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.
—Dan Sivils, CEO, GigabitNow
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:
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.
The latest integrated hardware security and automatically updated software security ensure a safe and secure subscriber experience.
Consumer-grade Wi-Fi solutions often require 2-3 units to ensure optimal coverage. In 90% of homes, a single Calix Wi-Fi 6 system provides amazing coverage. Calix does offer mesh Wi-Fi systems for very large homes or those that have obstructive building materials. All Calix EDGE Systems feature optimal design not typically found in consumer-grade Mesh systems.
The GigaSpire BLAST u6x is the world’s first carrier-class, all-in-one Wi-Fi 6 system designed to have a 10-year lifespan.
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.
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.
Multiple configuration options for apartments to sprawling homes to meet subscriber needs.
Deliver a growing selection of applications powered by a flexible platform, enhancing everything for the connected life from parental controls to the latest in network security and more.
With dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) subscribers experience the most advanced Wi-Fi bandwidth and complete coverage everywhere in the home.
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.
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.
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.
Stacey Higginbotham has spent the last 15 years covering technology and finance on her podcast, the ‘Internet of Things’. In Episode 302, she talks about how the Calix GigaSpire BLAST u6 was the first Wi-Fi system to eliminate the dead spot in her home office!
Aaron, better known as Dad.0 on YouTube, has 14,000+ subscribers and 3 million views! He devotes his time to reviewing tech products in the hopes of helping others. In his recent video, Aaron reviews the GigaSpire BLAST u4 and u6. He says that since he plugged the system in, he has been getting super-fast Wi-Fi and the dead spot in his basement is now gone.
Dad’s Dojo, a YouTuber who reviews tech products, has 1,000+ subscribers and 400,000 views. He provides quality tech reviews of products. In his review of the GigaSpire BLAST u6 he states: “If I was to go sign up with a new ISP next week and they gave me the BLAST u6 as a standard option, I would definitely be impressed and happy with it. It checks off all the boxes for speed, range, reliability, and security.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Calix partnered with Moor Insights & Strategy to measure consumer perceptions about online security, privacy, and parental controls.
Results from consumer research provide important insights for service providers looking to offer online security, privacy, and parental control solutions.
“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
“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
“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
"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
“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
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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.
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