Harmonic CableOS virtualized access solution reaches 2 million cable modems worldwide

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Harmonic has announced deployment milestones for the company’s work in virtualization and access network technologies. Harmonic’s CableOS® virtualized access solution is now powering over 2 million cable modems worldwide, of which over 1.4 million modems are connected through a distributed access architecture (DAA). Enabling these DAA deployments are more than 10,000 Harmonic Remote-PHY devices now in operation worldwide, solidifying the company’s market position and expertise in DAA.

Jeff Heynen, senior research director at Dell’Oro Group said, “We continue to see a steady shift among major cable operators towards virtual CCAP and DAA deployments. The combination of virtualization and DAA give operators the ability to scale more easily and have far more flexibility in how they design their networks and deliver services in the future.”

Harmonic’s leadership in virtualized access and DAA technologies is further highlighted by 11 new CableOS customer deployments this year, including recent wins with DNA in Finland, Canadian telecommunications providers Access Communications and Seaside Communications, and a leading operator in Asia, bringing the total number of deployments worldwide to 38.

“As the growing market leader in virtualized cable access and DAA, we are shaping the future of broadband,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. “We are leveraging our market momentum and technological leadership to further expand the scope and pace of innovation. We have made exciting progress in advanced trials of converged cable- and FTTH-based broadband service delivery, and we have a rich pipeline of innovative, new bandwidth expansion and cloud edge capabilities.”

Harmonic will showcase its industry-leading virtualized and distributed access solutions during the upcoming all-digital SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo. Demonstrations will highlight:

  • CableOS Cloud-Native Core Platform – Extended multi-tenant application support, going beyond vCMTS and vPON applications to include flexible MAC, 5G backhaul, video caching, and third-party containerized applications.
  • CableOS Central – Transformational cloud-based service that leverages rich data and AI to simplify management and boost network performance.
  • Low Latency DOCSIS – Innovative containerized application that enables premium gaming service delivery with existing cable modems.
  • Outdoor Network Edge Platform – Breakthrough new gigabit DOCSIS, advanced FTTH/PON, and new Ethernet switching and cloud compute capabilities.

Harmonic will also provide expert insights into the latest cable industry trends at the Cable-Tec Expo:

  • Harmonic’s Vice President of Solutions and Product Management, Cable Access Business, Asaf Matatayaou, will engage in a panel discussion with Intel. The session “Utilizing Distributed Software and Multipurpose Computing for DAA” will take place in the Imagine Zone on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. EDT.
  • Andrii Vladyka, Harmonic’s technical product manager, Cable Access, will present a paper on “Virtualization and Edge Compute Evolution in Cable” on Oct. 14 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT.
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