GigaSpire BLAST Systems

One platform. Multiple systems.
More options to deliver the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience.

The ever-expanding portfolio of Calix GigaSpire BLAST systems enable you to meet your subscribers' unique requirements.

In 93 percent of deployments, only one GigaSpire BLAST system is required for complete Wi-Fi coverage. Why ask subscribers to buy additional pods or extenders when you can supply them with a single GigaSpire BLAST system?

New Wi-Fi systems can be deployed quickly and easily, thanks to the Revenue EDGE platform. You can offer your subscribers appealing new services and applications on an ongoing basis, allowing you to beat the competition with constant innovation.

 
 

World’s most comprehensive portfolio of Wi-Fi 6E systems!

Be first to market with cutting-edge Wi-Fi 6E technology that supports the latest connected devices

The GigaSpire® BLAST portfolio includes multiple Wi-Fi 6E systems. All are designed with simple plug-and-play connectivity, snapping right into the Revenue EDGE ecosystem. ​

Let your subscribers take advantage of the new 6 GHz spectrum and benefit from uninterrupted connectivity and reduced latency. 

“We want to offer the best possible service to our customers and 6E is the key to our future. With more available channels, less contention, and the ability to serve even the latest consumer and business devices, anything else is half measures.”

—Ken Johnson, chief executive officer, Wahkiakum West

 

Take a hold of the growing Wi-Fi 6E market

Wi-Fi 6E is designed to provide subscribers with uninterrupted connectivity and reduced latency, thanks to the addition of the 6 GHz frequency.

 

The disruptive impact of ​ Wi-Fi 6E​

This podcast, hosted by Mark Vena from SmartTech Research, discusses the challenges, benefits, and opportunities that Wi-Fi 6E represents for both subscribers and service providers.​

 

Ken Johnson, CEO of WWest, on the importance of Wi-Fi 6E​

“We want to offer the best possible service to our customers and 6E is the key to our future. With more available channels, less contention, and the ability to serve even the latest consumer and business devices, anything else is half measures.”​

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.

Key Wi-Fi 6E stats​

Wi-Fi 6E is the only way to get access to the dedicated bandwidth, less interference, and better performance that your subscribers need to power their cutting-edge devices and bandwidth-intensive applications.

 

Connect everything, everywhere with fast and secure Wi-Fi​

Designed to address the specific requirements of small businesses and communities, the new line of Calix GigaPro systems

will allow you to quickly address new markets.​

Like the existing GigaSpire BLAST systems, GigaPro Wi-Fi systems will seamlessly integrate with the Revenue EDGE platform, simplifying integration testing and allowing new systems to be deployed in days, instead of weeks or months. ​

In addition, they allow you to seamlessly deliver premium value-added services to subscribers; whether they are at home or on-the-go.

 

GigaSpire BLAST systems

Delivering the experiences your subscribers deserve

By deploying a powerful EDGE System, part of the Revenue EDGE solution, you can offer your subscribers an Ultimate Wi-Fi Experience alongside appealing new services and applications.”

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 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: GPON, 1 GigE and 10 GigE (Active Ethernet), 10 Gig E (Ethernet), and XGS PON.

GigaSpire BLAST u6e

Expanding the powerful options for Wi-Fi 6E​

The GigaSpire BLAST u6me connects quickly and easily to any existing GigaSpire BLAST Wi-Fi 6 system—without the need for extensive network or compatibility testing. Subscribers with the newest consumer devices will benefit from uninterrupted connectivity and reduced latency the new 6 GHz spectrum is not congested with older devices that can slow down the ultimate Wi-Fi experience.

 

GigaSpire BLAST u6me

Simple, powerful connectivity for the newest 6 GHz devices

The GigaSpire BLAST u6me connects quickly and easily to any existing GigaSpire BLAST Wi-Fi 6 system—without the need for extensive network or compatibility testing. Subscribers with the newest consumer devices will benefit from uninterrupted connectivity and reduced latency the new 6 GHz spectrum is not congested with older devices that can slow down the ultimate Wi-Fi experience.

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. With the BLAST u4, you are now ready to support all subscribers—from those living in studio apartments to expansive homes.

GigaSpire BLAST u4m​

Good things come in small packages​

The GigaSpire BLAST u4m is a high-performance mesh Wi-Fi satellite that’s small, stylish, and simple to use. You can connect it to any GigaSpire BLAST system using either a wired or wireless connection and enjoy a seamless “mesh” of Wi-Fi that covers your entire home​.

 

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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.

 
 
 
 

The power of standards

 

Holding the future to a higher standard

Matt Collins, executive vice president of Commercial Operations and chief marketing officer, Calix, shares compelling examples from the past to illustrate the importance of industry standards for the future of our industry at Calix ConneXions 2021.

The power of standards

With our active support for industry standards, Calix continues to foster industry collaboration and encourage innovation so service providers can simplify their business, excite subscribers, and grow value.

 

“Operators around the world continue to use TR-398 as the Wi-Fi performance admission specification for broadband customer premises equipment (CPE)...”

—Lincoln Lavoie, Broadband Forum Technical Chair

 

GigaSpire BLAST Systems exceed rigorous certification standards

The Broadband Forum recently awarded their ‘BBF.398 Grade Wi-Fi Certification status’ to GigaSpire BLAST systems. This certification is the result of a stringent set of performance tests, conducted by the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory (IOL). 

 

The power of standards

 

Holding the future to a higher standard

Matt Collins, executive vice president of Commercial Operations and chief marketing officer, Calix, shares compelling examples from the past to illustrate the importance of industry standards for the future of our industry at Calix ConneXions 2021.

The power of standards

With our active support for industry standards, Calix continues to foster industry collaboration and encourage innovation so service providers can simplify their business, excite subscribers, and grow value.

 

“Operators around the world continue to use TR-398 as the Wi-Fi performance admission specification for broadband customer premises equipment (CPE)...”

—Lincoln Lavoie, Broadband Forum Technical Chair

 

GigaSpire BLAST Systems exceed rigorous certification standards

The Broadband Forum recently awarded their ‘BBF.398 Grade Wi-Fi Certification status’ to GigaSpire BLAST systems. This certification is the result of a stringent set of performance tests, conducted by the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory (IOL). 

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

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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