Harmonic Introduces Gigabit Upstream Solution for Cable Operators

  • Harmonic

SAN JOSE, CA — Harmonic,  a provider of virtualized cable access and video delivery solutions, announced new technology that enables cable operators to provide compelling new two-way gigabit services. Harmonic's unique upstream gigabit solution is full spectrum and compatible with already-deployed cable modems and set-top boxes (STBs). This new technology has been integrated into Harmonic's CableOS core software and its new Ripple+ network edge platform. The company also announced that Comcast is the first operator to conduct a field trial of this new technology.

"Upstream bandwidth demand continues to intensify as more people work from home and participate in distance learning," said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, cable access business at Harmonic. "Leveraging our latest CableOS cloud-native and distributed network edge platforms, the cable industry now has the tools to meet growing bandwidth demand and offer market-leading symmetric gigabit services today, without costly cable modem or set-top box replacement."

With Harmonic's new CableOS Ripple+ network edge platform, cable operators can:

  • Deliver upstream and downstream bandwidth up to full spectrum without changing installed DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems or STBs;
  • Implement any HFC spectrum split and node configuration, including 2x4 segmentation, spanning traditional node placement to fiber deep, with unified network edge hardware;
  • Seamlessly evolve from traditional HFC architectures to fiber-deep to fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) PON deployments through simple module reconfigurations of the unified edge platform;
  • Ensure uninterrupted distributed edge platform operation during power outages; and
  • Solve backbone capacity bottlenecks and address time-sensitive applications with new deep edge compute capability.

Harmonic's CableOS solution powers more than 2 million cable modems for a growing number of innovative cable operators worldwide.




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