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Next-Gen Broadband Solutions With Harmonic CableOS Virtual Broadband Gateway

Worldwide Supply is proud to be an authorized reseller of Harmonic’s CableOS Virtual Broadband Gateway, we offer this powerful platform to our customers and help them stay ahead of the competition with a cloud-native virtualized CMTS software solution with intelligent interconnectivity from edge to end.

Fiber, Cable, and the Future

The cable industry is facing a number of challenges, including the rise of fiber-based competitors, the aging of legacy network infrastructure, and the ever-increasing demands of consumers. In order to stay ahead of the curve, cable operators need to adopt a new approach to networking.

One promising solution is to virtualize the distribution access architecture (DAA) network. DAA virtualization allows cable operators to decouple the digital signal processing (DSP) functions from the physical infrastructure, which makes it possible to deliver 10G, symmetrical broadband, and low-latency services.

Virtualization also makes it easier to upgrade the network to support new technologies, such as FTTH and DOCSIS 4.0. This is important because the cable industry needs to be prepared for the future, which is likely to see a continued shift to higher-bandwidth services.

Harmonic is a leading provider of virtualization and DAA solutions for the cable industry. Their CableOS platform is the number one platform for vCMTS and DAA, and it is used by MSOs and service providers around the world.

If you are looking to future-proof your network, then virtualization and DAA are the right solutions for you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you transform your network and accelerate your services to 10G.

Here are some benefits and challenges to consider:

  • The benefits of virtualization and DAA:
    • Increased capacity and bandwidth
    • Improved performance and reliability
    • Reduced costs
    • Increased flexibility and agility
  • The challenges facing the cable industry:
    • Increasing competition from fiber-based providers
    • Aging network infrastructure
    • Rising consumer expectations

Operators need to virtualize cable networks now. Virtualization offers freedom and cost reduction. For instance, Harmonic’s CableOS® Cloud-Native Broadband Platform eliminates legacy equipment, deploys on affordable, high-performance hardware, and reduces operating costs.

Virtualization enables faster upgrades and flexible network architecture. It handles evolving demands, enhances performance, and optimizes capacity. Managing capacity and scaling are easier in virtualized infrastructure.

Virtualization provides network visibility and easier management. Harmonic’s CableOS Central integrates with existing systems, offering support, automation, data collection, dashboards, auditing, and remote configuration for efficient issue resolution.

What is Harmonic’s CableOS Virtual Broadband Gateway Solution?

Harmonic CableOS vCMTS is a software-defined cable modem termination system (CMTS) that can be deployed on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers or as a cloud-native application. It is agnostic to the remote PHY device (RPD), and it integrates full DOCSIS functionality with a flexible pricing model.

CableOS vCMTS can be deployed in both centralized and distributed access architectures (DAA), and it supports multiple deployment models, including a hybrid model.

Common control, easy scaling, and IP traffic forwarding boost network efficiency with tens of gigabits of capacity per rack unit. This means that your access network can efficiently power next-generation broadband speeds today.

Virtual PON Diagram:

Harmonic PON Diagram

CableOS Optimizes Your Access Network

  • Diminish power consumption and real-estate to simplify your operations.
  • Deliver accelerated broadband speeds and next-level customer experiences.
  • Increase time to market and provide revenue-driving services faster.
  • Integrate seamlessly and leverage interoperability with existing infrastructures.
  • Improve network reliability with non-stop data collection and analytics.

If you are considering a Harmonic CableOS Virtual Broadband Gateway solution, we encourage you to contact us today for more information. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and discuss how we can help you grow your business, and future-proof your cable access network.