Videonet, June 8, 2017
The Portuguese cable operator NOS only launched its first RDK gateway last June, the UMA next-generation platform, but is already working on its next RDK-based hardware project, an all-IP video gateway that could be in the field as early as 2018. This is not a client STB to complement the existing UMA gateway but another version of UMA, this time without the cable front-end.
Speaking at Connected TV World Summit last month, Pedro Bandeira, Director of Product Development at NOS, said the RDK open-source software stack gives his company the flexibility it needs to deploy platforms and services quickly. “We do not need to worry about the low-level [software functions] like channel tuning and resources, which are not our core business. We can focus on the business side, the functions and services that we deliver to customers and we can now act very quickly.”