Telecom powerhouse Cisco Systems has staked its claim on the Smart Grid, and, trite as it may sound, the world may never be the same. I’ll outline what Cisco is proposing, consider the implications for the electricity industry as a whole, and conclude by identifying who stands to lose from Cisco’s plans.
From Generation to Home and Everything in Between
Cisco Systems, the San Jose, Calif.-based networking and communications giant, today revealed that it intends to provide “an end-to-end, highly secure network infrastructure solution” for the Smart Grid and everything it touches.
Cisco’s strategy is to ensure that there is one, consistent, IP-based infrastructure for the electric...