Power over Ethernet Market to Grow at a CAGR of 11.8% to reach US$ 1,917.4 million from 2020 to 2027

Power over Ethernet Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) and Powered Devices (PDs)); Application (IoT Connectivity, Lighting control, Infotainment, Access control and security, Communication Applications, and Others); End User (Residential, Commercial, and Industrial), and Geography

Publication Month : Feb 2021

  • Report Code : TIPTE100000291
  • Category : Electronics and Semiconductor
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 178
Inquire Before Buy




The Power over Ethernet market was valued at US$ 820.4 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 1,917.4 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.8% from 2020 to 2027.

As the governments and businesses realize the significance of technology, various government and private initiatives are emerging worldwide for the development of smart cities. A smart city is characterized by various connected devices such as cameras, sensors, recorders, and other smart devices, which utilize information and communication technologies to provide better public wellbeing, service levels, economic development, and sustainability. Moreover, smart city is known for its enhanced safety levels, efficient public utilities, improved public transport services, efficient utilization of energy, economic development opportunities, and data-driven decision making system, among other benefits. The growing need for optimum utilization of resources to create sustainable development across the world is paving the way for smart cities, which is expected to create growth opportunities for POE market players. All these factors are anticipated to boost the growth of the Power over Ethernet market during the forecast period. Additionally, CTA anticipates that ~76% of all smartphones sold by 2022 would be 5G-enabled. Smart devices offer optimized features, such as enhanced display and in-house health monitoring technology. As these advanced features are captivating consumer attention toward intelligent devices, it is a significant driver for the market growth. Further, with the rising implementation of RFID (Radio-frequency identification) technology in asset tracking from the manufacturing and commercial sectors, the demand for POEs is increasing in these sectors. Moreover, increasing adoption of IoT across all the industry vertical to improve efficiency and to save cost is fuelling the growth of the Power over Ethernet (POE) market.

North America dominated the Power over Ethernet market in 2019, and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period. In the past few years, there have been developments in data (voice, video, and so on) communication technologies. The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine communication has driven the demand for Power over Ethernet in North America. At present, numerous mobile and telecom devices are in use in the region, and to ensure that these devices operate properly, reliably, and securely, effective software and hardware testing at all stages of the development process are necessary. The mounting adoption of smartphones and other connected devices boosts the demand for Power over Ethernet to ensure seamless functioning in North America.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Power over Ethernet Market

The emergence and rapid spread of COVID-19 has paralyzed numerous countries including developed as well as developing. The continuous surge in count of infected patients is threatening several industries across the world. The US, India, Brazil, Russia, and France are a few of the worst affected countries in terms of COVID-19 confirmed cases and reported deaths. The outbreak is adversely affecting economies and industries in various countries owing to lockdowns, travel bans, and business shutdowns. Moreover, the US is the most affected country in North America. The growing number of infection has led the government to impose various containment measure such factories shut down, travel restrictions, closure of international boarders, and lockdowns. The manufacturing facility in this region have now lately implemented operation on a rotational basis, regular sanitization of around the facilities, and various measures in order to avoid and minimize human contact. North America is among the region which houses large number of manufacturing organizations, hence the impact of COVID-19 is projected to be quite significant till the first quarters of 2021.

Lucrative Regions for Power over Ethernet Market

Lucrative Regions for Power over Ethernet Market
  • Sample PDF showcases the content structure and the nature of the information with qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Request discounts available for Start-Ups & Universities

Market Insights

Power over Ethernet (PoE) in Building Automation and Digital Building Applications

The application of PoE-based solutions is surging in building automation owing to its flexibility, reliability, scalability, and cost efficiency in terms of reduced cabling infrastructure and labor costs. PoE's application enables the data network to be adopted for lighting applications that are integrated with advanced sensing technologies, which range from the sensors used for people-counting to operate air quality controls. The rising requirement of intelligent building's, demands the usage of PoE in sensors, connected lighting, and other building controls. For instance, the lighting application of PoE is enabled by the digital nature of light and low-voltage DC power. The installation of PoE offers low-voltage DC power, data for the phone systems and closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, and potential for low-voltage devices to get installed away from AC power sources. The PoE lighting system eradicates the AC-to-DC power conversion across each lighting fixture, enhancing the overall building efficiency. Thus, increasing adoption of building automation across residential and commercial sectors is one of the significant factors for the growth of the POE market.

Type-Based Market Insights

Based on type, the global Power over Ethernet market is segmented into Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) and Powered Devices (PDs). The power devices are used to provide the accurate signature and different classification to power sourcing equipment, thus enable the PSEs to source the right amount of power to PDs through the Ethernet cables. Some of the PD controllers designed by the manufacturers incorporate efficient dc-to-dc converters for simplifying designs, while other PD controllers offer designers the capability to choose their dc-to-dc converters and permit the designers to achieve unique cost-efficiency requirements.

