After experiencing a dip in 2002, the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) market should steadily improve through 2007 over the $5.92 billion mark it reached in 2000, according to a new report by industry analyst Frost & Sullivan, titled “World UPS Markets.” The report points to a decrease in infrastructure investments made by the telecommunications and information technology markets as reasons for the decline.

Despite the current economic downturn, Frost & Sullivan analyst Farah Saeed thinks continued problems with grid power and the lingering threat of rolling blackouts in California could bolster the market.

“End-users now realize the importance of backup equipment in ensuring consistent and reliable power,” says Saeed. “These blackouts have meant not only the potential loss of productivity but also possible damage to expensive, sensitive equipment. As long as regions have blackouts, UPS systems will experience positive sales.”

The report is available at Frost & Sullivan’s Web site,