Harmonic has announced deployment milestones for the company’s work in virtualisation and access network technologies. Harmonic’s CableOS virtualised access solution is now powering over two million cable modems worldwide, of which over 1.4 million modems are connected through a distributed access architecture (DAA). Enabling these DAA deployments are more than 10,000 Harmonic Remote-PHY devices now in operation worldwide, further solidifying the company’s market leading position and expertise in DAA.
Jeff Heynen, Senior Research Director at Dell’Oro Group said, “We continue to see a steady shift among major cable operators towards virtual CCAP and DAA deployments. The combination of virtualisation and DAA give operators the ability to scale more easily and have far more flexibility in how they design their networks and deliver services in the future.”
Harmonic’s virtualised access and DAA technologies are further highlighted by 11 new CableOS customer deployments this year, including recent wins with DNA in Finland, Canadian telecommunications providers Access Communications and Seaside Communications, and a leading operator in Asia, bringing the total number of deployments worldwide to 38.
“As the growing market leader in virtualised cable access and DAA, we are shaping the future of broadband,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. “We are leveraging our market momentum and technological leadership to further expand the scope and pace of innovation. We have made exciting progress in advanced trials of converged cable- and FTTH-based broadband service delivery, and we have a rich pipeline of innovative, new bandwidth expansion and cloud edge capabilities.”
Harmonic showcased its virtualised and distributed access solutions during the recently held all-digital SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo. Demonstrations included:
- CableOS Cloud-Native Core Platform – Extended multi-tenant application support, going beyond vCMTS and vPON applications to include flexible MAC, 5G backhaul, video caching, and third-party containerised applications.
- CableOS Central – Transformational cloud-based service that leverages rich data and AI to simplify management and boost network performance.
- Low Latency DOCSIS – Innovative containerised application that enables premium gaming service delivery with existing cable modems.
- Outdoor Network Edge Platform – Breakthrough new gigabit DOCSIS, advanced FTTH/PON, and new ethernet switching and cloud compute capabilities.