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flippingBPL won't go away.
Ag no man. There are no companies that can/will give us this so stop talking about it already. Sewer fibre is a better subject so move on.
Would be a handy alternative to ADSL, the cost of laying fibre, cable networks and 3G.
Did anyone ever manage to get powerline communication to work?
No, which is why this thread is pointless.
Yay, another article about how we here in SA cant get internet over powerlines to work.
I Just love hearing all about the Theoretical stuff and how everyone at the university gets the acronyms wrong, and then fight about it.
It seems that most people only read the first 2 paragraphs, then came here to comment about something other than the subject of the article.
The article is about the communication between your electricity meter and the supply authority. It has NOTHING to do about internet. This is technology for your meter to automatically send the usage upstream to the supply authority. Which is why I also agree that it has nothing to do with ICASA except if it interferes with other signals. (A long wire can become a very good antenna)
Wrong, the article says powerline "communications" back on the table, which would imply communication in the broad sense. Eskom wants the 0-500kHz reserved for them so others can't use it but there is still talk of it being licensed for use, which is going to be a waste without proper competition anyway.
Icasa should not be involved I agree. As long as someone has a network license and can strike up a deal with the local municipality they should be able to use it. Don't know of other places but here our electrical grid is twisted insulated wire so there will be no antenna effect.
In terms of broadband over power lines, someone at Eskom told me years ago, they can (or did) embed a fibre in the core of the high-voltage line. It always made sense to me to do it this way. Your national grid automatically becomes a fibre grid. Wonder if this ever went anywhere?