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The HGI, founded by major broadband service providers in 2005 and then joined by leading vendors of digital home equipment, set key specifications for the broadband home from 2005 to 2016.

The HGI, founded by leading broadband service providers in Europe and Asia, with the participation of leading vendors of digital home equipment, silicon, software, and services, has been the key industry alliance setting requirements for Home Gateways and the Smart Home. Starting from use cases and services, HGI set requirements for Home Gateways, Home Networks, and the Smart Home, developed test specifications, test programs, test tools, and open source software, and assisted its members in addressing the broadband home market. HGI worked from April 2005 to June 30, 2016. The HGI’s work took place in quarterly face-face meetings, and teleconferences, starting in Paris in 2005 until the final meeting in Venice in March, 2016.

The founding members of HGI were: 

  • Belgacom
  • British Telecom
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • France Telecom (Orange)
  • KPN
  • NTT
  • Swiss Telecom
  • Telenor
  • Telecom Italia
  • TeliaSonera

On this site, HGI presents the main results of more than ten years of collaboration for the benefit of all. Any of this material can be used in private, public or commercial documents, provided that the source is attributed as “© 2016 Home Gateway Initiative, reproduced by permission”.

This web site will be maintained until June 20, 2021. Inquiries about HGI work can be sent to the following email address: contact@homegatewayinitiative.org. Responses will be handled by a volunteer team of people who have been involved with HGI.

HGI has completed its mission to set key specifications for Home Gateways, Home Networks, and the Smart Home. HGI worked from 2005 until 2016.

This web site will be maintained until June 20, 2021. Inquiries about HGI work can be sent using this form