PETALUMA, Calif. -- Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced a new solution for the delivery of Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 services and LTE-Advanced mobile backhaul services by communications service providers. Composed of three main pillars, the solution is architected to address the emerging trends toward cloud-based and mobile work environments:
Service Verify: A new Compass software application that allows service providers to stay one step ahead of their subscribers through proactive monitoring, management, and marketing of service level agreement (SLA) contracts and performance;
The E5-308 and E5-520 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs): Two fixed form factor expansions to the E-Series line of access platforms and nodes that enable faster time-to-revenue from anywhere in the network for advanced business and mobile backhaul services; and
Enhanced consulting services: New services that get CE 2.0 and LTE-Advanced backhaul services up and running quickly for service providers enabling new options that can transform their businesses.
This unique combination of software, systems, and services allows service providers to expand their portfolio and offer differentiated advanced business and mobile backhaul services to claim additional market share. Fully leveraging the efficiencies of a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, the Service Verify application brings new levels of granularity and flexibility to service providers looking to expand revenue streams and drive subscriber satisfaction through SLA contract monitoring and management. Coupled with Service Verify, the E5-520 and E5-308 ESANs are optimized for emerging CE 2.0 applications, with ultra-high bandwidth capacity, advanced traffic prioritization, and extensive deployment flexibility.
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