Harmonic launches Outdoor Hub

Technology vendor Harmonic has launched Outdoor Hub platform at the SCTE Cable-Tech Expo in Atlanta, which it says enables cable operators to extend their existing HFC network without the expense and time delay associated with building facilities to house new hub functions.

Employing an optical node housing, the Outdoor Hub acts as an optical distribution point for downstream traffic and an aggregation point for upstream traffic, enabling cable operators to push their fibre networks beyond the traditional hub/headend infrastructure, according to the company.