HomeGrid Forum

Liberty Global joins the HomeGrid Forum

TV and broadband provider Liberty Global has joined the HomeGrid Forum, an alliance of firms looking to promote home networking technology G.hn. In doing so, it links up with other service providers including AT&T, BT, CenturyLink, China Telecom and Verizon. “Industry collaboration is an important component within the Alliance and Liberty Global are true innovators […]

HomeGrid Forum names new president

Home 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 […]

HomeGrid names new chair and VP

The HomeGrid Forum has named Barbara Stark as its new chair and David Thorne as vice-president. Stark is lead member of technical staff in the strategic standards organisation of AT&T, while Thorne is chief researcher, broadband and access at BT’s technology, service and operations unit. HomeGrid president John Egan will continue in his role. Home […]

HomeGrid Forum passes HomePNA products

The HomeGrid Forum has passed 12 new products from seven vendors for HomePNA interoperability and certification.  Newly certified HomePNA products include set-top boxes from Arris and Kaon Media, residential gateways from ZyXEL and Pace, an Ethernet to HomePNA bridge from Cameo, ONTs from Calix and a new reference board from Sigma Designs. The latest wave […]

Home networking bodies merge as industry consolidates around G.hn

The HomeGrid Forum and the HomePNA Alliance have merged under the HomeGrid Forum name to create a larger, stronger organisation that is better positioned to promote the evolution of home wireline networks to the ITU-T G.hn standard. The G.hn specification defines networking over power lines, phone lines and coaxial cables with data rates up to […]