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Harmonic, WISI partner for next-gen cable access solutions

Video delivery infrastructure specialist Harmonic, and WISI Communications, a provider of TV and broadband network solutions, are partnering with the aim of providing cable operators with next-generation cable access solutions.

Under the joint collaboration, Harmonic and WISI will develop products that allow operators to keep pace with ever-evolving business and industry requirements such as CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1 and Distributed Access Architecture with digital fibre transport. Through their cable access solutions, Harmonic and WISI aim to offer the service provider, hospitality, enterprise and MDU markets a flexible, scalable network architecture that optimises the delivery of video, data and voice services, while lowering capital and operating expenses.

“This collaboration is a win-win situation for Harmonic, WISI and the cable industry,” asserted Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, cable edge business, Harmonic. “WISI has a powerful presence in the EMEA region that will help Harmonic penetrate new markets, and Harmonic has years of cable edge expertise and strong brand recognition in edgeQAM technologies, enabling WISI to expand internationally. Not only will this partnership lead to significant growth for both companies, it enables us to provide the industry with a new class of cable access solutions at a low total cost of ownership, bringing a wide range of benefits to cable operators.”

“The cable world has changed rapidly over the last decade, with operators delivering high-speed Internet as well as fixed and mobile telephony offerings alongside video, including on-demand and time-shift services. In order to address fluctuations in traffic growth, operators need cable access solutions that provide maximum scalability and flexibility,” said Axel Sihn, CEO, WISI. “Partnering with Harmonic, a market leader in cable edge technologies, we are able to offer operators a complete cable access solution and the easiest path to addressing the cable industry’s evolving needs, such as CCAP and DOCSIS 3.1. This enables them to launch services faster and cheaper, resulting in increased revenue growth.”

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