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First Mile Access Networks and Enabling Technologies by Tony Antony, Ashwin Gumaste

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A Case Study of Power-Line Communications (Courtesy of Main.net)

In this section we analyze the PLC system as sold by a vendor called Main.net. The objective is to examine the subsystems, components, and other requirements of a PLC network first mile access implementation. Management is one of the most important aspects of a PLC network. The management system is responsible for provisioning the network, building up the operational features, billing consumers, and securing the network from unauthorized use. In addition, the management system of PLC networks is part of a higher hierarchical management system that has multiple other network environments within it. Therefore, a PLC network's management plane must seamlessly interface with the management ...

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