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RDK surpasses 80m device deployments

May 5, 2021

RDK Management has announced details about the continued adoption of RDK open source software used to power customer-premises equipment (CPE) from broadband and video service providers worldwide.

“With more than 80 million device deployments, RDK adoption continues to accelerate and serve as the foundational software platform for service providers across their various OEMs and network topologies for video, broadband and IoT devices,” said Jason Briggs, Executive Director of RDK. “The common refrain we hear from operators is that RDK provides them with maximum versatility and transparency, while keeping them in complete control over their consumer-facing experience and device telemetry.”

Briggs continued: “Over this past year, our community developed new ways to enhance their video businesses with the rollouts of RDK4, Lightning App language, and RDK Video Accelerator set-top boxes. On the broadband side, RDK software now spans across DOCSIS, DSL, and GPON gateways, which is particularly beneficial to service providers operating a mix of transport networks within their footprints. We’re also excited about delivering a variety of new support services, training, testing tools, and recruiting resources to enable the RDK community to more easily scale with the RDK.”

The number of RDK devices deployed globally rose to 80 million, up from 60 million since last spring. In total, RDK is now deployed across more than 30 leading service providers throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Service providers with publicly disclosed deployments for RDK-based services include Comcast, Cox, J:COM, Liberty Global, Megacable, Melita, MEO, NOS, NOWO, PYUR, Rogers, Shaw, SFR (part of Altice Europe), Vidéotron, Vodafone, VTR, and Ziggo.

RDK also disclosed that there are now more than 500 technology companies within the RDK community, up from 430 the previous year. These companies span leading CE manufacturers, SoC companies, software developers, system integrators, and service providers. Open source RDK is freely available to all users who want to access code, collaborate, develop, and submit software contributions back to the RDK community.

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