Harmonic announced that Northwest Ohio operator Buckeye Broadband has deployed CableOS, the tech vendor’s virtualized Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP).

Buckeye adds to a list of more than a dozen cable operators around the world that have either deployed CableOS or are in the trials with it.

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Virtualized CCAPs like CableOS are gaining traction as MSOs look to become more agile in their service launches, put more capacity into their networks, and reduce the space, cooling and powering requirements that come with traditional, purpose-built CCAP chassis. In the case of CableOS, an important selling point is that it runs on off-the-shelf, Intel-based x86 servers.

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“As we look to deliver next-generation data, voice and video services to customers, we need a future-proof infrastructure solution,” said R.J. Walker, VP of engineering, operations and IT services at Buckeye Broadband, in a statement. “Harmonic’s CableOS solution provides sustainable capacity growth over the long term and end-to-end support for centralized architectures now, while future-proofing our operations for distributed architectures, enabling us to deliver faster broadband offerings and address critical space, power and cost requirements.”

Added Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior VP and general manager of cable access business for Harmonic: “Software is transforming the future of cable access networks, providing increased scalability, flexibility and cost savings to operators. We’re excited to collaborate with Buckeye Broadband on this world-class broadband access network. With the CableOS solution at the heart of its infrastructure, Buckeye Broadband is ready to achieve unprecedented DOCSIS bandwidth and boost cost efficiencies.”

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