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IBM resuscitates BPL technology with E.ON deal, and possible standards push

IBM resuscitates BPL technology with E.ON deal, and possible standards pushCorinex and IBM have won what looks set to be a very big contract with E.ON, a German multinational utility and major player in energy markets, to supply broadband powerline (BPL) technology for E.ON’s low voltage grids – the parts of the network closer to the end users, after power has been stepped down from the high voltage distribution network. It seems that IBM is reanimating BPL, after an abortive attempt to use it for commercial broadband back in 2009. More importantly, E.ON is so fond of BPL that it says it plans to drive the energy industry to unify around the technology – announcing what sounds like a standardization…

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