by Corinne Gangloff
February 3, 2021
The rollout of the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks, known as 5G, began in 2019 and is expanding rapidly globally:
This will be a boon for the $2.4 billion US conduit pipe market, according to a new Freedonia Group report. As 5G infrastructure requires the installation of thousands of miles of new fiber optic cabling, and fiber optic cables are more sensitive to moisture and mechanical stress than coaxial cables, conduit is used to meet the greater protective need.
For more information, see Conduit Pipe, now available from The Freedonia Group. This study analyzes the US conduit pipe industry. Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for the years 2024 and 2029 are provided for competitive pipe materials:
Data are also provided for types of plastic pipe:
All demand data reflect apparent consumption (production plus imports minus exports) and are given in dollars, pounds, and linear feet.
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