Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) announced an agreement with the NCTC to jointly offer Harmonic's CableOS virtualized cable access solution to the more than 750 independent NCTC member cable operators throughout the United States.
NCTC member deployments of Harmonic's CableOS solution are already underway with operators including 1Tennessee, Buckeye Broadband, Comporium, Hilliary Communications and TVS Cable. Offered as a turnkey solution, the software-based CableOS offering is designed to help smaller operators to leapfrog from older CMTS platforms to new cloud-native DOCSIS 3.1 networks.
"There is power in numbers. 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," said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president 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."
"NCTC members connect customers and businesses from their hometowns to the world, and broadband speed and capacity is vital to their success," said Rich Fickle, president and CEO of NCTC. "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."