From Coax to Calix

Learn why cable operators are leveraging the power of Calix'
software platform to make the move from DOCSIS to 10G XGS-PON

From Coax to Calix

Learn why cable operators are leveraging the power of Calix'
software platform to make the move from DOCSIS to 10G XGS-PON

Transform your customers’ broadband experience

As cable operators increasingly pursue a strategy  to evolve from a video-first to a broadband-first business, they rely on Calix to help transform their network and go-to-market model


Provision services with zero disruption

With DPx, the industry's first virtualized DOCSIS connector, you can integrate everyPON services into your existing DOCSIS provisioning & customer support environment, eliminating the costs and operational impacts traditionally required to deploy GPON/10G PON.


Deliver a superior customer experience through a comprehensive solution

Why stop at the cable modem? Leverage Calix Revenue Edge solutions to increase subscriber ARPU, accelerate new service velocity, improve subscriber experience and reduce churn.


Cable Operators trust Calix as their innovation arm

Increase your residential ARPU, grow your business services share of market and position your network to capitalize on 5G via FTTH & 10G PON. Drive revenue and margin growth by leveraging one fiber-based network to serve residential, SMB, enterprise, education, healthcare and wholesale customer segments.


Rural Pennsylvania operator with 250K homes​ passed will overbuild DOCSIS 3.1 with Calix FTTH​


8th largest cable operator drives massive growth with Calix Intelligent Access Edge XGS-PON network



One of the fastest broadband and cable operators in North Dakota rolls out multi-gig services

The Top Four Reasons 10G XGS-PON Adoption Grew 433 Percent Last Year

While cable operators will continue to leverage their existing DOCSIS networks—and some will make moves to invest toward DOCSIS 4.0—many are moving to a blended network, deploying fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) 10G PON technologies like XGS-PON as an overlay to their coaxial. At Calix, we are finding that some cable companies view XGS-PON and DOCSIS technologies as complementary—different ways to enable their subscribers with broadband.

What’s driving this enormous growth? Here are the top four reasons cable operators are deploying 10G XGS-PON.


Powering the Plant

As subscribers continue to demand more and more network bandwidth, operators of hybrid-fiber-coax (HFC) networks have some big decisions to make. Should they upgrade their plant to a next-generation HFC architecture, or deploy a fiber to the home (FTTH) architecture leveraging passive optical networks (PONs)?


What used to be the exception is now the path forward

Depart from industry norms with a hybrid approach

It’s no longer simply about deploying the next iteration of DOCSIS®, it’s about embracing your existing infrastructure while clearing a path to an all fiber network.


Building a whole home Wi-Fi network

Cable operators work with Calix to help them design, implement and maintain their managed Wi-Fi networks. One of the key architecture decisions involves the placement of the Wi-Fi system within the home.

Developing the access network for tomorrow’s demands, today

Read why cableco's are increasingly deciding their smartest play is to overlay their coax assets with a future proofed FTTH 10G PON deployment.


10% of your customers may be using over 90% of your capacity

The 10/90 rule: if "The Elite Ten" percent of your customers use the lion's share of the network's capacity, why continue to treat them like everyone else?  

Leveraging PON for greenfield deployments only? Think again

A study conducted in 2018 by Calix and CCI Systems concludes that cable operators should deploy PON in low and medium density serving areas in lieu of a fiber deep architecture. ​


Learn from our customers

WWZ cuts operating costs in half as it partners with Calix to build a future-proof broadband business

Leading Swiss cable operator is simplifying a next-generation network with the Intelligent Access EDGE, and tapping market insights to grow its broadband business.


“Our shared vision for the future of the broadband business and focus on the needs of our subscribers have aligned well with Calix.”


—Stefan Willi, CTO for WWZ Energie AG, a leading Swiss quadruple-play cable broadband provider

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A better way forward

Evolving the cable network with PON

Fiber Deep, Remote PHY, and Full Duplex can get operators to near “fiber like” speeds. But at what cost? Cable operators believe incremental network upgrades are better than writing one big check for a complete FTTH overhaul. 

Surprisingly these technologies are often more costly than FTTH in low and medium density serving areas.  There is a better way forward.


Are you on the right evolutionary path?

Calix platforms and systems enable cable operators to pivot to PON

In the DataCenter The AXOS enable E9-2 Intelligent Edge System is the CCAP of PON networks. Capable of managing aggregating 100’s of subtended OLTs in just a 2 RU package, the E9-2 has the horsepower to handle the routing, security, and subscriber management functions, simply and cost effectively.
Node based OLT’s that are designed for cable Built from the ground up for Cable, the E3-2 is ideally suited for Distributed Access Architectures
In the Premise Forget RDK-B. Calix premise solutions are designed for a sensational subscriber experience that allows you to define your solution, not a select few.
In your business operations Use the power of analytics to make everyone in your organization a superstar. Seize control of your future.