At the 2023 International CES (Jan. 5-8) in Las Vegas, CommScope has launched its HomeVantage home networking platform, comprising a portfolio of high-performance connected home gateways powered by advanced, open-source firmware stacks.
As reckoned by a company statement, "The HomeVantage portfolio delivers leading-edge services and features to meet global market demands and enables service providers to simplify broadband deployment, effectively manage software applications, and accelerate their time-to-market."
The HomeVantage technology is designed to offer the best features from the open-source RDK and OpenWrt communities with carrier-grade enhancements to meet the specific requirements of the service provider industry. CommScope noted that this approach allows service providers to harness the innovation of industry-wide communities and ecosystems.
In a nutshell, the HomeVantage platform supports containerized applications that enable an efficient delivery of value-added services and applications on the home gateway unit, with the flexibility to add and remove applications without the need to update the gateway platform software.
Ken Haase, vice president of product management, CommScope Home Networks, remarked:
“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. 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.”
As a longstanding member of the RDK community and prpl Foundation, CommScope Home Networks notes 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.
CommScope's statement added, "Providing more than 20 years of industry expertise to aid future development of RDK-B and prplOS/prplWare, CommScope Home Networks is committed to promoting open-source collaboration and continues to help create a standardized platform for faster innovation and unified solutions. HomeVantage solutions leverage these comprehensive capabilities across various stacks to create a fast integration platform that increases the cadence of new services and application deployments for service providers."
Open-source for the cloud
Significantly, CommScope emphasized that that the HomeVantage product line is based on open standards that enhance interoperability, simplify the deployment of multi-source solutions, and enable full service provider device management from the cloud.
With full compliance of Broadband Forum standards, HomeVantage solutions can be supported by other service delivery platforms.
Additionally, the HomeVantage platform is supported by CommScope Home Network’s HomeAssure service delivery platform, which can fully manage the capabilities of broadband devices, including the areas of containerized application orchestration, Wi-Fi management and other advanced services.
As showcased at CES 2023, the company said the HomeVantage product line consists of gateways and modems for PON, DOCSIS, Ethernet and Wi-Fi extenders, including support for the emerging Wi-Fi 7 standard.
This range of products of provides a cost-effective solution set for service providers "with the ability to continually deliver next generation features and advanced services to elevate the connected home experience," noted CommScope.
CommScope Home Networks is showcasing the HomeVantage platform enabled with Wi-Fi 7 at CES 2023 from January 5-7 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.