Are you ready to connect everyone and everything
with everyPON™ technology?

The multi-faceted FTTH network expansion
solution that eliminates deployment
complexity and simplifies your business

Are you ready to connect everyone and everything
with everyPON™ technology?

The multi-faceted FTTH network expansion
solution that eliminates deployment
complexity and simplifies your business


AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Node

Keep customers connected even in the most unforgiving places

Today’s service providers are choosing the AXOS E3-2 system because of its reliability, lower total cost of ownership and always on operations. The system has a ‘deploy anywhere’ design that can be mounted aerially, in a pedestal, or on a pole. This flexibility dramatically reduces costs while accelerating construction and service activation.


Ready to double your 10G PON capacity while reducing power consumption by up to 50 percent per PON port?

Re-envision your broadband service deployments to suburban and rural markets with the most flexible, operationally efficient eco-friendly solution possible


Designed with flexibility and reliability in mind, the E3-2 solution dramatically reduces time to market, OpEx and maintenance costs, and power consumption by 50 percent per port.

Expanded Use Cases

  • Optimized for suburban and rural deployments
  • Doubles the XGS-PON density to 8 ports per E3-2
  • Rapid integration into the existing / new network
  • Common operational model across the network
  • Easily integrate GPON/XGS-PON in suburban or remote locations

Enables Green Broadband Networks

  • 50 percent power reduction per port
  • 90 percent power reduction vs traditional cable network

Taking AXOS and the E3-2 where no access system has gone before

With the utmost deployment flexibility in mind, the AXOS E3-2 is ready to help you deliver XGS based services today!

The AXOS E3-2 can now deliver XGS-based services to virtually any location, even those environmentally challenged areas that you’ve been trying to reach for years. 10G PON and XGS-PON will deliver the ability to offer greater speeds and higher bandwidth symmetric service offerings to your subscriber base. This will prove to be a powerful differentiator for you as bandwidth demands continue to climb in the markets that you serve.

Read our latest blogs below to learn more about potential opportunities of XGS-PON and AXOS E3-2:


Simpler is better!

The Calix E3 FTTx network expansion solution powered by the Network Innovation Platform helps you realize up to 50 Percent TCO savings over cabinet-based solutions while reducing your deployment times from weeks to days.


A system safeguard that eliminates truck rolls and unnecessary service calls

The AXOS E3-2 with Intelligent System Monitoring helps rural Service Providers simplify operations and lower costs

Introducing a smart self-diagnostic capability on the E3-2 that makes system troubleshooting and rolling service trucks out to remote areas a thing of the past. 

Imagine a remote system:

  • That senses when critical internal temperature thresholds are exceeded.
  • Takes the appropriate preventative measures to avoid any hardware damage from occurring.
  • Automatically self-recovers and re-establishes connection to the  management system under normal operations mode.

Leading local exchange carrier (LEC) rapidly expands service

DFT helps underserved rural communities in western New York access the world with broadband services

Arkansas-based Fusion Media leading fiber expansion

Cable Overbuilder Fusion Media selects the Calix AXOS E3-2 for their next generation fiber network to fuel innovation and bring new services to market.

AXOS provides always-on network services to businesses across Malta

The deployment flexibility necessary for Melita to deliver high speed broadband services to its business subscribers.

Looking for a network expansion solution that will keep you
ahead of the competition?


Become the winning service provider of tomorrow

  • Built with AXOS, the World’s only true Software Defined Access (SDA) platform.
  • Intelligent - support for either layer 2 or enhanced layer 3 services
  • Unprecedented flexibility - high density, distributed access architecture or low density, hard to reach rural customers
  • Bold and rugged - IP-68 rated for the toughest of environmental conditions
  • Speed to Market - eliminate land acquisition and permitting delays with a “deploy anywhere” design
  • everyPON (TM) – Supporting GPON, 10G EPON, XGS-PON/NG-PON2 today and more to come

The AXOS E3-2 is the ideal distributed access solution for your competitive environment

Before: Traditional Network Architecture

Typical Metropolitan Serving Area with one master headend and two to seven hub sites.

The AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Node, is a revolutionary system designed to collapse access and service edge functions in a distributed fiber architecture.

After: Distributed Access/Service Management Collapse

50 percent TCO savings realized with deployment of E3-2 Intelligent Nodes and the shuttering of hubs.

By integrating routing and subscriber management, service providers can extend the reach of data centers catalyzing the collapse of hubs and costly managed facilities leading to dramatic reductions in TCO.​


Are you a cable operator seeking a simple and efficient path to Software Defined Access?

The innovative Calix AXOS DPx solution on the E3-2 will dramatically reduce your operational costs and network complexity

AXOS DPx is the industry’s first virtualized DOCSIS microservice connector for seamless integration, management and control of anyPHY™ into a cable operator’s back office system.

How does it work?  

With common YANG models and native Netconf and Openflow interfaces across all Calix AXOS based systems, DPx provides operators a simple and straight forward path to Software Defined Access - dramatically reducing operational costs and network complexity.   

Clearing the Path to Unified Access.

DPx unlocks the door to a new world of technology choices and best of breed solutions for cable operators.   Consider the possibilities of having DOCSIS 3.1 co-exist with P2P Ethernet, 10G EPON, NG-PON2,, and MEF CE 2.0 CPE solutions.  DPx provides operators the ability to begin the journey toward unified, intelligent, Software Defined Access.     


Calix award-winning gigabit solutions are built on the AXOS platform

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AXOS Systems

Deploy AXOS systems from the central office / headend to the remote node.


See what the power of modularity, field serviceability, and seamless transformation can get you.

The unique attributes of the
Calix AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Node solution

Software Defined Access

The AXOS E3-2 is ideally suited for virtualized functions and facilitates a seamless transformation to software defined access. The E3-2 eliminates operational complexity and reduces the costs to operate their network.

The power of modularity

The E3-2 simplifies the upgrade path from Gigabit to multi-Gigabit PON with field replaceable modules. Individual PON modules can be upgraded without impacting neighboring services. All it takes is a screwdriver.

Accelerate time to market

Seamlessly integrate into networks by leveraging existing right-of-ways and power. Forget about land acquisition and permitting delays -  deploy faster with the E3-2!


AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Node (8 Port)

Tech Specs

Attribute Specification
PON module capacity 2
PON ports (GPON/XGS-PON/MPM) 4 per module (8 per E3-2)
Network uplink ports 4x 10GE/25GE SFP28
2x 100GE QSFP28
Environmental rating IP68
Power consumption (max) 115 Watts
Power supply options 60VAC / 90VAC coax, -48VDC, commercial AC, ±190VDC span power
Operating temperature -40° C to +65° C (-40° F to +149° F)
Humidity 5 to 95 percent (non- condensing)
Physical dimensions (WxHxD) 11.5in x 9.65in x 22in (29.2cm x 24.5cm x 55.9cm)
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