Since this blog is about a standard, I think it’s important that we start off by talking about role that the ITU plays as being the creator of the world’s most universally-recognized standards body for the information and telecommunications industry and the overall mission of Everywire.com.
You can trace the origins of the ITU back to 1865 when the U.S. was trying to develop standards for the telegraph so it could communicate with its neighbor, Canada. Since that time, the ITU as we know it today, has helped facilitate common ground – and standards that enable the foundation of the world’s largest, most interconnected man-made system.
Just look around your home or office and you’ll see the legacy of the ITU all around you. Picking up the phone, sending a fax, or sending an SMS on your cell phone may seem like a trivial exercise, but it’s not. It’s based on technologies and standards that ensure that no matter if it’s across the street or across the other side of the globe, you can reach out and communicate with another person.
And now that we are heading into the direction of deploying millions of home networks around the world, the G.hn standard is going to help usher in a new era in deploying triple play services into the home no matter what wiring scheme it may be on, thus the name Everywire.
One of the goals of this blog will be to interview and have conversations with ITU members who are the brains and passion behind the “everywire” home networking revolution. Working in concert with the ITU, it’s our goal to not only bring a voice to the G.hn standard, but have a central location for news, views and conversation.
I hope you’ll join us.
Alan Weinkrantz - Editor