Wednesday, January 4, 2023

CommScope broadens home networking with OpenWrt

CommScope launched its portfolio of HomeVantage home networking solutions featuring advanced, open-source firmware stacks. The HomeVantage portfolio consists of gateways and modems for PON, DOCSIS, Ethernet and Wi-Fi extenders, including support for the emerging Wi-Fi 7 standard.

The new line up brings capabilities from the open-source RDK and OpenWrt communities along with carrier-grade enhancements to meet the specific requirements of the service provider industry.

Specifically, HomeVantage solutions support containerized applications that enable an efficient delivery of value-added services and applications on the home gateway, with the flexibility to add and remove applications without the need to update the gateway platform software. The HomeVantage portfolio is supported by CommScope Home Network’s HomeAssure service delivery platform, which can fully manage the capabilities of the broadband devices, including containerized application orchestration, Wi-Fi management and other advanced services.

“With more than 70 million RDK devices deployed globally, service providers continue to trust CommScope Home Networks to enhance open-source platforms and develop high quality, secure solutions that improve the consumer experience,” stated Ken Haase, vice president of product management, CommScope Home Networks. “By broadening our portfolio to include OpenWrt and solutions in development by the prpl Foundation, the HomeVantage portfolio enables service providers to consistently deliver new, developing consumer services to the home – no matter what the access technology may be.”

CommScope notes that it has been involved in the evolution of RDK-B since its inception and currently holds two board seats on the prpl Foundation Board of Directors.