SmartRG releases SmartOS 11 commercial software offering for customer premises equipment based completely on prplWrt project

SmartRG, an ADTRAN company, provider of open networking and subscriber experience solutions, unveiled Wednesday SmartOS 11, a new release that l realizes the principles and best practices established by the prplWrt project. Building on SmartOS’ silicon-agnostic heritage, SmartOS 11 will be immediately available on SmartRG devices on three different chipsets.

SmartOS 11 powers residential gateways with the aim to optimize the subscriber experience, while reducing complexity in the home network. SmartOS programmable network elements, provide operators with a highly agile open services architecture. SmartOS was created for next generation gateways and in-home networking products that will solve the exponential increase in device fragmentation and interoperability that currently exist.

prplWrt, hosted by the prpl Foundation, is focused on establishing an open-source, enterprise-grade software framework using OpenWrt to provide a common baseline of APIs for a high degree of customization and differentiation without sacrificing security or compatibility. The framework will power the next generation of Wi-Fi routers and gateways with secure, robust software and tools for testing, professional certification and continuous feature development.

prpl works to build an open source framework for secure and future-proof router and gateway stacks, characterized by standardized APIs to enable a new service ecosystem. SmartRG partnered with prpl’s open-source initiative to standardize framework for carrier in-home gateways and routers.

The mission of prplWRT is to enable close collaboration between users, hardware manufacturers, semiconductor companies, and the broader OpenWrt ecosystem in a community-run fashion. The focus of the technology enhancements are centered around creating a robust, flexible open source platform suitable for mission critical, highly reliable products.

With SmartOS 11’s fully open-source approach, ADTRAN democratizes service provider CPE customization to a level once only reserved for multinational Tier 1 service providers. 

Additionally, an open ecosystem of third-party services allows tailoring of the subscriber’s experience to any customer segment. These and other new features facilitate differentiation and create competitive opportunities as service providers look to add innovative revenue-generating services to their offerings.

​“We are committed to the work with the prpl Foundation, helping accelerate open and scalable standards, technology and networks,” ADTRAN Subscriber Solutions & Experience CTO David La Cagnina said. “By integrating the prplWrt framework into SmartOS 11, we are leading the industry in offering truly open solutions with carrier-grade infrastructure and broad industry support.”

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