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Utility Communication Market by Technology Type (Wireless (RF Mesh, Mobile Network), and Wired (Power Line Carrier, Optic Fiber, Ethernet), Utility Type, and Oilfield Communications (Network Type) - Global Forecast to 2021

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Publishing Date: March 2017
Report Code: EP 5106

 

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The global utility communication market was valued at USD 6.53 Billion in 2015, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.55%, from 2016 to 2021. Modification in billing practices in power utility companies, stringent regulatory requirements for power utilities, and increasing investments in smart grids are the major drivers that will trigger the utility communication market.

The years considered for the study are as follows:

  • Base Year- 2015
  • Estimated Year- 2016
  • Projected Year- 2021
  • Forecast Period- 2016 to 2021

The base year considered for company profiles is 2015. Whenever information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

Objectives of the Study

  • To define, describe, and forecast the global utility communication market by technology type, power utility type, and region
  • To provide detailed information regarding the major factors influencing the growth of the utility communication market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges related to the market)
  • To strategically analyze the utility communication market with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and contribution of each segment to the market
  • To analyze opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide details of a competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To forecast the market size of segments with respect to the five major regions (along with countries), namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa
  • To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their market shares and core competencies for the utility communication market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as contracts & agreements, mergers & acquisitions, new product developments, and expansions in the utility communication market

Research Methodology

This research study involved the use of extensive secondary sources, directories, and databases, such as Hoover’s, Bloomberg Businessweek, Factiva, and OneSource, to identify and collect information useful for a technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the global utility communication market. Primary sources are mainly industry experts from core and related industries, preferred suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, technology developers, standard and certification organizations of companies, and organizations related to all the segments of this industry’s value chain. The points given below explain the research methodology.

Study of annual revenue and market developments of major players providing utility communication technologies and related products

  • Analysis of major applications of and demand for utility communication from end-use utilities
  • Assessment of future trends and growth of communication technologies
  • Assessment of the utility communication market with respect to the demand for each type of technology used for different applications
  • Analysis of market trends in various regions or countries by studying the application of utility communication technologies in the private as well as public utilities  
  • Study of contracts and developments related to utility communication by key players across different regions
  • Finalization of overall market sizes by triangulating the supply-side data, which includes product developments and annual revenues of companies providing utility communication technologies across the globe

After arriving at the overall market size, the total market has been split into several segments and subsegments. The figure given below illustrates the breakdown of primaries conducted during the research study on the basis of company type, designation, and region.

Utility Communication Market

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Market Ecosystem:

The utility communication ecosystem comprises power and automation technology companies such ABB, Ltd. (Switzerland), Schneider Electric (France), and Ericsson (Sweden), among others; industry and energy companies such as Motorola Solutions, Inc. (U.S.) and Black & Veatch Holding Company (U.S.), among others; manufacturing and engineering companies such as Siemens AG (Germany) and General Electric (U.S.), among others; developers, manufacturers, and marketers of network access companies such as RAD Data Communications, Ltd. (Israel), Oracle Corporation (U.S.), and Fujitsu (Japan), among others, who integrate the utility communication technologies and sell them to end-use utilities to cater to their unique requirements.

Target Audience:

The target audience of this report includes:

  • Government and industry associations
  • Investment and consulting firms
  • Power distribution utilities
  • State and national regulatory authorities
  • State- or government-owned corporations
  • Utility communication equipment manufacturing companies
  • Utility communication service providers

Scope of the Report:

By Technology Type

  • Wired
    • Power Line Communication
    • Optical Fiber
    • Ethernet
    • Others (IP-VPN, SONET, DWDM, BPL)
  • Wireless
    • RF Mesh
    • Mobile Network
    • Microwave and Radio Communication
    • Others (Satellite, ZigBee, and Z-Wave)

By Utility Type

  • Public Utilities
  • Private Utilities

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • The Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
    • The U.K.
    • Russia
    • Germany
    • The Rest of Europe
  • Middle East Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • U.A.E.
    • South Africa
    • The Rest of Middle East Africa
  • South America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • The Rest of South America

