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Mar 06, 2023
3 min

How To Deliver A Wi-Fi System Suited to Every Scenario With A Single Platform

As you seek to grow your business into new geographies and markets, you’ll likely need to support many types of subscribers—all with different needs and priorities. That’s why Calix continues to strengthen its portfolio of GigaSpire® BLAST Wi-Fi systems with new systems targeted at particular markets and use cases. 

The new GigaSpire BLAST u4xg is perfectly suited for multi-dwelling units (MDUs) such as an apartment complex, and other types of multi-tenant units (MTUs) like those that cater to multiple small businesses. In these environments, subscribers are seeking a “one box solution” that combines the ONT and residential gateway in a single unit than can do everything within a sleek and compact form factor—which the GigaSpire delivers.

Other new additions to the Calix portfolio include the u10xe which offers the high-performance, low-latency capabilities required by VR users or serious gamers, and the temperature-hardened u4hm which can extend the Wi-Fi experience outdoors to backyards, patios, pools, and even small community areas. 

Benefits of the 3 New Wi-Fi Systems

Calix’s three new systems further enable broadband service providers (BSPs) to enter new markets with confidence, and deliver a range of benefits that include: 

  • The latest fiber standards and technologies. The u4xg adds support for XGS-PON for the first time in the u4 series, enabling a 10-gigabyte broadband experience. It also features the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, offering significantly greater range and less interference than earlier Wi-Fi generations.  The u10xe takes it one step further by providing the ultimate Wi-Fi 6E that greatly reduces latency and congestion—perfect for high demand homes with many connected devices.  

  • Different systems, one common platform. The range of Wi-Fi systems available to you may be growing, but that shouldn’t mean added complexity. Because these systems are operated and managed on the same common Calix platform, they can be rapidly deployed—with no need for extensive testing—and able to quickly connect to new managed services.

  • A launchpad for delivering managed services. The latest systems support the launch of new value-added managed services, delivering exciting new subscriber experiences and new revenue streams. The u4hm, for example, takes Wi-Fi outdoors and can help BSPs extend serving areas across their communities within SmartTown deployments.    

  • Easy installation, support, and maintenance. Field technicians can get subscribers up and running instantly using the CommandIQ® mobile app, while BSPs can configure, activate and upgrade the new systems remotely using Calix Support Cloud™ (Support Cloud). This guards against needless—and expensive—truck rolls and hardware upgrades. 

For BSPs operating in highly competitive markets this ability to tailor their Wi-Fi offerings to meet specific market segments while delivering an unparalleled subscriber experience is a key differentiator. With a commitment to easy deployment, flexibility, and sleek form factors, the GigaSpire BLAST portfolio offers the broadest range of systems on the market to help you grow your business. These new additions will enable you to enter new markets, address a growing variety of use cases, and deliver differentiated value—all at the lowest possible operating expense (OPEX).

To learn more about our portfolio of Wi-Fi systems, view our Solution Brief: Calix EDGE Systems.  

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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