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Harmonic Deploys World's First Virtualized Cable Access Network for Leading Cable Operator Com Hem

2/14/2018 12:15 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 14, 2018 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and cable access virtualization, today announced that Com Hem, Sweden's leading provider of television, internet and fixed-telephony services, is using Harmonic's CableOS™ virtualized CCAP solution to deliver the Nordic region's fastest broadband speeds. The industry's only software-based Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), CableOS enables flexible delivery of groundbreaking high-speed broadband services while at the same time lowering space requirements and operating costs. Com Hem is deploying CableOS across its network, delivering high-speed broadband services to a rapidly growing number of connected devices.

"We worked closely with Harmonic on this project and are proud to have a platform that gives us the flexibility to continue development into the future," said Thomas Helbo, CTO at Com Hem.

By deploying Harmonic's CableOS across its network, Com Hem will be able to meet current demand for high-speed services and be positioned to meet increasing speed and service demands in the coming years. Indicative of the unique flexibility and expansion potential of the software-based architecture, CableOS is also the technology platform powering Com Hem's recently announced symmetrical 1.2 Gbit/s service test being conducted in Stockholm.

"The cable industry is facing the challenge and opportunity of delivering increasingly higher broadband speeds, and therefore requires a cost-effective and sustainable approach for continued business growth," said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, Cable Edge Business, at Harmonic. "We've partnered with Com Hem to show operators around the world that their internet speeds can be significantly increased while simultaneously reducing the space, power and cost constraints that have historically impeded growth. Being a software-based solution, CableOS is incredibly scalable and flexible, allowing Com Hem to flexibly add new features and extra capacity, without expensive hardware."

Further information about Harmonic and the company's products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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About Harmonic
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality broadcast and OTT video services to consumers globally. The company has also revolutionized cable access networking via the industry's first virtualized CCAP solution, enabling cable operators to more flexibly deploy gigabit internet service to consumers' homes and mobile devices. Whether simplifying OTT video delivery via innovative cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies, or powering the delivery of gigabit internet cable services, Harmonic is changing the way media companies and service providers monetize live and VOD content on every screen. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic's CableOS™ virtualized CCAP solution. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the Harmonic CableOS solution does not meet some or all of its anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of its anticipated benefits, such as anticipated performance or cost savings.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Harmonic, the Harmonic logo and other Harmonic marks are owned by Harmonic Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

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