A 5G modem is a RF system or chip deployed as part of the network infrastructure to help empower 5G devices to easily connect to networks. 5G modem is generally available in single mode and multi-mode modes.
5G modem supports the latest mmWave technology and 5G NR from 600MHz to 6GHz in both TDD and FDD flavours. 5G modem is three times faster than any LTE modem and can deliver download speeds up to 7.5Gbps. Additionally, 5G modem can easily provide a faster connection between the cloud and the user.
The adoption of portable devices is increasing among end-users across the world. Major devices adopted by end-users include smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, and laptops. Consequently, this has increased the demand for continuous cellular connectivity, fueling the demand for 5G modems globally.
Smartphone adoption is accelerating across emerging regions, and about 90% of the total smartphone subscribers are from emerging economies. India is expected to add approximately half a billion new subscribers over the next five years.
Strict regulatory compliances related to network infrastructure development are expected to negatively impact the 5G infrastructure development growth.
For instance, the Swiss Parliament (Switzerland) declined twice to reduce its radiation limits to licensing 5G. Furthermore, the Belgium government enforced strict guidelines on radiation and stopped the installation of 5G trails.
In terms of region, the global 5G modem market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.