Deliver ultimate Wi-Fi
coverage and throughput

The GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems are high performance
‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ EDGE Systems, delivering
lightning-fast throughput and complete coverage
to every part of your subscribers’ homes.

In 93% of deployments, only one GigaSpire BLAST system is required
for complete Wi-Fi coverage. Why ask subscribers to buy additional pods
or extenders when you can supply them with a single GigaSpire BLAST system?

The new BLAST u6x, available in two form factors and colors,
is the world’s first carrier-class, universal Wi-Fi 6 system
designed to have a 10-year lifespan.​

With its simple plug-and-play connectivity, the new GigaSpire BLAST u6me
connects quickly and easily to any existing GigaSpire BLAST Wi-Fi 6 system
—without the need for extensive network or compatibility testing—allowing
you to support the newest consumer devices that are equipped to take
advantage of the new 6 GHz spectrum.

Deliver ultimate Wi-Fi
coverage and throughput

The GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems are high performance
‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ EDGE Systems, delivering
lightning-fast throughput and complete coverage
to every part of your subscribers’ homes.

In 93% of deployments, only one GigaSpire BLAST system is required
for complete Wi-Fi coverage. Why ask subscribers to buy additional pods
or extenders when you can supply them with a single GigaSpire BLAST system?

The new BLAST u6x, available in two form factors and colors,
is the world’s first carrier-class, universal Wi-Fi 6 system
designed to have a 10-year lifespan.​

With its simple plug-and-play connectivity, the new GigaSpire BLAST u6me
connects quickly and easily to any existing GigaSpire BLAST Wi-Fi 6 system
—without the need for extensive network or compatibility testing—allowing
you to support the newest consumer devices that are equipped to take
advantage of the new 6 GHz spectrum.

 
 
 

“We want to offer the best possible service to our customers and 6E is the key to our future. With more available channels, less contention, and the ability to serve even the latest consumer and business devices, anything else is half measures.”

—Ken Johnson, chief executive officer, Wahkiakum West

GigaSpire® BLAST u6me is available now!

Be first to market with cutting-edge Wi-Fi 6E technology that supports the latest connected devices

Calix delivers cutting-edge Wi-Fi 6E technology that will excite your high-value subscribers and crush big-box competitors. And we make it easy.

The GigaSpire® BLAST u6me offers simple plug-and-play connectivity; snapping right into the Revenue EDGE ecosystem. No need to “rip and replace” existing GigaSpire BLAST Wi-Fi 6 systems. Simply connect the BLAST u6me to any existing GigaSpire BLAST Wi-Fi 6 system—without the need for extensive network or compatibility testing that can reduce deployment times and increase costs—and your subscribers can take advantage of the new 6 GHz spectrum. This extends the lifecycle of your existing investments, while providing the latest and greatest technology.

Subscribers with new connected devices will benefit from uninterrupted connectivity (with more available channels, resulting in less wireless interference) and reduced latency (owing to fewer airtime contention issues) because access to the 6 GHz radio is not congested with older devices that can slow down the ultimate Wi-Fi experience. 

 

World’s first universal Wi-Fi 6 system

Copper? Check. Fiber? Check. Multiple options to deliver 10G services? Check.

The new GigaSpire BLAST u6x, available in two form factors and colors, is the world’s first carrier-class, universal Wi-Fi 6 system designed to have a 10-year lifespan.​

Offering unprecedented bandwidth options, improved operational simplicity, and seamless upgradeability, the GigaSpire BLAST u6x is the obvious choice for service providers that want complete flexibility.

“We're looking forward to the GigaSpire BLAST u6x, which will allow for easy upgrades to 10G services and fewer systems to install at the subscriber’s location, reducing installation costs—it’s a win for our subscribers and us.”

—Dan Sivils, CEO, GigabitNow

 
 
 
 

Calix GigaSpire BLAST innovation roadmap charts investments to help broadband businesses grow value for decades to come

In the coming months, Calix will launch new, world-class systems that showcase the kind of innovative technology and features that meet the needs of today’s subscribers who work, live, and learn in dynamic, connected environments.

