Millicom and Harmonic partner to boost Latin American broadband

Millicom and Harmonic partner to boost Latin American broadband

Millicom, a leading provider of cable and mobile services in Latin America, has selected virtualized cable access and video delivery solution company Harmonic as its strategic partner to build what is described as a high-speed broadband infrastructure of the future.

Harmonic says it will deploy its CableOS virtualized access solution across nine countries in the Latin American region.

The reasoning behind the partnership is that by adopting a virtualized access approach, Millicom can quickly evolve and scale its network in response to accelerating customer demand, market transformations and new business opportunities.

Millicom will deploy Harmonic’s CableOS solution in a hybrid centralized and distributed access architecture (DAA) through core software and a combination of remote-PHY (R-PHY) nodes and shelves for greater flexibility. Millicom will also deploy Harmonic’s CableOS Central always-connected cloud management service to translate rich real-time network data into what is described as a higher-quality consumer experience.

Harmonic says it 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. Certainly, such experience could be useful to Millicom as it pursues its stated goal of adding more than one million new homes passed every year.

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