NXTcomm: CTOs zero in on home networks

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In their annual appearance at NXTcomm on the ATIS TechThink panel this week, high-level technology executives of the major telcos offered their view on enabling the home network. Though a plethora of connectivity options for wiring the home network now exist, it is clear that network operators still are juggling those choices and their installation approaches as they encounter new customers with a varying number of devices in their homes and varying service expectation. What the technologists agree on is that the TR-69 remote management standard is the best vehicle for allowing them to manage that home network once it is deployed. The dizzying array of wiring options has given rise to a new industry group, the HomeGrid Forum, looking to support a more unified standard for home network connectivity.

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