Plume and Technicolor have agreed a collaboration to expand their mutual smart home services.
Technicolor’s Connected Home division will work with Plume’s Consumer Experience Management (CEM) Platform. Plume will benefit from expanded market reach through access to new broadband open CPE platforms, offered by Technicolor Connected Home.
Central to the partnership is pre-integration and support of OpenSync – the fastest growing open-source framework for the smart home – on the existing and new Wi-Fi 6-based open CPEs from Technicolor Connected Home, including cable-, xDSL-, and xPON-gateways and Wi-Fi access points.
“This new partnership will revolutionise the subscriber’s experience across every broadband delivery platform, whether its cable, DSL or fibre and will further cement Technicolor’s position as No. 1 in the broadband CPE space”, said Girish Naganathan, CTO at Technicolor Connected Home. “This is key as the relationship between operators and subscribers rises in importance. Consumers are counting on network service providers to help manage the growing complexity of their connected home environments.”
Currently, OpenSync is behind close to one billion connected devices across approximately 19 million locations. It provides an open silicon-to-cloud framework that enables the rapid deployment and management of digital home services from the cloud.
“Today, personalized experiences are front-and-center to meeting the evolving needs of the modern consumer,” said Sri Nathan, Co-founder and VP Business Development at Plume. “As broadband speeds-and-feeds are no longer a material differentiator, the most progressive service providers prioritize bespoke experiences and an ever expanding set of innovative new services to delight and retain their subscribers.
Service providers and consumers will have access to Plume’s HomePass suite, the Smart Home Services bundle that gives consumers additional control over their broadband experience. This includes whole-home Adaptive WiFi, robust AI cybersecurity, advanced access & parental controls and motion detection.