CSI Magazine, March 20, 2018
The Reference Design Kit may not be to everyone’s tastes and needs, but both device and membership adoption continues to grow globally. In its latest annual update RDK Management said there are now more than 40 million RDK-based set-top boxes and broadband gateways deployed worldwide. This represents a growth of 63% from 25m devices this time in last year.
New software is typically released every two weeks, and member companies are downloading RDK software components more than four million times every month, a fourfold increase from the same time last year.
Membership also continues to grow, with the community now passing 350 companies, which is up 17% from 2017.
“It’s clear that service providers, and their suppliers, have found a prime open source software development platform upon which to drive future growth and innovation,” said Steve Heeb, President and General Manager of RDK Management, LLC.
RDK Management is an open source consortium that manages the Reference Design Kit (RDK). RDK is an open source software platform for the connected home that standardizes core functions used in broadband devices, set-top boxes, and IoT. It enables operators to manage their devices; control their business models; and customize their apps, UIs and data analytics to improve the customer experience and drive business results. The RDK community is comprised of more than 350 companies including: CPE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and service providers. For more information on the tools, training, and events provided by RDK Management, please visit: www.rdkcentral.com.
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