Power over Ethernet Market, by Type – 2019 and 2027

Power over Ethernet Market, by Type – 2019 and 2027
  • Sample PDF showcases the content structure and the nature of the information with qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Request discounts available for Start-Ups & Universities

Application-Based Market Insights

Based on application, the Power over Ethernet market is segmented into IoT connectivity, lighting control, infotainment, access control and security, communication applications, and others. The usage of PoE is considered one of the substantial additions for the smart inventions in the lighting domain. The smart lighting solutions integrate the advanced LED luminaires with digital controls for flourishing desired and appropriate lighting effect. The prominent commercial lighting manufacturers are focusing on the integration of PoE technology with the modular lighting solution that enhances productivity and provides superior safety in a commercial space. The PoE aids the development of a connected and smart workspace to provide the perfect lighting for ensuring the utmost comfort.

End-User-Based Market Insights

Based on end-user, the Power over Ethernet market is segmented into residential, commercial, and industrial. The commercial segment includes office buildings, healthcare, and retail. Increasing concerns associated with the security and communication across the commercial buildings is boosting the installation of PoE based VoIP and IP camera for efficient operations. PoE application for sensors, connected lighting, digital signage, or smart thermostats permits real estate developers, property owners, and corporations to meet the customer demands for a smart building and offer an enhanced experience. Further, the healthcare facilities are robustly focusing on the sites to be equipped with a PoE-enabled network, which are integrally compatible with a PoE/IP Network Synchronized Clock System.

Customize Research To Suit Your Requirement

We can optimize and tailor the analysis and scope which is unmet through our standard offerings. This flexibility will help you gain the exact information needed for your business planning and decision making.

Power over Ethernet Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 820.4 Million in 2019
Market Size Value byUS$ 1,917.4 Million by 2027
Growth rateCAGR of 11.8% from 2020-2027
Forecast Period2020-2027
Base Year2020
Analyst Image


Have a question?

Naveen will walk you through a 15-minute call to present the report’s content and answer all queries if you have any.

Analyst Image  Speak to Analyst

Product development is the commonly adopted strategy by companies to expand their product portfolio. Broadcom, Inc.; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Dell Inc.; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; Maxim Integrated Products, Inc; and STMicroelectronics N.V. are among the key players implementing strategies to enlarge the customer base and gain significant share in the global Power over Ethernet market, which in turn permits them to maintain their brand name. A few of the recent key developments are:

  • In 2021, Cisco Systems, Inc. acquired Acacia Communications, a high-speed coherent optical interconnect products manufacturer for US$4.5 billion.
  • In 2020, Silicon Laboratories, Inc. launched three new ICs for PSE and PD products, Si3471 PSE controller, Si3474 quad Ethernet port PSE controller, and Si34071 single-chip PD solution which reduces the complexity and cost of adding 90 W PoE to powered devices (PD) and of adding 90 W PoE to power sourcing equipment (PSE).
  • In 2019, On Semiconductors Corp. announced that their PoE solutions are now compliant with IEEE 802.3bt standards owing to the increasing power demands of IoT endpoints.

Power over Ethernet Market Segmentation:

By Type

  • Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE)
  • Powered Devices (PDs)

By Application

  • IoT Connectivity
  • Lighting control
  • Infotainment
  • Access control and security
  • Communication Applications
  • Others

By End User

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

Company Profiles

  • Broadcom, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dell Inc.
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
  • STMicroelectronics N.V.
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • Silicon Laboratories, Inc.
  • ON Semiconductor Corporation
  • Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Type and Powered Devices ); Application ; End User , and Geography

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Which region held the largest share in 2019 of the Power over Ethernet market?

North America held the largest share of global PoE due to the growing adoption of Internet-based solutions, rising demand for smart homes, and increasing telecommunication. The growing smartphone adoption is also raising the demand for PoE. Europe is another crucial market for the growth of PoE. The demand for smart homes has increased substantially in the region over the past five years due to the rising penetration of smartphone and other smart devices. Smart home applications consist of advanced security aspects, including PoE solutions and other hardware products, along with other smart features. Consumers in Europe are adopting systems with advanced security features integrated into their smart homes.

Which factor is driving growth of the Power over Ethernet market?

The installation of PoE offers low-voltage DC power, data for the phone systems and closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, and potential for low-voltage devices to get installed away from AC power sources. The PoE lighting system eradicates the AC-to-DC power conversion across each lighting fixture, enhancing the overall building efficiency. Thus, increasing adoption of building automation across residential and commercial sectors is one of the significant factors for the growth of the POE market.

Which application led the Power over Ethernet market?

Lighting control application of PoE led the market in 2019. The usage of PoE is considered as one of the substantial additions for the smart inventions in the lighting domain. The smart lighting solutions integrate the advanced LED luminaires with digital controls for flourishing a desired and appropriate lighting effect. The prominent commercial lighting manufacturers are focusing on the integration of PoE technology with the modular lighting solution that boosts productivity and superior safety in a commercial space.

The List of Companies - Power over Ethernet Market

  1. Broadcom, Inc.
  2. Cisco Systems, Inc
  3. Dell Inc
  4. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
  5. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc
  6. STMicroelectronics N.V.
  7. Texas Instruments Incorporated
  8. Silicon Laboratories, Inc
  9. ON Semiconductor Corporation
  10. Monolithic Power Systems, Inc

The Insight Partners performs research in 4 major stages: Data Collection & Secondary Research, Primary Research, Data Analysis and Data Triangulation & Final Review.