Oilfield Communications Market, By Communication Network Technology

  • Cellular Communication Networks
  • Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Communication Network
    • VSAT Communication (by Network Type)
    • VSAT Communication (by Band Type)
  • Fiber Optic-Based Communication Network
  • Microwave Communication Network
  • Tetra Network

Oilfield Communications Market, By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South America

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
           1.3.3 Currency
    1.4 Limitations
    1.5 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
           2.2.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
    2.3 Primary Data
           2.3.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.3.1.1 Key Industry Insights
    2.4 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.5 Market Size Estimation
           2.5.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.5.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.6 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.7 Research Assumptions
           2.7.1 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)
    3.1 Introduction
           3.1.1 Historical Backdrop
    3.2 Current Scenario
    3.3 Future Outlook

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Utility Communication Market, By Utility Type
    4.2 Asia-Pacific Held the Largest Share in the Utility Communication Market in 2015
    4.3 Asia-Pacific: the Fastest Growing Market for Utility Communication From 2016–2021
    4.4 Utility Communication Market, By Technology

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 33)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Technology
           5.2.2 By Utility Type
           5.2.3 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increasing Usage of Smart Grids and Mobile Devices is Driving the Demand for Utility Communication Channels
                    5.3.1.2 Modification in Billing Practices in Utility Companies Driving the Need for More Personalized Communication Networks
                    5.3.1.3 Stringent Regulatory Requirements for Power Utilities Driving the Demand for Advanced Utility Communication Technologies
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Less Capital Available to Adopt Communication Technologies
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Investment in Smart Communication Infrastructure By Utilities
                    5.3.3.2 Global Trends in Digitalization and Smart Cities
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Vulnerability to Hackers and Natural Disasters

6 Utility Communication Market, By Technology Type (Page No. - 42)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Wireless Technology
           6.2.1 RF Mesh
           6.2.2 Mobile Network
           6.2.3 Microwave & Radio Communication
           6.2.4 Others
    6.3 Wired Technology
           6.3.1 Power Line Carrier (PLC)
           6.3.2 Optic Fiber
           6.3.3 Ethernet
           6.3.4 Others

7 Utility Communication Market, By Utility Type (Page No. - 52)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Public Utility
    7.3 Private Utility

8 Utility Communication Market, By Region (Page No. - 56)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 North America
           8.2.1 U.S.
           8.2.2 Canada
           8.2.3 Mexico
    8.3 Europe
           8.3.1 Russia
           8.3.2 U.K.
           8.3.3 Germany
           8.3.4 France
           8.3.5 Rest of Europe
    8.4 Asia-Pacific
           8.4.1 China
           8.4.2 India
           8.4.3 Japan
           8.4.4 Australia
           8.4.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    8.5 South America
           8.5.1 Brazil
           8.5.2 Argentina
           8.5.3 Rest of South America
    8.6 Middle East & Africa
           8.6.1 Saudi Arabia
           8.6.2 Iran
           8.6.3 U.A.E
           8.6.4 South Africa
           8.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

9 Oilfield Communications, By Communication Network Technology (Page No. - 86)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Cellular Communication Networks
    9.3 Very Small Aperture Terminal (Vsat) Communication Networks
           9.3.1 Managed Vsat Network
           9.3.2 Fixed Vsat Network
           9.3.3 Mobile Vsat Network
           9.3.4 L-Band
           9.3.5 High Throughput Satellites (HTS)
           9.3.6 Ku-Band
           9.3.7 C-Band
    9.4 Fiber Optic-Based Communication Networks
    9.5 Microwave Communication Networks
    9.6 Tetra Networks

10 Oilfield Communications, Regional Analysis (Page No. - 91)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
     10.3 Europe
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
     10.5 Middle East & Africa
     10.6 South America

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 96)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Key Players of the Utility Communication Market
             11.2.1 Key Company Focus Area
                        11.2.1.1 Growth Strategies in the Utility Communication
     11.3 Vendor Dive Matrix
     11.4 Competitive Situation & Trends

