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Satellite Communications for Smart Grid Applications
[August 22, 2012]

Satellite Communications for Smart Grid Applications

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Satellite Communications for Smart Grid Applicationshttp://www.reportlinker.com/p0922579/Satellite-Communications-for-Smart-Grid-Applications.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Aerospace_and_Defense VSAT and BGAN Satellite Technologies for Substation Automation, Distribution Automation, and Advanced Metering Infrastructure Backhaul Over the past several years, smart grid initiatives around the world have focused largely on the deployment of smart meters. Increasingly, however, utilities worldwide are beginning to look at applications like substation automation, distribution automation, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) backhaul, remote monitoring, workforce mobility, and communications network redundancy. These applications are expected to bring dramatically improved operational efficiency to utilities as well as reliability to the grid. While substation and distribution sites in urban and suburban markets can be readily connected to the grid via existing terrestrial communications networks, in order to create a fully-automated, reliable grid, rural and remote sites must also be accommodated and backup systems need to be in place for critical sites.Thanks to a number of advances in both technical characteristics - latency, in particular - as well as a dramatic declines in pricing for both the equipment as well as monthly service, satellite communications is emerging as a viable and attractive means of connectivity for many smart grid applications, particularly as smart grid efforts move beyond developed, densely populated regions. Numerous satellite service providers and equipment manufacturers are now aggressively pursuing the utility market, a trend which should further the reduction in satellite service and equipment pricing even as bandwidth and connection speeds improve.This Pike Research report examines the economics and dynamics of satellite communications as it relates to smart grid deployments. The study provides an in-depth examination of market drivers, technology issues and standards, and the competitive landscape for smart grid networking. Detailed market forecasts are included for unit shipments and infrastructure and satellite service revenue, segmented by technology, application, and world region, through 2020.

