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Power Line Communications: A Platform for Sustainable Development

Luka, M. K. and Olowononi, Felix and Soja, Joseph Stephen (2016) Power Line Communications: A Platform for Sustainable Development. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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–E Abstract lectricity infrastructure together with information and communication technology (ICT) constitute a veritable platform for driving inclusive and sustainable development. However, last mile internet access in underdeveloped areas is limited by deficit telecommunications infrastructure. This is mainly due to the cost associated with deploying telecommunication distribution networks and the low returns on investments associated with underdeveloped areas. The availability of electric power grids which can be used as telecommunication distribution networks, makes the idea of using power line communication and wireless networks a realistic means of providing communications service to underdeveloped areas.On the other hand, electricity utilities needs an efficient and cost effective means of operating and managing the electric grid. This paper reviews different power line communications technologies that can used to achieve a smart grid model that provides a sustainable electricity and ICT infrastructure for development in Africa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Narrowband Power Line Communications, Broadband PLC, Broadband Internet Access, Smart Metering, Electricity Theft Prevention.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 12:36
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 12:38

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