Broadband over Power Line (BPL): An Emerging Technology for Bangladesh


Broadband over Power Line (BPL) is an alternative means of providing high-speed Internet access, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and other broadband services to homes and businesses by using the existing medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) power lines. This paper provides a comprehensive understanding about BPL with its implementation prospects. In this context, the existing power grid infrastructures are discussed elaborately. BPL system functionality with its components and its benefits over other access technologies is also pointed out. Implementation scenarios for various deployment options are illustrated here. The different implementation challenges for BPL system, such as the characteristics of power lines, attenuation problem, noise, potential interference with the other radio frequencies are also presented with their remedies. Comparative analysis between several broadband access technologies shows the feasibility of BPL deployments all over the world.

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Hossain, M. , Rahman, M. , Asif, O. , Rahman, M. and Chowdhury, M. (2014) Broadband over Power Line (BPL): An Emerging Technology for Bangladesh. International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 7, 346-354. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2014.79036.

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