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Table 1 Categories of PLC technology

From: Current state of communication systems based on electrical power transmission lines

Type of PLC Features Related works
Ultra-narrowband Frequency: 0.3–3 kHz
Designed for single way communication links
Data rate: Approx. 100 bps
[8, 15]
Narrowband Frequency: 3–500 kHz (Europe)
  10–490 kHz (USA)
Designed for in-door communication links
Data rate: Approx. up to 100 kbps
[15,16,17]
Broadband Frequency: 1.8–250 MHz
Designed for in-home links
Data rate: Approx. up to 200 Mbps
[3, 6, 15,16,17]