According to a recently released report by Frost & Sullivan, the market for critical power infrastructure services in ASEAN offers an attractive opportunity for industry participants to grow through market penetration and expansion, while maintaining a sustainable profitability on the backdrop of increased installation of power quality and backup power infrastructures supporting IT infrastructure across market verticals, such as colocation and enterprise data centers, telecom sector, healthcare facilities, and banks and financial institutions, etc.
Safeguarding and maintaining power equipment (e.g., UPS, batteries, power distribution units) has become a priority to ensure uninterrupted operation. This presents a vital growth potential in maintenance and services that can lead to increased revenue for UPS suppliers. In general, revenue of UPS services are generated one or two years after the sales of UPS systems (depending on the warranty period).
The study provides insight into market opportunities by taking into consideration the complete value chain of power infrastructure services, being rendered by an array of service providers including OEMs, independent service, providers, and system integrators.
- Safeguarding and maintaining power equipment, such as uninterruptible power supply (UPS), batteries, and power distribution units have become priorities to ensure uninterrupted operation. This vital growth potential in maintenance and services can lead to increased revenue streams for UPS suppliers.
- The size of the critical power services market in 2013 in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is $ million; it is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of % between 2013 and 2018.
- The data center market, a cumulative of colocation and enterprise, contributed% of 2013 market size, while market growth during the forecast period will be greatly influenced by fast-penetrating technology trends in the data center space.
- Telecom network operational expenditure (OPEX) will depend on power infrastructure maintenance, energy supply, and operational efficiency. The requirement trend casts pressure on the significance of backup power services that could take care of the operational challenges.
- The healthcare market in ASEAN will get a great push from large-scale adoption of IT technologies by hospitals, such as Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP), network communications, and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS).
- Banks are rapidly adopting best practices in maintaining their critical power infrastructure that may involve monitoring, control, reporting, and power quality analysis.
- Tier I UPS OEMs are trying hard to position themselves as integrated solution provider by packaging various power solution products in varying degrees and by including services (pre-sales or post sales) in the package.