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HomeGrid Forum names new president

HomeGrid_Forum-LogoHome networking standards outfit the HomeGrid Forum has named Leonard Dauphinee as its new president.

Dauphinee is vice-president and chief technology officer at MaxLinear, responsible for the roadmap of its broadband business. At the HomeGrid Forum he replaces Donna Yasay VP of business development at Marvell Semiconductor, who is stepping down after two years in the role.

The HomeGrid Forum merged with the HomePNA Alliance in 2013 to support the development of the ITU-T G.hn standard as the technology of choice for home wireline networks. The G.hn specification defines networking over power lines, phone lines and coaxial cables.

“G.hn has gained momentum within the service provider and retail markets over the last few years. It has proven its capabilities as the in-home networking technology of choice, but we still have work to do,” said Dauphinee.

“A few years ago, we were talking about G.hn being the 4K TV enabler; now the industry has moved forward to explore the potential of 8K, and HomeGrid Forum is meeting this new challenge. We’re witnessing a rise in the use of wired backbones for wireless Access Points and home-mesh networking, and an increased demand for high-speed, reliable connectivity inside the home. I strongly believe the true potential of G.hn resides in enabling a complete range of connectivity options, and that G.hn will change the face of home-networking for generations to come.”