Harmonic launches gigabit upstream solution

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Harmonic has announced new technology that enables cable operators to provide new two-way gigabit services. Harmonic’s unique upstream gigabit solution is full spectrum and compatible with already-deployed cable modems and set-top boxes (STBs). This new technology has been integrated into Harmonic’s CableOS core software and its new Ripple+ network edge platform.

The company also announced that Comcast is the first operator to conduct a field trial of this new technology.

“Upstream bandwidth demand continues to intensify as more people work from home and participate in distance learning,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. “Leveraging our latest CableOS cloud-native and distributed network edge platforms, the cable industry now has the tools to meet growing bandwidth demand and offer market-leading symmetric gigabit services today, without costly cable modem or set-top box replacement.”

“We’re excited to continue our work to evolve 10G technologies as we begin our efforts to extend those benefits to customers, and we value the important work Harmonic has done to support those efforts,” added Elad Nafshi, Senior Vice President of Next-Generation Access Networks at Comcast Cable.


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