Next Generation Wired Networking Standard Approved by ITU-T
This week, more than 190 countries approved G.hn as the universal technology for delivering content across all wires — coax, power lines and phone lines — at the ITU-T meeting held in Geneva. All three components of the new standard including the Data Link Layer (G.9961), Physical Layer (G.9960) and coexistence protocol (G.9972) are now complete.
“A single standard for wired home entertainment networks is critical for service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers, content providers, and consumers to take advantage of new technologies, business opportunities, and content consumption models. G.hn addresses this need,” said Michael Palma, senior research analyst at IDC, a technology industry analysis firm.
Silicon vendors around the world continue to align in support of G.hn and G.hnem technologies for wired home networking and energy management. Kawasaki Microelectronics America, Inc. and TangoTec are the newest members of HomeGrid Forum announced today. They join leading semiconductor suppliers DS2, Ikanos, Intel, Lantiq, Sigma Designs, and Texas Instruments as backers of the approved standard. Through this one global standard, consumers will be able to connect and share content of all types over any wire in their homes.