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HomeGrid Forum welcomes G.hn advances in domestic connectivity

The HomeGrid Forum has announced that it is welcoming the adoption of the latest 2Gbps G.hn standard by industry vendors.

The technology enables the transmission of network connectivity over power lines, phone lines and copper coax cabling, and the increased capacity of 2Gbps is able to more appropriately support increases in domestic IPTV streaming and ultra-high definition TV services.

Marvell, an exhibitor at Broadband World Forum this week, has been previewing the technology, compliant with the ITU-T’s specification for the G.hn 200MHz channel bandwidth. The technology on show, the HGF claims, is specially optimised to provide stable and reliable backhaul for 802.11ac Wave-2 Wi-Fi access points and extenders.

President of the HomeGrid Forum, Donna Yasay, believes the advancement will help bring the home network of the future a little bit closer to reality.

“Doubling the frequency represents the ongoing revolution in G.hn that HomeGrid Forum is leading, with higher data rates providing far better experiences for home networks that deliver in-demand services such as high speed video streaming,” she said. “New 2Gbps speeds will vastly improve the potential for video streaming and high speed connectivity brought to Wave-2 Wi-Fi access points. This is a clear indicator that G.hn is evolving into a highly attractive and difficult to ignore solution for operators worldwide.”

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