  1. Data Collection and Secondary Research:

As a market research and consulting firm operating from a decade, we have published many reports and advised several clients across the globe. First step for any study will start with an assessment of currently available data and insights from existing reports. Further, historical and current market information is collected from Investor Presentations, Annual Reports, SEC Filings, etc., and other information related to company’s performance and market positioning are gathered from Paid Databases (Factiva, Hoovers, and Reuters) and various other publications available in public domain.

Several associations trade associates, technical forums, institutes, societies and organizations are accessed to gain technical as well as market related insights through their publications such as research papers, blogs and press releases related to the studies are referred to get cues about the market. Further, white papers, journals, magazines, and other news articles published in the last 3 years are scrutinized and analyzed to understand the current market trends.

  1. Primary Research:

The primarily interview analysis comprise of data obtained from industry participants interview and answers to survey questions gathered by in-house primary team.

For primary research, interviews are conducted with industry experts/CEOs/Marketing Managers/Sales Managers/VPs/Subject Matter Experts from both demand and supply side to get a 360-degree view of the market. The primary team conducts several interviews based on the complexity of the markets to understand the various market trends and dynamics which makes research more credible and precise.

A typical research interview fulfils the following functions:

  • Provides first-hand information on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook
  • Validates and strengthens in-house secondary research findings
  • Develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding

Primary research involves email interactions and telephone interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Outside experts: Valuation experts, research analysts and key opinion leaders specializing in the electronics and semiconductor industry.

Below is the breakup of our primary respondents by company, designation, and region:

Research Methodology

Once we receive the confirmation from primary research sources or primary respondents, we finalize the base year market estimation and forecast the data as per the macroeconomic and microeconomic factors assessed during data collection.

  1. Data Analysis:

Once data is validated through both secondary as well as primary respondents, we finalize the market estimations by hypothesis formulation and factor analysis at regional and country level.

  • 3.1 Macro-Economic Factor Analysis:

We analyse macroeconomic indicators such the gross domestic product (GDP), increase in the demand for goods and services across industries, technological advancement, regional economic growth, governmental policies, the influence of COVID-19, PEST analysis, and other aspects. This analysis aids in setting benchmarks for various nations/regions and approximating market splits. Additionally, the general trend of the aforementioned components aid in determining the market's development possibilities.

  • 3.2 Country Level Data:

Various factors that are especially aligned to the country are taken into account to determine the market size for a certain area and country, including the presence of vendors, such as headquarters and offices, the country's GDP, demand patterns, and industry growth. To comprehend the market dynamics for the nation, a number of growth variables, inhibitors, application areas, and current market trends are researched. The aforementioned elements aid in determining the country's overall market's growth potential.

  • 3.3 Company Profile:

The “Table of Contents” is formulated by listing and analyzing more than 25 - 30 companies operating in the market ecosystem across geographies. However, we profile only 10 companies as a standard practice in our syndicate reports. These 10 companies comprise leading, emerging, and regional players. Nonetheless, our analysis is not restricted to the 10 listed companies, we also analyze other companies present in the market to develop a holistic view and understand the prevailing trends. The “Company Profiles” section in the report covers key facts, business description, products & services, financial information, SWOT analysis, and key developments. The financial information presented is extracted from the annual reports and official documents of the publicly listed companies. Upon collecting the information for the sections of respective companies, we verify them via various primary sources and then compile the data in respective company profiles. The company level information helps us in deriving the base number as well as in forecasting the market size.

  • 3.4 Developing Base Number:

Aggregation of sales statistics (2020-2022) and macro-economic factor, and other secondary and primary research insights are utilized to arrive at base number and related market shares for 2022. The data gaps are identified in this step and relevant market data is analyzed, collected from paid primary interviews or databases. On finalizing the base year market size, forecasts are developed on the basis of macro-economic, industry and market growth factors and company level analysis.

  1. Data Triangulation and Final Review:

The market findings and base year market size calculations are validated from supply as well as demand side. Demand side validations are based on macro-economic factor analysis and benchmarks for respective regions and countries. In case of supply side validations, revenues of major companies are estimated (in case not available) based on industry benchmark, approximate number of employees, product portfolio, and primary interviews revenues are gathered. Further revenue from target product/service segment is assessed to avoid overshooting of market statistics. In case of heavy deviations between supply and demand side values, all thes steps are repeated to achieve synchronization.

We follow an iterative model, wherein we share our research findings with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) until consensus view of the market is not formulated – this model negates any drastic deviation in the opinions of experts. Only validated and universally acceptable research findings are quoted in our reports.

We have important check points that we use to validate our research findings – which we call – data triangulation, where we validate the information, we generate from secondary sources with primary interviews and then we re-validate with our internal data bases and Subject matter experts. This comprehensive model enables us to deliver high quality, reliable data in shortest possible time.

Your data will never be shared with third parties, however, we may send you information from time to time about our products that may be of interest to you. By submitting your details, you agree to be contacted by us. You may contact us at any time to opt-out.

Trends and growth analysis reports related to Power over Ethernet Market