5G’s impact on manufacturing: $740Bn of benefits in 2030

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The unique benefits of 5G could unlock $740bn of value in manufacturing in 2030. This is based on models generated from 100+ interviews and surveys with senior manufacturing industry executives. What steps should operators, manufacturers and others take to achieve these benefits?


Format: PDF filePages: 40 pagesCharts: 22Author: Dalia AdibPublication Date: October 2019

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction: setting the scene
    • Challenges and future opportunities in the manufacturing industry
    • The role of technology in addressing challenges
  • Relevance of 5G in manufacturing
    • What is 5G?
    • Benefits of 5G for the manufacturing industry
  • New and improved use cases and applications enabled by 5G
    • Advanced predictive maintenance
    • Precision monitoring and control
    • Augmented reality and remote expert
  • 5G impact: $739Bn increase in global manufacturing GDP by 2030
    • It’s not just about money: 5G’s socio-economic benefits
  • Next steps for the manufacturing industry
    • Challenges with accessing 5G
    • The manufacturing industry’s role in accelerating 5G adoption
  • Conclusion

Table of Figures

  • Figure 1: The four pillars of technology that will help in driving efficiency
  • Figure 2: 5G’s technological capabilities and their implications for users
  • Figure 3: Key benefits of 5G according to the manufacturing industry
  • Figure 4: Use cases in the manufacturing industry enabled by 5G
  • Figure 5: Advanced predictive maintenance mapped to 5G benefits
  • Figure 6: Impact of advanced predictive maintenance on unplanned downtime relative to planned production time
  • Figure 7: Benefits of advanced predictive maintenance in the manufacturing plant
  • Figure 8: Using sensors to create digital twins in manufacturing
  • Figure 9: Precision monitoring and control mapped to 5G benefits
  • Figure 10: thyssenkrupp technicians using AR for technicians servicing elevators
  • Figure 11: Augmented reality and remote expert mapped to 5G benefits
  • Figure 12: Impact of 5G use cases on OEE
  • Figure 13: Estimated impact of 5G on global manufacturing GDP (USD Billions) by use case
  • Figure 14: Proportion of global manufacturing 5G benefit by country income level
  • Figure 15: Proportion of global manufacturing 5G benefit – top 10 countries
  • Figure 16: 5G impact on manufacturing GDP by region
  • Figure 17: Fatal and non-fatal work injuries by industry (EU, 2016)
  • Figure 18: How 5G in manufacturing benefits UN SDGs
  • Figure 19: Scope of 3GPP standards releases
  • Figure 20: Comparison of UK 5G roll-out target cities and the locations of automotive production facilities
  • Figure 21: Telcos playing beyond connectivity
  • Figure 22: Telco 5G business models

Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 5G, IoT, manufacturing, Verticals, industry, transformation, Industry 4.0