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GigaSpire BLAST u4 systems

Delivering the ultimate experience your subscribers deserve

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

Leading security

The latest integrated hardware security and automatically updated software security ensure a safe and secure subscriber experience.​

Intelligent mesh

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.


Consumer design

Options with a minimalist, consumer design allow for branded systems placed in the living room of even the most design-conscious subscriber.​

Carrier-class reliability

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

Optimized price performance

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

Power of the platform​

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.

GigaSpire BLAST u4

It’s small, stylish and packs a punch​

The GigaSpire BLAST u4 is a new generation EDGE System that integrates the latest and greatest ‘Wi-Fi 6’ technology (802.11ax).​​

Product attributes​

  • 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 2x2 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz​
  • 2 x GigE LAN ports​
  • 1 x GigE WAN port​
  • 1 x USB 3.0 (Type A)
  • Enhanced PuF security
  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud​

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


Power over Ethernet (PoE) solution for GigaSpire BLAST u4 and GigaSpire Mesh BLAST u4m

New functionality to address the small business market​

By adding Power over Ethernet (PoE) support to the Calix GigaSpire BLAST u4 and GigaSpire Mesh BLAST u4m systems, they can support premium residential, small office, home office and small business applications. The PoE solution includes a power injector, splitter, and a mounting kit that allows for BLAST u4/u4m systems to be mounted on a wall or ceiling, without the need for a dedicated power supply nearby. Leveraging the best design practices, the PoE solution is a simple plug-and-play installation and can be set up in minutes.​


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 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

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

Deliver superior throughput and complete coverage

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

The GigaSpire BLAST u4 allows you to push consumer-grade gateways out of your subscribers’ homes by offering :

  • Clean, minimalist look, with compact design: Replace consumer-grade devices (that cannot be managed) with a modern system that appeals to subscribers looking for a smaller form factor.
  • Cost-effective solution: Ideal for subscribers living in smaller residences (e.g., trailers, apartments, townhomes, and condos) or for those on lower tier plains being served by old access technology (e.g., copper).​
  • Additional coverage: The optional Mesh BLAST u4m (GM1028) is a dedicated Wi-Fi satellite that can be connected to any other BLAST EDGE System (e.g., BLAST u12, u6, or u4) to provide additional coverage.​
  • Support for hard-wired devices: Two available LAN ports support subscribers with devices that require Ethernet connectivity (e.g., hard-wired set top boxes for IPTV services, smart home hubs, etc.).


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.


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

CAF Performance Testing


Consumers want Wi-Fi to work everywhere, with every device

Good things come in small packages

The GigaSpire Mesh 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.

Product attributes

  • 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 2x2 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz
  • 1 x GigE port (auto-detecting)
  • Enhanced PuF security
  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud

Advanced technology designed to enhance the subscriber experience​​

Get the inside scoop on the technical elements of Wi-Fi

What's next for Wi-Fi?

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.

BLAST Intelligent Mesh

BLAST Intelligent Mesh delivers the needed bandwidth to all the home’s devices throughout the day, adjusting in real-time as new devices are discovered and move throughout the home.

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.

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.

Ready to go Full BLAST?

Visit our BLAST Ultimate Wi-Fi page to find out how our Wi-Fi systems are improving the internet experiences of families, work from home professionals, and gamers.     

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