AngaCom 2023: Harmonic expands portfolio with hardened switch for 10G fibre deployments

Created May 24, 2023
Technologies and Products

Harmonic has expanded its fibre broadband portfolio with the new Wharf hardened switch for high-density remote optical line termination (R-OLT) applications (pictured). The company says the Wharf switch delivers 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.

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 Award-winning 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.

“As speed wars intensify, operators are under pressure to compete for subscribers in both residential and enterprise segments,” said 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.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.