SOURCE: HomeGrid Forum

HomeGrid Forum

May 06, 2014 09:20 ET

New Milestone Reached as More Than 20 G.hn System Vendors Have Now Been Announced, Along With Yet Another New Silicon Source

List of G.hn Vendors Grows as Service Providers Complete Field Trials

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) -  

News Highlights

  • HomeGrid Forum celebrates a new milestone as the number of vendors announced with G.hn products has climbed to 22
  • Chinese silicon vendor Triductor Technology has announced a G.hn chipset design
  • Service Providers are completing field trials and issuing RFPs for G.hn home networks
  • System designs are now available for all wireline media - powerline, phoneline, coax and fiber
  • HomeGrid's Certification program provides the highest level of confidence for Service Providers, retailers and consumers

New G.hn systems are continuing to arrive as vendors respond to market demand by incorporating G.hn technology into their products. HomeGrid Forum has confirmed that the number of announced vendors with certified G.hn silicon in their systems has now reached 22. This timely news comes just as Service Providers globally complete their field trials and the first wave of RFPs is taking place. Further, HomeGrid is pleased to announce a new addition to the list of G.hn silicon providers, Triductor Technology of China.

The 22 systems companies announced so far represent an impressive roll call of leading brands from all parts of the globe. The list now consists of AcBel, Alpha Networks, Arris, Asoka, Billion, Blu-Castle, CIG, Comtrend, D-Link, DNI (Delta), Enable-IT, FiberHome, Gemtek, Netwave, ST&T, Suttle, T&W, Teleconnect, Ubiquoss, ZTE, Woxter and ZyXEL. Many of these companies have developed different form factor systems that cover the complete set of wireline media -- powerline, coax, phoneline and plastic optical fiber, with products that range from simple adapters to gateways and set top boxes with embedded G.hn. This provides a wide choice for Service Providers. The 20+ system vendor milestone reflects the success of G.hn as a multi-source technology.

HomeGrid's efforts have helped to enable a wide range of vendors and products, giving Service Providers a wide range of choices. Just as there are many system vendors, silicon is also available from several sources, including certified chipsets from Marvell and Sigma Designs, with Metanoia, Xingtera and TangoTec in development, and the recent addition of Triductor to the list. With so many silicon sources, system vendors will have many choices for their designs as these vendors vie for their business. The multi-source nature of G.hn has promoted competition, driven the pace of development and helped lead to the large number of G.hn products now available. Everyone gains from the multi-source nature of G.hn: system vendors have silicon choices, Service Providers have multiple vendors and designs to select from, retailers have a robust market developing, and consumers have multiple choices with the peace of mind provided by the "HomeGrid Certified" logo.

HomeGrid President John Egan remarked, "We are delighted with the progress of G.hn. The addition of yet another G.hn silicon source underlines the market potential. The new system vendor milestone is also great news for the market, as vendors step up their design efforts and announce product launches to meet demand. Service Providers are already taking advantage of the breadth of systems offered and can rest assured they can choose multiple sources with assured interoperability between HomeGrid Certified systems."

Many of the new G.hn systems will be on display at HomeGrid Forum's comprehensive home networking demonstration at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, 02-07 June 2014. HomeGrid will be located in Exhibition Hall 1, booth 1F A0926, to arrange a briefing to meet with the Forum's representatives please get in touch.

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

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HomeGrid Forum (HGF) is an industry alliance that brings together the world's best in technology innovators, silicon vendors, system manufacturers and service providers to promote G.hn, a globally recognized gigabit home networking technology based on ITU-T standards. Over 70 members promote the global adoption of G.hn, a single unified, multi-sourced networking technology -- over coax, copper pairs, powerline, and plastic optical fiber -- while continuing to support HomePNA deployments and their transition to G.hn. HomeGrid Forum provides G.hn silicon and system certification through a strict compliance and interoperability testing program. For more information on HomeGrid Forum, please visit our website at www.homegridforum.org.

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Contact Information

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