Key Questions Addressed: How large is the market opportunity, in terms of unit shipments and revenue, for each category and application of smart grid satellite communications equipment -How large is the worldwide opportunity for satellite service providers, and which regions show the most potential -Who are the key players in the satellite services and infrastructure arena -Where do satellite communications stand out as a promising smart grid connectivity solution -How do the costs associated with satellite communications compare with terrestrial networks Who needs this report Satellite service providers-Satellite equipment vendors-Systems integrators and consultants-Utilities-Government agencies-Industry associations-Investor communityTable of Contents 1. Executive Summary 1.1 The State of the Smart Grid 1.2 The Scope of this Report 2. Market Issues2.1 The Smart Grid2.1.1 Smart Grid Communications Drivers2.1.2 Smart Grid Applications2.2 The Satellite Communications Industry and the Smart Grid2.2.1 Satellite Industry Overview and History2.3 Satellite Industry and Smart Grid2.3.1 Emerging Smart Grid Applications Using Satellite Communications2.3.1.1 AMI Backhaul2.3.1.2 Substation Automation2.3.1.2.1. Case Study: Rio Grande Electric Cooperative2.3.1.3 Distribution Automation2.3.1.4 Network Redundancy2.3.1.5 Mobile Workforce2.3.1.6 Voice and Broadband Connection for Remote Sites2.3.2 Advantages to Satellite Communications in Smart Grid Applications2.3.2.1 Ubiquitous Coverage2.3.2.2 Reliability2.3.2.3 Scalability2.3.2.4 Rapid Deployment and Portability2.3.2.5 Slower Obsolescence Compared with Terrestrial Wireless Standards2.3.3 Perceived Disadvantages to Satellite Communications in Smart Grid Applications2.3.3.1 Latency2.3.3.2 Interoperability2.3.3.3 Rain Fade2.3.3.4 Bandwidth Efficiency2.3.3.5 Security Concerns2.3.3.6 Costs2.3.3.6.1. Net Present Value Analysis2.3.4 Availability of Alternative Communications Networks: A Global Perspective2.3.4.1 North America2.3.4.2 Latin America2.3.4.3 Europe2.3.4.4 Asia Pacific2.3.4.5 Middle East & Africa2.3.4.6 Australia and New Zealand2.3.5 Population Density for Major Countries Worldwide2.3.6 Government and Regulatory Issues and Spectrum Licensing2.3.7 Regulation of Satellite Spectrum 3. Technology Issues 3.1 Smart Grid Communications Requirements 3.1.1 Smart Grid Communications Architecture 3.1.2 An Architectural Model Example 3.1.3 Smart Grid Communications Standards 3.1.4 Smart Grid Networking Technologies - Wired 3.1.4.1 Leased Lines and Broadband 3.1.4.2 Private Fiber 3.1.4.3 Narrowband Power Line Communications 3.1.4.4 Broadband over Power Line 3.1.5 Smart Grid Networking Technologies: Terrestrial Wireless 3.1.5.1 Private RF Mesh Networks 3.1.5.2 Private Point-to-Point Microwave Radio Networks 3.1.5.3 Private RF Point-to-Multipoint Systems 3.1.5.4 Cellular Networks 3.1.5.5 Satellite Communications 3.2 Smart Grid Applications and Satellite Communications 3.2.1 Satellite Orbits 3.2.1.1 Geosynchronous Orbit 3.2.1.2 Low Earth Orbit 3.2.1.3 Medium Earth Orbit 3.2.1.4 GEO versus MEO versus LEO 3.2.2 VSAT versus BGAN Technologies 3.2.2.1 Very Small Aperture Terminal 3.2.2.2 Broadband Global Area Network 3.2.2.3 VSAT versus BGAN in the Smart Grid 3.2.3 Fixed versus Mobile Satellite Services 3.2.4 Satellite Spectrum Bands 3.2.4.1 L-band 3.2.4.2 S-band 3.2.4.3 C-band 3.2.4.4 Ku-band 3.2.4.5 Ka-band 4. Key Industry Players4.1 Introduction4.2 Satellite Service Providers4.2.1 Globalstar4.2.2 Inmarsat4.2.3 Infosat Communications LP4.2.4 SES/ASTRA2Connect4.3 Equipment and Solutions Vendors4.3.1 Cisco4.3.2 Hughes Network Systems, LLC4.3.3 iDirect4.3.4 Logica4.3.5 Schneider Electric4.3.6 Silver Spring Networks4.3.7 Spacenet, Inc.4.4 Utilities Using Satellite Communications in Smart Grid Deployments4.4.1 Pacific Gas & Electric4.4.2 Southern California Edison4.5 Industry Associations4.5.1 Satellite Industry Association 5. Market Forecasts 5.1 Worldwide Satellite-based Smart Grid Communications Forecast 6. Company Directory 7. Acronym and Abbreviation List 8. Table of Contents 9. Table of Charts and Figures 10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes List of Charts and Figures Total Smart Grid Satellite Services and Equipment Revenue, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite-based Smart Grid Unit Shipments by Application, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite-based Smart Grid Device Revenue Forecast by Region, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite Service Provider Smart Grid Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite Industry Revenue by Segment, World Markets: 2006-2011Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Nodes by Smart Grid Applications, World Markets: 2014Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, North America: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, United States: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Canada: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Latin America: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Europe: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Middle East & Africa: 2011-2020Satellite Service Provider Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2011-2020Total Smart Grid Satellite Services and Equipment Revenue, World Markets: 2011-2020Simplified Smart Grid Communications ArchitectureThe Satellite Network in ContextStrength of Wireless Communications Signals: North and Central AmericaStrength of Wireless Communications Signals: Northern South AmericaStrength of Wireless Communications Signals: Southern South AmericaStrength of Wireless Communications Signals: Eastern and Western EuropeStrength of Wireless Communications Signals: Asia PacificStrength of Wireless Communications Signals: Middle East and Northern AfricaStrength of Wireless Communications Signals: Southern AfricaStrength of Wireless Communications Signals: Australia and New ZealandSmart Grid Networking Architectural ModelNIST Smart Grid Framework 2.0Mesh and Star Network Configurations List of Tables Satellite Frequencies and Selected ServicesNet Present Value Analysis: Satellite Communications in the Smart GridWorld's Largest Countries Ranked by Population Density (Lowest to Highest)Satellite Industry Revenue by Segment, World Markets: 2006-2011Communications Requirement DescriptionsSmart Grid Communications Requirements SummarySmart Grid Networking DevicesSatellite Frequencies and Selected Service ProvidersSatellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Average Selling Price by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Average Selling Price by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Average Selling Price by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, World Markets: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, North America: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, North America: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, North America: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, North America: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, North America: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, North America: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, North America: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, United States: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, United States: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, United States: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, United States: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, United States: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, United States: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, United States: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Canada: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Canada: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Canada: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Canada: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Canada: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Canada: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Canada: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Latin America: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Latin America: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Latin America: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Latin America: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Latin America: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Latin America: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Latin America: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communication Node Unit Shipments by Application, Europe: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Europe: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Europe: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Europe: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Europe: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Europe: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Europe: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Asia Pacific: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Middle East & Africa: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Middle East & Africa: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Middle East & Africa: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Unit Shipments by Device Type, Middle East & Africa: 2011-2020Satellite-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Middle East & Africa: 2011-2020VSAT-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Middle East & Africa: 2011-2020BGAN-based Communications Node Revenue by Device Type, Middle East & Africa: 2011-2020Mobile Vehicle Satellite Equipment Unit Shipments by Region: 2011-2020Mobile Vehicle Satellite Equipment Revenue by Region: 2011-2020Satellite-enabled Mobile Vehicle Service Revenue by Region: 2011-2020Total Satellite Service Provider Smart Grid Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2011-2020To order this report:Aerospace and Defense Industry: Satellite Communications for Smart Grid ApplicationsMore Market Research ReportCheck our Industry Analysis and Insights Nicolas Bombourg Reportlinker Email: nicolasbombourg@reportlinker.com US: (805)652-2626 Intl: +1 805-652-2626 SOURCE Reportlinker

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