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5G is a collection of optimised and updated mobile communication technologies with a change of frequency and larger bandwidth than 4G. The arrival of 5G is imminent, bringing enormous opportunities for new materials, infrastructure, user equipment and other vertical applications. As the next generation cellular communications network, 5G will both accelerate the growth of the telecommunications industry and redefine a whole host of industrial, entertainment and IT sectors in its wake.

RFID has made significant impact in retail, transit, healthcare, payments, security and logistics applications, utilizing a wide range of enabling technologies with different price and performance points. There is at least as much value in the system and services as there is in the hardware, with the requirement to collect, filter and critically make profitable automated decisions with the information. The opportunity is just beginning, with the technology enabling visions such as "Smart Cities," to consumer goods companies and retailers increasing sales by reducing inefficiencies but more importantly adding clear value for consumers.

Internet of Things (IoT) is not one new technology; it is a way to get lots of data about your business processes, your customers and your environment and to use this data to better optimise operations, improve safety, provide convenience, reduce cost and more. IoT leverages various technologies including connectivity, smart sensors, automation, data processing, machine learning etc, to provide smart solutions for a wide range of applications such as smart cities, smart homes, smart factories, connected cars and more.

Reports from IDTechEx Research appraise the market opportunity, giving detailed forecasts and assessment of the technologies, competitive landscape, value chain drivers, key players, barriers, case studies and global trends.


Companies that seek to profit in this sector need to:

  • have clear quantification of the opportunity at each part of the supply chain and by market, with market sizing data
  • understand proven use cases and paybacks in different verticals
  • know the performance of each technology, development roadmaps and their applicable markets
  • identify and assess companies throughout the value chain for potential partnership, acquisition and customer/client collaboration
  • benchmark with successful (and failing) business models
  • stay appraised of latest global trends, what is coming next, and what it means with impartial insight

Topics covered: 5G, RFID & the Internet of Things

Enabling materials and manufacturing processes…
  • Cellular network
  • Bluetooth, Zigbee, Wi-Fi
  • UHF, HF, LF, 2.45GHz passive RFID, Active RFID, Printed RFID and Chipless RFID
  • Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS)
  • Ultra Wide Band (UWB)
  • Near Field Communications (NFC)
  • Battery Assisted Passive (BAP)
…creating these devices…
  • Smartphones
  • Customer promised equipment
  • Infrastructure
  • Smart sensors
  • Tags
  • Interrogators
  • Middleware
  • Enterprise Software
  • System integrators
  • Equipment providers
  • Material suppliers
  • Packagers
  • Labelers
…being exploited by these industries
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail, Consumer Goods
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive and autonomous driving
  • Airlines and Airports
  • Animals and Farming
  • Books, Libraries, Archiving
  • Financial, Security, Safety
  • Land and Sea Logistics, Postal
  • Laundry
  • Leisure, Sports
  • Military
  • Oil Gas Extraction, Mining, Research
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