November 15, 2017 by Gregory Bathrick

Calix First to Accelerate Past 100 Gfast Deployment Milestone


Service providers continue to be under tremendous pressure to satisfy the appetite for gigabit services in MDUs. To do so, many are now turning to Gfast, which opens tremendous opportunities for better subscriber experiences that result in new revenues. 

Gfast technology is a relatively new technology, but has quickly reached maturity in the global communications service provider (CSP) industry with its proven robustness in even the most challenging MDU environments. By quickly and cost-effectively enabling CSPs to deliver a differentiated service offering to gigabit communities and significantly outpacing their competition, Gfast has become a valuable advantage for CSPs around the world.

How did Gfast achieve market maturity so quickly?  

Calix combined the award-winning AXOS platform with E-series systems (E3-16F and E5-16F Intelligent Gfast Nodes) and Gfast certification to quickly validate exciting new features including symmetric gigabit via bonded Gfast. This enabled service providers to deliver sensational subscriber experiences within timeframes not previously imagined - turning the MDU challenge into the MDU opportunity.

The Broadband Forum Gfast Certification Program, launched earlier this year, furnishes service providers with pre-tested and validated solutions reducing the cost and time of doing their own lab testing. Calix boasts the broadest and most mature set of Gfast solutions on the market with 12 tested configurations.

And now, we are pleased to announce that Calix is first to accelerate past 100 Gfast service provider deployments. Check out our press release.