GigaSpire BLAST Systems

One platform. Multiple systems.
Countless ways to deliver the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience.

Exclusively for your brand

GigaSpire BLAST Systems

One platform. Multiple systems. Countless ways to deliver the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience.

Exclusively for your brand

GigaSpire BLAST systems provide the platform to transform your business

Deliver the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience,
alongside compelling value-added applications

By deploying a powerful EDGE System, powered by an intelligent premises operating system (EXOS), you can offer appealing new services and applications to your subscribers on an ongoing basis. This approach results in increased subscriber satisfaction, while generating additional, recurring revenue.

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Give your subscribers the Ultimate
Wi-Fi experience. It’s a BLAST!

Calix GigaSpire BLAST systems are powerful, dynamic EDGE Systems that, thanks to the power of EXOS, provide a platform for delivering compelling, value-added applications that subscribers are willing to pay for.

All BLAST systems deliver the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience, including:

  • Unmatched performance: With Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, subscribers will enjoy an unparalleled online experience—with improved coverage, increased throughput, and more simultaneous data streams compared to systems that use 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology
  • Enhanced security: Physical unclonable function (PuF) technology, the latest WPA3 security standard, available automatic software updates, and the EXOS classification engine all combine to provide improved security
  • Unlimited flexibility: Subscribers will have access to a growing selection of applications, starting with enhanced parental controls and home network security protections

In the Home and In Control.

Choosing the right BLAST system for your subscribers is only the beginning. BLAST systems are the foundation of the Revenue EDGE, a scalable application platform designed to deliver managed services that will delight your subscribers.

You can think of the Revenue EDGE as a storefront that allows you to offer compelling applications—including the EDGE Suites—that will result in an improved experience for your subscribers and additional revenue for you.


Targeted campaigns and turn-key assets

Built for immediate impact

With an entire system of branded assets and marketing campaigns around the BLAST ultimate Wi-Fi Experience, Revenue EDGE Enablement empowers you to get in the home and create a digital storefront where you can sell Revenue EDGE key offerings and services.

Target subscribers with the most effective messaging through the power of our compelling go-to-market materials and insights from Calix Marketing Cloud.

Combined with marketing consults and playbooks, Calix is there every step of the way.


Awards, customer wins and webinars​

Learn how service providers are using Calix EDGE Systems
to elevate the subscriber experience


Pioneer elevates the subscriber experience with Calix solutions

Oklahoma-based cooperative is elevating its member experience on three fronts; by addressing the quality of their service interactions and satisfaction levels, by improving Wi-Fi coverage and throughput, and by gearing up for the smart home.

A new tier of ALLO Wi-Fi experience featuring the ALLO Blast, powered by Calix EXOS

With this launch, ALLO leaps ahead of the competition as the first communications service providers (CSPs) in its region to launch a carrier-exclusive Wi-Fi 6 system. The Blast enables ALLO to provide residential and small business subscribers with the ultimate managed Wi-Fi experience, including massive coverage expansion and increases in bandwidth. 

Calix GigaSpire elevates the experience with fully managed Wi-Fi 6 connectivity

Five Area Telephone Cooperative in Muleshoe, Texas deploys GigaSpire(TM) and Calix Support Cloud in numerous Northwest-Texas communities with fully managed Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. The rural cooperative is elevating the subscriber experience to the industry’s ultimate Wi-Fi connection while delivering future proof services with two new plans.

Calix GigaSpire helps WCTA deliver unparalleled broadband experiences

Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA) has selected the GigaSpire BLAST, the industry’s first Wi-Fi 6 system available exclusively to communications service providers, as the centerpiece of its smart home offering. 

EDGE Services

Powerful systems come enabled with foundational services that elevate the subscriber experience. Start with Advanced Wi-Fi to ensure your subscribers have a reliable, carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution. The CommandIQ™ mobile app puts control in the hands of your subscribers, while elevating your brand and providing the platform to launch new revenue-generating services that subscribers value.


The ultimate platform for the Revenue Edge. Subscriber enablement creates new opportunities to improve the subscriber experience and grow revenue.

Ultimate Wi-Fi

Your subscribers demand the best, with systems that support Wi-Fi 6, providing the experience that enhances their newest devices. 

Alexa Voice Services

Let Alexa help you navigate the Revenue EDGE, with custom commands for any of the Calix GigaSpire BLAST systems, such as "Alexa, ask my router to check my speed."

Establish your position in the center of the smart home.

