SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced groundbreaking new technology that enables cable operators to provide compelling new two-way gigabit services. Harmonic’s unique upstream gigabit solution is full spectrum and compatible with already-deployed cable modems and set-top boxes (STBs). This new technology has been integrated into Harmonic’s CableOS® core software and its new Ripple+ network edge platform. The company also announced that Comcast is the first operator to conduct a field trial of this new technology.
“Upstream bandwidth demand continues to intensify, as more people work from home and participate in distance learning,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. “Leveraging our latest CableOS cloud-native and distributed network edge platforms, the cable industry now has the tools to meet growing bandwidth demand and offer market-leading symmetric gigabit services today, without costly cable modem or