Harmonic Enables Acceleration Of Cable Broadband Upgrades

Harmonic’s CableOS Reef is described as a new dense Remote PHY Shelf (RPS) that changes the dynamics of cable network capacity expansion.

By fully converging IP-based data, video and legacy services in centralized or remote facilities, this indoor platform enables operators to more swiftly and economically address capacity issues while still leveraging their existing high fibre cable outdoor access networks.

“As upstream bandwidth utilization peaks, today’s operators need a fast, cost-effective and sustainable solution for expanding network capacity,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, svp and general manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. “CableOS Reef RPS builds on the growing success of our CableOS solution by defining a new category of DAA that helps operators scale bandwidth rapidly utilizing their existing HFC network. With this future-proof solution, operators don’t need to continue deploying costly legacy CMTS to address immediate bandwidth capacity issues. Instead, they can leverage modern technology to realize instant scalability, agility and cost savings.”

With Harmonic’s RPS, a cable operator’s services are converged over IP and transmitted from a single RF port, saving significant wiring, space and time when a node split is needed. Housing up to nine modular line cards in two standard rack units, each with two independent Remote-PHY devices (RPDs) for a total of 18 RPDs, CableOS Reef RPS delivers significantly increased density relative to existing solutions and unprecedented low power consumption per service group.

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