BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) has successfully approved key components of the specification at its October 2009 meeting held at the United Nations in Geneva. This new wireline standard, which is expected to be as transformational as WiFi has been, will allow silicon manufacturers to complete their development programs and bring products to market. Why is receiving support from countries and companies around the world? What is the impact of the ITU's decision for consumer electronics manufacturers, service, and silicon providers? Where is the market headed? Find out by downloading this new webinar from HomeGrid Forum.

WHAT: This new webinar covers:

--  Key technical milestones achieved at the most recent Geneva meeting
--  Coexistence and interoperability with existing technologies
--  Current support for on a global basis
--  Next steps in standardization process

WHO: The webinar is presented by Venkat Uppuluri, director of product marketing at Sigma Design and HomeGrid board member, and Mario Finocchiaro, director of business development for Aware, Inc. and HomeGrid Forum member.

WHERE: To download the webinar and other materials from HomeGrid Forum, visit the organization's Resource Library.

CONTACT: For more information or to set up a press briefing with the speakers from HomeGrid Forum, please contact Layla McHale at or (408) 981-6394.

About HomeGrid Forum

HomeGrid Forum is a global, non-profit trade group promoting the International Telecommunication Union's standardization efforts for next-generation home networking. HomeGrid Forum promotes adoption of through technical and marketing efforts, addresses certification and interoperability of products, and cooperates with complementary industry alliances. To learn more about becoming a HomeGrid member, please visit

Contact Information: CONTACT: Layla McHale McHale Communications for HomeGrid Forum 408.981.6394