 
 
  • Latest technologies: Wi-Fi 6E will power new products like the GigaSpire BLAST u6me, GigaSpire BLAST u6he, GigaSpire BLAST u6e, and GigaSpire BLAST u10xe—allowing for the delivery of 10G services.
  • Extended coverage for outdoor environments: enabling coverage to be extended to the boat dock, workshop, or barn with a new, temperature-hardened Wi-Fi system will be made possible by the GigaSpire BLAST u6he.​
  • Complete flexibility: similar to the GigaSpire BLAST u6x, the GigaSpire BLAST u10xe will feature upgradeable modules in place of a fixed WAN port. Options will include copper, GPON, XGS-PON and Active Ethernet.
  • Opportunities in new markets: tap into the burgeoning small business segment with the Calix EDGE Systems included in the new Calix Small Business Solution. The GigaPoint Pro will offer both 1G and 2.5G LAN ports, 8 POTS ports, power of Ethernet (PoE) functionality, and upgradeable WAN modules. The GigaSpire BLAST u6he and BLAST u6be can be configured as mesh satellites or residential gateways (RGs), ceiling-mounted, and powered using an Ethernet cable (when connected to a GigaPoint Pro system).
 

GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems

Delivering the experiences your subscribers deserve

By deploying a powerful EDGE System, part of the Revenue EDGE solution, you can offer your subscribers an Ultimate Wi-Fi Experience alongside appealing new services and applications.” 

Leading security

The latest integrated hardware security and automatically updated software security ensure a safe and secure subscriber experience.​.

Intelligent mesh

Consumer-grade Wi-Fi solutions often require 2-3 units to ensure optimal coverage. In 90% of homes, a single Calix Wi-Fi 6 system provides amazing coverage. Calix does offer mesh Wi-Fi systems for very large homes or those that have obstructive building materials. All Calix EDGE Systems feature optimal design not typically found in consumer-grade mesh systems.

Extended longevity

The GigaSpire BLAST u6x is the world’s first carrier-class, all-in-one Wi-Fi 6 system designed to have a 10-year lifespan.

 

Ultimate performance

With dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) subscribers experience the most advanced Wi-Fi bandwidth and complete coverage everywhere in the home.

Carrier-class reliability

A rock-solid, carrier only system that a CSP can easily manage (via Calix Support Cloud) to create an optimal Wi-Fi experience for subscribers.

Optimized price performance

Multiple configuration options for apartments to sprawling homes to meet subscriber needs.

Power of the platform​

Deliver a growing selection of applications powered by a flexible platform, enhancing everything for the connected life from parental controls to the latest in network security and more.

GigaSpire BLAST u6.1

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

The GigaSpire BLAST u6.1 is a new generation, ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™’ 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 
  • 1 x USB 3.0 (Type A) 
  • Enhanced PuF security 
  • 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, ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™’ EDGE System that integrates the latest and greatest ‘Wi-Fi 6’ technology (802.11ax). It also features a 2.5 GigE WAN port.

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 
  • 1 x USB 3.0 (Type A) 
  • Enhanced PuF security 
  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud    

GigaSpire BLAST u6x

World’s first carrier-class, universal Wi-Fi 6 system designed to have a 10-year lifespan

Like the other GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems, the new GigaSpire BLAST u6x delivers superior throughput and complete coverage to every part of your subscribers’ homes. It also features multiple WAN connectivity options.

Product attributes

  • 6x6 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 4x4 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz
  • 4 x GigE LAN ports (1 LAN port can become WAN)
  • WAN options: GPON, 1 GigE and 10 GigE (Active Ethernet), 10 Gig E (Ethernet), and XGS PON.
  • 2 x POTS ports
  • 1 x USB 3.0 (Type A)
  • Enhanced PuF security
  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud

GigaSpire BLAST u6me

Simple, powerful connectivity for the newest 6 GHz devices

The GigaSpire BLAST u6me connects quickly and easily to any existing GigaSpire BLAST Wi-Fi 6 system—without the need for extensive network or compatibility testing. Subscribers with the newest consumer devices will benefit from uninterrupted connectivity and reduced latency the new 6 GHz spectrum is not congested with older devices that can slow down the ultimate Wi-Fi experience.

