Harmonic expands FTTH solution

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Harmonic has announced expanded fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) PON capabilities with a new 60G-capable remote switch that leverages its CableOS cloud-native solution to bridge the rural divide, improve broadband deployment flexibility and stimulate economic growth.

Enabling sustainable and agile broadband service expansion, Harmonic says its new Jetty 60G-capable remote switch provides cable, telco and fibre operators with greater operational efficiencies to rapidly scale their network, connect more communities to fibre broadband and quickly meet network capacity demands for an ultra-connected future.

“The need for reliable high-speed internet can most quickly be addressed through next-generation virtualised broadband access networks,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. “The Jetty 60G remote switch is an exciting advancement for our existing virtual PON solution, offering operators a quick and agile way to deploy high-bandwidth services, converge PON and HFC-based networks into a single virtual solution and generate significant savings on infrastructure and operations.”

Added Elad Nafshi, Senior Vice President of Next-Generation Access Network at Comcast Cable, added: “We’re excited by Harmonic’s continued innovation of 10G technology. While we remain focused on Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 as our primary approach, Harmonic’s PON technology provides another powerful tool to deliver 10G benefits to customers. This is yet another illustration of how the Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) and the 10G ecosystem is growing exponentially more innovative and vibrant.”


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