NetworkX 2022: SoftAtHome Teams Up with WNC to Accelerate Home LAN Open-Source Adoption

As an active member of the prpl Foundation, SoftAtHome is a champion of open source for Broadband and CPE

A joint solution with WNC will be demonstrated at SoftAtHome’s booth (8.B37) at NetworkX in Amsterdam 

PARIS, France – October 17th, 2022 SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, and Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC), an expert in the design, development, and manufacturing of cutting-edge communications products, are now partnering to help operators benefit from an open-source ecosystem for home gateways and Wi-Fi routers. The two companies, both members of the prpl Foundation, will propose joint broadband, 5G, and fiber gateway solutions for operators.    

SoftAtHome and WNC join their efforts to ease operators’ lives, thanks to open-source adoption. With this partnership, operators will benefit from SoftAtHome’s software and WNC’s product and system solutions with access to open-source benefits: a better time-to-market, an expanded ecosystem, and an easier way to accelerate innovation.

SoftAtHome is actively contributing to the prpl Foundation , an open-source software organization, by developing and maintaining code for prplWare, the first carrier-grade open-source stack for Broadband and CPE. 

By using prplWare, prplOS, prplMesh, and SoftAtHome’s Life Cycle Management solution, operators now have access to an end-to-end solution for application life cycle management based on prpl’s specifications, which finally opens operators’ CPEs to the apps world.

“We are delighted to collaborate with WNC as a major broadband player, especially with our common work on 5G,Fibre and other broadband gateways”, said David Viret-Lange, CEO of SoftAtHome. “We are an active contributor of the prpl Foundation, and we do not doubt that this new partnership will allow us to contribute together to a larger adoption of our prpl based solutions by our customers.”

“We share SoftAtHome’s vision that open-source enables operators globally to benefit from evolving, innovative, shared home services for the home gateway, such as SoftAtHome’s Life Cycle Management solution,”said Johnson Hsu, GM of WNC’s Connected Home Business Group. “Demonstration of our joint solution using our gateways will be showcased during NetworkX in Amsterdam at WNC’s booth (8.G21) and SoftAtHome’s booth (8.B37).”

Meet SoftAtHome at Hall 8.B37, RAI Amsterdam, during NetworkX / Broadband World Forum 2022 from October 18thto 20th, 2022, to see a joint demo with WNC.

About SoftAtHome

SoftAtHome is an independent software provider with six different solutions for broadband (Connect’ON), Wi-Fi (Wifi’ON), Security (Secure’ON), Smart Home (Things’ON), video (Watch’ON), analytics and QoE monitoring (Eyes’ON). The company’s products are deployed by Telecom and Broadcast operators in over 25 million home networks and millions of mobile devices. The company, owned by operators, has over 300 employees, mainly software engineers committed to open-source communities such as prpl or RDK. SoftAtHome’s hybrid products uniquely leverage the best from Cloud-based software components and software embedded in multiple mobile and fixed devices.

About WNC:

Established in 1996, Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) specializes in the design, development, and manufacturing of cutting-edge communications products. WNC has a global presence and technical expertise that encompasses applications from broadband, mobility, multimedia, and the IoT to wireline and wireless communications, with a product scope covering network communications, network infrastructure, smart home, and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). For more information, please visit https://www.wnc.com.tw/.

For Press Information Contact:

Marta Twardowska-Rienks for SoftAtHome

E: press@softathome.com

M: +31 621-184-585

T: @SoftAtHome

For WNC Press Information Contact:

CSO and Spokesperson

Molly Lin

molly.lin@wnc.com.tw