BBC World gets stuck into BPL hype!

BBC World gets stuck into BPL hype!

Post by Stephen Newly » Thu, 16 Jun 2005 12:34:29

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BBC World gets stuck into BPL hype!

Post by Frank Dresse » Thu, 16 Jun 2005 23:11:24


How is BBC World getting stuck into BPL hype?

First, the article isn't about BPL, it's about networking with equipment
meeting the homeplug standard.  The most obvious distinction between BPL and
homeplug is that BPL has the potential to cause widespread radio
interference while homeplug's interference would be local.

Second, there really isn't much hype in the article.  Sure, the article
starts out with some of the vendor's self-serving claims but the article
goes on to say:

"That means that using the mains as a home network could interfere with your
enjoyment of shortwave radio, which is used by lots of broadcasters around
the world, including the BBC World Service, and air traffic control. "

It further states:

"In 2004, BBC researchers conducted an investigation into Homeplug-compliant
power line communications, to see whether they did affect radio reception."

"They found that as soon as data starts flowing, the radio signal is

Maybe I'm missing something, but that doesn't seem much like hype.

Frank Dresser