Have you noticed the articles about G.hn that have been appearing recently? We have, and as early and strong supporters of the next all-wire global home networking standard, we couldn’t be happier that the work is getting the attention it deserves.
In G.hn, ITU-T members are creating a single standard for home networking over existing wires – coax, phone wires and powerline – with the speed and features needed by tomorrow’s high-performance applications. (Did someone say HD IPTV and whole-home DVR?) G.hn’s goal is to simplify existing-wire home networking. No, G.hn will not replace wireless standards such as Wi-Fi (nobody wants to trade their wireless laptop connection for a wire). It will compliment the wireless technologies. We expect the home of the future to have both.
Considering all the home networking specifications and standards in the world, it’s good to see such a broad section of participants converging on a single standard for existing wire home networking the way it converged on WiFi for wireless.