SoftAtHome, a software provider for operator CPE devices enabling convergent services for the digital home, has joined the prpl Foundation to work together with the open source community in order to build carrier-grade features into home gateways.
The prpl Foundation is an ‘open-source, community-driven, collaborative, non-profit foundation’ with a focus on enabling next-generation datacenter-to-device portable software and virtualised architectures. Initial domains targeted by prpl include data center, networking & storage, connected consumer and embedded/IoT. SoftAtHome encourages collaboration around the popular OpenWrt ecosystem to create a flexible open source solution for carrier-grade gateways.
“SoftAtHome’s mission since its creation has been to act as technology provider with our embedded software platform, enabling operators to differentiate and compete with a complete technology ecosystem,” said Wojtek Makowski, Chief Technology Officer of SoftAtHome. “With our strategy to contribute to and leverage from open source, we will increase standardisation, reduce time to market and foster innovation in Operator services. We will build up new box architectures leveraging virtualization techniques, secure environments and other ingredients to help carriers in their software-driven businesses.”