Operators: 'Powerline is a home run'

Wilson, Richard
June 2006
Electronics Weekly;6/21/2006, Issue 2246, p1
Trade Publication
This article reports that phone operators are coming to the view that using mains power cabling as a communications network could be the most reliable way of transmitting real-time video, which has been downloaded off the Internet, around the home. Powerline communications IC firm SiConnect says there is growing interest in the technology from British Telecom PLC and other phone operators in France and Germany. SiConnect CEO, Trevor Sokell claims any reliability issues of using existing domestic electrical wiring for networking audio, video, voice and data in the home have been addressed. The Swindon-based chip developer has opted for an alternative comms protocol to improve quality of wireline networks.


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