Beaverton, Oregon, USA , 4 December, 2013 – Huawei, one the world’s leading ICT providers, has joined the HomeGrid Forum. As a contributor member, the company can participate in HomeGrid’s various working groups over a wide range of activities – from standards work, compliance and interoperability, to marketing and events.
Joining HomeGrid underscores Huawei’s growing commitment to home networking and G.hn technology. The company is focused on key business needs for the future – from Cloud to terminal – with home network connectivity being one of the main areas for growth. The company has dedicated a large R&D team to the development of powerline and Wi-Fi products, and already has a strong market presence with its home networking portfolio.
“We believe HomeGrid Forum is a highly influential organisation in home networking today,” commented Matthew Leung, head of Huawei’s Home Network Key-Tech R&D Department. “Home networking is one of the hottest markets in the telecom and consumer industries. With the maturity of G.hn and the growing demand we see worldwide, this is the right time for Huawei to join HomeGrid and focus our G.hn efforts. Huawei is looking forward to being an active member of HomeGrid and exchanging our research achievements with other members to work together towards greater telecom and consumer market adoption.”
Huawei joins a highly engaged team of HomeGrid Forum members who have brought G.hn from concept to successful global adoption. G.hn is the premier high-performance home networking technology. It provides a robust network backbone for streaming multiple simultaneous video channels – including HDTV and Ultra-HD – audio and VoIP, video surveillance and gaming over any wire to any room in the home.
John Egan, President of HomeGrid Forum, said: “Huawei is a truly global organisation that brings both Asian insights and global perspective to our growing G.hn activity. This is a significant step for HomeGrid and G.hn in Asia and worldwide. With the move of China Telecom and other operators to field trials and shortly to deployments, we welcome Huawei to the HomeGrid family and look forward to the company’s active contribution to the growing success of G.hn”.