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Global Powerline Carrier Market 2016-2020

About the Powerline Carrier Market

PLC is a communication networking technology that uses existing powerlines for transmitting data to both low-speed and high-speed networks. This is achieved by superposing a modulated high-frequency carrier signal onto a powerline, which is then decoupled and demodulated at the receiving end. Therefore, PLC technology enables the controlling and monitoring of all devices that are connected to the powerline.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global powerline carrier market to grow at a CAGR of 9.13% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global powerline carrier market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the revenue generated from the sales of powerline carrier semiconductor components and systems such as PLC adapters, couplers, data concentrators, integrated circuits (ICs), modems, motherboards, smart meters, and system-on-chip (SoC) in the following application segments:

  • Smart grid
  • Indoor networking
  • Lighting
  • M2M
  • Others
The report does not include the following aspect of the market:
  • Revenue generated from the sales of PLC software products
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Powerline Carrier Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors in the broadband PLC Market
  • Amtel
  • Lantiq Semiconductor
  • Marvell Technology
  • Maxim Integrated
  • Sigma Designs
Key vendors
    in the narrowband PLC Market
  • Cypress Semiconductor
  • Echelon
  • Lumenpulse
  • Maxim Integrated
  • Semitech Semiconductor
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Texas Instruments
  • Yitran Technologies
Market driver
  • Development of PLC standards
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Lack of a universally acceptable standard
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rise in adoption of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Powerline Carrier Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Powerline Carrier Market: In the broadband PLC market, the vendors are Amtel, Lantiq Semiconductor, Marvell Technology, Maxim Integrated, and Sigma Designs. In the narrowband PLC market, the vendors are Cypress Semiconductor, Echelon, Lumenpulse, Maxim Integrated, Semitech Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, and Yitran Technologies.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A key trend that is boosting market growth is the increased adoption of advanced metering infrastructure. Government utilities are emphasizing energy consumption by improving or building power grid infrastructure by adopting smart technology. Hence, they are turning toward AMI, which connects home and neighborhood area networks. AMI protracts current smart meter technology by enabling two-way communication between utilities and consumers. The main goal of AMI is to provide consumers with real-time data on power consumption and other timely information about electricity.”

According to the report, a key growth driver that will have a big impact on the market is the development of PLC standards. PLC technology is in the development phase, and existing PLC standards are still changing with the fluctuating market dynamics. Therefore, industry participants are developing various standards to ensure reliable communications and interoperability. The governing bodies for these standards are working in collaboration with organizations to develop a universally acceptable standard. Currently, G3-PLC is one of the most highly acceptable standards among the organizations.”

Further, the report states that one challenge that will hamper market growth is the lack of a universally acceptable standard.

Companies Mentioned

In the broadband PLC market, the vendors are Amtel, Lantiq Semiconductor, Marvell Technology, Maxim Integrated, and Sigma Designs. In the narrowband PLC market, the vendors are Cypress Semiconductor, Echelon, Lumenpulse, Maxim Integrated, Semitech Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Yitran Technologies.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Base year
    • Market coverage
    • Market size calculation
    • Geographical segmentation
    • Vendor segmentation
      • Table Key vendors
    • Common currency conversion rates
      • Table Currency conversion rates
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Comparison of modulation schemes
      • Table Comparison of broadband and narrowband PLC systems
    • Advantages of PLC technology
      • Table Advantages of PLC
    • Disadvantages of PLC technology
      • Table Disadvantages of PLC
      • Table Applications requirements of technologies for internet access
  • Summary of key figures
    • Table Summary of key figures
  • Technology landscape
    • PLC system
      • Table PLC system
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global powerline carrier market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global powerline carrier market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Comparison of various wireless communication technologies
  • Impact of macroeconomic factors on market
    • Currency exchange rate
      • Table Exchange rates of various currencies in USD 2011-2015
    • Inflation
      • Table CPI 2011-2014
    • Interest rate
      • Table Impact of interest rates on investment projects
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global powerline carrier market by applications
    • Smart grid
    • Indoor networking
    • Lighting
    • M2M
    • Others
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Table Global powerline carrier market by technology
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global powerline carrier market by geography 2015-2020
    • Table Global powerline carrier market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billion)
    • EMEA
      • Table Powerline carrier market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Powerline carrier market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • APAC
      • Table Powerline carrier market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Increased diversity in IoT standards
    • Development of PLC standards
      • Table Specifications of PLC standards
    • Adoption of PLC in lighting applications
    • Rise in power prices
      • Table Electricity tariffs in selected countries 2015 (KW/hr)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Increase in adoption of wireless communication technologies
    • Lack of a universally acceptable standard
    • Rise in implementation of optical fiber cable for communication
    • Limitations of PLC technology
    • Signal degradation by interference
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Rise in adoption of AMI
    • Implementation of PLC in smart grid applications
    • Smart cities and smart homes to drive adoption of PLC
      • Table Number of connected households 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Connected households penetration 2015-2020 (%)
      • Table Key countries for smart city investments
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Competitive scenario
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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