5G Testing Equipment Market Size & Share, by Equipment Type (Oscilloscopes, Signal Analyzers, Signal Generators, Network Analyzers); Application (Lab Testing, Performance Testing, Wireless and RF Testing); End-User (Telecom Equipment Manufacturers, IDMs & ODMs, Telecom Service Providers); Offering (Hardware, Services) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 5831
  • Published Date: Mar 08, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

5G Testing Equipment Market size is expected to reach USD 6 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of 5G testing equipment was USD 2 Billion. The reason behind the growth is impelled by the growing number of 5G smartphone subscriptions across the globe. The number of 5G mobile subscriptions is rising annually fueled by a rise in the budget segment's penetration, and the availability of 5G networks is increasing as they evolve.

For instance, the global count of 5G smartphone subscribers is expected to surpass two billion by the end of this year, having reached over 1 billion by the end of 2023.

The growing usage of artificial intelligence in equipment testing is believed to fuel the market growth. Testing may be automated using AI-powered technologies, which enables CSPs to test their 5G networks more quickly and effectively and also enables self-optimization and predictive analysis.

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5G Testing Equipment Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Number of Data Centers - An important trend driving the development of a "decentralized small cell network of edge data centers to provide low cost, low latency support for high device density" use case is 5G, which puts more strain on resources and already-existing infrastructure in 5G data centers. For instance, in December 2023, there were more than 10,975 data center locations worldwide.
  • Growing Adoption of IoT and Connected Devices - It gets harder to prevent product connectivity issues as the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem's systems and devices get more complicated therefore, to confirm call connection, cell selection/reselection, access control, and any mobility implications in NPN contexts, 5G IoT devices need to be properly tested with the help of 5G testing equipment. For instance, there will be more than 25 billion IoT devices in use globally by 2030.
  • Increasing Chipset Manufacturing - There will be a list of tests to be completed for each new gadget sporting a 5G chipset since it is necessary to ensure the quality and stability of 5G chipset, terminal, and module products.
  • Growing Need for Testing in Radios - Radios and other 5G infrastructure components with 5G testing equipment since testing sophisticated technologies is necessary for 5G New Radio (5G NR), which includes front-haul (CPRI/eCPRI), mid-haul (eCPRI/25GE/50GE), back-haul (100GE, 400GE), optical technologies (Single lambda/CWDM/DWDM), and higher bandwidth modulation methods.


  • Exorbitant cost of 5G testing - More than only the purchase price the sum paid for the hardware and software at installation is involved in the cost of 5G testing equipment which also requires 5G radios and antennas are among the sophisticated equipment needed for the 5G technology, and the pieces of equipment need large investments from the telecom operators, which may have an impact on their capacity to maintain a stable financial position. The deployment of 5G requires a significant financial outlay that includes hiring RF engineers with the necessary skills to handle 5G workloads and purchasing sophisticated 5G monitoring equipment.
  • Complexity associated with 5G technology may hamper the 5G testing equipment market growth
  • Challenging to ensure interoperability among several 5G equipment vendors

5G Testing Equipment Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 2 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 6 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 Testing Equipment Segmentation

End-User (Telecom Equipment Manufacturers, IDMs & ODMs, Telecom Service Providers)

The telecom equipment manufacturers segment is predicted to account for the 36% share of the global 5G testing equipment market during the forecast period. owing to the growing deployment of 5G solutions. Manufacturers of telecom equipment create and supply the essential 5G-specific hardware, including 5G base stations, to satisfy the soaring demand for services that require a lot of bandwidth, such as augmented reality, and streaming video.

Telecom equipment manufacturers utilize 5G testing equipment during the early stages of product development to ensure the performance, reliability, and interoperability of their products. Manufacturers conduct extensive performance testing using 5G testing equipment to assess the robustness and reliability of their devices and systems. Moreover, interoperability testing is crucial for ensuring that 5G devices and infrastructure components work seamlessly in varied 5G environments.

Equipment Type (Oscilloscopes, Signal Analyzers, Signal Generators, Network Analyzers)

The oscilloscopes segment in the 5G testing equipment market is set to garner a notable share shortly. Electronic test tools known as oscilloscopes find extensive use in a variety of fields, such as aerospace, engineering, automotive, telecommunications, and medical, and are employed for the evaluation of wireless signals, including 5G NR. In addition, for 4G/5G FR1 and 5G FR2 frequency bands, spectrum analyzers (RTSAs) are compatible and can be used to assess a device's performance and how it affects the system as a whole.

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

     Equipment Type

  • Oscilloscopes
  •  Signal Analyzers
  •  Signal Generators
  •  Network Analyzers


  • Telecom Equipment Manufacturers
  • IDMs & ODMs
  •  Telecom Service Providers


  • Lab Testing
  •  Performance Testing
  •  Wireless and RF Testing


  • Hardware
  •  Services

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5G Testing Equipment Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The 5G testing equipment market in Asia Pacific is predicted to account for the largest share of 43% by 2036 impelled by the government initiative to encourage the use of the 5G test bed. For instance, the Indian government has decided to provide the Indigenous 5G Test Bed to government-recognized start-ups, MSMEs, along with 5G stakeholders, including industry, academia, service providers, R&D institutions, government bodies, and equipment manufacturers at no cost for at a very low fee to test and expedite the development and deployment of their products in the network. The Indigenous 5G Test Bed offers an open 5G test bed where research and development teams from academia and industry in India can validate their products, prototypes, and algorithms, help operators plan their future networks, and offer the facilities of 5G networks for testing. This may create a huge demand for 5G testing equipment in the region.

North American Market Statistics

The North American 5G testing equipment market is estimated to be the second largest, during the forecast timeframe led by the growing number of internet users. More than 14% of adult Americans use the internet "only" on their smartphones these days since many of them find it impossible to live without it owing to the rising acceptance of online services such as social media, streaming video, and e-commerce. For instance, with more than 330 million internet users as of January 2024, the US has one of the biggest online markets in the world.

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Companies Dominating the 5G Testing Equipment Landscape

    • Analog Devices Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Anritsu Corp.
    • Artiza Networks Inc.
    • Ceragon Networks Ltd.
    • CommScope Holding Co. Inc.
    • EXFO Inc.
    • Fortive Corp.
    • GL Communications Inc.
    • Innowireless Co. Ltd.
    • Intertek Group Plc


In The News

  • Analog Devices Inc. along with Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the development of a test bench to verify the interoperability of a new O-RU that includes ADI's low-PHY baseband, software-defined transceiver, power, and clock integrated with an Intel FPGA to speed development and interoperability testing by assisting service providers in realizing the full potential of the O-RAN specifications and testing solutions and establish a functional bridge between the radio unit and the core network.
  • Anritsu Corp. a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions announced the launch of new NR Licensed 6GHz Band Measurement MX800010A-014 software to Support 6 GHz Band RF Test for 5G FR1 Devices.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 5831
  • Published Date: Mar 08, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The growing number of 5G smartphone subscriptions across the globe and the growing usage of artificial intelligence in equipment testing are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of 5G Testing Equipment is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 10% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are CommScope Holding Co. Inc., EXFO Inc., Fortive Corp., GL Communications Inc., Innowireless Co. Ltd., Intertek Group Plc, Analog Devices Inc., Anritsu Corp., Artiza Networks Inc., Ceragon Networks Ltd., and others.

The Telecom Equipment Manufacturers segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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