Universidad de los Andes
In the last years, PLC communications are getting more and more attention for many applications, local area networks at homes and small offices being one of them. The development of efficient broadband systems and, recently, the release of two international standards: ITU G.hn and IEEE 1901 is remarkable. In smart-grids applications, PLC is playing an important role as well. Utilities have been using this technology since long time and new standards are expected in the near future, like ITU G.hnem and IEEE 1901.2 for narrowband systems.