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December 04, 2013 08:11 ET

Huawei Joins HomeGrid Forum as Contributor Member

Global Leader in ICT Commits to the Future of G.hn

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwired - Dec 4, 2013) -

News highlights:

  • Huawei, a global leader in information and communications technology joins HomeGrid Forum
  • As a Contributor, Huawei will join other thought-leaders in HomeGrid Forum, participating in working groups defining the future of the technology, and promoting G.hn
  • Huawei's membership underscores the maturity of G.hn technology and extends HomeGrid's already extensive presence in the booming Asian markets

Huawei, one the world's leading ICT (Information and Communications Technology) providers, has joined the HomeGrid Forum. As a Contributor Member, the company can participate in HomeGrid's various working groups over a wide range of activities -- from standards work, Compliance & Interoperability, to marketing and events.

Joining HomeGrid underscores Huawei's growing commitment to home networking and G.hn technology. The company is focused on key business needs for the future -- from Cloud to terminal -- with home network connectivity being one of the main areas for growth. The company has dedicated a large R&D team to the development of powerline and Wi-Fi products, and already has a strong market presence with its home networking portfolio.

"We believe HomeGrid Forum is a highly influential organization in home networking today," commented Matthew Leung, head of Huawei's Home Network Key-Tech R&D Department. "Home networking is one of the hottest markets in the telecom and consumer industries. With the maturity of G.hn and the growing demand we see worldwide, this is the right time for Huawei to join HomeGrid and focus our G.hn efforts. Huawei is looking forward to being an active member of HomeGrid and exchanging our research achievements with other members to work together towards greater telecom and consumer market adoption."

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company with over 150,000 employees. It has established end-to-end capabilities across carrier networks, enterprise and consumer markets, with products deployed in over 140 countries and serving more than one-third of the world's population. Huawei annually invests an average of 10% of its revenues in R&D, which involves nearly 50% of Huawei employees. The company currently has 14 regional headquarters, 16 R&D centers, 28 joint innovation centers and 45 training centers worldwide.

John Egan, President of HomeGrid Forum, said: "Huawei is a truly global organization that brings both Asian insights and global perspective to our growing G.hn activity. This is a significant step for HomeGrid and G.hn in Asia and worldwide. With the move of China Telecom and other operators to field trials and shortly to deployments, we welcome Huawei to the HomeGrid family and look forward to the company's active contribution to the growing success of G.hn."

Huawei joins a highly engaged team of HomeGrid Forum members who have brought G.hn from concept to successful global adoption. G.hn is the premier high-performance home networking technology. It provides a robust network backbone for streaming multiple simultaneous video channels -- including HDTV and Ultra-HD -- audio and VoIP, video surveillance and gaming over any wire to any room in the home.

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For more information please contact Sheila Lashford on +44 (0) 7986 514240 or +44 (0) 1636 812152 or by email at pr@homegridforum.org.

About HomeGrid Forum
HomeGrid Forum (HGF) merged with the HomePNA Alliance in May 2013, forming an industry alliance of over 70 members including some of the world's largest service providers, system manufacturers and silicon companies. HGF promotes advanced wired home networking using G.hn technology. While supporting the existing base of HomePNA deployments, the combined organization promotes the smooth transition of all wireline home networks to G.hn, the unified, multi-sourced home networking technology for coax, copper pairs, powerlines, and plastic optic fiber. HGF provides silicon and system certification through its strict compliance and interoperability testing program enabling service provider and retail customer confidence in all G.hn and HomePNA products.

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