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A feasibility study of PLC technology for digital inclusion

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7 Author(s)
Jorge A. M. de Souza ; High Performance Networks Planning Laboratory, Federal University of Pará, Brazil ; Marcelino S. da Silva ; Carlos R. L. Frances ; Joao C. W. A. Costa
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In the current national scene, many actions point at projects of digital inclusion and citizenship. In this context, providing access technologies as a requisite for the implementation of these actions is primordial. In this way, many innovative experiences have been presented in the past few years. This paper presents a study on the powerline communication - PLC technology; as a proposal for a feasible access network for Brazilian Amazon. First, the characteristics of the PLC technology are studied from an implanted indoor prototype at Federal University of Para. The measures used in this prototype serve as input for a created model, from which it is intended to study the system more widely, considering factors such as: scalability, reliability and the physical characteristics.

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Telecommunications Symposium, 2006 International

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3-6 Sept. 2006