Harmonic sounds DOCSIS 4.0, plus PON FTTH, demos at CableLabs 10G event

May 4, 2022
The company's CableOS cloud-native core platform was a key enabler in a demonstration of DOCSIS 4.0 Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) performance.
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Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) on May 3 announced it participated in the recent “CableLabs 10G Showcase: Experience the Transformation” event, an industry event focused on highlighting DOCSIS 4.0 technologies as a cornerstone of next-generation broadband and 10G deployments.

"DOCSIS 4.0 is a transformational technology that opens up exciting opportunities for operators," said Curtis Knittle, vice president of Wired Technologies at CableLabs. "Harmonic's participation in our 10G Showcase with leading-edge DOCSIS 4.0 and new fiber technologies is helping to move the needle, empowering operators to deliver 10G and symmetrical multi-gigabit internet services."

Harmonic CableOS cloud-native core platform was an integral part of a Comcast demonstration of DOCSIS 4.0 Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) performance, reaching 8.5 Gbps on the downstream and 5 Gbps on the upstream transmission.

Harmonic also was part of a convergence showcase in which the company's CableOS Ripple outdoor node enclosure was used to demonstrate a combination of DOCSIS 3.1 high-split and symmetric 10G PON FTTH technologies.

Harmonic notes that with its CableOS Platform, operators can sustainably power 10G and symmetrical multi-gigabit internet using DOCSIS-based hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) networks.

By converging PON and HFC DOCSIS networks with a unified software, provisioning and management solution, the company adds that its CableOS platform enables operators to streamline operations, increase business agility and rapidly expand capacity.

"As consumer demand for ultra-fast broadband accelerates, operators will tap into DOCSIS 4.0 technology to fuel next-gen broadband experiences, including 10G," noted Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, cable access business at Harmonic. "At the CableLabs 10G Showcase Harmonic achieved an important milestone, demonstrating impressive downstream and upstream bandwidth results as well as a sustainable foundation for network evolution."

Harmonic notes its CableOS Platform powers 6.1 million cable modems for a growing number of cable and fiber operators globally, including the largest operators in North America and Europe, and leading service providers in Latin America and Asia.

Harmonic will showcase network convergence, flexibility and sustainability at the ANGA COM 2022 event, from May 10-12.

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