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Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, 2013 Update - Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020

  • Published: October 2013
  • 104 pages
  • GlobalData

Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, 2013 Update - Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020

Summary

Our report “Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, 2013 Update - Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020” provides an analysis on the market developments in the global market for wireless communication modules used in smart meters. The key countries covered are the US, Canada, the UK, Denmark, Ireland, Australia and Japan. Wireless communication modules for smart meters are chips embedded within the smart meters that help in transmission of data between the smart meter and the power utility. Wireless communication modules for smart meters are of two different types; cellular and Radio Frequency (RF) Mesh. The global market for smart meter communication modules is in the early growth phase with different segments of the market expected to grow at varied pace. Currently North America forms a major market for wireless communication as 85% of the smart meters installed in the region use wireless communication technology for transmitting the data to the utility center. The report covers market factors for the wireless communication modules in smart READ MORE >

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1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures
2 Introduction
2.1 Wireless Communication Modules Industry
2.1.1 Cellular Communication Modules
2.1.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules
2.2 GlobalData Report Guidance
3 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Overview of Global Market
3.1 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global Market, Revenue, 2009-2020
3.1.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
3.1.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
3.2 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global Market, Annual Sales Volume, 2009-2020
3.2.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
3.2.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
3.3 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global Market, Average Price, 2009-2020
3.3.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
3.3.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
3.4 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global Market, Key Drivers Impact Analysis, 2013
3.4.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
3.4.2 Radio Frequency Communication Technology
3.5 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global Market, Key Restraints Impact Analysis, 2013
3.5.1 Cellular Communication Technology
3.5.2 Radio Frequency Communication Technology
4 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Overview of US Market
4.1 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, US Market, Revenue Analysis, 2009-2020
4.1.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
4.1.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
4.2 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, US Market, Annual Sales Volume, 2009-2020
4.2.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
4.2.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
4.3 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, US Market, Vendor Landscape, 2012
4.3.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
4.3.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
5 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Overview of Canada Market
5.1 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Canada Market, Revenue Analysis, 2009-2020
5.1.1 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
5.2 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Canada Market, Annual Sales Volume, 2009-2020
5.2.1 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
5.3 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Canada Market, Vendor Landscape, 2012
5.3.1 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
6 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Overview of UK Market
6.1 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, UK Market, Revenue Analysis, 2009-2019
6.1.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
6.1.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
6.2 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, UK Market, Annual Sales Volume, 2009-2019
6.2.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
6.2.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
6.3 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, UK Market, Vendor Landscape Snapshot, 2012
7 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Overview of Denmark Market
7.1 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Denmark Market, Revenue Analysis, 2009-2020
7.1.1 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
7.2 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Denmark Market, Annual Sales Volume, 2009-2020
7.2.1 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
8 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Overview of Ireland Market
8.1 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Ireland Market, Revenue Analysis, 2009-2017
8.1.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
8.1.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
8.2 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Ireland Market, Annual Sales Volume, 2009-2017
8.2.1 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
8.3 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Ireland Market, Vendor Landscape Snapshot, 2012
9 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Overview of Australia Market
9.1 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Australia Market, Revenue, 2009-2020
9.1.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
9.1.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
9.2 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Australia Market, Annual Sales Volume, 2009-2020
9.2.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
9.2.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
9.3 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Australia Market, Vendor Landscape Snapshot, 2012
10 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Overview of Japan Market
10.1 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Japan Market, Revenue Analysis, 2009-2020
10.1.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
10.1.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
10.2 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Japan Market, Annual Sales Volume, 2009-2020
10.2.1 Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters
10.2.2 Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters
10.3 Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Japan Market, Vendor Landscape Snapshot, 2012
11 Wireless Communication Technology for Smart Meters, Brief
11.1 Cellular Communication Technology
11.1.1 Cellular Point-to-Point Communication Network
11.2 Radio Frequency Mesh Communication Technology
11.2.1 Radio Frequency Communication Network
12 Appendix
12.1 Market Definitions
12.1.1 Cellular Communication Network
12.1.2 Radio Frequency Mesh Communication Network
12.1.3 Communication Module
12.1.4 Cellular Communication Module
12.1.5 Radio Frequency Communication Module
12.1.6 General Packet Radio Service
12.1.7 Global System for Mobile Communications
12.2 Abbreviations
12.3 Bibliography
12.4 Coverage
12.5 Methodology
12.5.1 Secondary Research
12.5.2 Primary Research
12.5.3 Definitions, Market Estimates and Assumptions
12.6 Disclaimer

