Harmonic Cable OS Upgrades Hillary Communications’ DOCSIS 3.1, Gigabit Data Service
Oklahoma’s Hilliary Communications has deployed Harmonic’s CableOS virtualized cable access solution to upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1 and create a new 1 Gigabit service tier, while overcoming the space, power, and operational complexity constraints associated with the previously deployed legacy hardware solution. The industry’s first fully virtualized Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), Harmonic’s CableOS provides Hilliary Communications with a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective cable access solution that enables delivery of cutting-edge internet and streaming video services.
“To cost-effectively grow our service offering and fully exploit the power of broadband, we needed the ability to support DOCSIS 3.1, as well as legacy DOCSIS 2.0,” says Mike Rowell, director of operations at Hilliary Communications. “Harmonic’s CableOS solution features incredible scalability, allowing us to increase broadband capacity and launch new features easily, with the flexibility to deploy R-PHY in the future.”
Harmonic’s CableOS solution centralizes the CMTS software core on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers at Hilliary Communications’ main headend site, while locating simple, compact, and power-efficient PHY shelves in remote hub facilities. This architecture enables Hilliary Communications to significantly reduce operating costs, while enhancing service and creating flexibility to further scale bandwidth and customer footprint as its business grows.
“Our CableOS solution has created a ground-breaking new approach to cable access, dramatically improving scalability, agility and operational savings for any operator looking to move to DOCSIS 3.1 or introduce new gigabit services,” says Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, cable access business, at Harmonic. “Looking ahead, CableOS also simplifies the migration to a fiber-deep network, which can further unlock new areas of business growth for Hilliary Communications.”