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Jun 13, 2017
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The World’s Only Software Defined Access Platform brings NG-PON2 to North America’s Most Widely Deployed Access System – the Calix E7-2

ORLANDO, FL – June 13, 2017Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, today announced that North America’s most widely deployed access system has been AXOS enabled with the addition of NG-PON2 and XGS-PON support. This game-changing enhancement allows over 1000 service providers who have deployed the E7-2 to transform their systems into AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular Systems and take advantage of the fast, always on, simple, and secure capabilities of AXOS, the world’s only SDA platform. The addition of next generation PON support enables Calix customers to deliver a 10 gigabits per second (10 Gbps) symmetrical experience to their subscribers when deploying business, residential, and mobile backhaul services, with the flexibility to expand up to an astounding 40 Gbps with another recently announced AXOS enabled industry first – NG-PON2 wavelength channel bonding. The AXOS platform is the most powerful innovation engine in the industry, and for service providers who have yet to deploy the world’s only modular, non-blocking access system, the AXOS E7-2’s ability to support anyPON™ and anyPHY™, and to seamlessly integrate with anySDN™ makes this the perfect time to introduce the power of AXOS into their network and drive down operational costs, speed time-to-market, and ensure a future-proofed network.


“With an embedded network of Calix E7-2 Modular Access Systems, the addition of AXOS and powerful new intelligence allows Pilot to seamlessly integrate NG-PON2 and deliver 10 gigabit services with our existing software defined network,” said Joseph Fasone, founder and CEO of Pilot. “In addition, because we serve commercial customers throughout New York City, 100 percent uptime is critical for our business to meet the strict SLAs of large enterprises with massive bandwidth needs. The addition of the AXOS platform to the E7-2, as well as the AXOS NG-PON2 line card, transforms our existing E7-2s into AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular Systems and gives us the solution we need to eliminate maintenance windows as we update individual components without impacting service, keeping all customers up and running always. These features, combined with NG-PON2, allow us to future-proof our network and be ready for whatever our customers may need next.”


A video showcasing Pilot’s AXOS and NG-PON2 deployment can be viewed here.


The AXOS E7-2 now joins a rapidly expanding family of AXOS eSeries systems capable of supporting both centralized and decentralized network architectures – from the data center edge, central office, or headend, to the remote cabinet, or MDU. The unprecedented pace of Calix innovation that brings next generation PON to the E7-2 is made possible by the unique way that AXOS was engineered. While others in the access industry chose to hide the complexity of their outdated access boxes behind complex, functionally limited, slow-to-deploy, and difficult to maintain middleware platforms, Calix chose the strategic path, investing the last six years building AXOS from the ground up. AXOS, the world’s only SDA, is a software platform totally unencumbered by legacy thinking that has now set a new standard for rapid innovation, operational excellence, and puts service providers who deploy it on a new path to sustainable success. With AXOS the software is abstracted from the underlying hardware and silicon, componentized, and layered, as evidenced by the unique ability to run AXOS systems virtualized on x86 off-the-shelf servers with AXOS Sandbox. By re-using hundreds of existing components on the platform, each new feature, capability, and breakthrough technology addition to AXOS comes faster and easier.


The testament to this radical shift can be seen in the evolution of AXOS this year, including the recent additions of  RPm (Routing Protocol Module with Layer 3 routing) and SMm (Service Management Module with access centric BNG capabilities), as well as the expansion of its anyPON capabilities with the addition of 10G EPON (in only 120 days) and now NG-PON2 on the E7-2. Furthermore, industry leading anySDN capabilities continue to expand with the recent addition of OFx and DPx, to a growing suite of AXOS connectors that can easily integrate AXOS into existing back office systems as service providers plan future migration to SDN architectures. Unlike middleware models, which mask the complexity of old access systems and must remain in place forever, AXOS connectors can be turned off once the service provider migrates to SDN thanks to the platform’s native NETCONF/YANG architecture – further simplifying operations and speeding time-to-market.


“The E7-2 is the industry’s benchmark for a modular, small form factor, environmentally hardened access solution for service providers that has never been matched,” said Shane Eleniak, Calix vice president of systems products. “Today, the over 1000 service providers who have embraced the E7-2 can take the next step in their transformation, positioning themselves as the preferred service providers of the future by leveraging AXOS to bring unprecedented intelligence and service velocity to their networks. And with the unparalleled pace of AXOS innovation, they are poised to stay at the forefront of their markets.”


Visit Calix this week at 2017 Fiber Connect in Orlando, Florida and see the AXOS E7-2, along with the other members of the Calix AXOS eSeries family in Booth #301 and 400.


About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) pioneered Software Defined Access and cloud products focused on access networks and the subscriber. Its portfolio of Intelligent Access systems and software combines AXOS, the revolutionary platform for access, with Calix Cloud, innovative cloud products 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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