Posts tagged as PLT

The woes of powerline communications

Once heralded as the answer to broadband communication, the introduction of communication over powerlines had a rocky start. There was fierce opposition from radio spectrum users as it was seen as a generator of excessive interference, particularly on frequencies between 1 and 30 MHz and, in some instances, stretching into the VHF region of the RF spectrum. […]

Man-made pollution of radio spectrum is a growing problem

Man-made pollution of the radio spectrum is a growing problem for everyone, with radio amateurs being the first to notice its effects. The main reason is that radio amateurs work mostly with low power transmissions and weak signals which are particularly susceptible to man-made noise. In a recent editorial, Dave Sumner, CEO of the American […]

Powerline telecommunications

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT Broadband over power line or power line telecommunication? The Europeans and Americans differ on the name of the technology, but this disagreement is nothing compared to that in the world of standards. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) published a draft powerline telecommunications (PLT) standard for South […]