Airoha announces RDK-B support for broadband SoC
October 11, 2022
Taiwan’s premier IC design house, Airoha Technology, a subsidiary of IC giant MediaTek, has announced that it has started to deliver to its customers a Broadband System-on-Chip (SOC) solution powered by RDK-B, an open-source platform that standardise key functions of customer premise equipment (CPE).
As an active member in the RDK community, Airoha has helped to set and develop Passive Optical Network (PON)-related solutions to enable operators to navigate to an all-fiber environment. RDK-B allows operators to continue to use their existing equipment and software, built upon the legacy coaxial cable and DOCSIS interface standards, to maximise capital investments, and leverage the quality of work that they already providing to the customers.
Airoha’s support for RDK-B PON solutions are designed to enable operators expedite the process of cable transformation. Airoha is committed to becoming the best long-term partner of its customers and helping its customers improve competitiveness.
The CPE devices provided by Airoha’s operator customers will come preinstalled with RDK-B and software customised by Airoha that will facilitate easy upgrades and allow the cable operators to continue to use their existing management systems and applications on the new chipset platform.
This should reduce the cost of migration and allow operators to manage different OLT (Optical Line Terminal) equipment under same system architecture while enjoying the benefits brought by fiber. AIROHA has helped several Tier 1 cable operators in Western Europe deploy RDK-B powered chipsets to upgrade to fibre quickly and smoothly.
Jason Briggs, President and GM of RDK, said, “Airoha is a global leader in chipset solutions for the broadband industry, and we are delighted that they have made RDK software a centerpiece of their strategy. Thanks to Airoha, CPE manufacturers now have more choices to acquire chipsets that come pre-integrated and shipped with RDK-B as the default software stack to help operators transition to fibre.”
Bomin Wang, Executive Vice President and GM of Fixed Network Business Group, Airoha Technology, said: ”Airoha’s successful case in Europe has demonstrated the company’s ability to help its customers upgrade infrastructure via a fast and reliable path, while also providing compatibility and interoperability at the same time to shake off the shackles of the traditional technologies. The changes do not come from chance but from our customers’ will to change, and the close cooperation between all of us involved in the partnership. We invite more enterprises to join the ecosystem to bring about more changes and opportunities for users and enterprises to benefit from technology.”