FCC- and other
Frequency bands in other parts of the world
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC), an independent organization for communication based in the United States of America defined in FCC Part 15 the frequency range from 10 kHz to 490 kHz to be used for Narrow Band Power Line Communication applications. The frequency range chosen is much broader than in Europe because of the fact that the USA does not use the long wave radio band compared to Europe. For PLC applications, the band often is limited to the frequency range from 154 kHz - 450 kHz. Japan’s Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) has similarly selected the frequency band for Narrow Band Power Line Communication applications like in the FCC in the USA. The ARIB band starts at 154 kHz and goes up to 403 kHz. The products offered from CODICO in the area of Narrow Band Power Line Communication work in the frequency range from 5 kHz to 500 kHz and can be adjusted flexibly to the different worldwide used frequency bands.