5G impact on transport and logistics: $280bn of benefits in 2030

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5G connectivity can make travelling by road faster and more efficient. This can drive productivity around the world and help the struggling transport and logistics industry to overcome its challenges.


Format: PDF filePages: 45 pagesCharts: 21Author: Miran GilmorePublication Date: September 2020

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Executive Summary
    • 5G can provide $280Bn of benefits to the transport and logistics industry
    • 5G’s unique capabilities enable new and enhanced use cases
    • However, there are challenges to adopting 5G
  • Introduction: A major industry under increasing pressure
    • The challenges facing the transport and logistics industry
    • The role of technology in driving efficiency
    • Digital transformation: Transport and logistics lags behind
    • The role of 5G networks in digital transformation
  • The impact of 5G on the transport and logistics industry
    • What is 5G?
    • 5G’s relevance in transport and logistics
  • New and improved use cases and applications enabled by 5G
    • Real-time routing and optimisation
    • Automated last 100 yards delivery
    • Connected traffic infrastructure
  • 5G impact: Increased productivity to drive $280bn rise in GDP
    • It’s not just about money: 5G’s socio-economic benefits
  • Next steps for the T&L industry
    • The role of governments
    • Collaboration with the telecommunications industry
  • Conclusion

Table of Figures

  • Figure 1: Connected traffic infrastructure drives the $280Bn of benefits to global GDP in 2030
  • Figure 2: UK top 100 hauliers reported operating margin
  • Figure 3: UK logistics industry focus is cost-cutting and efficiency
  • Figure 4: The four pillars of technology that will help in driving efficiency
  • Figure 5: 5G’s technological capabilities and their implications for users
  • Figure 6: Key benefits of 5G according to the transport and logistics industry
  • Figure 7: Use cases in the transport and logistics industry enabled by 5G
  • Figure 8: Real-time routing and optimisation – how it works and benefits
  • Figure 9: Drones for last 100 yards delivery
  • Figure 10: Connected traffic infrastructure – how it works and benefits
  • Figure 11: Connected traffic infrastructure delivers the biggest GDP impact
  • Figure 12: Almost 80% of the benefits of 5G within transport and logistics in 2030 are indirect benefits that will be shared across all industries from increased productivity
  • Figure 13: Global GDP increase through increased productivity
  • Figure 14: Estimated impact of 5G on global logistics GVA (USD billions) by use case
  • Figure 15: Estimated impact of 5G on global road freight GVA by use case
  • Figure 16: Decrease in fuel required (million tonnes of fuel equivalent)
  • Figure 17: Decrease in road traffic accidents (accidents per year – millions)
  • Figure 18: Main barriers hindering adoption of EVs and those which 5G can influence
  • Figure 19: How 5G in transport and logistics benefits UN SDGs
  • Figure 20: Telcos will have a role beyond connectivity
  • Figure 21: Telco 5G business models

Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 5G, automated delivery vehicles, connected traffic infrastructure, digital transformation, emissions, environmental impact, freight, logistics, real-time process optimisation, real-time routing, road freight, road transport, safety, transport