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Harmonic releases new hardened switch for 10G fibre deployments

May 30, 2023

Posted by: Janmesh Chintankar

San Jose, United States – Harmonic has announced the expansion of its fibre broadband portfolio with the new Wharf hardened switch for high-density remote optical line termination (R-OLT) applications. The Wharf switch delivers reliable, ultra-fast broadband speeds to high-density service areas and accelerates time to market of XGS-PON or 10G-EPON fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services alongside 25/40/100G business-class services from outdoor cabinetry.

“As speed wars intensify, operators are under pressure to compete for subscribers in both residential and enterprise segments,” says Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, broadband business at Harmonic. “The compact Wharf chassis easily fits into traditional telco-style infrastructure, and leveraging Harmonic’s virtualised core, provides operators with a one-stop solution for 10G fibre services and business-class connectivity.”

The Wharf switch offers transport and aggregation with 24 10/25G Ethernet ports alongside an array of 100G and 400G ports, enabling all services to achieve full simultaneous line rate. Coupled with Harmonic’s Emmy virtualised core and Fin R-OLT pluggable, the multi-purpose Wharf switch enables up to 20 10G PON utilising either ITU XGS-PON or CableLabs 10G-EPON standards.

The Wharf switch is now available to operators. Harmonic powers next-gen broadband services for over 90 service providers worldwide, including operators in the U.S., EuropeLatin America and Asia.

Harmonic will showcase its virtualised core and new Wharf switch at ANGA COM in hall 8, booth C35. To schedule a meeting, visit Harmonic. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s solutions is available at Harmonic.

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