One thing that Cisco isn't doing is talking about the transport layer itself. That is,the electrical utilities have thousands of miles of wiring, for the delivery of electricity, already in place. It's a 'natural' network in my view and one that should be utilized for the IP transport in an IP over powerline setup.
Lasser-Raab told me that Cisco isn't talking about the transport layer
at this point and they are just looking at creating the communications
layer to provide intelligence through the electrical grid.
In my personal opinion, I would hope that as efforts from Cisco and others continue to be announced that over time, powerline networking will also become part of the equation. It makes sense (to me at least) to utilize all the in the ground assets a utility might already have â and it makes sense for the utility to 'own' the network as well. If powerline networking is not used than utilities will be using other transport layers (cable? / DSL? Other?) that will place the communications transport layer outside of their direct control and possibly add new costs (for the separate network) as well.
Article courtesy of InternetNews.com.
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