Small Cell 5G Network Market Size Worth $ 172.32 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 55.9%

Small Cell 5G Network Market Size Worth $ 172.32 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 55.9%

The global small cell 5G network market size is expected to reach USD 172.32 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Small Cell 5G Network Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Component (Hardware, Services); By Network Model; By Network Architecture; By Deployment Mode; By Frequency Type; By End-use; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2023-2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Small cell networks are characterized by their distributed architecture, consisting of small, low-power base stations deployed in close proximity to users. This architecture enhances network capacity, improves coverage, and reduces latency, leading to better overall performance for 5G networks. The proliferation of bandwidth-intensive applications such as streaming video, online gaming, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) drives the demand for high-speed data connectivity. Small cell networks help meet this demand by offloading traffic from macrocell networks and providing localized capacity where it's needed most.

The increasing global utility of smartphones is propelling the need for superior connectivity. This is encouraging technological companies to invest in infrastructure development and research activities to meet growing consumer demand.

According to the Ericsson Mobility Report 2023, the mobile data traffic per smartphone is expected to reach 75 GB monthly by 2029, up from 31 GB in 2023. This trend is likely to increase the adoption of small-cell 5G technology in the coming years.

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The increasing number of companies showing interest in adopting a small cell 5G network to improve the performance of their product offerings is positively impacting the global market. For instance, in February 2024, Lattice Semiconductor announced upgrades to its ORAN solution stack, including the integration of 5G small cells to promote flexible bridging and reduce power capabilities.

The growing awareness about smart cities and rising global interest in the increasing working population, contributing to the increasing disposable income, are expected to create a favorable market for the small cell 5G network. Further, small cell networks offer opportunities for enterprise solutions, including private 5G networks for industrial automation, smart manufacturing, and campus environments. These networks provide dedicated connectivity tailored to specific business needs, enhancing efficiency and productivity.

Small Cell 5G Network Market Report Highlights

  • The hardware segment is anticipated to witness the highest growth due to the growing demand for fixed network coverage.
  • In 2023, the non-standalone segment accounted for the largest share, owing to its ease of deployment and affordability.
  • The commercial segment garnered significant revenue share due to the growing number of companies utilizing the Internet.
  • Europe is projected to register the fastest growth, attributable to the increasing number of smartphone users.
  • The global players include Airspan Networks, Altiostar, Baicells Technologies, Ceragon, CommScope, Comba Telecom Systems Holdings, & Contela.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the small cell 5G network market report based on component, network model, network architecture, deployment mode, frequency type, end-use, and region:

Small Cell 5G Network Market, Component Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Hardware
    • Picocell
    • Femtocell
    • Microcell
  • Services
    • Consulting
    • Deployment & Integration
    • Training And Support & Maintenance

Small Cell 5G Network Market, Network Model Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Standalone
  • Non-standalone

Small Cell 5G Network Market, Network Architecture Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Distributed
  • Virtualized

Small Cell 5G Network Market, Deployment Mode Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Small Cell 5G Network Market, Frequency Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032

  • Sub-6 GHz
  • mmWave
  • Sub-6GHz + mmWave

Small Cell 5G Network Market, End-use Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032

  • Residential
  • Commercial
    • Corporates/ Enterprises
    • Hospitals
    • Hotels & Restaurants
    • Malls/Shops
    • Stadiums
    • Others
  • Industrial
    • Smart Manufacturing
    • Energy & Utility
    • Oil & Gas and Mining
  • Smart City
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Government & Defense
  • Others

Small Cell 5G Network Market, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Australia
    • Rest of APAC
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of LA
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

Small Cell 5G Network Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 4.93 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 172.32 billion


55.9% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

  • By Component
  • By Network Model
  • By Network Architecture
  • By Deployment Mode
  • By Frequency Type
  • By End-use
  • By Region

Regional scope

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Competitive Landscape

  • Small Cell 5G Network Market Share Analysis (2023)
  • Company Profiles/Industry participants profiling includes company overview, financial information, product/service benchmarking, and recent developments

Report Format

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