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The E9-2 Intelligent Edge System
brings the edge and access networks together.

AXOS E9-2 simplifies new and
existing architectures and operations

AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System

One system, two ways to simplify​

The Intelligent Access Edge Solution brings the benefits of a Layer 3 network architecture, including MPLS routing, to new or existing Layer 2 access networks, thereby radically simplifying the network operations and dramatically reducing TCO and time-to-market. ​


CityFibre adds brain to its fiber brawn

“In Calix we have found a like-minded ally, an innovator that is pushing the boundaries of what is possible when intelligent software meets fiber-only infrastructure. Our partnership enables us to unleash the full power and potential of our fiber networks, creating the nation’s fastest, smartest and most accessible, digital communications platform."

-- Greg Mesch, Chief Executive of CityFibre



A packet is touched too many times
in today's network


  • Difficult to automate
  • Difficult to coordinate new services
  • Difficult to manage

How would reducing 5 touch points to 1
help you reduce your operational overhead?


  • Easily automate
  • Faster time to revenue
  • Fewer Elements to manage

Collapse multiple network functions including the OLT into a single system

Build a simplified next generation network​


  • Reduce the number of network elements in the network
  • Reduce the time to turn up new subscribers and services
  • Bring intelligence closer to the subscriber edge
  • Reduce TCO and time to market

Utilize the E9-2 Intelligent Edge System with integrated OLT capability.​

Aggregate and transform your existing Layer 2 network


  • Gain the benefits of an intelligent network utilizing your distributed Layer 2 network
  • Simplify and automate subscriber and service workflows​
  • Reduce TCO and time-to-market​
  • Apply policy closest to the subscriber​

Want to learn more about AXOS?


AXOS Architecture


AXOS’s modular architecture enables you to easily simplify your network and quickly add new services and capabilities.

AXOS Software


The AXOS architecture includes modules and connectors that enable service providers to build a new or transform an existing network to a next generation network.


AXOS continues to increase innovation and speed deployment

AXOS helps GLDS reduce OSS/BSS integration time by 80% and accelerates service provider time to revenue.

“We were not only surprised by the speed of our first integration…we were thrilled by how much easier it is for us to maintain…”

“We were surprised when we integrated the E9-2 System in four weeks…” 

--Garrick Russell, COO and President of GLDS  


AXOS E9-2 named most innovative SDN solution

Leading service providers like Verizon are leveraging the AXOS E9-2 to deliver on the vision of SDN while reaping the immediate economic benefits of a full-featured NG-PON2 production-quality solution. 


AXOS E9-2 helps Great Lakes Energy simplify and accelerate GPON services deployment

The AXOS platform and the E9-2 are helping Great Lakes Energy radically simplify its network and operations and helping them establish a successful communications services business.


Service providers talk network convergence

Learn from service providers about the impact that network convergence has on their ability to automate and simplify their network while reducing the total cost of ownership.

Lee Hicks 2017 Calix Connexions Keynote

Verizon explains why converging network functions is critical to your success.  

E9-2 Video Library

Verizon, Calix, and industry experts talk about E9-2, NG-PON2, and network architectures.

Calix AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System

One system, two ways to simplify


Integrated OLT

  • Distributed subscriber management
  • Simplified subscriber/services provisioning
  • Integrated very high density GPON, XGS-PON, NG-PON2 OLT

Distributed OLT

  • Centralized Subscriber Management
  • Simplified subscriber/services provisioning
  • Transform existing Layer 2 access network
  • Aggregate OLTs such as E7-2, E7-20, C7, B6 and others

Key Features


System Innovation

Scalable to support 16  very high-density PON line cards when using the CLX3001 Control card

Aggregate existing Layer 2 access networks utilizing the ASM3001 Aggregation Services Manager

Flexible backplane enables system growth without replacement


Fiber Innovation

GPON, XGS-PON, NG-PON2  scaling from 16 to 256 Ports in a single managed system

Full non-blocking, redundant uplink options


AXOS Module Supported

RPm, ARm, SMm on either the CLX3001 or ASM3001

Consolidate the functions of subscriber management, aggregation, edge routing w/ MPLS and OLT based on the modules chosen  


Software Defined Access

The modularity of the system extends beyond hardware.  Powered by AXOS, the E9-2 Intelligent Edge System delivers on the promise of Software Defined Access. The fast, always-on, and simple network provides a stateful system that allows incremental enhancements or feature additions. AXOS componentized nature ensures the E9-2 is ideally suited for virtualized functions in a complex network environment. The E9-2 with AXOS can accelerate network transformation by seamlessly coexisting with virtualized architectures, ultimately driving operational complexity and cost out of networks.

Fast. Always On. Simple.

With AXOS, back office integration has never been easier.  Use AXOS Sandbox to build a virtual edge-to-edge Software Defined Access network that speeds OSS integration and software certification with dramatic economic results.

System Aggregation and Control Cards Uplink Ports/Aggregation Ports Interconnect Interfaces
CLX3001 2 QSFP-28 (40G/100G), 8 SFP+ (1G, 10G), 2 SFP (1G) 4 Interconnect Interfaces 400G -> 4*100G

Line Card Subscriber Ports Uplink Ports
NG1601 16 NG-PON2/XGS-PON ports 4 QSFP-28 (40G / 100G)

Line Card Subscriber Ports Uplink Ports


16 SFP GPON Ports (1.25G / 2.5G)

4 QSFP-28 Ports (40G / 100G)

Line Card

Aggregation Ports

Uplink Ports


32 x 1G / 10G SFP+ ports

4 X 40G/100G/200G QSFP-DD Ports

Datasheets (My Calix Login Required)

E9-2 CLX3001 NG1601






E9-2 in the News


Why bring intelligence closer to the subscriber?

Understand how intelligence in the access network can make a significant beneficial impact on your network operations and simplify the overall network.


IHS Webinar Replay

Join Calix and IHS Markit in discussing "The New Access Network Edge, Subscriber Management and SDN/NFV" and learn how your network can benefit    


Light Reading Webinar Replay

Calix and Light Reading discuss “How the cord-cutting explosion is impacting network architectures ”


Read blogs and perspectives from Calix experts on AXOS