Frost & Sullivan expects the data centre and telecom sectors in Southeast Asia will cause a surge in demand for power infrastructure services.
The market researchers say the ASEAN critical power infrastructure services market had earned revenues of US$257.1 million in 2014 and estimates this to reach US$374.4 million in 2018.
According to Frost & Sullivan, services such as power quality audits and installation currently account for a significant proportion of market revenues for three-phase UPS systems, while in the case of single-phase systems warranty extensions is a large part of the total revenues.
“As data centres are increasingly using scalable and modular power solutions, the periodic involvement of technicians and service personnel to upgrade power supply capacity across the network will be particularly required," said Frost & Sullivan Energy & Environmental Senior Research Analyst Amit Kumar Singh.
However, to keep costs down Frost & Sullivan predicts companies to be unwilling to outsource power infrastructure services, and that small independent service providers will lose business to large system integrators and UPS manufacturers.
"Critical power infrastructure original equipment manufacturers will have an edge over other service providers in the ASEAN region, as customers prefer to associate with them for all post-delivery needs," Singh said.