Time Warner Cable deploys Harmonic's commercial services solution to access business and education markets

June 2, 2004

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Harmonic Inc. (Nasdaq: HLIT) today announced that Time Warner Cable, a unit of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX), has deployed Harmonic's new Commercial Services Solution to enable very high-speed Internet access and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services. Harmonic's solution - which is based on Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) technology - uses Time Warner's existing residential broadband network infrastructure to reduce deployment costs and accelerate time to market. This approach permits Time Warner to deliver scalable and secure bandwidth to meet the requirements of Houston, Texas area businesses and educational institutions.

Universal, high-speed broadband connectivity is now considered important for maintaining a world-class workforce and a competitive economy. As more business, government and educational interactions are conducted electronically, it will drive the need for more bandwidth. Delivering this bandwidth will create new opportunities for cable companies with networks that, in many instances, already pass these organisations.

"Commercial services are expected to represent a significant business for Time Warner and other cable operators," said James Canright, Director of Engineering for Time Warner Cable's Houston Division. "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. And, once we made that determination, Harmonic was the clear choice."

Harmonic Inc.

Time Warner Inc.

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