GigaSpire BLAST Systems

One platform. Multiple systems.
Countless ways to deliver the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience.

Exclusively for your brand

GigaSpire BLAST Systems

One platform. Multiple systems. Countless ways to deliver the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience.

Exclusively for your brand

GigaSpire BLAST systems. Wi-Fi 6 certified on a platform that will transform your business.

Deliver the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience,
alongside compelling value-added applications

By deploying a powerful EDGE System, powered by an intelligent premises operating system (EXOS), you can offer appealing new services and applications to your subscribers on an ongoing basis. This approach results in increased subscriber satisfaction, while generating additional, recurring revenue.

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Give your subscribers the Ultimate
Wi-Fi experience. It’s a BLAST!

Calix GigaSpire BLAST systems are powerful, dynamic EDGE Systems that, thanks to the power of EXOS, provide a platform for delivering compelling, value-added applications that subscribers are willing to pay for.

All BLAST systems deliver the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience, including:

  • Unmatched performance: With Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, subscribers will enjoy an unparalleled online experience—with improved coverage, increased throughput, and more simultaneous data streams compared to systems that use 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology
  • Enhanced security: Physical unclonable function (PuF) technology, the latest WPA3 security standard, available automatic software updates, and the EXOS classification engine all combine to provide improved security
  • Unlimited flexibility: Subscribers will have access to a growing selection of applications, starting with enhanced parental controls and home network security protections

In the Home and In Control.

Choosing the right BLAST system for your subscribers is only the beginning. BLAST systems are the foundation of the Revenue EDGE, a scalable application platform designed to deliver 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.


Targeted campaigns and turn-key assets

Built for immediate impact

With an entire system of branded assets and marketing campaigns around the BLAST ultimate Wi-Fi Experience, Revenue EDGE Enablement empowers you to get in the home and create a digital storefront where you can sell Revenue EDGE key offerings and services.

Target subscribers with the most effective messaging through the power of our compelling go-to-market materials and insights from Calix Marketing Cloud.

Combined 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

GVTC improves member loyalty by 25% 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 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

RTC delivers the ultimate managed Wi-Fi 6 experience


"The out of box experience of competing products was enticing but eventually fell short, as the Calix solution delivers the insights and seamless management capabilities necessary to ensure that we elevate the subscriber experience."

—Phil Erli, chief executive officer for Ringgold Telephone Company

The way we learn, work, and play has changed forever.

Increased subscriber demands impact the home network experience​

Students of all ages are consuming bandwidth to keep up with classwork while their parents are working.​

Learn more in this infographic, which contains market data on how the 2020 Crisis has impacted the online behavior of households around the world.

EDGE Services

Powerful systems come enabled with foundational services that elevate the subscriber experience. Start with Advanced Wi-Fi to ensure your subscribers have a reliable, carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution. The CommandIQ™ mobile app puts control in the hands of your subscribers, while elevating your brand and providing the platform to launch new revenue-generating services that subscribers value.


The ultimate platform for the Revenue Edge. Subscriber enablement creates new opportunities to improve the subscriber experience and grow revenue.

Ultimate Wi-Fi

Your subscribers demand the best, with systems that support Wi-Fi 6, providing the experience that enhances their newest devices. 

Alexa Voice Services

Let Alexa help you navigate the Revenue EDGE, with custom commands for any of the Calix GigaSpire BLAST systems, such as "Alexa, ask my router to check my speed."

Establish your position in the center of the smart home.

CAF Performance Testing

Don't stress, we've got you covered. Use the systems you already have in place to meet the FCC requirements. No need to purchase separate hardware.


Delivering experiences your subscribers deserve

Calix offers a wide range of GigaSpire BLAST systems to meet different subscriber needs​.​

GigaSpire BLAST u6.1

Deliver amazing Wi-Fi coverage, with support for hard-wired connectivity​

The GigaSpire BLAST u6.1 is a new generation EDGE System that integrates the latest and greatest ‘Wi-Fi 6’ technology (802.11ax).​

Product attributes​

  • 6x6 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 4x4 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz​

  • 4 x GigE LAN ports​

  • 1 x GigE WAN port​

  • 2 x POTS ports​

  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud​

GigaSpire BLAST u6.2

Combine increased throughput with amazing Wi-Fi coverage and support for hard-wired connectivity​

The GigaSpire BLAST u6.2 is a new generation EDGE System that integrates the latest and greatest ‘Wi-Fi 6’ technology (802.11ax).​

Product attributes​

  • 6x6 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 4x4 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz​

  • 4 x GigE LAN ports​

  • 1 x 2.5 GigE WAN port​

  • 2 x POTS ports​

  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud

GigaSpire Systems

GigaSpire BLAST u6.1 GigaSpire BLAST u6.2

Ethernet WAN: 10/100/1000 BASE-T (auto-negotiating)

1 No

Ethernet WAN: 100/1000/2500 BASE-T (auto-negotiating)

No 1

Ethernet LAN: 10/100/1000 BASE-T (auto-negotiating)

4 4

2.4 GHz Wi-Fi

2x2 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) 2x2 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)​

5 GHz Wi-Fi

4x4 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)​ 4x4 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)​

USB 3.0 (Type A)

1 1

Universal IoT (BLE, Zigabee 3.0 & Z-Wave Pro)

No No

Built-in Alexa Voice Recognition

No No

Enhanced PuF security

Yes Yes
WAN Ethernet Ethernet

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Advanced technology designed to enhance the subscriber experience​​

BLAST Intelligent Mesh: Enhancing the Ultimate Wi-Fi experience

Why BLAST Intelligent Mesh?

BLAST Intelligent Mesh delivers the needed bandwidth to every device in the home, adjusting to changing variables in real time. ​

Aligned with the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi 6 and EasyMesh standards, not on proprietary Wi-Fi Mesh readily available to consumers.​

All GigaSpire BLAST systems are built on the same great scalable platform, EXOS, ensuring you deliver the ultimate experience—everywhere, all the time.​

Your subscribers deserve the ultimate experience​

  • Easier connectivity: Devices connect easily throughout the home.​

  • Seamless handoffs: Wi-Fi experience is continuously optimized, even as devices move throughout the home.​

  • Consistent experience: Real-time adjustments, in response to a constantly changing Wi-Fi environment, are made automatically.​

How does BLAST Intelligent Mesh work?​


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


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