Market Research Report
Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Report - Utility Field Area Networking: Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 13 Grid Edge Connectivity Providers
|Published by||Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)||Product code||384218|
|Published||Content info||42 Pages; 19 Tables, Charts & Figures
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
|Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Report - Utility Field Area Networking: Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 13 Grid Edge Connectivity Providers|
|Published: March 20, 2019||Content info: 42 Pages; 19 Tables, Charts & Figures||
The market for field area networks (FANs) in the electric utility vertical is crowded. Where utilities historically have relied on application-specific networks for silo-specific needs, power utilities increasingly understand that the Internet of Things covers a multitude of grid efficiency, reliability, safety, and optimization applications. These applications span the utility network, from generation, through transmission and distribution, all the way to the grid edge-or even behind the meter for home energy management and distributed generation integration.
These changing industry dynamics mean more utilities are exploring the concept of a holistic, territory-wide network for both FAN and wide area network needs. Technological advancements have led to the rise of more specialized narrowband wireless networking solutions and spectrum sharing schemes have also been proposed globally. The ways in which electric utilities may connect grid edge assets to distributed or centralized information technology applications have increased. Legacy FAN vendors, which may have historically focused on smart metering or specific distribution automation applications, have been busy expanding uses for grid edge connectivity.
This Navigant Research Leaderboard examines the strategy and execution of 13 leading utility FAN providers. These players are rated on 12 criteria: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners; production strategy; technology; geographic reach; sales, marketing, and distribution; product performance; product quality and reliability; product portfolio; pricing; and staying power. Using Navigant Research's proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked to provide an objective assessment of these companies' relative strengths and weaknesses in the global utility FAN market.