This just in.... the ITU-T has just consented three of the following recommendations:
· G.9961: Data link layer (DLL) for unified high-speed wire-line based home networking transceivers
· G.9960 Amendement 1
· G.9960 Corrigendum 1
Last year, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)approved ITU-T G.9960, a standard that is designed to offer an in-home, high-speed network capable of delivering room-to-room high-definition television (HDTV).
Recommendation ITU-T G.9960 focused on the physical, or PHY layer, giving the data bit rate and quality of service necessary for triple-play residential services, as well as business-type services delivered over xDSL, passive optical network or other access technology, according to ITU.
The standard, published under the ITU G.hn banner, offers a standard for multimedia over power, coaxial, phone and other home network wiring. It is also intended to provide up to 20 times the throughput of existing wireless technologies and three times that of existing wired technologies, ITU experts said.
The specifications will be used by chip manufacturers to build transceivers that can be incorporated into set-top boxes, residential gateways, home computers, home audio systems, DVD players, TVs or any other device that might be connected to a network.
Experts say silicon companies will start incorporating the specifications into transceivers, implying that G.hn-compliant products could be on the market as early as 2010, according to ITU.
Joyce Putscher, principal analyst at In-Stat, said, "Service operators have been looking for an international standard that encompasses multiple existing-wire mediums for video distribution."
HomeGrid Forum is expected is issue a news release later today. Stay tuned for more news on this breaking story.