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Mon, Jul 31, 2017

China Telecom joins HomeGrid Forum

China Telecom’s main research arm the China Telecom Shanghai Research Institute has joined the HomeGrid Forum to support the deployment of technology in Asia.

The Institute has been working on related products for more than three years, with China Telecom selecting as its home networking technology of choice.

China Telecom Shanghai announced its first public tender request for devices earlier this year, marking the start of commercial deployments of the technology in China.

In addition, the Institute has expressed an interest in establishing a HomeGrid Forum Certification facility at its Shanghai labs, adding a third point of call for silicon and system vendors to certify their products in the region after Shenzhen and Taipei.

“Welcoming China Telecom Shanghai Research Institute as our newest member is fantastic. We look forward to gaining its invaluable insight and perspective into the Chinese and Asian markets as we continue to expand our presence in the region,” HomeGrid Forum president Donna Yasay said.

“We’ve been championing technology for many years and support from an organization of this caliber validates our efforts. When combined with other technologies, such as wireless, home mesh networking and Ethernet, creates an unrivalled hybrid that can extend connectivity further than other products on the market. is the vital backbone for the kind of seamless connectivity that is now in demand around the world.”

Chian Telecom will join operators including Chunghwa Telecom and KT as promoting members of the Forum. is the gigagbit home networking technology designed to utilize multiple existing last mile connections including coaxial, copper pairs, powerline and plastic optical fiber.

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