Modeling of Broadband over In-Door Power Line Network in Malaysia
Malaysia is considered the eighth Asian country out of the top 15 countries in household broadband penetration at 34.5%. Users in rural areas who cannot receive Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) or cable modem services. In addition, owing to the high cost of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure deployment in the rural areas, delay in broadband services is being experienced. Therefore, the Power Lines Communication (PLC) technology could have the potential to provide a broadband access through the entire electricity grid. Broadband PLC uses power lines as a high-speed digital transmission channel. This paper investigates low voltage Channel Transfer Function (CTF) of PLC technology for the purpose of data transmission regarding Malaysia electrical cable specification by using Matlab-Simulink simulation tool. Since that could help Malaysia licensable activities to provide Broadband PLC service out of harm’s way of other data communication networks.
KeywordsInformation and Communication Technology Power Lines Communication Low Voltage Channel Transfer Function
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