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September 21, 2017 by Teresa McGaughey

How Many Pieces are in Your Puzzle?

When you sit down to do a puzzle, there are probably a few things you look at before you start. The image on the box, of course, then likely the size of the pieces, and the number of pieces that make up the puzzle. You likely think about puzzles with many pieces being more difficult and taking longer to complete.

We can think of networks similar to a puzzle. Networks are built with many elements that all must fit together just so. The more network elements, the more difficult the network is to provision, manage, and scale. It's with this mindset that Calix continues to look at ways to simplify the network. We've previously talked about consolidating the functions of subscriber management, aggregation, and OLTs into a single network location with the AXOS Subscriber Management Module (SMm). Calix is now expanding the capabilities of the AXOS Subscriber Management Module (SMm) with lawful intercept. 

For the majority of service providers around the world, lawful intercept is a legal requirement from law enforcement agencies. Through AXOS, the Calix E9-2 Intelligent Edge System is enabled to be an Intercept Access Point and interoperate with ATIS mediation devices that follow both the CALEA and ETSI standards. With the componentized and always-on approach of AXOS, any lawful intercept activity can now be conducted without effecting subscriber-facing services, while maintaining the highest level of security and protection for network data.

With the consolidation of subscriber management, aggregation, OLT, and now lawful intercept, the Calix AXOS SMm and E9-2 Intelligent Edge System continue to reduce the number of network elements and therefore the total cost of operations for service providers.