TVS Cable deploys Harmonic cable access solution

Harmonic announced that TVS Cable, a regional cable operator headquartered in Kentucky, has deployed Harmonic’s CableOS virtualized cable access solution for new DOCSIS 3.1 broadband services.
Harmonic CableOS virtualized cable access solutionHarmonic’s CableOS solution, the industry’s first software-based Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), enables TVS Cable to provide gigabit internet speeds while overcoming space, power and legacy-hardware complexity constraints.

“Prior to deploying CableOS, we were running seven CMTSs over 1,100 miles of plant space. It was complex and expensive to manage so many different devices, IP pools and hardware types,” said David Thacker, assistant manager at TVS Cable.

Harmonic’s CableOS solution supports fast deployment of broadband and streaming video services while also simplifying network operations. It does this by enabling a centralized virtualized CMTS Core connected to distributed dense PHY shelves located in multiple network hub facilities.

CableOS lowers TVS Cable’s broadband delivery costs and accelerates the time to market for bold new service offerings through the use of COTS servers and switches.

“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, senior vice president and general manager, cable access business, at Harmonic.