Market Research Report
Market Data - Networking and Communications for Smart Grids and Utility Applications - Utility Investments in Wired and Wireless, Public and Private Networking Equipment, Infrastructure and Services: Global Market Outlook
|Published by||Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)||Product code||969362|
|Published||Content info||20 Pages; 237 Tables, Charts & Figures
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
|Market Data - Networking and Communications for Smart Grids and Utility Applications - Utility Investments in Wired and Wireless, Public and Private Networking Equipment, Infrastructure and Services: Global Market Outlook|
|Published: November 2, 2020||Content info: 20 Pages; 237 Tables, Charts & Figures||
Utilities in 2020 have new options for their networking needs. Globally, shared spectrum options are emerging, and in the US, new spectrum bands are available for critical infrastructure needs. As such, there is growing interest in private LTE among larger utilities worldwide. Low power wide area (LPWA) options are also finding their place in the mix for smart metering, especially in emerging markets, and for asset monitoring and predictive maintenance applications.
Public cellular providers have renewed interest in garnering industrial Internet of Things (IoT) business and are making a range of LPWA as well as 4G cellular offerings attractive to utilities. Longer term, public carriers and those considering private LTE are eyeing the opportunities that 5G wireless may present. The need for more robust, grid-wide connectivity and visibility remains clear as utilities digitize to adapt to a rapidly transforming operating environment. Guidehouse Insights expects more than $113 billion to be invested in networking infrastructure, communications nodes, and services over the next decade.
This Guidehouse Insights report provides a granular look at how utilities are building their communications networks, detailing the technologies employed and the applications supported by these networks. Ten-year forecasts for investment by utilities in more than a dozen communications hardware and services are included. Spend on services, including cellular, satellite, leased lines/TDM, and tower leasing, is detailed. Forecasts are broken out for five global regions. Further breakouts are provided for the US. Supported applications covered include smart metering networks, distribution automation, and substation automation at the transmission, distribution, and secondary transformer station levels. Asset monitoring is also covered.