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Table 3 Summary of communication infrastructure in smart grid

From: Big data analytics in smart grids: a review

Type of network Function Characteristic
HAN Enabling the communication among smart home or office devices and smart meters for local energy management Deployed at house or small office with a relatively low transmission data rate (less than 1 Kbps)
NAN Consisting of several HANs for energy consumption data aggregation and storage at load data center (LDC) Deployed within area of hundreds of meters with up to 2Kbps
WAN Enabling the communication of all smart grid’s components Deployed within tens of kilometers with high data transmission capability up to few Gbps