Two more silicon vendors join HomeGrid Forum

Metanoia Communications and Xingtera have joined HomeGrid Forum and recognise the importance of G.hn as the single unified standard for wired home networking.

“The market will move to whichever standard is able to attract the most silicon vendors and customers to support the technology,” said Matt Theall, President of HomeGrid Forum. “With two more silicon providers supporting G.hn, we are well on our way to establishing a single wired networking technology that will benefit the industry and consumers worldwide.”

Using G.hn, service providers will be able to deploy new offerings, including IPTV, reliably and more cost effectively. Consumer electronics manufacturers will be able to provide powerful devices for connecting all types of entertainment, home automation, and security products throughout the home. HomeGrid Forum’s membership includes service providers, consumer electronics and information technology manufacturers, and component and intellectual property providers from around the world.

Metanoia Communications is a leading supplier of high-performance semiconductor chips for advanced access technologies like VDSL2, GPON and ADSL2+. CEO/President, Chien-Te Wu,  commented: “Metanoia sees G.hn as a key strategic extension to our portfolio of leading-edge communication products that will enable operators and service providers to deliver very high data rate services with guaranteed QoS and wide coverage over different mediums for current and future applications like IPTV, HDTV, video-conferencing, ultra-high resolution gaming and internet access. The interoperability and certification programs supported by HomeGrid Forum are critical in ensuring a reliable supply of G.hn chips from multiple vendors, which is important for wide adoption by service providers and retail channels. We are very excited about joining HomeGrid Forum and look forward to contributing to its activities in promoting and facilitating wide adoption of G.hn standard across different geographies worldwide.”

The second company to join is Xingtera, a communication IC company solely focusing on the home networking and smart grid markets. Established in 2010 by industry veterans, Xingtera has dedicated its efforts and energy to promote and develop ITU-T G.hn technology and products.  Yuqing Niu, CEO of Xingtera said of the HomeGrid Forum: “HomeGrid Forum is a pre-eminent organization driving the proliferation of G.hn technology and widespread utilization of the G.hn products across the globe. Its goal and purpose coincide with those of Xingtera’s. Xingtera is very happy to be a part of this great organization and is looking forward to working with other members of HomeGrid Forum to further its cause.”

These companies join a strong group of silicon vendors, including Intel, Kawasaki Microelectronics, Lantiq, Marvell, Sigma Designs, and TangoTec complement a steady flow of new members from equipment manufacturers to service providers, test houses and other organizations supporting G.hn technology. They follow in the footsteps of other recent additions such as AT&T and TRaC Global, and have lent their support to G.hn and its unique ability to pass data at very high speeds over coaxial cable, phone lines, or powerlines.

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