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U.S. Energy Sector Buildings & Campuses: Wireless and Cellular Nodes Forecast, 2019-2024

Today in the U.S. there are several thousand operating electric distribution companies, refineries and mines. All of those companies rely on wired networks. Virtually all rely on wireless/cellular communications, as well. Many of those electric distribution companies (utilities) have built their own wireless/cellular networks over the years for various use cases.

The advent of LTE and 5G NR, along with the accompanying Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and standards, allows those utilities to transition from their purpose-built, often legacy, wireless/cellular networks to secure, scalable, standards-based networks.

This report provides an overview of two aspects of the energy sector in the U.S.:

  • Electric distribution companies, herein referred to generically as “power plants” because these are the companies producing the electricity
  • Refineries and mines: these are the U.S.-based companies that dig or pump the raw material out of the earth and provide it to the utilities for consumption.

The report identifies the following different types of power plants categorized by the EIA by predominant energy source within the plant:

  • Coal
  • Petroleum
  • Natural Gas
  • Other Gases
  • Nuclear
  • Hydroelectric Conventional
  • Other Renewables
  • Hydroelectric Pumped Storage
  • Other Energy Sources

And the report identifies the following different types of mines and refineries:

  • Oil refineries
  • Coal mines, both surface and underground.

Key Questions Answered

  • What are the energy sector buildings covered in this report?
  • What technologies are required for smart energy sector buildings/campuses?
  • What is 5G NR?
  • What is CBRS?
  • What is Private LTE?
  • What are the business and/or use cases for wireless/cellular technologies in the energy sector?
  • What is the total addressable market for Sub 6 GHz, CBRS, mmWave and Wi-Fi nodes in the U.S. energy sector buildings/campuses covered in this report?
  • How many Sub 6 GHz, CBRS, mmWave and Wi-Fi nodes are expected to be deployed in U.S. energy sector buildings/campuses covered in this report?

Who Should Read

  • Mobile operators, particularly those servicing the U.S. market
  • Mobile backhaul providers, including telcos and cable MSOs
  • Wired and wireless backhaul vendors and solution providers
  • Mobile OEMs, particularly those servicing the U.S. market
  • Wired and wireless infrastructure vendors, particularly those servicing the U.S. market
  • Financial and investment analysts.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
    • What This Means
  • Methodology
  • Energy Sector Buildings
    • Energy Sector Overview
    • Energy Sector Use Cases
    • Overview of Spectrum Bands
    • More on CBRS
    • 5G New Radio
    • Massive IoT
  • Forecast and Methodology
    • Sector/Building-specific assumptions
    • Technology-specific assumptions
    • Technology related assumptions
  • Energy Sector Buildings & Campuses: Power Plants
    • Sub 6 GHz Bands
    • CBRS
    • mmWave
    • Wi-Fi
  • Energy Sector Buildings & Campuses: Refineries and Mines
    • Sub 6 GHz Bands
    • CBRS
    • mmWave
    • Wi-Fi
  • Summary
  • Definitions
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table A: Cellular/Wireless Nodes Deployed in U.S. Energy Sector Buildings/Campuses, 2019-2024
  • Table 1: Overview of Spectrum Bands
  • Table 2: Sub 6 GHz Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 3: Sub 6 GHz Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Table 4: CBRS Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 5: CBRS Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Table 6: mmWave Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 7: mmWave Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Table 8: Wi-Fi Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Table 9: Wi-Fi Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Table 10: Sub 6 GHz Nodes, TAM for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Table 11: Sub 6 GHz Nodes, Actuals for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Table 12: CBRS Nodes, TAM for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Table 13: CBRS Nodes, Actuals for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Table 14: Wi-Fi Nodes, TAM for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Table 15: Wi-Fi Nodes, Actuals for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Table 16: Cellular/Wireless Nodes Deployed in U.S. Energy Sector Buildings/Campuses, 2019-2024
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts and Figures

  • Figure A: Cellular/Wireless Nodes Deployed in U.S. Energy Sector Buildings/Campuses, 2019-2024
  • Figure 1: PLTE Opportunities
  • Figure 2: Sub 6 GHz Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 3: Sub 6 GHz Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Figure 4: CBRS Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 5: CBRS Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Figure 6: mmWave Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 7: mmWave Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Figure 8: Wi-Fi Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, TAM, 2019-2024
  • Figure 9: Wi-Fi Nodes in U.S. Power Plants, Actuals, 2019-2024
  • Figure 10: Sub 6 GHz Nodes, TAM for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Figure 11: Sub 6 GHz Nodes, Actuals for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Figure 12: CBRS Nodes, TAM for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Figure 13: CBRS Nodes, Actuals for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Figure 14: Wi-Fi Nodes, TAM for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Figure 15: Wi-Fi Nodes, Actuals for Refineries & Mines, 2019-2024
  • Figure 16: Cellular/Wireless Nodes Deployed in U.S. Energy Sector Buildings/Campuses, 2019-2024

For additional information on the U.S. Energy Sector Buildings & Campuses: Wireless and Cellular Nodes Forecast, 2019 - 2024 market study, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 263-5682 or by email.