Calix Recognized for “Most Innovative Telecoms Product” by Light Reading

AXOS celebrated for radically simplifying network operations and network architecture, dramatically reducing total cost of ownership and time-to-market

SAN JOSE, CA – May 7, 2019 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that Light Reading, the independent B2B digital media platform covering the global communications networking and service industry, has recognized the AXOS Intelligent Access Edge solution as the Most Innovative Telecoms Product at their annual Leading Lights Awards. The AXOS platform simplifies service provider operations with its ability to consolidate subscriber and services management functions into a centralized datacenter-style architecture. This simplified network architecture and streamlined operations model helps service providers remove bottlenecks and deliver an unmatched subscriber experience. Light Reading’s reputation for fiercely independent analysis of the people, products, and companies it covers makes this the most credible and authoritative awards program in the industry.


For Calix customers, this recognition for innovation on the AXOS Platform is not surprising. The award-winning software-defined access (SDA) architecture not only allows service providers to modularize traditional standalone network elements and functions, but also to accelerate the rollout of new services and turnup of subscribers. From centralized subscriber management and control to standard APIs and a virtualized Sandbox environment that allows for integration and testing with emulated hardware, AXOS continues to redefine the economics of network deployment.


“This award is a testament to the immense value of our AXOS platform and the importance service providers place on maximizing the efficiency of their networks,” said Shane Eleniak, SVP of platforms for Calix. “AXOS is enabling service providers of all sizes to simplify operations, increase service velocity, and realize significant cost reductions. Embracing AXOS positions them well to deliver exceptional experiences to their subscribers today and well into the future.”


Currently in their 15th year, the Leading Lights Awards annually recognize expertise and success in the telecommunications industry. The awards celebrate the accomplishments of top telecom companies across 22 categories. Winners were announced at an awards dinner in Denver on Monday, May 6th.


Data center inspired edge computing is moving to the furthest reaches of the service provider network. Join the AXOS team for a discussion on where the edge lies and what the impacts will be on service provider networks May 21st on a webinar titled “Edge Compute is Coming to an Access Network Near You.”




About Light Reading Group

Light Reading is an independent B2B digital media platform providing daily news, analysis and insight for the global communications networking and services industry. Our broad readership and solid reputation make us the leading resource for telecom, mobile and cable network operators, cloud services players and all the companies that develop and supply them with technology, applications and professional services. Light Reading has over 500,000 qualified registered users, our websites attract over 1.3 million monthly page views and our newsletters are sent out to 220,000 opt in subscribers.


About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Innovative communications service providers rely on Calix platforms to help them master and monetize the complex infrastructure between their subscribers and the cloud. Calix is the leading global provider of the cloud and software platforms, systems, and services required to deliver the unified access network and smart premises of tomorrow. Our platforms and services help our customers build next generation networks by embracing a DevOps operating model, optimize the subscriber experience by leveraging big data analytics and turn the complexity of the smart home and business into new revenue streams.

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