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ITU delivers G.hn high-speed network standard for the home

The first global standard offering an in-home, high-speed network capable of delivering room-to-room HDTV has been ...


December 12, 2008  


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The first global standard offering an in-home, high-speed network capable of delivering room-to-room HDTV has been agreed on by ITU.

 

The standard, published under the G.hn banner, promises high quality multimedia over power, coaxial, phone and other home network wiring. It will give up to 20 times the throughput of existing wireless technologies and three times that of existing wired technologies.

 

The specifications will be used by chip manufacturers to build transceivers that can be incorporated into set-top boxes, residential gateways, home computers, home audio systems, DVD players, TVs or any other device that might be connected to a network now or in the future.