E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP)

The Calix E7-2 Modular Chassis allows you to deploy the bandwidth you need now, with the flexibility to easily keep pace with accelerating change. Each E7-2 ESAP is a modular two-slot, 1RU chassis with a 100 Gbps non-blocking backplane that delivers any mix of VDSL2, GPON, Active Ethernet / point-to-point gigabit Ethernet, 10GE, and GE services. The E7-2 leverages the first standards-based Ethernet kernel built for access, called Ethernet eXtensible Architecture (EXA). The result: a simple, cost-effective network architecture that delivers advanced services and expanded network capacity when you need it – where you need it – in 1RU increments. This approach produces superior operational efficiencies without sacrificing deployment flexibility or service functionality – allowing service providers to focus on revenue generating, game changing service delivery opportunities, including:

  • In-home managed services
  • Business services
  • Opportunity expansion: fiber innovations
  • Unlocking copper assets
  • Broadband enabled switch collapse

The E7-2 leverages the Calix Ethernet eXtensible architecture (EXA) to deliver Unified Access service to both residential and business customers, across GPON, point-to-point GE / Active Ethernet, and VDSL2 broadband technologies.

Any card, any slot, any combination.

(Interactive model)

VDSL2-48C (combo) and VDSL2-48 (overlay) Line Cards (Business and Residential)

The E7-2 VDSL2-48C (combo – integrated voice and data) line card delivers the industry’s highest density modular VDSL2 solution, with full ADSL2+ fallback functionality in 48 port increments, enabling 96 ports per 1RU.

The E7-2 VDSL2-48 (overlay – data with external voice) dual slot line card features integrated splitters for use in both ANSI and ETSI markets (600 / 900 Ohm), allowing external TDM POTS to be combined with data, extending the depreciation schedule and maximizing the ROI for existing voice lines.

These line cards include the ability to deliver bonding and ADSL2+ PTM mode today, enabling extensive business and residential deployment flexibility.

Calix E7-2 VDSL2 (data only)
48 VDSL2 Data-Only Ports per Card, 96 Ports per 1RU

VDSL2-48D (data-only) Line Cards (CLEC and Data Applications)

The E7-2 VDSL2-48D (data-only) line card delivers the industry’s highest density VDSL2 modular chassis solution, with full ADSL2+ fallback functionality in 48 port increments, enabling 96 ports per 1RU. This line card has been optimized for CLEC and data-only applications, maximizing the operational savings enabled by deploying a pure next generation access network (no legacy or TDM infrastructure). The VDSL2-48D line card can also be used for DSLAM replacement where external splitters and voice lines remain in service.

GPON-8 Line Card (Business and Residential)

Maximize fiber access deployment flexibility with eight GPON ports, four point-to-point GE / AE ports, and standards-based 10GE transport on the same line card.

GPON-4 Line Card (Business and Residential)

Maximize fiber access deployment flexibility with four GPON ports, eight AE / point-to-point GE ports, and standards-based 10GE transport on the same line card.

10GE-4 Line Card (Transport and Aggregation)

Deploy the latest generation of carrier-grade, standards-based 10GE transport and MEF 9/14 certified business services aggregation on the same line card.

GE-12 / GE-24 Line Cards (Residential Active Ethernet / point-to-point GE)

Deliver residential, point-to-point GE service drops in 12-port (SFP) and 24-port (CSFP) increments with integrated, standards-based, 10GE transport on the same line cards.

Fiber Transformation – Ethernet Business Services

A key component of the E7-20 ESAP Ethernet business services solution set is support for the 700GX and 700GE ONTs. These ONTs auto-detect both GPON and point-to-point GE technologies, maximizing deployment flexibility. The 700 ONT family consists of a wide variety of models designed to fit any business application including 1-8 GE ports, 2-8 T1/E1 ports, 2-8 POTS, and 1-8 RF video ports. The business services ONTs are available in either wall- or rack-mounted models and can be powered by either -48 V or 24 V (required for mobile backhaul applications) and are designed to enable carrier-class MEF Ethernet services and drive revenue growth.

Copper Transformation – Industry Leading VDSL2 Density

Featuring industry-leading copper density and deployment flexibility – up to 96 VDSL2 combo ports or 48 overlay ports and support for bonding and vectoring – in a two card slot, one rack unit (1RU), the E7-2 is an ideal platform for cabinet retrofit and pay-as-you-grow network transformation opportunities.

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