The pandemic has amplified the demand for smart appliances for security, climate control, lighting and health alongside smart TVs. Connectivity is likely to become so pervasive to the extent of being embedded in every household device in the coming years.
The router’s unique place in the home network means it can save power, protect privacy, provide autonomy, absorb gateway boxes and much more. These benefits are a springboard for new services and operational savings and can only be realised by creating an innovation environment and ecosystem at the network edge that enhances value for the operator.
The broadband router is established as a secure managed edge of network device. Transforming it from fixed function terminal into a smart router has the potential to deliver significant competitive advantage for operators seeking agility, innovation and security.
- Agility: Future proof and build versatility into your business model.
- Innovation: Unlock a wealth of value from emerging technologies at the network edge
- Secure: Add a myriad of features to enhance services or deliver new functionality with everything locked inside its container
The beauty is that the same technical solution – Smart Router – can be the platform to serve all those needs.
How we can help with Smart Router
We have extensive experience in embedded devices. Working closely with Sky, Comcast, Liberty Global and others to add production quality support for standards compliant containers technology into the RDK-V open-source project. Our CTO Rahul Mehra chairs the RDK special interest group for DACs. Deployed in over 10M devices – it is used to deploy applications and facilitate incremental upgrades to service components in a modular manner. We have also added DACs capability to the RDK-B router stack.