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Six Leading Broadband Companies Named 2017 Calix Innovation Award Winners

Five innovative service providers and one Calix partner honored at record-breaking 2017 Calix ConneXions

LAS VEGAS – November 1, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced the winners of the 2017 Calix Innovation Awards. The innovation awards winners were honored at the record-breaking Calix ConneXions Innovation and User Conference this week. For the seventh consecutive year, the Calix Innovation Awards were given to Calix customers who demonstrated outstanding creativity when leveraging Calix technology to deploy best-in-class services. The award recognizes innovation in the use of access, premises, and cloud technologies to transform businesses and networks. New to the program this year was the recognition of an outstanding Calix partner who has been instrumental in driving new innovations and efficiencies for Calix customers.

 

The 2017 Calix Innovation Award winners are:

“We are honored to be recognized for our contributions to the Calix service provider ecosystem, as our combined work with Calix to integrate AXOS DPx with our BBX Platform has been instrumental in enabling new growth opportunities for our common customers,” said Scott Helms, senior vice president of advanced services at Momentum Telecom. “As we continue to work together with cable operators, as well as a variety of other service provider types, our two companies are strategically aligned in our commitment to reduce operational complexity and provide a streamlined path to an SDN future for our customers. The partnership between Calix and Momentum is already showing returns for service providers and this Calix Innovation Award is just the beginning of what we can accomplish together.”

 

Calix ConneXions Reaches New Heights with Record Attendance

While the Calix Innovation Awards were once again a highlight of the event, Calix ConneXions reached new heights as the industry’s leading educational conference with more than 1900 registrants. This year’s conference presented many new educational opportunities including the expansion of training classes and breakout workshops to more than 80 hours of sessions. In addition, the Broadband Forum hosted the Broadband Access Summit Event (BASE) at the Encore Las Vegas. The event, held before Calix ConneXions, featured speakers from AT&T, Verizon, and other leading service providers from around the world.

 

The Calix ConneXions keynote presentations featured leaders from across the communications industry including Calix president and CEO Carl Russo, Light Reading’s Ray Le Maistre, and Verizon’s vice president of network planning Lee Hicks. During Monday’s keynote session, Calix introduced EXOS, the first carrier class software premises operating system designed to help service providers deliver a managed experience for the smart home and business, master complexity for subscribers, and create massive new revenue streams. Tuesday’s keynotes featured presentations by innovative service providers, such as CenturyLink, NCTC, SandyNet, and South Central Communications who have utilized AXOS and Calix Cloud to transform their networks and businesses to find success in their markets.

 

“The 2017 Calix ConneXions Conference was a great success, highlighted by the Calix Innovation Award winners, which showcase the infinite possibilities available to our service provider customers as they embrace the future with Software Defined Access, deliver an unmatched subscriber experience, and transform the complexity of the device-enabled subscriber into unprecedented opportunity,” said Michael Weening, Calix executive vice president of global sales and marketing.

 

"This year's event also featured amazing opportunities for education, training, certification, and networking, allowing all attendees to take actionable insights home with them to accelerate their business transformation plans. We are already looking forward to raising the bar once again at the 2018 Calix ConneXions,” added Weening. 

 

More information and insights from Calix ConneXions, including video recordings of many of the keynote presentations and workshop sessions, will be posted on the Calix ConneXions site in the coming weeks. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information about the 2018 Calix ConneXions, to be held October 27-30 in Las Vegas.

 

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, and EXOS, the experience OS, 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 www.calix.com.

 

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