HomeGrid Forum has welcomed US operator Dish Network as its newest Board Member.
Dish provides television entertainment and technology to millions of customers with its satellite Dish TV and streaming Sling TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide US wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile.
Disg joined HomeGrid Forum to become an active contributor to the development of G.hn. HomeGrid Forum aims to utilise G.hn to extend the coverage and access within the home.
“We are delighted to welcome Dish to the HomeGrid Forum Board, as we mark the beginning of G.hn innovation for supporting satellite operators interested in the 5G FWA coexistence with satellite TV on existing coax wiring delivering multi-Gigabit speeds,” said HomeGrid Forum President, Livia Rosu. “To enact true change, we require leading operators and manufacturers to actively contribute to shaping the evolution of G.hn, whether that be for satellite or fiber extension deployments. This is an exciting time for G.hn and we look forward to working with Dish, our first member from the satellite sector.”
“We’re excited to work with HomeGrid Forum and our fellow members to monitor the benefits and unleash the potential that G.hn can bring,” added Paul Keator, Principal Engineer – System Architecture, Dish Network and Board Member of HomeGrid Forum. “We value the opportunity to play an active role in driving innovation through the Forum’s world-renowned certification programme, sharing of expertise and ideas with other organisations within the G.hn ecosystem that have already deployed Gigabit connectivity on G.hn coax.”