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Mar 07, 2017
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Calix AXOS E9-2 Honored by 2017 Lightwave Innovation Reviews Program

PETALUMA, CA – March 7, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, today announced that the AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System was recognized by the 2017 Lightwave Innovation Reviews with a score of 4.5 out of 5 possible points. The revolutionary E9-2 leverages AXOS, the world’s only true Software Defined Access (SDA) architecture, to enable service providers to accelerate their time-to-market with new services while speeding up their transformation to anyPON – NG-PON2, XGS-PON, 10G-EPON, or GPON. A true game-changer for service provider networks, the E9-2 drives network convergence by allowing mobile, business, and residential services to run on one network, while also consolidating functions from multiple traditional data center devices into one edge system. This combination redefines the access edge and gives service providers a solution to reduce their network operating expenses by up to 80 percent.


 “The E9-2 delivers on the promise of SDA and provides the winning vision for the unified network of the future,” said Shane Eleniak, Calix vice president of product line leadership. “This vision starts with the modular and non-blocking architecture of our AXOS systems. Each supports a wide range of subscriber functions including subscriber management, routing and aggregation today and enabling simplified integration of network functions in the future. As next generation PON technologies are adopted globally and new functions are driven to the edge of the network, the AXOS E9-2 has the headroom, flexibility, and instrumentation necessary for tomorrow’s Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access network – An ideal vehicle to usher in this new era.”


Presented annually by Lightwave, the Lightwave Innovation Reviews program distinguishes top products and solutions available within the optical networking industry as determined by a stellar panel of third-party judges. Judges include industry executives and analysts from a wide variety of service providers, technology developers, industry analysts, and journalists.


“The E9-2 PON system achieved an almost perfect score with the judges,” said Rob Stuehrk, Publisher of Lightwave. “The product reduces premises requirements by pushing layer 3 activity to the edge thereby providing efficient use of upstream traffic and it addresses operators' needs for expansion— and as one judge noted, ‘handling current requirements in a small footprint, easily expanded and most important, limiting expansion to fewer edge devices.’”


“The E9-2 was obviously designed to answer operators' needs to satisfy all distribution requirements into a single solution with one judge commenting that some of the features important to the operator are, ‘the ability to use the full capacity of the platform, to increase capacity on the fly with the use of additional wavelengths (NG-PON2), and the ability to standardize to one platform thereby conserving fiber in the distribution network.’ ‘Future-proof in a word’ and ‘Eliminating edge routers is a big deal,’ were also noted by the judges. Our sincere congratulations to Calix for their impressive achievements and well-deserved recognition,” added Stuehrk.


The Innovation Reviews are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Innovation
  • Positive impact on the customer
  • How well it addresses a new or existing requirement
  • Novelty of approach
  • Cost-effectiveness

About Lightwave

For more than 30 years, Lightwave ( has delivered trusted technical, application and business insights to senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide. Lightwave serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued information source for information related to FTTx, networking, equipment design, MSO optics, and test and measurement for corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation.


About the 2017 Lightwave Innovation Reviews

The Lightwave Innovation Reviews is in its fourth year of recognizing and celebrating the industry's most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology. Executives at Ciena, Intel, Lumentum, LightCounting Market Research, and Adva were among the third-party judges for the 2017 Innovation Reviews. Criteria used in the Innovation Reviews rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.


About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) pioneered Software Defined Access and is a global leader in platform innovations for Access Networks. Its portfolio of Intelligent Access systems and services combines AXOS, the revolutionary platform for access, with Calix Cloud, innovative cloud services for network data analytics and subscriber experience assurance. Together, they enable communications service providers to transform their businesses and be the winning service providers of tomorrow. For more information, visit the Calix website at


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