August 9, 2002

Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs,
Posts and Telecommunications

Announcement of report by Power Line Communication Study Group



The MPHPT set up the Power Line Communication Study Group in April this year to investigate the possibilities of joint use along with existing radio communications, with regard to increasing used frequency bandwidth to increase speed of power line communications. The group's report has now been announced, and has determined that, at this stage, increasing the frequency bandwidth that is used in power line communications would be difficult, and proposed that qualification be put in place to implement feasibility tests in areas such as promoting modem research and development.

   For details refer to the Japanese web site
   http://www.soumu.go.jp/s-news/2002/020809_4.html

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