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Telephonica Joins HomeGrid Forum Board of Directors

November 10, 2009 9:11 PM in Telefonica  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

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HomeGrid Forum and the G.hn standard is growing globally.  And now with the announcement today, one of the largest telecommunications service providers in Europe and Latin America –Telefónica– has been appointed to the organization’s board of directors. This announcement confirms the growing importance and broadening adoption of G.hn as the next-generation global standard for wired home networking.

“The addition of Telefónica to the HomeGrid board is evidence of the increasing support from telecommunications carriers around the world,” said Michael J. Palma, senior research analyst for consumer semiconductors at IDC. “Telefónica's global reach throughout Europe and Latin America, along with their endorsement of the standard, increases the momentum for the adoption of G.hn on a global scale.”

Within Europe, Telefónica operates in six countries including Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Slovakia, and UK, and has presence in the form of commercial offices or owned infrastructure in an additional 20 EU member states. In addition, the company provides telecommunications services in 13 Latin American countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

 “As G.hn moves towards approval, a growing number of service providers are now actively involved in the delivery of the standard to the marketplace,” said Matthew Theall, president of HomeGrid Forum.  “Telefónica’s support and expertise will help accelerate the adoption of G.hn products in markets around the world. We look forward to their contributions at the board level, and as a key member of our technical and marketing workgroups.” 

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