Superseded Standard

IEEE 1901-2010

IEEE Standard for Broadband over Power Line Networks: Medium Access Control and Physical Layer Specifications

A standard for high-speed communication devices via electric power lines, so called broadband over power line (BPL) devices, is defined. Transmission frequencies below 100 MHz are used. All classes of BPL devices can use this standard, including BPL devices used for the first-mile/last-mile connection to broadband services as well as BPL devices used in buildings for local area networks (LANs), Smart Energy applications, transportation platforms (vehicle) applications, and other data distribution. The balanced and efficient use of the power line communications channel by all classes of BPL devices is the main focus of this standard, defining detailed mechanisms for coexistence and interoperability between different BPL devices, and ensuring that desired bandwidth and quality of service may be delivered. The necessary security questions are addressed to ensure the privacy of communications between users and to allow the use of BPL for security sensitive services.

Sponsor Committee
COM/PLC - Power Line Communications
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Status
Superseded Standard
PAR Approval
2010-09-30
Superseded by
1901-2020
Amendments
1901a-2019
1901b-2021
Board Approval
2010-09-30
History
ANSI Approved:
2011-09-02
Published:
2010-12-30

Working Group Details

Society
IEEE Communications Society
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Sponsor Committee
COM/PLC - Power Line Communications
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Working Group
BPLPHMAC - Broadband Over Power Lines PHY/MAC Working Group
IEEE Program Manager
Jennifer Santulli
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Working Group Chair
Jean Philippe Faure
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1901-2020

IEEE Standard for Broadband over Power Line Networks: Medium Access Control and Physical Layer Specifications

Physical (PHY) and media access control (MAC) layers of a broadband powerline communication technology for local area networks (LANs), Smart Energy, Smart Grid, Internet of Things, transportation platforms (vehicle) applications, and other data distribution are defined in this standard. The balanced and efficient use of the power line communications channel by all classes of BPL devices is the main focus of this standard, defining detailed mechanisms for coexistence and interoperability between different BPL devices, and ensuring that desired bandwidth and quality of service may be delivered. The necessary security questions are addressed to ensure the privacy of communications between users and to allow the use of BPL for security sensitive services.

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1901b-2021

IEEE Approved Draft Standard for Broadband over Power Line Networks: Medium Access Control and Physical Layer Specifications Amendment 2: Enhancements for Authentication and Authorization

This amendment integrates state-of-the-art authentication and authorization mechanisms for networks, especially for IoT and Access Devices. It specifies how IEEE Std 802.1X may be utilized for authentication and authorization by IEEE 1901 networks.

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