Calix Intelligent Access EDGE Automates Network Service Provisioning, Speeds Time-to-Market for Communications Service Providers
SAN JOSE, CA – August 19, 2020 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced the launch of Automated Network Service Provisioning, a new feature of the Services Management Connector (SMx) which offers significant labor and OPEX savings to communications service providers (CSPs). When combined with the AXOS® platform, SMx enables CSPs to deliver services 80 percent faster. Specifically, this capability allows CSPs to pre-provision subscriber services without the OLT, reducing the complexity of service turn up and generating new operational savings. This quarterly update to the Intelligent Access EDGE builds on the widely deployed Calix Smart Activate, the main capability that helped simplify ONT provisioning. The new automated network service provisioning capability in SMx builds on Smart Activate by automatically provisioning the services without having to manually touch multiple systems.
With this new functionality, CSPs can pre-provision subscriber services. Network operations teams can simply select an ONT, assign subscriber services to it, and SMx will automatically push provisioning to the correct OLT. This substantially reduces the time required to turn up new services and accelerates time-to-value for CSPs. The process is also backward-compatible and will update in SMx when the network operations technician makes changes.
Automated Network Service Provisioning through SMx integrates seamlessly into existing operations workflows and streamlines the installation process. This gives network operations teams the same visibility while reducing errors that commonly occur during manual service turn-ups.
“Calix consistently delivers the best upgrades to help us further simplify our network operations,” said Mike Neverdusky, network operations manager for Tennessee-based Cumberland Connect. “Network operations efficiency is vital to our success, and this latest product release absolutely hits the mark. The more efficiently we can turn up new services, the more valuable we become to the subscribers we serve. The increased efficiency of both turn up and ongoing maintenance will net considerable savings of our time and resources. This new capability will help us continue to deliver best-in-class services and grow our subscriber base.”
This quarterly AXOS release upgrades SMx to enable CSPs to:
- Streamline installation process by autoconfiguring ONTs
- Pre-provision subscriber services without the OLT
- Accelerate time-to-market
- Execute subscriber moves and PON splits with no-touch configuration
The SMx upgrade fully supports an everyPON strategy where communications service providers will benefit from the latest FTTH technologies, an improved quality of service, and network automation that will dramatically reduce service-provisioning error rates thereby leading to increased subscriber satisfaction.
“Automated Network Service Provisioning is the latest innovation in our long history of delivering solutions that simplify network operations and make back office systems more efficient for CSPs,” said Michel Langlois, chief development officer, Intelligent Access EDGE products for Calix. “Our SmartActivate portfolio has always included Remote ONT Activation, but this takes it a step further, completely automating the provisioning process. With pre-provisioned ONTs, network operations teams can turn up services much more efficiently and drive value faster. This improvement represents our continued commitment to simplifying network operations and increasing value through automation.”
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, connected home and business into new revenue streams.
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