Canadian CLEC Becomes IPTV-ready with Calix C7 Platform

Mornington Communications to Deliver Voice and Data over 2.5 Gbps GPON in its ILEC and CLEC Territories

AUGUST 28, 2007, PETALUMA, CA—Calix today announced that Mornington Communications Co-operative Ltd., an ILEC and CLEC in Ontario, Canada, has selected the Calix C7multiservice access platform (MSAP) and the Calix Management System (CMS) to enable a wide array of new services. The company has also purchased Calix's four-port 2.5 Gbps GPON service interface module for the C7, enabling Mornington Communications to deliver advanced, very-high-bandwidth services such as high definition IPTV. The Calix C7 MSAP is being deployed throughout Mornington's ILEC and CLEC operating areas in southwestern Ontario.

Mornington Communications was looking for a solution that would enable it to offer high-speed DSL and GPON on a single platform, and found what it needed in the Calix C7 MSAP. The C7 is a versatile packet-based platform that enables Mornington Communications to deliver POTS, VOIP, ultra-high-speed Internet access, and IPTV over GPON and ADSL2+. The Calix C7s are interconnected via an OC-48 fiber backbone architected to support massive throughput and the implementation and delivery of IPTV services.

"We chose the Calix C7 because it enables us to deliver multiple services to our consumer and enterprise customers today and positions us to offer IPTV in the future," said Richard Banks, general manager of Mornington Communications. "Support for GPON and IPTV is particularly important to us; the GPON standard makes our network future-ready, and we want to be able to deliver video services to our customers. With its support for advanced services and ease of provisioning and management, the Calix C7 lets regional CLECs such as Mornington Communications do everything the national carriers can do."

Calix has been very responsive to Mornington Communications' needs, shipping its platform quickly and enabling the company to bring its new services to market in a timely fashion. Other benefits the company gained from working with Calix are a platform with exceptional reliability, service delivery, and proven scalability.

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