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MaxLinear, SoftAtHome partner on prpl Life Cycle Management Solution

October 19, 2022

MaxLinear has teamed with SoftAtHome to showcase the prpl Life Cycle Management (LCM) at the prpl Foundation 2022 prpl Summit.

The open-source LCM agent software developed for prplOS will be shown running on the MaxLinear AnyWAN Open Service Platform connected to SoftAtHome’s LCM Backend solution. The MaxLinear and SoftAtHome solution demonstrates a new choice for operators that provides simplicity of development and faster time to market for home gateways by remotely downloading and managing the same services for different hardware platforms through the same backend server. The LCM uses containers and prplOS high-level APIs, including the mechanisms defined by the Broadband Forum TR-369 standard (USP device management). Operators often spend most of their investment for a new generation of gateways on different iterations of the same functionality because of different OEMs or chipsets.

The intention of prpl with prplOS and the LCM is to create a common middleware that runs on different hardware platforms. Operators can differentiate by dynamically launching and managing unique services because they have a common middleware and deployment mechanism on various hardware platforms.

“SoftAtHome has been an active contributor to the prpl Foundation since 2016. We have the vision that open-source software and sharing common software modules accelerates the transformation of the Home Gateway into an operator service platform,” said David Viret-Lange, CEO of SoftAtHome. “MaxLinear shares the same vision, and we believe that our partnership will accelerate prpl market adoption.”

“MaxLinear is a technology leader and dedicated partner who brings our engineering expertise to deliver unique, advanced solutions that make our customers successful,” said Will Torgerson, vice president and general manager, Broadband group for MaxLinear. “Being a member of the prpl Foundation and supporting the concept of open-source through our work with leaders such as SoftAtHome provides a competitive solution for operators and simplifies their operations.”

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