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HomePlug Alliance: Mission Accomplished, Winding Down

HomePlug Alliance

HomePlug Alliance succeeded: it made HomePlug a global standard in broadband powerline networking technology with 220+ million devices deployed worldwide.

Now the Alliance will pass on the torch and slowly wind down.

“The efforts of HomePlug Alliance members over the last 16 years have culminated in HomePlug powerline technologies and products becoming the overwhelming leaders in global deployments," says HomePlug Alliance President Rob Ranck.

"As a result of the success, the HomePlug Board of Directors made the decision recently to make the Alliance's broadband powerline networking specifications available to a broader audience and at the same time, partner with other alliances with regard to ongoing work."

Moving forward, the HomePlug technical specs for HomePlug AV, AV2 and Green PHY will be made available publicly.

HomePlug recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wi-SUN Alliance. Pending a final agreement, the ongoing Netricity work to complete the technical profile for layers 1-4 and the certification testing specifications will transition to the Wi SUN Alliance. This is a natural progression to the multi-year liaison between HomePlug and the Wi-SUN Alliance, and believed to be the efficient path to commercialization of the technology.

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has signed a Letter of Intent to explore the opportunity for MoCA to assume the certification and test specification programs for *nVoy hybrid networking.” As one of the key stakeholders in the development of the IEEE 1905.1 specification, MoCA is considered a good fit to continue the nVoy brand and activities.

Moving forward in 2017, the HomePlug Alliance will be working towards a seamless transition of alliance activities.

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