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 104)
(Overview, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, Developments and MnM View)*
     12.1 ABB, Ltd.
     12.2 Schneider Electric
     12.3 General Electric
     12.4 Siemens AG
     12.5 Motorola Solutions, Inc.
     12.6 Ericsson
     12.7 Fujitsu
     12.8 Landis+GYR
     12.9 Black & Veatch Holding Company
     12.10 Rad Data Communications, Ltd.
     12.11 Digi International, Inc.
     12.12 Trilliant, Inc.
     12.13 Comnet
     12.14 Netcontrol
     12.15 Omicron Electronics GmbH
     12.16 Sensus
     12.17 Milsoft Utility Solutions, Inc.
     12.18 Itron
     12.19 Cisco Systems, Inc.
     12.20 Texas Instruments, Inc.
     12.21 Valiant Communications
     12.22 ZTE Corporation
     12.23 Open Systems International
     12.24 Power System Engineering, Inc.

*Details on Overview, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, Developments and MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 147)
     13.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports
     13.7 Author Details


List of Tables (60 Tables)

Table 1 Utility Communication Market Size, By Technology Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 2 Wireless: Utility Communication Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 3 Wireless: By Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 4 RF Mesh: By Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 5 Mobile Network: By Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 6 Microwave & Radio Communication: By Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 7 Others: Utility Communication Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 8 Wired: By Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 9 Wired: By Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 10 Power Line Carrier: Utility Communication Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 11 Optic Fiber: By Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 12 Ethernet: By Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 13 Others: By Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 14 Utility By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 15 Public Utility: By Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 Private Utility: By Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 17 Utility Communication Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 18 North America: Utility Communication Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 19 North America: By Market Size, By Wireless Technology Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 North America: By Market Size, By Wired Technology Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 21 North America: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 22 U.S.: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 23 Canada: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 24 Mexico: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 25 Europe: By Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 26 Europe : By Market Size, By Wireless Technology Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 27 Europe: By Market Size, By Wired Technology Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 28 Europe: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 29 Russia: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 30 Uk: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 31 Germany: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 32 France: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 33 Rest of Europe: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 34 Asia-Pacific: By Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 35 Asia-Pacific: Utility Communication Market Size, By Wireless Technology Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 36 Asia-Pacific: By Market Size, By Wired Technology Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 37 Asia-Pacific: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 38 China: Utility Communication Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 39 India: Utility Communication Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 40 Japan: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 41 Australia: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 42 Rest of Asia-Pacific: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 43 South America: Utility Communication Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 44 South America: Utility Communication Market Size, By Wireless Technology Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 45 South America: Utility Communication Market Size, By Wired Technology Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 46 South America: Utility Communication Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 47 Brazil: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 48 Argentina: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 49 Rest of South America: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 50 Middle East & Africa: By Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 51 Middle East & Africa: By Market Size, By Wireless Technology Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 52 Middle East & Africa: By Market Size, By Wired Technology Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 53 Middle East & Africa: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 54 Saudi Arabia: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 55 Iran: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 56 U.A.E: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 57 South Africa: By Market Size, By Utility Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 58 Rest of Middle East & Africa: By Market Size, By Utility Communication, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 59 Oilfield Communications Market Size, By Communication Network Technology, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 60 Oilfield Communications Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)


List of Figures (38 Figures)

