Harmonic has established a partnership with Rogers Communications, a Canadian technology and media company, to power the latter’s next-generation multi-gigabit broadband services using its CableOS cloud-native converged core platform.
The CableOS Platform will be deployed in a distributed access architecture (DAA) with virtualised cable modem termination system (CMTS) software and the Ripple Remote-PHY (R-PHY) node. Designed to support converged cable and fibre to the home (FTTH), DOCSIS 4.0 technology and other advanced services including edge cloud, the CableOS Platform will be used by Rogers to fully converge its data, voice and video services in the IP domain, which will bring several benefits, including faster speed, higher availability for its customers, and a reduction in space, power and cooling costs to support its growing network.
“We’re proud to be working with Harmonic to bring leading DAA and virtualised solutions for our cable and converged FTTH services,” said Luciano Ramos, Senior Vice-President of Development and Core Engineering at Rogers.
“Deploying a cloud-native virtualised access platform with a clear path to DOCSIS 4.0 allows us to seamlessly evolve our network, while continuing to bring the best of connectivity to our customers.”
Harmonic’s CableOS Platform has powered more than 3 million cable modems for a growing number of innovative cable and fibre operators worldwide, including some of the largest operators in North America and Europe, and service providers in Latin America and Asia.
Nimrod Ben-Natan, Harmonic’s Senior Vice-President & General Manager, Cable Access Business, said: “Harmonic is thrilled to partner with Rogers Communications as they evolve and scale their network to meet the demands for ultra-fast broadband, connecting Canadians to endless opportunities via the digital highway.
“With our CableOS Platform, Rogers Communications is able to meet customer connectivity demands with high reliability, security and low latency.”