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Time Warner, Harmonic get down to business

Tue, 06/01/2004 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

Time Warner Cable has tapped gear from Harmonic Inc. to offer broadband services to commercial customers in the Houston area.

To do the job, the MSO is using Harmonic's new Commercial Services Solution, a platform that leverages the operator's legacy residential network by using Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) technology. The platform will enable Time Warner to offer capacity of up to 100 Mbps to area schools and businesses.

Harmonic said its CWDM-based platform can transport up to 10 wavelengths, each offering 100 Mbps, about 70 times the capacity of a T-1 service.

"We evaluated a wide range of wired and wireless technologies that were potentially able to provision secure and reliable high-speed access. The superior economics and flexibility associated with CWDM made it the most practical option," said James Canright, director of engineering for Time Warner Cable's Houston division.

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