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February 23, 2012

Chunghwa Telecom Labs Joins HomeGrid Forum

Throwing its weight behind the growing momentum for G.hn, Chunghwa Telecom (News - Alert) Labs has become a member of the HomeGrid Forum.

G.hn technology was specifically developed to allow network devices to transmit data over any home wiring, from power lines to coaxial cables and phone lines.G.hn provides high performance capabilities that revolutionize the home networking market. While Chunghwa Telecom Labs  is the latest company to support G.hn technology, several other silicon companies such as Lantiq (News - Alert), Marvell Semiconductor, Metanoia Communications, and Sigma Designs, Inc. all recently took part in the first public G.hn multi-vendor interoperability demonstrations.

“We are delighted that CHT-TL has decided to join the HomeGrid Forum," said Matt Theall, president of HomeGrid Forum. "This is ideal timing with such tangible progress being made in interoperability and certification. Service providers and equipment vendors now have access to an unprecedented number of G.hn silicon sources from HomeGrid Forum members. Certified products will follow very rapidly this year.”

Along with CHT-TL, many other service providers and vendors have decided to add G.hn to the portfolio of new technologies they support. By participating in member-only events and serving on workgroups, and as a Promoter Member, CHT-TL is able to contribute to the future development of the Forum. Now, the HomeGrid Forum Board of Directors can also select the organization's representative in the election.

Recently, the company has announced that it has a clear roadmap to support the adoption of the home networking specifications G.hn (G.9960, G.9961) technology throughout the industry, making faster, better performing wireline home networking a reality. Rubens Bastos, Telefonica's (News - Alert) representative on the HomeGrid Forum Board of Directors and Fixed Devices and Home Networking Manager for Telefonica's Global CTO Office, will set out HomeGrid Forum's agenda towards the certification of products in 2012.




Edited by Carrie Schmelkin
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