indoor applications
4.1. Different markets addressed: B2C and B2B
4.2. Different verticals concerned
4.3. Different network capability requirements for 5G indoor use
4.4. 5G coexists with Wi-Fi rather than competing with it

5. Uses cases
5.1. China Mobile and Huawei
5.2. China Mobile and ZTE
5.3. Ericsson
5.4. Etisalat UAE
5.5. NTT DoCoMo
5.6. Orange Business
5.7. O2 Telefónica
5.8. Verizon

Geographic area



  • China Mobile and Huawei
  • China Mobile and ZTE
  • Ericsson
  • Etisalat UAE
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Orange Business
  • O2 Telefónica
  • Verizon

Other details

  • Reference: M00105MRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: French, English
  • Tags: 5G indoor, mobile network, neutral host

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