Harmonic is touting new North American business for its CableOS software product, announcing that South Carolina’s Comporium will use the virtualized CCAP to delivery DOCSIS 3.1 services via Distributed Access Architecture (DAA).
Comporium is also using Harmonic's ElectraXT high-density transcoder for IPTV service delivery.
CableOS is a software-based Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) and Remote PHY system. Entering the cable industry’s big annual technology conference in New Orleans next week, CableTec Expo, Harmonic and its virtualized product are threatening to disrupt the hegemony enjoyed in cable access by CommScope, Cisco and Casa Systems.
Over the summer, Comcast committed $175 million to Harmonic to also deploy CableOS in a DAA scheme.
"Improving our subscribers' quality of experience is a key initiative, and traditional CMTS solutions fall short of providing the flexibility, scalability and efficiency we need to cost-effectively launch multi-gigabit DOCSIS 3.1 broadband services," said Mike Deller, VP of engineering and planning at Comporium. "Harmonic's CableOS solution saves us significant space, power and legacy hardware costs, enabling an easy migration from older CMTS platforms to new virtualized DOCSIS 3.1 networks that will give us a competitive edge in the market."
Added Yaniv Ben-Soussan, VP of sales, North America cable at Harmonic: ”Speed is a major determining factor in consumer satisfaction with broadband services today, and that's why Comporium is joining a host of other cable operators in North America and globally to deploy Gigabit internet services powered by our CableOS solution. The CableOS solution enables continuous improvements in upstream and downstream bandwidth capacity plus all of the flexibility and scalability that comes from having a virtualized cable access solution, positioning Comporium for tremendous business growth."