HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- ADTRAN, the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced it has acquired SmartRG Inc -- a pacesetter and accomplished innovator of carrier-class, open-source connected home platforms and cloud services for broadband service providers.
Based in Vancouver, Wash., SmartRG brings long-standing industry leadership and expertise in open-source software development, plus a comprehensive portfolio of cloud-management, analytics, WiFi-enabled residential gateways and its SmartOS software platform. The company’s executive team and employees will remain in place to ensure a seamless transition and accelerated market share growth, while leveraging ADTRAN's global reach and resources into the popular, growing market for connected homes.
Together, ADTRAN Mosaic and Smart OS provide full end-to-end management and orchestration solutions from cloud edge to subscriber edge. Service providers understand bandwidth must now be delivered not only to the doorstep but down to every device within a home to meet consumer expectations. This acquisition emphasizes ADTRAN’s commitment to helping broadband providers lower operating expenses and connect everyone, everywhere and everything -- the Internet the way it should be.
SmartRG has more than 3 million devices in service and over 1.3 million devices under management in North America, the Caribbean and South America. The company expects to scale and drive growth through its differentiated software solutions as more customers shift from closed, proprietary options to SmartOS, its open-source-based, cloud-enabled solution suite.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.
The MDU market continues to face fierce competition among service providers due to tech-savvy residents (i.e., millennials), demand from building owners and management companies, plus the favorable economics of bulk contracts. However, no MDUs are the same, so service providers must use multiple technologies and inconsistent deployment models, increasing operational complexity and rollout costs.
The MDU market itself is evolving as residents adopt smart-home technologies, generating rising demand for smart apartments with built-in connected thermostats, keyless entryways and doors, and video doorbells. This evolution presents both new challenges and opportunities. In other words, service providers must consider innovative service-delivery strategies to compete and win.
In this Broadband World News and ADTRAN webinar, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will highlight emerging MDU broadband Internet trends and challenges. In addition, Kurt will outline the next-generation service creation and delivery platform, built on open standards, that allows service providers to connect millions of underserved MDUs, enables creation of user-driven services, and reduces operational complexity and costs.
Plus, special guest, Alice Lawson, Broadband and Cable Program Manager for the City of Seattle, will discuss Seattle’s B4B-Build For Broadband initiative that addresses best practices in planning for MDU telecommunication infrastructure.