Operators Liberty Global, Bell and Comcast have signed up to OpenSync that was announced at the Broadband World Forum. It creates a silicon, CPE, and cloud-agnostic approach for the curation, delivery and management of emerging residential services leveraging managed Wi-Fi.
“For Liberty Global, a critical element of exploiting our broadband capabilities and delivering a superior connectivity experience to our customers is to ensure that we can continuously optimise Wi-Fi performance within a customer’s home. It is also clear to us that in creating those capabilities we need to intelligently optimise performance across homes in close proximity to each another, which is common in our footprint,” said Dan Hennessy, European CTO of Liberty Global. “This is why we’ve already used elements of the OpenSync framework to optimise Wi-Fi in millions of homes and look forward to investigating ways in which the initiative might be applied to other use cases that may benefit our customers.”
Plume has open sourced its previously proprietary Plume Middle Layer (PML) software which has already been deployed in millions of homes globally to create the OpenSync framework. OpenSync operates across residential gateways, modems, routers, access points, extenders, set-top-boxes, IoT hubs, smart speakers and other Wi-Fi enabled CPEs to form a common cloud-to-hardware abstraction layer with open interfaces to cloud controllers.
“Over the last few decades, the needs of the consumers shifted from Internet connectivity in order to be productive, to performance for uninterrupted entertainment and around the clock social engagement,” said Fahri Diner, co-founder and CEO of Plume. “Driven by the influx of smart devices flowing into our homes, the next decade is all about personalization and cross-platform experiences,”
OpenSync is available under a BSD-3 open source licence and brings an open and extensible framework to build cloud managed services.