With the emergence of 5G, many companies are trying to secure their piece of the market. While there are established companies such as T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon in a strong position, these other businesses plan to make a strong impact in 2022. Here’s what the experts say are some of the 5G companies to watch in 2022.
Is the new Tier 1 player in the wireless industry. It is currently in a land rush to get up to 70% of the U.S. 5G service by 2023. With access to the 5G market, Dish will be a legitimate competitor to AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile. In addition, it has and continues to expand its relationship with Amazon to bring 5G services to businesses and individual consumers. Dish certainly isn’t scared of spending money to prove itself as a wireless network operator. It spent $527 million on 5G network infrastructure through the first nine months of 2021.
Apple is expected to be the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in 2022 and could end up commanding 40% of the 5G smartphone market. This bodes well for Skyworks, as Apple is its largest customer. Also, Skyworks has more than just its mobile business to drive growth. The company also sells chips used in telecom infrastructure, the automotive industry, smart homes, wearables, and Wi-Fi routers. Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales, and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe, and North America and is a member of the S&P 500® and Nasdaq-100® market indices.
5G networks need more and more cell sites to be built, with some estimates topping out at over 500,000 cell towers to be added in the next few years. As a result, Crown Castle is ready to benefit as they positioned themselves not only for cell tower demand but more fiber-optic wiring that is critical in 5G infrastructure. Also, Crown Castle will be a 5G infrastructure partner of Dish Network mentioned above. According to their website, they’ve been installing thousands of small cells in cities and communities across the country, improving current wireless service and allowing people to stay connected.
Palo Alto Networks
Considered by many to be the global cybersecurity leader, PAN provides security tools to secure 5G infrastructure. One of the biggest concerns from both consumers and businesses that are gearing up for the initial and expanded use of 5G networks is the security of its data. Palo Alto’s product offerings enable end-to-end protection of 5G networks. They refer to themselves as having the industry’s first 5G-native security.
It is set to be the U.S. leader in 5G-enabled automobiles. G.M. has recently stated that it plans to connect millions of its cars in the U.S. to AT&T’s 5G network. AT&T and G.M. have been working together since launching the in-vehicle Wi-Fi ® hotspot in 2014. It sees 5G as a way to implement upgrades to its vehicles, including faster music and video downloads for motorists and faster, more reliable over-the-air software updates for its vehicles and more autonomous options. According to them, 5G connectivity will first be available in select model year 2024 vehicles.