1.1 List of Tables
Table 1: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Table 2: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Table 3: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Table 4: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Table 5: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Average Price ($/Unit), 2009-2020
Table 6: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Average Price ($/Unit), 2009-2020
Table 7: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, US, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Table 8: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, US, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Table 9: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, US, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Table 10: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, US, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Table 11: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Canada, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Table 12: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Canada, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Table 13: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, UK, Revenue Analysis ($m), 2009-2019
Table 14: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, UK, Revenue Analysis ($m), 2009-2019
Table 15: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, UK, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2019
Table 16: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, UK, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2019
Table 17: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Denmark, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Table 18: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Denmark, Annual Sales Volume (Units), 2009-2020
Table 19: Wireless Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Ireland, Total NPV by Module Type, 2011-2032
Table 20: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Ireland, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2017
Table 21: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Ireland, Annual Sales Volume (Units), 2009-2017
Table 22: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Australia, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Table 23: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Australia, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Table 24: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Australia, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Table 25: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Australia, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Table 26: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Japan, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Table 27: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Japan, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Table 28: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Japan, Annual Sales Volume (Units), 2009-2020
Table 29: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Japan, Annual Sales Volume (Units), 2009-2020
Table 30: List of Abbreviations

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Figure 2: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Figure 3: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Figure 4: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Figure 5: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Average Price ($/Unit), 2009-2020
Figure 6: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Global, Average Price ($/Unit), 2009-2020
Figure 7: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, US, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Figure 8: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, US, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Figure 9: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, US, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Figure 10: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, US, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Figure 11: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Canada, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Figure 12: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Canada, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Figure 13: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, UK, Revenue Analysis ($m), 2009-2019
Figure 14: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, UK, Revenue Analysis ($m), 2009-2019
Figure 15: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, UK, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2019
Figure 16: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, UK, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2019
Figure 17: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Denmark, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Figure 18: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Denmark, Annual Sales Volume (Units), 2009-2020
Figure 19: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Ireland, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2017
Figure 20: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Ireland, Annual Sales Volume (Units), 2009-2017
Figure 21: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Australia, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Figure 22: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Australia, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Figure 23: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Australia, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Figure 24: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Australia, Annual Sales Volume (Million Units), 2009-2020
Figure 25: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Japan, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Figure 26: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Japan, Market Revenue ($m), 2009-2020
Figure 27: Cellular Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Japan, Annual Sales Volume (Units), 2009-2020
Figure 28: Radio Frequency Communication Modules for Smart Meters, Japan, Annual Sales Volume (Units), 2009-2020
Figure 29: Cellular Communication Technology, Global, Working Principle, 2013
Figure 30: Radio Frequency Communication Modules, Global, Working Principle, 2013

Smart Meter Deployments to Double Market Revenue as the World Switches on to Wireless

An increase in smart meter deployments will see the global market for wireless communication modules approximately double in value over the coming years, jumping from $532m in 2012 to $1.3 billion in 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12%, according to a new report from research and consulting firm The authors.

The company’s latest report* states that North America, currently the dominant player in the global wireless communication modules market for smart meters, will be a key driver behind the leap, with its own market revenue expected to climb steadily from $379m in 2012 to $433.7m in 2020.

Europe will also continue to account for a considerable share of the global market, thanks to a significant number of pilot-scale projects getting underway across the region. The uptake of wireless communication modules in the UK, Denmark and Ireland in particular looks promising, according to The authors, and these countries are predicted to occupy an even larger share of Europe’s wireless smart meter communication market by the end of 2020.

Cellular and Radio Frequency (RF) communication modules are the two key technologies used in smart meters for two-way data transmission. RF modules account for an 85% share of the North American market, thanks to their low cost, high bandwidth and efficient performance in industrial areas.

Ginni Hima Bindu, The authors’s Analyst covering Smart Grid, says: “The preference for wireless communication modules over wired technology is also owed to their incredibly secured network, and as a result, we expect to see an increased take-up of wireless technology for smart meter deployments across North America, the UK and Japan, which will continue to drive the market over the forecast period.”

However, while the outlook for the wireless communication modules market is largely positive, a number of challenges remain that will prevent any further growth in global revenue.

“The problem of coverage is one of the major restraints of the market for cellular communication modules,” says Bindu. “For an indoor electric meter, GPRS technology provides just 80–85% coverage, if the electric meter, or other grid device, is not moved accordingly.

“Furthermore, the high operating costs that must be paid by the utilities to mobile carriers is also off-putting. For example, in the UK, Baringa Partners estimated a $7.4 charge per household for a once-a-day, off-peak meter reading each year– a charge that increased even more during peak times. While the cost of the cellular service in North America has been lowered to $5, this is still relatively high when compared with RF mesh technology, for which the operating cost is nil,” the analyst concludes.

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