RDK, the open source software platform adopted by operators including Liberty Global and Comcast, has given details of its 80 million device deployments.
The organisation has been holding a virtual RDK Leadership Update.
“Over this past year, our community developed new ways to enhance their video businesses with the rollouts of RDK4, Lightning App language, and RDK Video Accelerator set-top boxes,” said Jason Briggs, Executive Director of RDK. “On the broadband side, RDK software now spans across DOCSIS, DSL, and GPON gateways, which is particularly beneficial to service providers operating a mix of transport networks within their footprints.”
Since last spring, RDK has put on another 20 million device deployments and is now found in more than 30 leading service providers throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
There are now more than 500 technology companies within the RDK community, up from 430 the previous year. These include leading CE manufacturers, SoC companies, software developers, system integrators, and service providers.
Last year, the introduction of RDK4 brought in standardised APIs that enable operators to integrate new user interfaces, apps and app stores. As part of RDK4, the Firebolt app platform provides a common way to support Lightning, HTML5, and native streaming apps within RDK. Beneath RDK Firebolt is an architectural communication layer, or modular microservices layer, called Thunder, used for app lifecycle management that facilitates communication between Firebolt and RDK core components.