5G Base Station Market Size & Share, by Type {Small Cells, Macro Cells}; End-user (Telecommunication Companies, Cloud & Data Centers, Memory & Storage, Security Companies); Component {Remote Radio Unit, Baseband Processing Unit (BPU), MIMO, Fiber Optic Cables}; Core Network Technology {Software Defined Network (SDN); Network Function Virtualization}; Area (Rural, Urban) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

  • Report ID: 2779
  • Published Date: Mar 26, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

5G Base Station Market size is poised to reach USD 189 billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of 34% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of 5G base station was over USD 10 billion. The reason behind the growth is impelled by the growing demand for high-speed data with low latency. The 5G networks are expected to be 20 times faster than the 4G networks providing higher bandwidth with high data speed and negligible latency which has further resulted in high penetration and adoption of 5G technology among consumers.

Moreover, increasing demand for higher bandwidth among consumers and businesses for various applications such as entertainment and virtual meetings among other applications is estimated to boost the industry growth. For instance, it was estimated that there are expected to be around 1 billion 5G subscriptions by 2023 globally.

The rising penetration of smartphones across the globe is believed to fuel 5G base station market growth. For instance, it puts plenty of pressure on the network provider to provide high-speed internet as the number of smartphones is rising. For instance, globally the number of people using smartphones was expected to reach approximately 6 billion in 2023 up from nearly 3 billion in 2016.

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5G Base Station Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 10 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 189 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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5G Base Station Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Utilization of IoT Devices - IoT devices are pieces of hardware that are used to transmit data over the internet. These devices are the main application of 5G base stations since all the smart devices such as smart wearable devices require a 5G connection to communicate with one another. For instance, it was anticipated that there are poised to be around 25 billion IoT devices by 2030 generating more than 80 zettabytes of data worldwide.
  • Rising Usage of Consumer Electronics - The increased adoption of a broader range of consumer electronics in the household sector has massively increased market growth. In 2024, the consumer electronics industry is expected to grow by 1.3% in terms of volume. 


  • Stringent Regulatory Protocols to Impact Market Growth - The power consumption by a typical 5G base station is almost twice that of the 4G networks. Moreover, high investment along with strict regulatory policies about the deployment of 5G base stations are some of the major factors that are anticipated to act as barriers to the growth of the market during the forecast period.
  • Limitation on Accessibility in Remote or Rural Areas
  • Major Difference in Upload and Download Speed

5G Base Station Segmentation

5G Base Station Type (Small Cells, Macro Cells)

The small cell segment in the 5G base station market is estimated to gain a robust revenue share, which is further bifurcated into microcells, femtocells, and picocells. The various notable features, such as cost-effectiveness, easy installation, enhanced capacity, and performance of small cells, are all responsible for segment growth. Small cells are used in specific spaces to provide 5G networks with targeted coverage; these cells are described as radio access nodes that can have a maximum range of 10 meters to a few kilometers. Small cells provide denser 5G networks, and consumers can use bandwidth more efficiently.

Additionally, small cells have low radio frequency, hence, they are most suitable to be installed indoors. For instance, the deployment of small cells across the globe was estimated to be around 5000 in 2021 which was an increase from 2000 in 2018 and 1500 in 2017.

End-User Application (Telecommunication Companies, Cloud & Data Centers, Memory & Storage, Security Companies)

The telecommunication companies segment is set to garner a notable share shortly driven by higher demand for telecommunication services across the globe owing to rapid growth in work-from-home trends is also projected to hike the segment growth over the forecast period. For instance, as more people work from home, there is an increase in network traffic since these activities frequently include exchanging files and accessing large datasets, both of which need additional bandwidth to ensure a smooth flow of information. Higher bandwidth and lower latency requirements are met by 5G base stations.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

     5G Base Station Type

  • Small Cells
    • Microcells
    • Femtocells
    • Picocells
  • Macro Cells



     End-User Application

  • Telecommunication Companies
  • Cloud & Data Centers
  • Memory & Storage
  • Security Companies


  • Remote Radio Unit (RRU)
  • Baseband Processing Unit (BPU)
  • MIMO
  • Fiber Optic Cables

    Core Network Technology

  • Software Defined Network (SDN)
  • Network Function Virtualization


  • Rural
  • Urban

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5G Base Station Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

5G Base Station market in Asia Pacific, is predicted to account for the largest share of 36% by 2035 impelled by rising investments in 5G-enabled smart devices and base stations. For instance, China is one of the biggest regional investments in 5G technologies, and it is anticipated that more than USD 210 billion will be invested by Chinese businesses in new infrastructure powered by 5G. As a result of this increased investment from the government would lead to the growing demand for 5G base stations to transmit and receive 5G signals in the region. More than 70% of APAC's investments in mobile networks will be made by 2025.

Europe Market Forecast

The Europe 5G Base Station market is estimated to be the second largest, during the forecast timeframe led by the higher availability of the Internet. Owing to the higher availability of the Internet, more and more people may use the Internet across various sectors which increases the demand for faster connectivity. As a result, the deployment of 5G base stations in the region may help in meeting this demand. According to estimates, the percentage of EU households having internet connectivity has increased from around 71% in 2011 to more than 90% in 2022.

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Companies Dominating the 5G Base Station Landscape

    • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
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      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • ZTE Corporation.
    • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
    • Nokia Corporation
    • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    • NEC Corporation
    • Alpha Networks Inc.
    • Airspan Networks Inc.
    • CommScope, Inc.
    • Motorola Solutions, Inc.


In The News

  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. successfully deployed microwave Long-Reach E-band (LR E-band) backhaul based in commercial sites in Poland. LR E-band is stated to have nearly 10km of distance and 30% less service disruption.
  • ZTE Corporation merged its path with Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) to develop a hybrid cloud 5G core network. This network is designed for future technologies and applications.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 2779
  • Published Date: Mar 26, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing demand for high-speed data with low latency and rising penetration of smartphones across the globe are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of 5G Base Station is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 34% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

The major players in the market are ZTE Corporation., Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., NEC Corporation, Alpha Networks Inc., Airspan Networks Inc., CommScope, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc., and others.

The small cells segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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