 

Don't just take our word for it

Stacey Higginbotham has spent the last 15 years covering technology and finance on her podcast, the ‘Internet of Things’. In Episode 302, she talks about how the Calix GigaSpire BLAST u6 was the first Wi-Fi system to eliminate the dead spot in her home office! 

Aaron, better known as Dad.0 on YouTube, has 14,000+ subscribers and 3 million views! He devotes his time to reviewing tech products in the hopes of helping others. In his recent video, Aaron reviews the GigaSpire BLAST u4 and u6. He says that since he plugged the system in, he has been getting super-fast Wi-Fi and the dead spot in his basement is now gone.

Dad’s Dojo, a YouTuber who reviews tech products, has 1,000+ subscribers and 400,000 views. He provides quality tech reviews of products. In his review of the GigaSpire BLAST u6 he states: “If I was to go sign up with a new ISP next week and they gave me the BLAST u6 as a standard option, I would definitely be impressed and happy with it. It checks off all the boxes for speed, range, reliability, and security.

Jabber Tech has more than 28,000 subscribers (and nearly 11 Million views). A long-time tech enthusiast, he posts in-depth reviews designed to help consumers make informed decisions about technology. He recently reviewed our GigaSpire BLAST u6 and couldn’t get enough of it. ​

 

The power of the platform

Reduce integration times

All GigaSpire BLAST systems are powered by the Calix Innovation Experience Platform. This container-based platform allows you to quickly change and adapt your services to embrace new technologies.​

“We have heard horror stories from other service providers taking months and—in some cases—years to provision and deploy new systems. However, the end-to-end Revenue EDGE solution has allowed us to move faster. Since deploying the original GigaSpire systems, we have seen our churn and service calls decrease considerably, and now with the new BLAST u6, we are getting to market in a matter of hours.”

—Josh Wehe, director of network operations for Jade Communications.

 
 

Cost-effective solution opens up new markets for broadband service providers​

Capitalize on the $7 billion small business opportunity​

Designed to address the specific requirements of small businesses, the Calix Small Business Solution is a fully integrated, cost-effective offering that securely supports business-critical functionality.​

Incorporating everything that your need to provide robust managed Wi-Fi services to small businesses—at affordable prices—the latest Revenue EDGE offering allows you to quickly capitalize on the large (and rapidly growing) small business market opportunity.​

 
 
 

The power of standards

 

Holding the future to a higher standard

Matt Collins, executive vice president of Commercial Operations and chief marketing officer, Calix, shares compelling examples from the past to illustrate the importance of industry standards for the future of our industry at Calix ConneXions 2021.

The power of standards

With our active support for industry standards, Calix continues to foster industry collaboration and encourage innovation so service providers can simplify their business, excite subscribers, and grow value.

 

“Operators around the world continue to use TR-398 as the Wi-Fi performance admission specification for broadband customer premises equipment (CPE)...”

—Lincoln Lavoie, Broadband Forum Technical Chair

 

GigaSpire BLAST Systems exceed rigorous certification standards

The Broadband Forum recently awarded their ‘BBF.398 Grade Wi-Fi Certification status’ to GigaSpire BLAST systems. This certification is the result of a stringent set of performance tests, conducted by the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory (IOL). 

 

The power of standards

 

Holding the future to a higher standard

Matt Collins, executive vice president of Commercial Operations and chief marketing officer, Calix, shares compelling examples from the past to illustrate the importance of industry standards for the future of our industry at Calix ConneXions 2021.

The power of standards

With our active support for industry standards, Calix continues to foster industry collaboration and encourage innovation so service providers can simplify their business, excite subscribers, and grow value.

 

“Operators around the world continue to use TR-398 as the Wi-Fi performance admission specification for broadband customer premises equipment (CPE)...”

—Lincoln Lavoie, Broadband Forum Technical Chair

 

GigaSpire BLAST Systems exceed rigorous certification standards

The Broadband Forum recently awarded their ‘BBF.398 Grade Wi-Fi Certification status’ to GigaSpire BLAST systems. This certification is the result of a stringent set of performance tests, conducted by the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory (IOL). 

