Interrupted power supply, lack of power infrastructure and grid connectivity in many Asian countries has become major challenge for telecom operators to power their tower infrastructure. On account of these factors operators have to reply on alternatives to power their telecom sites. Presently, in many Asian countries, diesel generators and hybrid (diesel generators-batteries) powering solutions are primarily used. Growing subscriber base, increased competition, adoption and penetration of new technologies such as 3G and 4G is expected to put enormous pressure on operators to sustain service quality levels and expand their networks by keeping check over carbon emission levels. Spanning of network across Asian continent has considerably raised the demand for telecom tower power systems, which has spurred innovations and launch of green power solutions such as solar, wind, fuel cell, or others supported by either with battery or diesel back-up (predominantly by battery in most of the incidences).
According to 6Wresearch, Asia’s Telecom Tower Power Systems Market is projected to cross billion dollar mark by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 12.3% during 2014-19. Predominantly majority of the telecom towers in Asia are unreliable meaning partly supported by grid and partly by diesel power back-up.
The drivers for telecom power systems include growing mobile subscriber base, faster growth of urban population, inconsistent networked readiness index, and investments in telecom infrastructure. Latest trends in Asian telecom market are growing penetration of 3G and introduction of 4G in developed economies, passive infrastructure sharing, and adoption of green or energy efficient power solutions. Restraints in the market are identified as carbon emissions and high capital or associated costs.
Apart from India and China, high development activities in telecom sector are witnessed in South-Eastern region, especially in countries such as Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and Philippines, due to growing mobile penetration, subscriber base, addition of telecom towers, improving economic conditions and urbanization trend. In South-Eastern countries, unreliable and off-grid telecom sites have increased significantly due to deployment of telecom towers in rural areas, which is driving the market for telecom tower power solutions in Asian region.
The report provides market volume (units) and revenue ($ thousand) estimates and forecast until 2019 with CAGR projected from 2014 to 2019 for unreliable, off-grid, and green power system types for Asian continent excluding GCC and Oceania.
The report covers market estimates for countries such as India, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, and others. Additionally, report covers market dynamics, value chain, Porter’s analysis, and current market trends.