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Who says you can’t have intelligence and deployment flexibility
in a rugged outdoor PON node?

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

Who says you can’t have intelligence and deployment flexibility
in a rugged outdoor PON node?

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

AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Node

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

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. By operating in the most hostile and unforgiving places, you can reach more customers and keep them all connected.

New with 19.3

Are you ready to deliver 10G services where no OLT has gone before?

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


Looking to deploy 10G PON solutions?

Learn more about the Calix End-to-End “10G PON and Beyond” Portfolio of Solutions.


It's Time to Deploy 10G PON

Recent announcements like Google’s Stadia and sales of Facebook’s Oculus VR are rapidly driving up the bandwidth in homes, and increasing the strain on the PON and the network. Analysts indicate that 2020 will see a significant increase in the deployment of 10G PON.  Listen to this webinar to learn the latest on 10G PON and beyond technology options, as well as details on best practices for deployment.


Leading local exchange carrier (LEC) rapidly expands service with AXOS and the E3-2

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

Arkansas-based Fusion Media leading fiber expansion to fuel innovation and bring new services to market

Cable Overbuilder Fusion Media Selects the Calix AXOS E3-2 for their Next Generation Fiber Network

Regional cable operator leverages DOCSIS® provisioning and the unrivaled flexibility of AXOS E7-2 and E3-2

Extending beyond the capabilities of a DOCSIS® based network to deliver symmetrical bandwidth to businesses

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?

Today’s revolutionary AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Node system will enable you to 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


What if you were offered a deployment solution that saved you significant time and money while improving subscriber experience?


The disruptive game-changing AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Node – realize up to 50% TCO savings over cabinet-based solutions while reducing your deployment times from weeks to days.


Are you struggling to find the right solution for operating in the most unforgiving environments?

The E3-2 environmentally hardened, intelligent PON node lowers the cost per home, accelerates speed to market, and opens up new markets and segments.

View our webcast replay to learn more.    



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

That’s right, with the optional Routing Protocol Module (RPm) and subscriber management capability you can integrate routing and subscriber management. You can decommission your aggregation router and move the functions, along with the OLT, from a hub or central office into a hardened, intelligent system. As a result, operators 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

What is AXOS DPX?

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, G.hn, 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

Deliver AXOS everywhere. Learn how you can transform your business today.

AXOS Software

Simplify and accelerate your business with AXOS software.

AXOS Sandbox

Get a head start on back office integration with AXOS Sandbox.

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

Tech Specs

Attribute Specification
PON module capacity 2
GPON ports 4 per module (8 per E3-2)
XGS-PON/NG-PON2 ports 2 per module (4 per E3-2)
10G EPON ports 2 per module (4 per E3-2)
Network uplink ports 4 x 10GE XFP
Routing protocols IS-IS (IPv4, IPv6), BGP (IPv4, IPv6), OSPFv2 (IPv4)
Environmental rating IP68
Power consumption 140 Watts max
Power supply options 60VAC/90VAC coax, -48VDC, commercial AC, ±190VDCspan power
Operating temperature -40°C to +65°C (-40°F to +149°F)
Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Physical dimensions (WxHxD) 11.5in x 9.65in x 22in (29.2cm x 24.5cm x 55.9cm)

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