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With the ability to simplify service provider operations
and architecture of the network...

AXOS Intelligent Access Edge
wins the Leading Lights
Most Innovative Telecoms Product

With the ability to simplify service provider operations
and architecture of the network...

AXOS Intelligent Access Edge
wins the Leading Lights
Most Innovative Telecoms Product

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. ​


Verizon and Calix deliver 34 Gbps over fiber with bonded ONT technology

Demonstration is a major milestone on the path towards providing higher bandwidth speeds and lower latency to customers over Verizon’s Intelligent Edge Network using AXOS. Verizon and Calix achieved 34 Gbps speeds over fiber optic cable through use of a bonded NG-PON2 (Next-Generation Passive Optical Network 2) ONT (Optical Network Terminal) prototype on Verizon’s simplified, increasingly automated fiber network.


Great Lakes Energy (GLE) builds a simplified next generation network

GLE was looking to meet critical high-bandwidth transport requirements while reducing the number of network elements they needed to manage and maintain, the Calix AXOS E9-2 and the AXOS Routing Protocol Module with OSPF enabled GLE to meet their goals and deliver an excellent subscriber experience.    


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

Can your network keep up with tomorrow's, and even today’s applications?


The last network you'll ever need

5G, AR/VR, Cloud Gaming,  and Telemedicine are just examples of what is and will continue to challenge your network. Watch this video to learn more about what you can do to get ahead of these new applications and reduce operations expenses by up to 40 percent. 


E9-2 with the integrated OLT

Simplify your network by collapsing edge routing, subscriber management, aggregation and integrated access networks.

  • Control Card (CLX3001)
  • Distributed Subscriber Mgmt.
  • Simplified subscriber services
  • Common Services provisioning
  • Bring intelligence closer to the subscriber edge
  • Reduce TCO and time to market

E9-2 with the distributed OLTs and DSLAMs

Simplify your network by bringing L3 functionality to your distributed Layer 2 access network.

  • Aggregation Services Manager (ASM3001)
  • Centralized Subscriber Management
  • Access Edge Routing
  • Simplify network operations
  • Reduce TCO and time to market

New with 19.3

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

Looking to deploy 10G PON solutions?

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

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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 wins Leading Light Most Innovative Telecoms Product

Demonstrating the power of a platform, AXOS and the AXOS Intelligent Access Edge help service providers simplify operations and the architecture of the network winning the Leading Lights Most Innovative Telecoms Product.

Calix honored by 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews, scoring elite 4.0 in Optical Transport Systems

The Calix AXOS Intelligent Access Edge Solution simplifies the access and edge network architectures by reducing the multiple network elements required to deliver, manage, and provision subscribers and their services.

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. 


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 2018 Calix Connexions Keynote

NG-PON2: Meeting the future customer and carrier needs.

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

System Aggregation and Control Cards Uplink Ports/Aggregation Ports Interconnect Interfaces

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CLX3001 2 QSFP-28 (40G/100G), 8 SFP+ (1G, 10G), 2 SFP (1G) 4 Interconnect Interfaces 400G -> 4*100G



32 x 1G / 10G SFP+ ports, 4 x 40G/100G/200G QSFP-DD ports



Line Card Subscriber Ports Uplink Ports

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NG1601 16 NG-PON2/XGS-PON ports 4 QSFP-28 (40G / 100G)



16 SFP GPON Ports (1.25G / 2.5G)

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


E9-2 Chassis 

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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.

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