CAF Performance Testing

Don't stress, we've got you covered. Use the systems you already have in place to meet the FCC requirements. No need to purchase separate hardware.


Delivering experiences your subscribers deserve

Calix offers a wide range of GigaSpire BLAST systems to meet different subscriber needs​.​

GigaSpire BLAST u12

Deliver the best Wi-Fi coverage

The Calix GigaSpire BLAST u12 is a new generation EDGE System that integrates the latest and greatest ‘Wi-Fi 6’ technology (802.11ax).

Product attributes

  • 12x12 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 8x8 @ 5 GHz and 4x4 @ 2.4 GHz​​

  • 1 x GigE LAN port​​

  • 1 x GigE WAN port​​

  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud

GigaSpire BLAST u6.1

Deliver amazing Wi-Fi coverage, with support for hard-wired connectivity​

The GigaSpire BLAST u6.1 is a new generation EDGE System that integrates the latest and greatest ‘Wi-Fi 6’ technology (802.11ax).​

Product attributes​

  • 6x6 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 4x4 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz​

  • 4 x GigE LAN ports​

  • 1 x GigE WAN port​

  • 2 x POTS ports​

  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud​

GigaSpire BLAST u6.2

Combine increased throughput with amazing Wi-Fi coverage and support for hard-wired connectivity​

The GigaSpire BLAST u6.2 is a new generation EDGE System that integrates the latest and greatest ‘Wi-Fi 6’ technology (802.11ax).​

Product attributes​

  • 6x6 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 4x4 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz​

  • 4 x GigE LAN ports​

  • 1 x 2.5 GigE WAN port​

  • 2 x POTS ports​

  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud

GigaSpire Systems

GIgaSpire BLAST u12 GigaSpire BLAST u6.1 GigaSpire BLAST u6.2

Ethernet WAN: 10/100/1000 BASE-T (auto-negotiating)


1 No

Ethernet WAN: 100/1000/2500 BASE-T (auto-negotiating)


No 1

Ethernet LAN: 10/100/1000 BASE-T (auto-negotiating)


4 4

2.4 GHz Wi-Fi

4x4 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)

2x2 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) 2x2 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)​

5 GHz Wi-Fi

8x8 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)

4x4 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)​ 4x4 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)​

USB 3.0 (Type A)


1 1

Universal IoT (BLE, Zigabee 3.0 & Z-Wave Pro)


No No

Built-in Alexa Voice Recognition


No No

Enhanced PuF security


Yes Yes
WAN Ethernet Ethernet Ethernet

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Advanced technology designed to enhance the subscriber experience​​

BLAST Intelligent Mesh: Enhancing the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience

Why BLAST Intelligent Mesh?

BLAST Intelligent Mesh delivers the needed bandwidth to every device in the home, adjusting to changing variables in real time. ​

Aligned with the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi 6 and EasyMesh standards, not on proprietary Wi-Fi Mesh readily available to consumers.​

All GigaSpire BLAST systems are built on the same great scalable platform, EXOS, ensuring you deliver the ultimate experience—everywhere, all the time.​

Your subscribers deserve the ultimate experience​

  • Easier connectivity: Devices connect easily throughout the home.​

  • Seamless handoffs: Wi-Fi experience is continuously optimized, even as devices move throughout the home.​

  • Consistent experience: Real-time adjustments, in response to a constantly changing Wi-Fi environment, are made automatically.​

How does BLAST Intelligent Mesh work?​


Consumers want Wi-Fi to work everywhere, with every device

Improved connectivity meets incredible convenience

Calix GigaMesh

Plug and play. Literally.

The Calix GigaMesh is a high performance Wi-Fi satellite that comes in a small, convenient form factor. Just plug it in and enjoy ubiquitous Wi-Fi in every part of your home, thanks to:​

  • Wave 2, 802.11ac 5 GHz Wi-Fi technology, incorporating 2x2 multi-user multiple-input and multiple-output (MU-MIMO) with beamforming

  • the latest Wi-Fi radios, transmitting at the maximum allowable regulatory limits​

  • 4x4 Wi-Fi streams (2x2 @ 2.4 GHz and 2x2 @ 5 GHz)​

  • 1.2 Gbps of total service bandwidth​

  • differentiated quality of service (QoS) as well as isolation between the services​

  • support for both band steering and network-assisted node steering (following the 802.11k, 802.11r and 802.11v standards)​

The Calix GigaMesh is optimized for interoperability with the GigaSpire BLAST systems. 


It’s time to elevate your technology, your relationships,
your services, and your brand.


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