The compelling need to protect modem communication networks in data centres, base stations and co-location sites fr...
January 2, 2003
The compelling need to protect modem communication networks in data centres, base stations and co-location sites from power disturbances is driving the demand for power quality (PQ) equipment and services in North America.
New analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan reveals that a market, which generated revenues valued at US$4.95 billion last year is expected to reach US$6.26 billion by 2006.
The San Jose, Calif. research firm concludes that the economic slowdown has strengthened the PQ services market, despite curtailed capital expenditure. Vendors are offering preventive maintenance programs and value add-ons such as double battery life and shorter changing times to counter intense price competition.
Inconsistent power quality is also raising investment in back-up facilities such as uninterruptible power supplies, direct current power systems and transient voltage surge suppressors.
"The wherewithal to offer total power quality solution for specific end-users, development of customized products with zero tolerance for downtime and real-time remote monitoring facilities are likely to drive future growth," said Vishal Sapru, an analyst and co-author of the report.
Further information on the report, entitled Opportunity Analysis of the North American Power Quality Equipment and Services Markets, is available at www.frost.com.