The ITU-T G.9960 G.hn Wave-2 standard is designed to leverage the existing phone lines (CAT-3) CAT-5/5e/6 wiring, or RG-6/RG-11/RG-59 coaxial cable to deliver a Gigabit Internet service to each subscriber. Reuse of the existing wiring eliminates the complexity and delays associated with in-building fiber installation.
G.hn is used as an access technology by Broadband Service Providers (including telcos, cable companies, ISPs, and WISPs) looking to extend Gigabit services serving properties via Fiber or FWA over the in-building wiring. G.hn is a highly scalable, wired, Ethernet-based technology that greatly simplifies the access network and backend infrastructure. With G.hn, operators deliver advanced Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and managed Wi-Fi without the high capital and operational expenses associated with a fiber retrofit.
Each G.hn subscriber port supports up to 1.7 Gbps of dynamically allocated bandwidth for near symmetric Gigabit services. Each G.hn link is encrypted with 128-bit keys for additional security. The GAM operates in point-to-point mode over telephone wiring and also supports point-to-multipoint operation over coaxial cabling by leveraging the existing CATV splitters and taps. The Positron GAM solution is ideally suited to deliver data connectivity and Ethernet services in MDU, MTU, and Hospitality deployments.