January 12, 2010, PETALUMA, CA—Calix, a leading provider in North
America of broadband communications access systems and software for copper- and
fiber-based network architectures that enable communications service providers
(CSPs) to connect to their residential and business subscribers, today
announced it has received Rural Development (RD) Telecommunications acceptance
from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) division of the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) for the recently-announced E7 Ethernet Service
Access Platform (ESAP). The RUS listing enables CSPs to access RUS loans
funded to promote the deployment of broadband services throughout the United States, with a special emphasis on rural development.
The E7, which is now generally
available, is a highly extensible, standards-based Ethernet service access
platform that offers CSPs a modular chassis-based option to address the emerging
bandwidth challenges of an increasingly all-video world. Leveraging Calix' Ethernet eXtensible Architecture
(EXA), an Ethernet kernel based on industry standard protocols and focused
on the requirements of the access network, the EXA Powered E7 is now a core
part of the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure, and provides a wide range of GPON,
point-to-point Gigabit Ethernet, Active Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
services and deployment options for CSP networks.
"We installed our first E7
over two months ago and it has been delivering advanced IPTV services in our
network ever since," said Joe Corbin, vice president of Operations,
Horizon Telcom (Chillicothe, Ohio). "We have found the platform to be extremely
simple to implement and maintain, reducing our turn-up times from 1 to 2 days
for other solutions to less than an hour for the E7. This difference means not
only reduced operations costs, but significantly faster time-to-market with
advanced solutions that keep us ahead of our competition. Our partnership with
Calix continues to allow us to streamline our operations and bring
best-in-class applications to our broadband and video subscribers."
On December 23, 2009, Calix received notification from the
USDA indicating that the Technical Standards Committee "A" – Telecommunications
had granted RD Telecommunications Program acceptance to Calix for the E7. This
addition will be reflected in the next update of the List of Acceptable
With the E7 achieving formal acceptance from the RUS, the
entire Calix Unified Access portfolio across the C- and E-Series access
platforms and the P-Series
optical network terminals is now RUS accepted. Calix has been actively
participating in RUS listing activities since 2003 when Calix announced that
Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) had received acceptance from the RUS.
Now, with over 500 CSP customers across North American and international
markets, this milestone reinforces Calix' commitment to help CSPs bring the
most advanced broadband services to rural communities.
is a leading provider in North America of broadband communications access
for copper- and fiber- based network architectures that enable communications
service providers to connect to their residential and business subscribers.
Calix enables communications service providers to provide a wide range of
revenue-generating services, from basic voice and data to advanced broadband
services, over legacy and next-generation access networks. Calix access
innovation helps these companies to transform their legacy and mixed protocol
access networks to fiber and Ethernet. Calix has shipped over six million ports
of its Unified Access Infrastructure portfolio to more than 500 North American
and international customers, whose networks serve over 32 million subscriber
lines in total. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com.
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