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London, United Kingdom, 2008/04/28 - Report Buyer added a new report showing that after trials, Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL) is performing well up to standard, when compared with most other technologies.
Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report showing that after trials, Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL) is performing well up to standard, when compared with most other technologies.
“2007 Global BPL - Utilities Moving Towards Broadbanded Smart Grids” reports that the next step is to make the transition from the current trial status to the commercial arena, and this will require the establishment of an appropriate regulatory framework to support the technological developments that are occurring.
Authors of the report note that in general terms, positive developments on that level are taking place around the globe. But as with most new technologies, progress is slow, however full standardisation may occur in 2008.
The further note that a joint IEEE standards proposal submitted by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and Panasonic is a positive sign; its aim is to permit interoperability between existing BPL products from both vendors. Large scale rollouts will not occur before full standardisation has taken place.
The report shows that, although equipment prices have dropped drastically already, the key problem in 2008 continues to remain the high equipment costs and a more competitive price shift will need to take place. On a positive note, there are now much clearer business models for the technology in various other market segments, which will significantly broaden its scope.
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