—The leading and most widely supported open-source silicon-to-cloud framework for smart spaces now has 35 CPE devices, from 16 of the world’s leading designers and makers, certified and ready to bring freedom, choice and control to service providers around the world—
Cable-Tec Expo 2022, Philadelphia, U.S.A. – September 20, 2022 — Personalized smart services pioneer Plume®, today announced that 35 WiFi CPE devices are now fully certified and supported by OpenSync™, with more to follow. Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) from leading makers, including [Evolution Digital] are certified with OpenSync, which ensures compatibility of these CPEs with a comprehensive set of cloud-based services. For more details on the certified devices visit plume.com.
This announcement reinforces OpenSync’s position of bringing service providers the widest choice of industry-leading CPEs, and the only agnostic approach that decouples the services from the hardware. Relying on OpenSync, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) maintain complete control over their CPE choices, while interoperability across brands and WiFi generations extends the life of existing CAPEX investments, which is critical for managing supply chain challenges, for supporting environmental sustainability, and for improving Free Cash Flows (FCF).
All OpenSync-powered CPEs––including gateways, extenders and pods––can coexist on the same network, irrespective of maker or WiFi generation, with plug and play simplicity, and access to Plume’s services. The comprehensive line-up also includes availability of the first OpenSync-certified WiFi 6E CPEs, fully cloud-optimized to enable CSPs and their subscribers to get an optimal performance from the 6 GHz spectrum:
All CPEs come pre-integrated with OpenSync and provide instant access to Plume’s SaaS Experience Platform and services suites. Leveraging OpenSync, and actively managed by the Plume Cloud, over 275 CSPs from over 30 countries currently serve highly personalized experiences to more than 41 million locations over the largest Software Defined Network (SDN) for smart homes and small businesses in the world.
“OpenSync is the ‘SIM card’ for next generation services,” said Fahri Diner, Founder & CEO of Plume. “Those who adopt it will remain relevant and thrive, while yesterday’s approach of differentiating via feeds-n-speeds and bits-n-bytes will deliver irrelevance and marginalization. The winners are rapidly adopting open-source, reliable cloud architectures, and massive data to enable and deploy services at scale. I’m confident OpenSync is the most significant movement for the CSP ecosystem; available now, proven, and scaled.”
“By adopting open source or standards based solutions, CSPs have the freedom to deploy services across entire device populations, removing the reliance on hardware; this leads to reduced development costs and lead times which is strategically important for competitive and operational effectiveness,” said Michael Philpott, Research Director, Omdia. “Our recent case study highlighted how Liberty Global has leveraged OpenSync to remotely upgrade thousands of customers instantaneously to a new cloud controlled adaptive WiFi service, without the need for home visits or lengthy and complex software development.”
Delivering a fully optimized consumer experience
Plume’s device maker partners cite the unique advantages of deploying WiFi CPE in combination with OpenSync and Plume’s SaaS Experience Platform:
“The winning combination of Evolution Digital’s leading WiFi 6 and 6E OpenSync technology and Plume’s smart home services platform enables CSPs to offer a best-in-breed managed WiFi experience to their customers while increasing ARPU and lowering OPEX. Together with Plume as our trusted partner, we leverage OpenSync’s flexible and reliable framework to ensure CSPs enjoy the benefits of faster time-to-market, as well as consistent maintenance and support. Additionally, CSP logistics are massively enhanced by Evolution Digital’s forward-thinking supply chain management, which guarantees our customers available and ready-to-ship OpenSync hardware stocking levels,” said Marc Cohen, Chief Revenue Officer, Evolution Digital.
OpenSync™ is the world’s fastest-growing cloud-agnostic, open-source software to enable the curation, delivery, and support of services and management of devices for the smart home. Today, OpenSync connects over one billion devices and this number is growing exponentially. Compatible with initiatives such as RDK and OpenWRT—and broadly deployed by leading global CSPs and device makers—the software is critical to residential and enterprise WiFi and IP-delivered services. Chipset suppliers, device makers, system integrators, internet service providers, and operators can benefit from OpenSync’s open, interoperable, multi-vendor interfaces and simple and efficient scaling on a proven platform.
For more information, visit http://www.opensync.io/.
Plume® is the creator of the world’s first SaaS experience platform for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and their subscribers, deployed in more than 41 million locations globally. As the only open and hardware-independent, cloud-controlled solution, Plume enables the rapid delivery of new services for smart homes, small businesses, and beyond at massive scale. On the front end, Plume delivers self-optimizing, adaptive WiFi, cyber-security, access and parental controls, and more. CSPs get robust data- and AI-driven back-end applications for unprecedented visibility, insights, support, operations, and marketing. Plume leverages OpenSync™, an open-source framework that comes pre-integrated and supported on the leading silicon, CPE, and platform SDKs.
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