Figure 1 Utility Communication Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Utility Communication Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, & Region
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Data Triangulation Methodology
Figure 7 Asia-Pacific Accounted for the Largest Share (By Value) in the Utility Communication Market in 2015
Figure 8 Utility Communication Market Size, By Utility Type, 2016 & 2021 (USD Billion)
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Dominate the Utility Communication Market, From 2016–2021
Figure 10 Utility Communication Market Size, By Technology, 2016–2021
Figure 11 Attractive Market Opportunities for the Utility Communication Market
Figure 12 Private Utility Segment is Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR From 2016–2021
Figure 13 Asia-Pacific Accounted for the Largest Share in the Utility Communication Market, 2015
Figure 14 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR From 2016–2021
Figure 15 Wired Technology is Expected to Account for the Largest Share in the Utility Communication Market, 2016–2021
Figure 16 Utility Communication Market: Market Segmentation
Figure 17 Utility Communication Market, By Technology
Figure 18 Utility Communication Market, By Utility Type
Figure 19 Utility Communication Market, By Region
Figure 20 Market Dynamics: Utility Communication Market
Figure 21 Smart Grid Market Size and Growth Rate, 2014–2021 (USD Billion, Y-O-Y %)
Figure 22 Advanced Metering Infrastructure Solution Market, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Figure 23 Electricity Disturbances in U.S. (January 2011–August 2014)
Figure 24 Wired Communication Technology Segment is Expected to Dominate the Market With the Maximum Market Share During the Forecast Period
Figure 25 Public Utility Segment is Expected to Dominate the Market With the Maximum Market Share During the Forecast Period
Figure 26 Regional Snapshot: Growing Markets are Emerging as New Hotspots
Figure 27 Utility Communication Market Size, By Region, 2016–2021 (USD Million)
Figure 28 North America Utility Communication Market: Regional Snapshot
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific Utility Communication Market: Regional Snapshot
Figure 30 The Vast Communication Network is the Prime Communication Network Technology in the Oilfield Communications Market
Figure 31 Regional Snapshot (2015): the North American Market Showing the Highest Growth Rate Due to Its Openness to New and Emerging Technologies
Figure 32 Companies Adopted New Product/Service Launch and Merger & Acquisition as Key Strategies to Capture the Market, 2013–2017
Figure 33 Market Share Analysis, 2015
Figure 34 Utility Communication Market: Vendor Dive Matrix
Figure 35 Product Offering Comparison
Figure 36 Business Strategy Comparison
Figure 37 Market Evaluation Framework, 2013–2017
Figure 38 Battle for Market Share: New Product Development Was the Key Growth Strategy, 2013–2017

The global utility communication market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 15.55%, from 2016 to 2021, to reach a market size of USD 15.45 Billion by 2021. This growth is attributed to modification in billing practices by power utility companies, stringent regulatory requirements for power utilities, and increasing investments in smart grids.

The report segments the utility communication market, on the basis of technology type, into wired and wireless technologies. The wired technology segment is projected to dominate the utility communication market. Under the wired technology segment, the power Line carrier (PLC) technology subsegment led the utility communication market in 2016, and is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period. This segment is primarily driven by the increasing number of smart cities projects around the globe.

The report also covers the oilfield communication segment which is further segmented into wired and wireless communication technologies. Oilfield communication includes technologies such as very small aperture terminal (VSAT) networks, fiber optic-based communication networks, microwave communication networks, cellular communication networks, and tetra networks. The VSAT communication network technology segment accounted for the maximum market share in 2016.

The utility communication market has been segmented, based on power utility type, into public and private utilities. The public utility segment accounted for the largest market share in 2015. Although public utility is the largest market for utility communication, the private utility segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. Public utilities are either state-owned, municipal-owned, or trust-owned, and are publicly listed companies. Whereas, in private utilities, ownership lies with the shareholders or investors. These type of utilities are regulated by certain utility commissions.

In this report, the utility communication market has been analysed with respect to six regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the global utility communication market, during the forecast period, owing to the extensive use of utility communication technologies in the various smart grid and smart cities projects in countries such as Japan, Australia, China, and India.

Utility Communication Market

Less capital available with certain small utilities to adopt advanced communication technologies could be a restraint for the utility communication market, leading to declining profits. Additionally, utility communication forms an important part of the oil & gas sector; its slowdown has hindered the growth of the utility communication market.

The leading players in the utility communication market include ABB, Ltd. (Switzerland), Siemens AG (Germany), Schneider Electric (France), General Electric (U.S.), and Ericsson (Sweden). Contracts & agreements was the strategy most commonly adopted by the top players, constituting 53.9% of the total developments, from 2014 to 2016. It was followed by new product developments, expansions, and mergers & acquisitions.

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