Innovation! 5G network everywhere! Sounds too good to be true...
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2016Well its cheaper than fibre because it doesn't require you to dig up roads to lay underground ... moreSecurity it can and probably gets on same level, it's not like encrypted signals are just decoded easily after all, but speed and latency I doubt indeed.
Latency could be on par since fiber optics also carry data slower than the theoretical speed of light (so about 200000 km/s), but that depends a lot on the power lines themselves.
What I can't bet much is the speed, this is probably or actually very likely quite slower. The unshielded aluminium cables can't carry the same frequency that optical fiber can, or several different light signals on same cable without interference.
What I wonder really is how they'll implement this for the consumers, for power line management it's a great idea (that I don't even know why wasn't in use long ago), but what kind of service it will be to consumers is another story, how much they'll charge for it and all it's factors like speed and latency.
Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) already has this service in place. They have been using power lines to provide fiber connection internet speeds to other Internet Service Providers. This year, the company is currently conducting a pilot test of connecting over 10,000 homes to the internet using power lines. However, they should consider implementing the AT&T way of providing wireless internet access.
Well its cheaper than fibre because it doesn't require you to dig up roads to lay underground cable. Or put up towers as they will use existing power lines. Infrastructure costs are minimal in comparison to fibre, but this solution is only for temporary connections to rural areas until fibre is there. No way it will compete with fibre on speed, latency, security.
They must ensure that these wave travel away from residential locations not thru them. I still feel that fibre is the best way forward. Safe, secure, reliable and damn fast.
can anyone please tell about this technology to the ministry of communications of India