What is G.hn?

What is G.hn?

Gigabit Home Networking- The Future of Home Networks, Today

What if you could simply connect all the devices on your home network – with no worries?

G.hn is the technology behind the fastest and cleanest home networking service platform available today – it works over any wire in the home – and out performs any competing home network technology.

G.hn networks are simple and easy to install – and support the latest in technology innovations, like multi-room Ultra-HD video from room to room over your home network. G.hn sends digital content over any wire – powerline, coax, phone lines – it’s  simplicity at its best. Install it, use it – forget it. It just works.

G.hn is the common name for a home network technology family of standards developed under the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization sector (the ITU-T) and promoted by the HomeGrid Forum and several other organizations. The G.hn specifications define networking over power lines, phone lines and coaxial cables with data rates up to 1 Gbit/s

ITU-T Recommendation (the ITU’s term for standard) G.9960, which received approval on October 9, 2009, specified the physical layers and the architecture of G.hn. The Data Link Layer (Recommendation G.9961) was approved on June 11, 2010. The work was done in the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector, Study Group 15, Question 4. About 20 companies participated in the work, including telephone, communication equipment, and home networking technology companies.