According to Steve Heeb, president and GM of RDK, “Service providers around the globe recognize that RDK gives them ultimate control over their software roadmaps and data within the connected home, across video, broadband and IoT connected devices.
“As such, there are now more than 50 million deployed devices powered by RDK software.”
He added: “On the broadband side, RDK has become the preferred software stack for broadband gateways from leading suppliers, and they are focused on providing RDK solutions across DOCSIS, DSL, and PON. For video, the RDK App Framework and RDK Video Accelerator make it easier to develop and manage apps in a consistent way across RDK video devices. And, notably, RDK also provides a common method for service providers to leverage device management and ‘big data’ to improve broadband and video performance.”
Dozens of service providers across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia are in various stages of evaluation, testing, trials, or deployment. Companies that have publicly announced deployment plans for RDK-based services include Comcast, Cox, J:COM, Liberty Global, Melita, NOS, NOWO, Rogers, Shaw, Tele Columbus, Vidéotron, and Vodafone (formerly Kabel Deutschland).
There are now more than 400 technology companies participating within the RDK community. The community includes many of the world’s leading CE manufacturers, SoC companies, software developers, system integrators, and service providers making innovative code contributions and downloading RDK software components more than six million times per month.
RDK Management is an open source consortium that manages RDK for the global community.