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TelecomsTalk | November 30, 2021

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HomeGrid Forum Elects Donna Yasay as its New President

HomeGrid Forum Elects Donna Yasay as its New President

Yasay joins from a background in engineering, sales and business development expertise with world-leading telecoms operator and vendor organizations

The Board of HomeGrid Forum has today confirmed that it has elected Donna Yasay as its new president with immediate effect.

Located in Santa Clara, California, Donna Yasay is Business Development Director at Marvell Semiconductor, one of HomeGrid’s promoter members. She has some 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, working in engineering, sales and business development roles in both operator and vendor organizations, including AT&T, Asoka, D-Link, Netopia, and Ikanos Communications. Donna has an exciting vision for the future of HomeGrid Forum and the powerful technology for home networking at Gigabit speeds that the organization promotes.

Donna sees her role as encouraging the efforts of members to make the ubiquitous in-home networking standard and a strong wireless enabler for all consumers in both carrier and retail. “ is such a powerful and promising technology and I am delighted to be taking on this role at such a key moment,” says Yasay. “In my view has the potential to become the 4K TV enabler throughout the home and the in-home technology leader for mixed managed services combining voice, video and data with carrier class quality of experience.”

With a wealth of previous experience in home networking, Yasay points to her focus on providing the consumer community with the right technology to achieve better quality of experience. Her appointment comes as begins its rollout into consumer environments. At CES HomeGrid members showed a range of consumer demonstrations and China Telecom and Skyworth also announced the launch of the world’s first smart TV with embedded powerline connectivity, now available to China Telecom’s more than 25 million IPTV subscribers.

Speaking on behalf of the Board, outgoing president Don Gardenhire said: “We are all eager to welcome Donna to the Board. She will bring a fresh pair of eyes and a more consumer-focused approach at this important time for HomeGrid. This year will see enormous strides in our powerline deployments and further advances in other wired mediums, coax, CAT5, phoneline and plastic optical fiber (POF).”