Monday, October 10, 2005

Intel trials on Net over power lines in India soon

Two days after Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL) was commercially launched in US by Comtek, Intel Corp on Thursday announced in Bangalore that it would launch a trial phase in India in the next eight weeks.

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The concept of internet over power lines has been there for over a decade but there have been practical difficulties in the way of its implementation. BPL is transmitted over a high frequency signal that doesn’t interfere with power transmission. Opponents of BPL say that it may interfere with Ham and other radio systems.

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Read complete story here. (Financial Express)

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