MVPD Makes Harmonic Choice On New Broadband Services


A multichannel video distribution provider (MVPD) headquartered in Kentucky has just deployed the CableOS virtualized cable access solution for new DOCSIS 3.1 broadband services, courtesy of Harmonic.

Taking the software-based Cable Modem Termination System is TVS Cable, enabling it to provide gigabit internet speeds with no limitations on space, power and legacy hardware.

“Prior to deploying CableOS, we were running seven CMTSs over 1,100 miles of plant space,” said David Thacker, assistant manager at TVS Cable. “Harmonic’s CableOS solution significantly reduced the complexity, enabling us to be more agile, efficient and scalable. The CableOS solution beat out the competitive offerings in all aspects to give us a chance to be a frontrunner in delivering gigabit internet services.”

Harmonic’s CableOS platform uses a centralized virtualized CMTS Core connected to distributed dense PHY shelves located in multiple network hub facilities. Through the use of COTS servers and switches, CableOS is designed to lower TVS Cable’s broadband delivery costs and accelerate the time to market for new service offerings.

“Virtualization is beginning to have a profound impact on the cable market, enabling greater agility, capacity and service velocity with reduced space and power requirements,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, SVP/GM of Cable Access Business at Harmonic. “We are proud to lead this virtualization movement in the cable access industry with our CableOS solution, which is helping operators like TVS Cable unleash compelling new broadband services.”