The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is a non-profit making organisation whose mission is to determine and produce the telecommunications standards that will be used for decades to come. It is an open forum that unites 696 members from 50 countries, representing Administrations, network operators, manufacturers, service providers, and users.
3 Mar 2006
Certification program, premier industry ‘Plugfest’ event and coexistence mechanism initiatives align to ensure worldwide compliance of HomePlug products
San Ramon, Calif. - March 3, 2006 - Driving the adoption of open-standards based powerline communications technologies, the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance today announced a robust compliance, interoperability and coexistence program. To set the framework for an excellent consumer experience, this strategy includes a certification process, a Plugfest event and proactive efforts to maintain coexistence and interoperability with existing products and other powerline standards.
21 Feb 2006
Global Milestone Will Lead to the Production of Multiple Sources of Silicon and Standard, Interoperable PLC Equipment. Design of Systems on Silicon (DS2) Technology Selected as Baseline for Specification.
Madrid, 21st February 2006 - The Open PLC European Research Alliance (OPERA) today announced the development and approval of the first open global specification for Powerline Communications (PLC) access, also known as Broadband over Powerline (BPL).
14 Oct 2005
Brussels 14th October 2005 - OPERA (Open PLC European Research Alliance) will publicly release a specification for Powerline Communications by the end of the year.
19 Jul 2005
Specifications submitted to ETSI PLT and IEEE BPL Standards Working Group
19th July 2005 - New York, New York. Today, the Universal Powerline Association (UPA) announces that it has published a paper of proposed specifications entitled, “Powerline Communication Systems - Access/In-home & In-home/In-home coexistence mechanism - General specifications.” The proposed specifications are intended to be the starting point for the work of standards setting bodies, including the IEEE and ETSI.