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Cable Technology Feature Article

July 15, 2010

Harmonic Ships One Million QAMs to Cable Service Providers

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Next-generation wireless networks are envisioned to be a combination of diverse but complementary access technologies.

To integrate in the existing and emerging heterogeneous cable networks, Harmonic Inc. today announced that it has extended its leadership position in the edgeQAM market with the shipment of more than one million QAMs to cable service providers worldwide.
Harmonic’s (News - Alert) edgeQAM technology is capable to serve video-on-demand, broadcast, switched digital video, modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS) and cable IPTV (News - Alert) services that serve more than 50 million cable TV subscribers around the world. Eighteen of the 20 largest MSOs in the United States, in addition to Tier 1 MSOs in Europe and Asia, have deployed Harmonic’ s NSG edgeQAMs.
Gil Katz, senior director of Cable Solutions at Harmonic commented that the company has helped the cable industry develop increasingly sophisticated digital video services and products over the past decade. Harmonic’s latest generation NSG 9000 universal edgeQAM is a high density system that offers the industry’s best RF performance and serves as a highly integrated digital video gateway, capable of performing multiplexing, encryption, QAM modulation, and RF upconversion for video and data streamed over an HFC network.
Harmonic’s NSG platform -- the world’s first edgeQAM, introduced in 2000 -- is in use by hundreds of operators worldwide and has garnered multiple industry accolades, including an Internet Telephony (News - Alert) IPTV Excellence Award, an IPTV World Series Award, a SCTE UK Technical Innovation of the Year Award, and a prestigious 4-diamond rating from Broadband Gear Report.
In May 2010, Harmonic selected Encover to deploy an end-to-end software platform.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri