Marvell Shows 2Gbps G.hn

By Tom Allen
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Marvell has publicly demonstrated a 2Gbps G.hn technology at Broadband World Forum in London. G.hn is the specification, developed by the ITU, defining networking over power lines, phone lines and coaxial cables.

Marvell’s devices are based on the latest version of the ITU-T G.hn technology standard – a draft of which is due for approval in February. They will enable line rates up to 2Gbps over coaxial cable. The new 2Gbps technology is optimised to provide a ‘robust backhaul’ for 802.11ac Wave-2 WiFi access points and extenders.

Doubling the channel bandwidth of G.hn to 200Mbps (through multiple channels), says the Home Grid Forum, will enable vendors to build a new generation of solutions for wired IPTV delivery and 802.11ac extenders, with twice the throughput and increased range.