RDK Selected by Deutsche Telekom as Global Software Platform for Broadband Gateways | State
PHILADELPHIA CREAM, October 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – RDK management today announced that RDK is being deployed as a global software platform for broadband gateways (i.e. modems / routers) across Deutsche Telekom fiber, DSL and cable footprints.
RDK is an open source software platform, deployed on more than 80 million devices worldwide, that standardizes the basic functions used in connected broadband, video and IoT devices. By standardizing these functions, service providers can develop and deploy a consistent set of applications and services to various hardware vendors.
âRDK provides us with a common way to monitor and manage our broadband device capabilities, telemetry, analytics and applications across our European footprint, enabling us to create a seamless customer experience across different devices, âsaid Pedro Bandeira, Vice President of Products and New Business at Deutsche Telekom. âRDK provides a proven global ecosystem of contributions from telecom and cable operators, and our team plays an active and strategic role in making contributions to the RDK community. We are particularly excited about the ability to leverage common RDK data analytics in predictive and proactive ways that will allow us to create differentiated and enhanced customer experiences. “
For broadband devices in particular, RDK provides consistent support for routing, Wi-Fi, device management, diagnostics, DNS settings, IoT interfaces (i.e. Bluetooth, Thread and Zigbee), etc. With RDK as a common software platform, it enables service providers to simplify integration efforts and reduce the cost and complexity of managing separate software stacks between chipsets and CPE. This common approach also accelerates the ability of service providers to test and deploy new broadband-related services, while providing enterprise-wide visibility to broadband devices across their networks.
âDeutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with some 242 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed network lines and 22 million broadband lines. , and we are proud that they are engaging with the RDK, “said Jason briggs, Chairman and CEO of RDK. âWe share a common vision for transparency and standardization of core CPE technical functions, allowing service providers to devote their valuable time to customer-centric applications and services. We are confident that Deutsche Telekom’s commitment and leadership will be invaluable. to the entire RDK community. “
About RDK management
RDK Management is an open source consortium that manages RDK for the global community. RDK is an open source connected home software platform that standardizes the basic functions used in broadband, video and IoT devices. It allows operators to manage their devices; control their business models; and customize their applications, user interfaces and data analytics to improve customer experience and drive business results. The RDK community is made up of over 500 companies including: CPE manufacturers, SoC providers, 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.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 242 million mobile customers, 27 million landlines and 22 million broadband lines. We provide fixed / broadband network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, as well as information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for businesses and enterprises. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries. With a workforce of around 226,300 (Dec 31 2020) employees around the world, we generated a turnover of 101 billion euros in fiscal year 2020, of which approximately 66 percent excluding Germany.
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