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Mar 06, 2020
2 min

Ready to Connect to the Untapped XGS-PON Opportunities of the Rural Frontier?

In a recent blog, I highlighted the AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Node and how its deployment flexibility and “deploy anywhere” design dramatically reduces costs while accelerating your construction and service activation capabilities.

To recap, the Calix E3-2 Intelligent PON Node is a compact, self-contained system designed to be installed in various outside plant locations such as on a strand, on a pole, or at ground level in a pedestal. The E3-2 is temperature hardened and does not require active cooling, so it is a great option to reach areas where it’s not economically feasible to deploy fiber or install a cabinet. With the addition of the NG201 XGS-PON interface module, the E3-2 can now deliver XGS-PON services to virtually any location, even those environmentally challenged serving areas that you’ve been trying to reach for years.

So why is the fact that the E3-2 can now support XGS-PON so vital to your future deployment strategies? Several industry publications have stated that the 10G PON technology represents the de-facto choice for many service providers for serving both residential and business segments in the future. The majority of those providers have indicated they are planning to go from GPON to XGS-PON as they evolve their network deployment architecture.

Part of the Calix everyPON strategy, XGS-PON will deliver the ability to offer more speeds and advanced high bandwidth services, particularly symmetric service offerings. This will prove to be a powerful differentiator for you as bandwidth demands continue to climb and the markets that you serve become even harder to compete in. There are basically three overarching drivers for service providers to go the XGS-PON way:

  1. Secure a competitive advantage. Symmetrical and high bandwidth upstream services are growing in popularity with residential subscribers. Symmetrical bandwidth is a crucial differentiator and the next big leverage point for service providers.
  2. Seize the ARPU opportunity inherent within business services. Expand your reach to address high-margin segments ranging from SOHO (small office/home office) to large enterprises that are in need of symmetrical services.
  3. Enable the 5G evolution and monetization opportunity. With the imminent arrival of 5G mobile services, 10G symmetrical fiber networks can be used for mobile backhaul as well as the aggregation of remote access nodes.

Learn more about the game-changing AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Node and how the solution can help you realize up to 50 percent TCO savings over cabinet-based solutions while reducing your deployment times from weeks to days.

Director, Product Marketing, Revenue EDGE Systems, Calix

Kevin Kuo is the director, product marketing, Revenue EDGE Systems at Calix. Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications, manufacturing, broadband, and wireless industries, working for AT&T, AT&T Mobility, Motorola, and Nokia.

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