Harmonic’s software-based MAC Anywhere FMA offering is part of the company’s CableOS® Cloud-Native Core Platform as a simultaneous orchestrator for next-gen Remote PHY, Remote MAC-PHY, and PON devices. It provides operators with what the company asserts is unprecedented flexibility in deploying multi-gigabit broadband services while ensuring a superior user experience. The MAC Anywhere FMA offering fosters network consistency, allowing operators to flexibly deploy the industry’s most advanced DOCSIS MAC on a variety of remote hardware platforms, in the data center and in the node.
Judge’s Comment: “The ability to transform the network from Remote PHY to Remote MACPHY without requiring extensive back-office changes is a key challenge to operators. The Harmonic approach simplifies that challenge.”