Powerline as a standard has been specifically designed for home use (hence the name HomePlug Alliance) but it is an excellent solution for addressing a number of business pains. It is not going to replace dedicated cabling as the primary network infrastructure within corporates but as it is powerful enough and agile to address the following networking challenges:
Within certain sectors, Powerline’s performance is fast enough and fit for purpose to be the primary networking including:
In larger networks, Powerline is a good fit to extend and expand the network. It is a cost effective way to segment the data networks and use Powerline to deliver connectivity. Applications include:
There are also a number of verticals where installing new structure cable is undesirable and WiFi networking is not fit for purpose as a the primary network, for example:
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