IEEE - 1901B
Broadband over Power Line Networks: Medium Access Control and Physical Layer Specifications Amendment 2: Enhancements for Authentication and Authorization
|Publication Date:||8 December 2021|
This standard defines medium access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) specifications for high-speed (>100 Mb/s at the physical layer) communication devices via electric power lines, so-called broadband over power line (BPL) devices as well as lower speed Internet of Things communication devices. This standard uses transmission frequencies below 100 MHz. It is usable by all classes of BPL devices, including BPL devices used for the first-mile/last-mile
New modulation techniques offer the possibility to use the power lines for high-speed communications. This new high-speed medium is open and locally shared by several BPL devices. Without an independent, openly defined standard, BPL devices serving different applications may conflict with one another and provide unacceptable service to all parties. The standard provides a minimum implementation subset that allows fair coexistence of the BPL devices. The full implementation will provide provides interoperability among BPL devices, as well as interoperability with other networking protocols, such as bridging for seamless interconnection via IEEE Std 802.1. The standard also complies with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) limits set by national regulators, so as to enable successful coexistence with wireless and telecommunications systems.