Awards, customer wins and webinars​

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

GVTC improves member loyalty by 25 percent with Calix Managed Wi-Fi 6 and Revenue EDGE

 

“Last year, our operational efficiency and member experience allowed us to break records with the capital we returned to our members, and this Calix Revenue EDGE partnership has us on track to repeat that in 2020."

—Ritchie Sorrells, president and CEO for GVTC

Jade cuts integration time to one day, transforming its go-to-market strategy

 

“We knew immediately when Calix launched the Revenue EDGE that it would be critical to our growth, and it has helped us shift our core focus from operational delivery to subscriber experience delivery...now with the new BLAST u6, we are getting to market in a matter of hours.”

—Josh Wehe, director of network operations for Jade Communications

Subscribers in southeast Georgia receive best-in-market Wi-Fi 6 service

 

"With Calix, our subscribers get the ultimate Wi-Fi 6 system on the market, all managed through the cloud. We anticipate that managed Wi-Fi adoption rates will continue to accelerate, and since the BLAST u6 installations are so seamless, we know we can get them up and running with ease."

—Dustin Durden, general manager for the Pineland Telephone Cooperative

RTC delivers the ultimate managed Wi-Fi 6 experience

 

"The out of box experience of competing products was enticing but eventually fell short, as the Calix solution delivers the insights and seamless management capabilities necessary to ensure that we elevate the subscriber experience."

—Phil Erli, chief executive officer for Ringgold Telephone Company

CommandIQ®

Ultimate Wi-Fi deserves the ultimate app

CommandIQ is a stunning mobile app that offers a unique combination of consumer design and carrier-class capabilities to elevate your brand while enabling flawless delivery of managed services to help you simplify subscriber engagement, excite subscribers with your brand and grow your value.

For subscribers, it delivers everything they need to control every aspect of the connected home experience.

 
 

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

Good things come in small packages

The GigaSpire BLAST u4m is a high-performance mesh Wi-Fi satellite that’s small, stylish, and simple to use. You can connect it to any GigaSpire BLAST system using either a wired or wireless connection and enjoy a seamless “mesh” of Wi-Fi that covers your entire home.

Product attributes

  • 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 2x2 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz
  • 1 x GigE port (auto-detecting)
  • Enhanced PuF security
  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud
 

Advanced technology designed to enhance the subscriber experience​​

Get the inside scoop on the technical elements of Wi-Fi

Improving capacity and​ efficiency with Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi 6 features faster speeds and improved coverage. This whitepaper provides more details on the latest iteration of the IEEE Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax.

Wi-Fi expands into the 6 GHz spectrum

The introduction of additional, unlicensed spectrum (using the 6 GHz band) means faster, more reliable connections for the next generation of connected devices.This whitepaper provides more details on this development.

The science of great Wi-Fi

Understanding the core science behind what contributes to a great Wi-Fi experience is key for service providers looking to offer the best system to subscribers as part of a Managed Wi-Fi offering.

Taking Wi-Fi performance to the max

Building on ‘The science of great Wi-Fi’ paper, learn more about the key factors that impact the performance of Wi-Fi systems, including transmit power, antenna, and enclosure design. 

Robust, reliable, and simple home network security solution adds another layer of protection​

Want to help consumers who are concerned about the security of their home networks?​

Integrating security into the residential gateway creates real differentiation

New Calix whitepaper provides details on the importance of network security, explores some of the options available for securing the home network, and outlines the opportunities that exists for service providers.​

Protect your subscribers from cyber threats with comprehensive security controls​

As part of the Revenue EDGE solution, Calix offers a comprehensive set of security features that ensure subscribers are given the highest levels of protection possible.​

Consumer data builds strong case for security and privacy controls

Calix partnered with Moor Insights & Strategy to measure consumer perceptions about online security, privacy, and parental controls.

Findings from consumer research are critical for your business

Results from consumer research provide important insights for service providers looking to offer online security, privacy, and parental control solutions.

Ready to go Full BLAST?

See how your subscribers can experience the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience, thanks to the GigaSpire BLAST.

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