Time Warner Cable in Houston has deployed Harmonic Inc.'s “Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing” for its commercial-services business.
"Commercial services are expected to represent a significant business for Time Warner and other cable operators," said James Canright, director of engineering for the MSO’s Houston division, in a prepared statement.
The CWDM architecture allows Time Warner to provide high-speed Internet access and virtual-private networks to customers. The MSO has signed a Houston-area school district, which had relied on T-1 services for connectivity. The new solution allows the school to operate in a 100-megabit-per-second architecture.
The CWDM plant allows for the transport of up to 10 wavelengths, each at 100 mbps -- about 70 times the capacity of T-1 service, Harmonic said.