HGI Outlines its Vision and Chairs "Conquering the Digital Home Marketplace" Panel during Broadband-IPTV Asia

Pierre Lin, who represents Telstra on HGI's Management Committee, presents smart home architecture developments at Asia's largest broadband and media event

16 May 2012. Pierre Lin, Telstra's representative at the management committee of HGI, has presented a vision for smart home architecture driven by the requirements of broadband service providers at Broadband-IP&TV Asia. Dr. Lin also chaired a panel discussion featuring Telekom Malaysia, Telkom Indonesia, Motorola Mobility and the University of Tokyo in which many of the industry's hot topics were covered.

The panel discussed the future digital home market landscape in Asia, opportunities for services, and the challenges for service providers. They also reflected on the role of the TV in the home alongside other devices.

"HGI plays a key role for both service providers and manufacturers that are aiming to enrich the digital home marketplace in Asia. By developing an enabling architecture for smart home services HGI is driving a coordinated approach. We are developing a unified view of service needs, common technical requirements, and an industry test programme that will together kickstart the smart home ecosystem in Asia and elsewhere," said Dr. Lin.

HGI is a membership organisation which was founded by broadband service providers (BSPs) and now encompasses manufacturers and other important players in the home networking arena. Its aim is to publish requirements for digital home building blocks. HGI projects are triggered by the services vision of its BSP members and build on the technical collaboration of all the HGI participants.

HGI will also be presenting at CommunicAsia in Singapore on 21st June in the Next Generation Broadband- Business Models forum. For additional information about HGI visit www.homegatewayinitiative.org.

About the Home Gateway Initiative

The HGI, founded in 2004 by nine telecom operators, is shaping the next generation of internet and voice services. Starting from use-cases and service needs, the HGI sets requirements for Home Gateways, infrastructure devices, and the home network. The HGI now has members from across the globe, representing the entire spectrum of players in the broadband home area.


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