Home Gateway Initiative

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The Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) is nonprofit trade organization to discuss the key specifications and standards of residential gateways, also known as home gateways.

It was founded by telephone companies (Belgacom, BT, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, KPN, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), Swiss Telecom, Telenor, Telecom Italia and Teliasonera) in December 2004.

Several manufacturers such as ADB, Devolo, Huawei, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Lantiq, SoftAtHome or ZTE also joined the alliance. HGI's aims included:

  • Release specifications of the home gateway.
  • Boost the market of home communication services to the millions of customers served by its founding members.
  • Improve the interoperability of gateways with home devices.

HGI intended to build on work of other standards bodies such as the Broadband Forum, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) and Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi) Alliance. The initiative made an agreement with the Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) in 2006.[1]


  1. ^ "Request for further cooperation between HGI (Home Gateway Initiative) and ITU-T Focus Group on IPTV (FG IPTV) on IPTV End System Contribution". 26 October 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2013.

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