Harmonic Extends Charter Deal


Harmonic Inc. will deploy its 'Narrowcast Services Gateway' alongside its
'GigaLight' dense-wave-division-multiplexing transport system in 12 Charter
Communications Inc. video-on-demand markets.

In many of those markets, nCube has servers which will have gigabit
ports to transport content from the servers through Harmonic's gateway and
transport system to set-top boxes.

'Harmonic's Narrowcast Services Gateway provides an efficient standards-based
infrastructure for delivering VOD, which is very important for our future
growth, and seamless integration with existing equipment in our diverse network
environment,' said John Petri, senior vice president of engineering at Charter,
in a prepared statement.

'This solution gives us the added benefit of a
pay-as-you-grow deployment model, allowing us to add capacity only when and
where it is needed,' he added.