Worldwide broadband and video service providers have continued to use the RDK open source software platform, according to information released today by RDK Management (RDK).
Globally, there are now 100 million RDK devices in use, up from 80 million the previous year. Numerous top service providers in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia are currently using RDK. Atlantic Broadband, BCN, Claro, Comcast, Cox, Deutsche Telekom, J:COM, KabelPlus, Liberty Global, Mediacom, Megacable Melita, NOS, Nuuday, Rogers, SFR (a division of Altice Europe), Shaw, Sky, Stofa, Telcom Argentina, Toya, Vectra, Vidéotron, Vodafone, VOO, VTR, WOW, Ziggo, and other service providers have public RDK deployments.
Additionally, RDK revealed that the number of technological companies in the RDK community has increased from 500 to over 600. Leading SoC companies, CE producers, software developers, system integrators, and service providers are all represented among these businesses.
Companies that want to access code, collaborate, develop, and contribute software back to the RDK community can use RDK for free. RDK offers Preferred and Preferred Plus memberships for those organisations who require more technical help or want to aggressively promote their activity within the community. The RDK community also developed an RDK Technological Advisory Board (RTAB) over the past year, comprised of seasoned RDK contributors and advocates, to foster innovation and the creation of technical roadmaps for the RDK community. Beegol, Consult Red, DTVKit, Sagemcom, and Tata Elxsi are recent RTAB acquisitions.
“Surpassing 100 million RDK device deployments is a testament to the central role RDK now plays at cable, telco, and satellite providers around the globe,” said Jason Briggs, President and General Manager of RDK. “RDK has evolved into a versatile software platform that provides operators with consistency and efficiencies across CPE manufacturers, chipset suppliers, and their diverse footprints of transport networks. Members of the community are also exploring new ways to extend the use of RDK into other areas, such as connected TVs, 5G fixed wireless gateways, and more. It’s certainly an exciting time for RDK, and our team is fully committed to providing the support and tools our community needs to achieve their technical and business objectives.”