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Key to interoperability for smart homes and smart grid is standardisation and certification of devices, says HomeGrid Forum

November 13, 2018 / ANASIA D'MELLO

‘The key to consumer connectivity needs and interoperability is standardisation and certification of devices’ – that was the message given by the marketing chair of HomeGrid Forum, Livia Rosu at this year’s Total Telecom Congress. Speaking at the event roundtable with consumers and operators, “Living a smart lifestyle in a smart city: moving towards a smart connectivity future” which took place in London at the end of October, Livia Rosu explained: “As consumers demand faster and higher-capacity Wi-Fi throughout the entire home, mesh networks are growing in popularity to deliver uniform coverage. To be able to ensure full Internet of Things (IoT) coverage and quality user experience, demand for G.hn backbone is only going to grow” “The G.hn specification for home networks has long been of interest due to its ability to operate over different media, such as telephone wiring, power lines and coax cables,” continued Rosu. “...