G.hn performance enhancement seen

Using technology to enhance performance can put you in hot water in the sports world (though all you really need to do is apologize), but in the broadband world, finding new ways to improve bandwidth and performance is the rabbit that keeps the dogs running.

Following up on home networking news that came out of this month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the HomeGrid Forum has issued a release highlighting improved performance for the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU-T) G.hn home networking standard. At CES, the HomeGrid Forum and member company DS2 showcased that G.hn semiconductors capable of delivering the performance and quality of service at more than three-times the application-level performance of existing home wiring infrastructures, a significant stride toward better support for increasing amounts of high-definition video content.

"After seeing the G.hn demo at CES, it's clear the technology has made substantial progress over last year with respect to standard development and moving toward delivering its first commercial product," said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst with Parks Associates, in the HomeGrid press release. "The demonstration provided by DS2 showed dramatic performance over all three media: power line, phone line and coaxial cable. The demonstration reflects the tremendous potential it has to provide service providers with flexibility in how they deliver broadband, IPTV, and other advanced services. I would expect a significant impact on the market with products expected to emerge in 2010."

2010 also will be a year of companies and groups backing various home networking technologies trying to one-up each other with technology improvement claims, so stay tuned--the next claim from the next group can't be far off.

For more:
here's the HomeGrid press release

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