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Nov 18, 2021
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The Latest XGS-PON Capabilities From Calix Help Service Providers Future Proof Their Networks by Delivering and Managing 10G Services Across Even the Most Remote and Challenging Geographies

SAN JOSE, CA – November 18, 2021Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today launched new end-to-end enhancements for Calix Operations Cloud (Operations Cloud) and the Intelligent Access EDGE solution, powered by the Network Innovation Platform (AXOS). These enhancements include new alarm aggregation and analysis capabilities, PON redundancy capabilities, optics that extend geographic coverage over 300%, and new ONTS. These enhancements expand the value of Calix solutions from the access network to the subscriber edge by enabling broadband service providers (BSPs) to rapidly deliver 10G Always On services while reducing operational expenses for residential and business subscribers in remote rural areas. This powerful combination ensures wider availability of 10G services—critical for businesses—and rapid deployment of simplified end-to-end 10G service. By accelerating and streamlining the delivery of services to remote subscribers, BSPs can significantly lower the OPEX for new deployments. 

Over 225 BSPs around the world are building Calix-powered XGS-PON networks to deliver high-speed symmetrical 10G services to both residences and businesses. For these BSPs, a reliable access network, along with continued subscriber satisfaction, are critical long-term investments. With the Intelligent Access EDGE and new XGS-PON capabilities, BSPs can advance their future proofing capabilities even further by realizing these three benefits.

  • Deliver an Always On 10G network: The combination of Operations Cloud enhancements and the latest Network Innovation Platform XGS-PON Redundancy (standards-based Type B protection) capability ensure that critical services—especially business services—remain operational even with fiber cuts. XGS-PON redundancy keeps the service running and Operations Cloud—with new alarm correlation capabilities for fiber cuts and power outages—enables repair crews to rapidly pinpoint and restore damaged fiber lines. Broadband service providers can now filter alarms to quickly find issues across specific categories such as batteries, optics, and ONTs. These insights allow BSPs to precisely identify issues and optimize truck rolls while cutting operational costs.

  • Simplify service delivery to remote subscribers: The Network Innovation Platform, the recently launched E7-2 XG801 line card (and its advanced thermal management capabilities), and new temperature hardened extended range XGS-PON optics, enable BSPs to rapidly deliver Always On XGS-PON based services in remote locations even in extreme environments. The new 40km XGS-PON optics extend 10G coverage areas by up to 300 percent—supporting more serviceable addresses and subscribers with the same OLT footprint. This enables BSPs to lower OPEX and CAPEX, as new subscribers can be added without waiting for new OLT installations and turnups. Since the new optics are temperature hardened, they can be placed in an E7-2 system within a remote cabinet at further distances from subscribers’ homes.

  • Future proof, easy on-premises installation: The Calix Network Innovation Platform  capability for Automated Network Service Provisioning and the new GP1101X XGS-PON ONT enable subscriber services to be rapidly turned up without a truck roll. The on-premises 10G LAN connectivity ensures a single turn-up meets subscriber needs for years to come. This makes the network future proof by enabling BSPs to remotely upgrade new subscriber services—eliminating on-premises hardware upgrades and significantly reducing OPEX.

With its Always On capabilities, Calix customers are leveraging the Intelligent Access EDGE with the Network Innovation Platform and Operations Cloud to deploy multi-gigabit services throughout rural areas and over challenging terrain. For example, Paul Bunyan Communications is growing its network with 10G services, connecting more communities to broadband services, and maintaining critical services during fiber cuts.

“As the region’s fastest all-fiber optic network, we take pride in delivering an exceptional subscriber experience,” said Rob St. Clair, network operations manager at Paul Bunyan Communications. “The Always On capabilities of the Intelligent Access EDGE and Network Innovation Platform enable us to keep critical services operational while ensuring we can future proof our network to meet subscriber demands. Because we can rapidly deploy our XGS-PON network and maintain critical services when fiber lines are cut, we’re successfully exciting subscribers while simplifying our business. We’re eager to explore the value of Operations Cloud as a means to help us rapidly and accurately identify fiber cuts so we know exactly where to send our field techs on truck rolls.”  

“Broadband service providers need 10G XGS-PON networks to support applications like HD and 4K content streaming, video surveillance services, and cloud-enabled interactive gaming,” said Shane Eleniak, executive vice president of products at Calix. “The new Intelligent Access EDGE XGS-PON capabilities leverage the power of Operations Cloud, reinforcing our end-to-end solution strategy, and further extends our 10G PON market leadership. By making it easier than ever to deliver and manage an Always On subscriber experience in rural areas, BSPs can quickly capture market opportunity, grow value for their communities, and slash OPEX and CAPEX.”

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