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The Wi-SUN Alliance and HomePlug Alliance have formed a liaison agreement to facilitate standards-based interoperability for utilities' smart grid networks. The Wi-SUN Alliance works to enable standards-based wireless smart utility networks, and the HomePlug Alliance supports powerline communications networking.

According to Wi-SUN, the goal of the collaboration is to enable hybrid smart grid networks that support both wireless and powerline-wired connectivity.

In addition, Wi-SUN says the relationship will encourage member companies of both alliances to share requirements and specifications for media access control and transport layer profiles to facilitate interoperability of Internet Protocol-based smart grid applications.


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