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Open PLC European research alliance for new generation PLC integrated network phase 2

Objective

Power Line Communication (PLC) is a broadband telecommunication technology able to use the existing electricity networks for data transmission purposes, allowing any user to benefit from IT based services and avoiding new wiring in houses and cities.

The strategic objective of this proposal is to push PLC technology in all relevant aspects (standardization, technology improvement, installation tools and processes, telecom services, intelligent grid services, dissemination) so as to allow it to become an alternative that offers broadband access to all European citizens using the most ubiquitous infrastructure.

This development of the PLC technology will contribute to develop the European Information Society in full concordance with the proposed objectives in the plan eEurope 2005 by means of:
- Increase of competition in the broadband access: PLC networks can be quickly and easily deployed without large investments by using the existing electricity networks. PLC is an ubiquitous solution for access and in-home distribution that will contribute to have a real alternative last-mile access network.
- Fostering Mass Services availability: PLC features such as transparent integration with different communication technologies (WiFi, etc.) and complete end-user coverage will contribute to the deployment of value-added-services over broadband such as: smart home, video streaming, e-health, VoIP, etc.
- European Industry Leadership: PLC technology know-how and technical excellence are currently located in Europe. This represents an extraordinary opportunity for the development, competitiveness and leadership of European Broadband Industry that will contribute to the creation of employment, to the development of the Information Society Technologies in Europe and to the socio-economic prosperity in EU.

The OPERA project had an estimated duration of 48 months, divided into two phases. This proposal asks for funding for the 2nd phase of the project, 24 months.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

IBERDROLA SA
Address
Calle Cardenal Gardoqui 8
Bilbao
Spain

Participants (25)

AMPERION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
75-77 Market Street
BL8 3LN Tottington, Bury
CAMARA OFICIAL DE COMERCIO E INDUSTRIA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Ribera Del Loira 56-58
28042 Madrid
COMPANHIA ENERGETICA DE GOIAS
Brazil
Address
Rua 2 Qd A37 Edificio Gileno Godoy, Jardim Goias
74805-180 Goiania
CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Hintermaettlistrasse 1
Maegenwil
DISENO DE SISTEMAS EN SILICIO S.A.
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico, Calle Charles Robert Darwin 2
46980 Paterna
DISTRIBUIDORA INDUSTRIAL DE AUTOMATISMOS Y TELETRANSMISION SA
Spain
Address
Calle Vizcaya 383
08027 Barcelona
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
EDEV CPL TECHNOLOGIE SA
France
Address
Coeur Defense, 90 Esplanade Du General De Gaulle
92933 Paris La Defense
EDP INOVACAO SA
Portugal
Address
Praca Marques De Pombal 12
1250 162 Lisboa
EICHHOFF GMBH
Germany
Address
Heidgraben 4
36110 Schlitz
ELEKTRO LJUBLJANA JAVNO PODJETJE ZA DISTRIBUCIJO ELEKTRICNE ENERGIJE D.D.
Slovenia
Address
Slovenska Cesta 58
1000 Ljubljana
EUTELIS CONSULT ITALIA & ASSOCIATES - S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via G. Fattori 42
00125 Roma
FUNDACION ROBOTIKER
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico Edf 202
48170 Zamudio
LINZ STROM GMBH FUER ENERGIEERZEUGUNG, -VERTEILUNG UND TELEKOMMUNIKATION
Austria
Address
Fichtenstrasse 7
4021 Linz
ONITELECOM - INFOCOMUNICACOES, S.A.
Portugal
Address
Av. Jose Malhoa Lote A-13
1070-157 Campolide - Lisboa
POWER PLUS COMMUNICATIONS AG
Germany
Address
Harrlachweg 2
68163 Mannheim
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC POWERLINE COMMUNICATIONS AB
Sweden
Address
Alvgatan 3
651 21 Karlstad
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
TELVENT ENERGIA Y MEDIO AMBIENTE SA
Spain
Address
Calle Valgrande 6, Alcobendas
28108 Madrid
UNION FENOSA REDES DE TELECOMUNICACION S.L.
Spain
Address
Avenida De San Luis 77
28033 Madrid
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
Madrid
UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICA COMILLAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Universidad Comillas, 3
28049 Madrid
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
UNIVERSITAT RAMON LLULL, FUNDACIO PRIVADA
Spain
Address
Calle Claravall 1-3
08022 Barcelona