Telecoms' Hunger for Power Boosts the Batteries Market


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The increasing adoption of smartphones is boosting the demand for batteries as it has never happened before, putting both power and telecom sectors under pressure, but at same time unveiling interesting opportunities.

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Telecoms' Hunger for Power Boosts the Batteries Market

  1. 1. Telecom Batteries in Europe – GrowthOpportunities ExploredInfluence of Wireless Data TransmissionSuba Arunkumar, Industry ManagerEnergy & Environment2nd May 2013© 2013 Frost & Sullivan. All rights reserved. This document contains highly confidential information and is the sole property ofFrost & Sullivan. No part of it may be circulated, quoted, copied or otherwise reproduced without the written approval of Frost & Sullivan.
  2. 2. 2Today’s Presenter• 8+ years of experience in the energy storage market including the different batterychemistries, fuel cells and other emerging energy storage options andtechnologies• Manage a team of analysts tracking the power supplies, transmission, distribution,building technologies, water and oil and gas industries• Provide customised solutions to clients and major battery manufacturers acrossthe geographic region• I’m a classical trained Indian dancer who enjoys cooking new and traditionalIndian cuisine.Suba Arunkumar,Industry Manager – Energy & EnvironmentFrost & Sullivan
  3. 3. 3Telecom Battery MarketGrowth OpportunitiesBattery Chemistries2020 and BeyondFocus Points
  4. 4. Why Telecom Battery?Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  5. 5. Mobile Station(Mobile Handset)Base station with its components: BaseTransceiver Station (BTS) and Base StationController (BSC)MobileSwitchingCentre (MSC)RegistersRegistersImportance of Batteries in TelecommunicationsRole of Batteries in TelecommunicationsSource: Frost & Sullivan analysis.Interface toFixed Network• The batteries used in each of these nodes,(excepting the mobile handset), is covered in this study.• Batteries are used in each of these nodes, including a BTS, BSC, and MSC.• Thus batteries play an integral role in telecom industry supporting efficient continuous data transfer,minimising the down time.
  6. 6. Driving ForcesWireless Telecom Infrastructure GrowthGrowth Potential from CEE RegionIncreasing Hybrid Base Transceiver Stations Across EuropeTechnological Convergence, Mobile Telephony PrevalenceNeed for Effective Space Utilisation in Telecom Network InfrastructureSource: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  7. 7. ChallengesFiercely Competitive Battery MarketEconomic Scenario Across EuropeDependency over Government Regulations and Telecom PolicySource: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  8. 8. Growth Opportunities2012 2017Technical advancements in communication network influences growth in telecom battery market. Thismarket is largely based on lead acid battery chemistry. However, during the forecast period, transitiontowards lithium-ion and other emerging chemistries is likely to be high.$628.4 Million$914.8 MillionBattery Chemistry Analysis2012-76.0%2017–67.1%Lead Acid2012-11.2%2017-8.1%Nickel2012–11.9%2017–21.6%Lithium-ion Others2012-0.9%2017-3.2%Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  9. 9. Market Overview— End-user SegmentationNote: All figures are rounded. The base year is 2012. Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.2012 2017$402.2Million$606.5Million2012 2017$226.2Million$308.3Million
  10. 10. 2020 and BeyondMainframe1 Million UnitsMinicomputer10 Million UnitsPC100 Million UnitsDesktop Internet1 Billion Units/Users1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020Mobile Internet• ~10 Billion Units• Smartphones• eReaders• Notebooks/Netbooks• Tablets• Car Electronics• Mobile Video• Games• Home Entertainment• Wireless Appliances• Automated Meters• Traffic Systems• Electronic Billboards &Advertising1101001,00010,000100,0001,000,000Devices/Users(Million)Computing Growth (1960-2020)Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  11. 11. 3 Big Predictions2Lithium-ion battery is gaining momentum to replace nickel cadmiumchemistry within a decade3LTE (4G) services, high speed internet (above 100 Mbps) demand moreBTS for better communication and higher penetration, creates demand forbatteries1Advancements in wireless data transmission demands high infrastructuregrowth that boosts demand for high performance batteries for backup
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  14. 14. 14For Additional InformationChiara CarellaCorporate CommunicationsEnergy & Environment+44-207-343-8314chiara.carella@frost.comSuba ArunkumarIndustry ManagerEnergy & Environment+91-44-6681-4204suba.arunkumar@frost.comMalavika TohaniResearch ManagerEnergy & Environment+44-207-915-7836malavika.tohani@frost.comJohn RaspinPartnerEnergy &