Deliver ultimate Wi-Fi
coverage and throughput

The GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems are high performance
‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ EDGE Systems, delivering
lightning-fast throughput and complete coverage
to every part of your subscribers’ homes.

In 93% 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?

The new 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 the ultimate flexibility.

Deliver ultimate Wi-Fi
coverage and throughput

The GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems are high performance
‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ EDGE Systems, delivering
lightning-fast throughput and complete coverage
to every part of your subscribers’ homes.

In 93% 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?

The new 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 the ultimate flexibility.

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, COO, 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 u6 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

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.

Extended longevity

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.

 

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.

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 u6.1

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

The GigaSpire BLAST u6.1 is a new generation, ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™’ 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 
  • 1 x USB 3.0 (Type A) 
  • Enhanced PuF security 
  • 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, ‘Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™’ EDGE System that integrates the latest and greatest ‘Wi-Fi 6’ technology (802.11ax). It also features a 2.5 GigE WAN port.

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 
  • 1 x USB 3.0 (Type A) 
  • Enhanced PuF security 
  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud    

GigaSpire BLAST u6x

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

Like the other GigaSpire BLAST u6 systems, the new GigaSpire BLAST u6x delivers superior throughput and complete coverage to every part of your subscribers’ homes. It also features multiple WAN connectivity options.

Product attributes

  • 6x6 Wi-Fi 6 antenna array, with 4x4 @ 5 GHz and 2x2 @ 2.4 GHz
  • 4 x GigE LAN ports
  • WAN options: GPON or copper Ethernet (1 GigE or 10 Gig E)
  • WAN options (coming soon): XGS PON or Active Ethernet (1 GigE or 10 Gig E)
  • 2 x POTS ports
  • 1 x USB 3.0 (Type A)
  • Enhanced PuF security
  • Managed by Calix Support Cloud

Don't just take our word for it

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.

 

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.

 
 

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

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.

 

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

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.

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?

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

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