Surfing by power cable in summer
The Essen-based RWE subsidiary Powerline wants to offer Internet access via power cable in the summer. Customers should be able to surf at a speed of up to 2MBit/s.
It is expected that per local network station 15 households can surf the web at the same time. These should share the maximum speed of 2MBit/s in the downstream and upstream. According to the company, the offer will start on July 1st in the cities of Essen and Mühlheim. Powerline will buy the hardware for access from the Swiss communications group Ascom. For this purpose, a long-term supply contract with a number of devices 'in the six-digit range' was concluded. Prices and products for private and corporate customers are to be presented at CeBIT in Hanover. After CeBIT, they want to start manufacturing the powerline modem. So far, the problem with powerline technology has been the interference radiation. Ascom devices should adhere to the specified limit values.