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GigaSpire BLAST u6x is available now!

World’s first universal Wi-Fi 6 system

Copper? Check. Fiber? Check. High-speed Internet up to 10 Gbps? 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 (up to 10 Gbps), 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. These new systems will provide: ​

  • Latest technologies: such as Wi-Fi 6E, allowing for the delivery of up to 10 Gbps services over Wi-Fi and next-generation broadband access networks.   ​
  • Extended coverage for outdoor environments: enabling coverage to be extended to the boat dock, workshop, or barn with temperature-hardened Wi-Fi systems.
  • Complete flexibility: Building on the modularity offered in the new GigaSpire BLAST u6x, future Wi-Fi systems will also feature upgradeable modules in place of a fixed WAN port.
  • Opportunities in new markets: looking beyond residential subscribers to tap into the burgeoning small business segment, with products that can be ceiling-mounted and powered using the Ethernet cable. 

GigaSpire BLAST systems

Delivering the experiences your subscribers deserve

By deploying a powerful EDGE System, powered by the Calix Experience Innovation Platform, you can offer your subscribers an Ultimate Wi-Fi Experience alongside appealing new services and applications.

Leading security

Now offering WPA3 protocols along with the latest integrated hardware security and automatically updated software security to ensure a safe and secure subscriber experience.

Intelligent mesh

The latest “plug and play” mesh technology extends the ultimate Wi-Fi to cover even the hardest-to-reach corners of your subscribers’ homes.    

Lightning speed

Subscribers will experience no lag or downtime thanks to multi-user, multi-input, multi-output (MU-MIMO) technology that provides eight streams of simultaneous downstream data.


Carrier-class reliability

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

Consumer design

Options for a minimalist, consumer design (GigaSpire BLAST u4) allow for branded systems placed in the living room of even the most design-conscious subscriber.​

Optimized price performance

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

Cutting edge

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

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.​

GigaSpire BLAST u6

Deliver ultimate Wi-Fi coverage and throughput

Our most powerful WI-Fi 6 system, the BLAST u6 delivers lightning-fast speed, four (4) LAN ports, integrated voice services, and the ability to deliver superior throughput and complete coverage to every part of your subscribers’ homes.​​

GigaSpire BLAST u6x

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

Like the GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems, the new GigaSpire BLAST u6x delivers lightning-fast speed, four (4) LAN ports, integrated voice services, and the ability to deliver superior throughput and complete coverage to every part of your subscribers’ homes. It also features multiple WAN connectivity options: 1 GigE (copper), 10 Gig E (copper), and GPON. Options for XGS PON, 1 GigE (Active Ethernet), and 10 Gig E (Active Ethernet) are coming soon.​

GigaSpire BLAST u4

The Ultimate Wi-Fi experience with a modern design

With its minimalist, compact design the BLAST u4 provides cost-effective delivery of powerful Wi-Fi 6 technology. It's ideal for subscribers looking for..." to "With the BLAST u4, you are now ready to support all subscribers—from those living in studio apartments to expansive homes.


Don't just take our word for it

In Episode 302 of the ‘Internet of Things’ podcast, Stacey Higginbotham talks about how the Calix GigaSpire BLAST u6 was the first Wi-Fi system that successfully eliminated the dead spot in her home office.


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.


Deliver value-added applications that subscribers will love

Choosing the right GigaSpire BLAST system for your subscribers is only the beginning. The next step is to unleash the power of the Revenue EDGE, a solution designed to deliver value-added, managed services that will delight your subscribers.

You can think of the Revenue EDGE as a storefront that allows you to offer compelling applications—including the EDGE Suites—that will result in an improved experience for your subscribers and additional revenue for you.


Built to impress. Fast.

With an entire system of branded assets and marketing campaigns around the GigaSpire BLAST Ultimate Wi-Fi experience, Revenue EDGE Enablement empowers you to enter the home and create a digital storefront to sell Revenue EDGE offerings and services.

The all new Electronic Content Builder (ECB) and Market Activation Video Editor (MAVE) allows you to brand print, digital and even videos with your logos, contact information, and images. With this level of personalizaton, you will ensure your brand remains front and center in your subscriber’s experience. Combine this with marketing consults and playbooks—Calix is there every step of the way.


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.

Awards, customer wins and webinars​

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

United Communications achieves NPS of +72 by exciting subscribers with Revenue EDGE


“The Revenue EDGE helps us deliver a world-class, premium managed Wi-Fi experience to rural and previously underserved Tennesseans that rivals that of their urban counterparts, exciting our subscribers.“


Josh Lynch, chief customer officer of United Communications

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

Broadband Innovator, Novus, teams with Calix to deliver blazing fast consumer cool experiences


“Novus was founded with the customer in mind—to provide great technology, excellent customer service and affordable prices"


Chris Marett, co-president and CFO of Novus

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.


Other compelling value-added applications

EDGE Services

Why stop at the edge of the home? Owning the subscriber experience provides the opportunity to gain insights to better serve subscribers, get them up and running faster, and keep competitors far away.

Alexa Voice Services

FCC Performance Testing

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.

Ready to go Full BLAST?

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


It’s time to elevate your technology, your relationships,
your services, and your brand.


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