BEAVERTON, OREGON – HomeGrid Forum today announced that leading international TV and broadband company, Liberty Global has become the latest member of the Alliance, alongside other industry leading service providers including AT&T, BT, CenturyLink, China Telecom and Verizon.
Liberty Global has previously partnered with HomeGrid Forum Member Comtrend and Board Member MaxLinear to deploy a Wi-Fi extender solution that leverages G.hn technology. The G.hn standard provides a reliable wired backhaul for Wi-Fi extenders and delivers improved Wi-Fi speeds in rooms far away from the residential gateway. The Wi-Fi extender solutions have been deployed in a number of Liberty Global subsidiaries since 2015 including Telenet in Belgium and Virgin Media in the UK.
With operations in 11 European countries, Liberty Global invests in the infrastructure and digital platforms to deliver market-leading products through next-generation, fibre-based networks that connect more than 22 million customers subscribing to 46 million TV, broadband Internet and telephone services. Liberty Global displayed their “Connect” Ecosystem complete portfolio, including G.hn powered Connect Wi-Fi Boosters at the company’s Annual Tech Summit in Amsterdam on September 19th.
“Industry collaboration is an important component within the Alliance and Liberty Global are true innovators in investing in and enabling seamless home-networking technology,” said Dr. Len Dauphinee, HomeGrid Forum President. “Liberty Global is a major provider of home networking and we are delighted to welcome them to HomeGrid Forum as we continue to move towards a smart connectivity future.”
“Liberty Global is delighted to be working with HomeGrid Forum and supporting the progress of G.hn technology,” said Peter Joyce, Director of Connectivity CPE Architecture at Liberty Global. “We look forward to working closely with HomeGrid Forum and improving the future of home networking for our customers.”
HomeGrid Forum (HGF) is an industry alliance that brings together the world’s best in technology innovators, silicon vendors, system manufacturers, and service providers to promote G.hn, a globally recognized gigabit home networking technology based on ITU-T standards. G.hn is the most reliable and versatile wireless home network backbone available today. Its members promote the global adoption of G.hn, a single unified, multi-sourced networking technology – over coax, copper pairs, powerline, and plastic optical fiber. HomeGrid Forum provides G.hn silicon and system certification through a strict compliance and interoperability testing program.
Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. They invest in infrastructure that empowers customers to make the most of the digital revolution – having developed market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect 29 million customers who subscribe to over 59 million television, broadband internet and telephony services.
The company also serves 11 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi services across seven million access points. Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group for European operations, and the LiLAC Group, which consists of operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Mas Movil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a subsea fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets.