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Home networking standards
Common name IEEE standard
Wi-Fi 802.11a
Common name ITU-T recommendation
HomePNA 2.0 G.9951–3
HomePNA 3.1/HomeGrid G.9954
G.hn/HomeGrid G.9960 (PHY)
G.hn/HomeGrid G.9961 (DLL/MAC)
G.hn/HomeGrid G.9962 (Management Plane)
G.hn-mimo G.9963
G.hn/HomeGrid G.9964 (PSD Management)
G.hnta G.9970
G.cx G.9972

G.9972 (also known as G.cx) is a Recommendation developed by ITU-T that specifies a coexistence mechanism for networking transceivers capable of operating over electrical power line wiring. It allows G.hn devices to coexist with other devices implementing G.9972 and operating on the same power line wiring.[1]

G.9972 received consent during the meeting of ITU-T Study Group 15, on October 9, 2009,[2] and final approval on June 11, 2010.[3]

G.9972 specifies two mechanisms for coexistence between G.hn home networks and broadband over power lines (BPL) Internet access networks:

  • Frequency-division multiplexing (FDM), in which the available spectrum is divided in two parts: frequencies below 10 or 14 MHz (specific value can be selected by the access network) are reserved for the access network, while frequencies above them are reserved for the in-home network.
  • Time-division multiplexing (TDM), in which the available channel time is split equally between both networks. 50% of time slots are allocated for the access network, and 50% are allocated to the in-home network.


  1. ^ Berger, Lars T.; Schwager, Andreas; Galli, Stefano and Pagani, Pascal; Schneider, Daniel M.; Lioe, Hidayat. (February 2014). "10". In Berger, Lars T.; Schwager, Andreas; Pagani, Pascal and Schneider, Daniel M. (eds.). Current Power Line Communication Systems: A Survey. Devices, Circuits, and Systems. CRC Press. pp. 253–270. ISBN 9781466557529.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ UNITED NATIONS ITU-T RATIFIES G.HN STANDARD FOR WIRED HOME NETWORKING Archived 2009-10-12 at the Wayback Machine, HomeGrid Forum Press Release
  3. ^ United Nations ITU-T's G.hn Approved as Global Standard for Wired Home Networking