Sigma Designs, a leading chip manufacturer, has integrated TR-069 into its latest G.hn systems-on-a-chip (SoC) CG5200. TR-069 is a BroadbandForum specification that allows remote management and diagnostics of network connected customer premises equipment (CPE). G.hn is an emerging home networking protocol, based on the ITU-T standard (G.9960/1/2/3/4), that provides up to 1 Gbps in connectivity across home phone lines, coaxial cable, and electrical wiring.
As service providers continue to exploit the digital home for new revenue opportunities, G.hn and TR-069, among other related technologies, are increasingly important. TR-069 has proven to be very valuable to service providers, providing remote diagnostics that allow them to identify and potentially solve problems without the need for an expensive truck roll. G.hn is the next evolution of HomePNA networking technology, a widely used home networking standard among telcos and IPTV providers.
“With integrated support for TR-069 in its chipsets, Sigma is helping its service provider customers deliver to their subscribers the best possible user experience along with the highest performance offered by G.hn,” said Gabi Hilevitz, Sigma Designs’ vice president and GM, home connectivity business unit in a press release.
The Sigma CG5200 G.hn chipset platform enables TR-069 through an embedded IP Stack. This TR-069 capability is powered by Friendly Technologies’ TR-069 Access Control Server (ACS).