An Oklahoma-based provider of broadband, digital cable TV and telephone services in Oklahoma, has deployed Harmonic‘s CableOS virtualized cable access solution to upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1 and create a new 1 Gigabit service tier.
Hilliary Communications’ move replaces a previously deployed legacy hardware solution. In its place is the Harmonic-distributed Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS).
“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,” said 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 reduce operating costs, while enhancing today’s 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,” said Harmonic SVP/GM, Cable Access Business Nimrod Ben-Natan. “Looking ahead, CableOS also simplifies the migration to a fiber-deep network, which can further unlock new areas of business growth for Hilliary Communications.”
Family-owned Hilliary Communications has been in the communications business since purchasing Medicine Park Telephone Company in 1958. It now owns telecommunication companies that operate across the state of Oklahoma and North Texas, with further expansion to be announced soon.
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