Harmonic has reached an agreement with the NCTC to jointly offer the tech vendor’s CableOS virtualized cable access solution to the cooperative's more than 750 member cable operators.
Harmonic said deployments are already underway with National Cable TV Cooperative members including 1Tennessee, Buckeye Broadband, Comporium, Hilliary Communications and TVS Cable.
CableOS, a software-based iteration of Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP), is in nearly 30 commercial and field trials currently, Harmonic said last month during its fourth quarter earnings call. Participating companies include four out of the top eight North American and European cable operators.
"Harmonic's cost-effective approach to virtualizing the cable access architecture will small- and mid-sized members to have a viable choice for increasing their broadband capacity and deploying a competitive, high-speed Internet offering, while ensuring they provide reliable streaming video services,” said Rich Fickle, president and CEO of NCTC, in a statement.
“By allowing hundreds of small- and medium-sized cable operators the opportunity to connect with world-class technology companies, the NCTC enables its members to be stronger and more successful than they could be acting alone," added Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior VP and general manager, cable access business, at Harmonic. "Allowing operators to achieve new levels of scalability, reliability and efficiency, our CableOS solution is gaining significant momentum, and this new relationship with NCTC is proof of its winning business model."