Ritter Communications picks Harmonic's virtualized CableOS platform

July 15, 2020
Ritter Communications has deployed Harmonic's CableOS virtualized cable access platform and CableOS Central analytics service to power its high-speed data, voice and video delivery services.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) announced that U.S. broadband provider Ritter Communications has deployed Harmonic's CableOS virtualized cable access platform and CableOS Central analytics service to power its high-speed data, voice and video delivery services.

Via the platform, all three services are fully converged in the IP domain, saving Ritter costs related to space, power and cooling. Harmonic notes its CableOS platform features support for DOCSIS 3.1 and the company's field-proven, software-based CMTS, empowering Ritter Communications to deliver exceptional service while reducing opex.

"Testing, implementation and deployment of the CableOS solution was smooth and quick, taking only a couple of months from start to finish," commented Greg Sunderwood, senior vice president of technology at Ritter Communications.

He added, "To stay competitive, we need to deliver world-class broadband speeds. We are actively deploying remote PHY into our network to increase network capacity, reduce headend power consumption and significantly improve network quality and performance. Adding Harmonic's CableOS Central service gives us an insight into potential capacity issues and network anomalies before they happen, to ensure the best possible service for our customers."

Harmonic notes that its CableOS virtual CMTS (vCMTS) feature is flexible and scalable, allowing providers to build broadband architectures for the future. Ritter Commnications is further using Harmonic's CableOS Central always-connected cloud management service to convert real-time network data into a higher quality consumer experience.

"With the CableOS solution, we're proving that implementing our next-generation vCMTS is simple, and the initial cost and reduced ongoing expenses compared with traditional CMTS adds up to a substantial savings for our customers," concluded Gil Katz, senior vice president, Cable Access Business Operations at Harmonic. "Ritter Communications joins a growing number of Harmonic customers deploying the CableOS Central service, demonstrating the power of next-generation analytics for optimized network diagnostics and capacity planning."

Operating from its headquarters in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Ritter has partnered to provide connectivity to national and regional broadband networks. The company uses the latest technologies to support a solid broadband infrastructure ensuring performance, reliability and superior customer service. By investing heavily in broadband initiatives, Ritter's customers have access to advanced business services such as broadband Internet up to 10 Gbps, hosted and managed voice services, Metro Ethernet, SIP Trunking, virtual servers, colocation, LAN, WAN and VPN connectivity, remote data backup and more.

More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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