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AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Node

The AXOS® E3-2 eliminates deployment complexities and simplifies your business with this multi-faceted FTTH network expansion solution


Connect customers even in the most unforgiving places

The E3-2 has a 'deploy anywhere' design that can be mounted aerially, in a pedestal, on a wall or on a pole. This flexibility reduces costs while accelerating construction and service activation - making it an ideal choice for challenging environments.


Product Details

The Calix E3-2 delivers scaleability, resiliency, and efficiency to your network

Introducing self-diagnosis capability

Helps rural Service Providers simplify operations

Introducing a smart self-diagnostic capability on the E3-2 that makes system troubleshooting and rolling service trucks out to remote areas a thing of the past.

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Software Defined Access

For cable operators seeking a simple path to SDA

The innovative Calix AXOS DPx solution on the E3-2 will dramatically reduce your operational costs and network complexity. AXOS DPx is the industry’s first virtualized DOCSIS microservice connector for seamless integration, management and control of anyPHY™ into a cable operator’s back office system.

DPx Solution Cable Operator


Aggregate the access network with the E3-2 Intelligent EDGE System

Rapid transition to SDA

The AXOS E3-2 is ideally suited for virtualized functions and facilitates a seamless transformation to software defined access.

Empower with modularity

The E3-2 simplifies the upgrade path from Gigabit to multi-Gigabit PON with field replaceable modules. Upgrade without impacting neighboring services.

Accelerate time to market

Seamlessly integrate into networks by leveraging existing right-of-ways and power, without worrying about land acquisition and permitting delays.

Technical Specifications

E3-2 Intelligent PON Node

The Calix E3-2 Intelligent PON Node is a flexible and upgradable system that can be deployed cost effectively in environmentally challenged remote locations to provide PON services. Each E3-2 provides two pluggable subscriber interface modules supporting XGS-PON, GPON, and Multi-PON optics.

 E3-2 features and capabilities

  • Sealed remote OLT requiring no active cooling
  • Pluggable module design
  • Multiple powering options
  • Supports XGS-PON, GPON, or Multi-PON SFP+ optics
  • Configurable upstream encryption using MACsec*
  • Integrated fiber management including splice tray
  • Interoperability with Calix ONTs
  • DOCSIS® provisioning support using DPx
  • Software Defined Access enabled by the Network Innovation Platform (AXOS)
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PON module capacity2
PON ports (GPON/XGS-PON/MPM)4 per module (8 per E3-2)
Network uplink ports4x 10GE/25GE SFP28
2x 100GE QSFP28
Environmental ratingIP68
Power consumption (max)115 Watts
Power supply options60VAC / 90VAC coax, -48VDC, commercial AC, ±190VDC span power
Operating temperature-40° C to +65° C (-40° F to +149° F)
Humidity5 to 95 percent (non- condensing)
Physical dimensions (WxHxD)11.5in x 9.65in x 22in (29.2cm x 24.5cm x 55.9cm)
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