Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today unveiled a new Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA) offering for its market-leading CableOS® Cloud-Native Core Platform at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2021 virtual event. Harmonic's unique software-based MAC Anywhere approach to FMA is a breakthrough for the cable industry, empowering operators to flexibly deploy the industry's most advanced DOCSIS MAC on a variety of remote hardware platforms, in the data center and in the node. Harmonic's end-to-end FMA solution is included as part of the market-leading CableOS Platform as a simultaneous orchestrator for next-gen Remote PHY, Remote MAC-PHY and PON devices, enabling operators to have unprecedented flexibility in deploying multi-gigabit broadband services.
"Surging demand for ultra-fast broadband has made legacy access infrastructure unsustainable," said Nimrod Ben-Natan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. "FMA will play an important role in next-generation networks, and our unique MAC Anywhere approach is the smarter way to deploy FMA. Leveraging our CableOS Platform in a Flexible MAC Architecture, operators can simplify network operations, use the hardware of their choice, and power 10G and symmetrical multi-gigabit internet in the most sustainable way possible."
Unlike other recently announced FMA products, Harmonic's FMA offering containerizes MAC functions and orchestrates the MAC in any standard Remote MAC-PHY hardware device. Whether deployed in an operator's datacenter and/or in the outside plant, on hardware developed by Harmonic or a third party, the CableOS Platform can orchestrate MAC Anywhere dynamically across the network to ensure a superior quality of service for subscribers. Harmonic's MAC Anywhere solution is built on the industry's most advanced and field-proven software, accelerating the roll out of FMA.
Harmonic will showcase its new Mac Anywhere solution during the virtual SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Oct. 11-14. To learn more about Harmonic's participation in the event and to schedule a meeting, visit https://info.harmonicinc.com/cable-access/scte/. Further information about Harmonic and the company's solutions is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
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Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in virtualized cable access and video delivery solutions, enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality video streaming and broadcast services to consumers globally. The company revolutionized cable access networking via the industry's first virtualized cable access solution, enabling cable operators to more flexibly deploy gigabit internet service to consumers' homes and mobile devices. Whether simplifying OTT video delivery via innovative cloud and software platforms, or powering the delivery of gigabit internet cable services, Harmonic is changing the way media companies and service providers monetize live and on-demand content on every screen. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.