Hilliary deploys DOCSIS 3.1 with Harmonic virtual CMTS

Hilliary Communications, a provider of broadband, digital cable TV and telephone services in Oklahoma, has deployed Harmonic's ...

Hilliary Communications, a provider of broadband, digital cable TV and telephone services in Oklahoma, has deployed Harmonic's (NASDAQ:HLIT) CableOS virtualized cable access solution to upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1 and create a new gigabit service tier. The virtualized CMTS deployment is intended to support Internet and streaming video services.

"To cost-effectively grow our service offering and fully exploit the power of broadband, we needed the ability to support DOCSIS 3.1, as well as legacy DOCSIS 2.0," said Mike Rowell, director of operations at Hilliary Communications. "Harmonic's CableOS solution features incredible scalability, allowing us to increase broadband capacity and launch new features easily, with the flexibility to deploy R-PHY in the future."

Harmonic's CableOS solution centralizes the CMTS software core on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers at Hilliary Communications' main headend site, while locating simple, compact and power-efficient PHY shelves in remote hub facilities. The architecture is designed to enable Hilliary Communications to reduce operating costs, improve existing services and create flexibility to further scale bandwidth and customer footprint as its business grows.

"Our CableOS solution has created a ground-breaking new approach to cable access, dramatically improving scalability, agility and operational savings for any operator looking to move to DOCSIS 3.1 or introduce new gigabit services," said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, cable access business, at Harmonic. "Looking ahead, CableOS also simplifies the migration to a fiber-deep network, which can further unlock new areas of business growth for Hilliary Communications."

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