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Global TV operators have deployed more than 40 million devices running the reference design kit (RDK), a 62% annual increase according to data from the consortium charged with administering the software.

stb 7 feb 2018A joint venture between leading pay-TV operators, RDK Management also found that as community membership surpasses 350 companies, up 17% from the same time in 2017, RDK is expanding into whole home platform for video, broadband and Internet of things (IoT).

Since spring 2017, companies that have publicly announced deployment plans for RDK-based services include: Comcast, Cox, J:COM, Liberty Global, Melita, NOS, NOWO, Rogers, Shaw, Tele Columbus, Vidéotron and the now Vodafone-owned former Kabel Deutschland assets. In total, more than 25 video and service providers across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia are members of the RDK community and are in various stages of evaluation, testing, trials or deployment.

There has also been adoption by technology providers such as Espial, and silicon giant Broadcom which recently announced that it is working with RDK Management on a strategic development agreement to closely integrate chipset-level software development kits (SDKs) from Broadcom with RDK’s open-source software.

“With more than 40 million RDK-based set-top boxes and broadband gateways deployed globally, 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,” explained Steve Heeb, president and general manager of RDK Management . “Our transparent approach to solving common technical challenges enables operators to focus their efforts on creating the UIs, applications and back-end data analytics that enhance the customer experience and business results. Our community will also be there with solutions, beyond TV and Internet, as the industry expands into IoT and new kinds of smart home services.”