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Home Gateway Initiative (HGI)

Overview: The Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) is nonprofit trade organization for discussing 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, Teliasonera, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), Telefonica, and Telecom Italia in 2004. HGI's aims include: release specifications of the home gateway; boost the market of home communication services to the millions of customers served by its founding members; and improve the interoperability of gateways with home devices.

Specifications: Available at:

IPR Policy: See section 4.8, available at:

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