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Calix Reveals Its Fiber Future

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today debuted a multi-terabit fiber Ethernet service access platform designed to evolve over the next decade to meet the expected bandwidth requirements of the IP video explosion. (See Calix Brings Terabit Speeds to Fiber Access.)

The Calix E7-20 is a 2Tbit/s access concentrator designed to support thousands of high-bandwidth video streams over PON (passive optical network) or high-speed point-to-point fiber access connections. The platform is also ready to support the next generation of FTTH technologies, including 10G GPON, and enable very high-capacity aggregation and backhaul (10Gbit/s and 100Gbit/s Ethernet).

Why it matters
The E7-20 is Calix's follow-on to the E7-2, introduced earlier this year and adopted more rapidly than any other of its access systems. The E7-20 is also the vendor's stake in the ground for the future of Ethernet access. With trials scheduled for early in 2011, and deployment set to begin mid-year, this platform offers multiple deployment options to support different topologies and enable a pay-as-you-grow upgrade strategy, so keeping Calix in the race with its key access infrastructure rivals.

For more
Find out more about Calix's access platform evolution, and some of its deployments, here:



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cnwedit 12/5/2012 | 4:19:15 PM
re: Calix Reveals Its Fiber Future

Just curious - what makes the Occam box better for Qwest and the non-FiOS, non-Uverse populations than the C7, E-7, E-20 progression?

spc_markl 12/5/2012 | 4:19:15 PM
re: Calix Reveals Its Fiber Future

I should add that I would not rule out at all Calix's existing product line for some of the RBOC market.


Mark

spc_markl 12/5/2012 | 4:19:15 PM
re: Calix Reveals Its Fiber Future

My understanding is that it has the potential to scale better.


Mark

spc_markl 12/5/2012 | 4:19:15 PM
re: Calix Reveals Its Fiber Future

Calix will keep its existing installed base happy with the upgrade, while using the Occam box to strive to penetrate the Qwest portion of CenturyLink, as well as look to make inroads at the other two RBOCs in non-FiOS/non-U-verse territories.


Mark Lutkowitz, Telecom Pragmatics

paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 4:19:14 PM
re: Calix Reveals Its Fiber Future

Occam is much better to deploy as a small remote DSLAM that is based around Ethernet than anything that Calix has had.  That is similar to the Adtran models that get deployed.  See also Frontier's new purchase of Verizon lines.


As to Calix in the RBOCs...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha....falls on the floor.  Ha ha ha ha ha ha....throws up from laughing so hard. Ha ha ha ha...almost has a heart attack from laughter.  They are not an AT&T domain vendor and are not in FiOS.  So, they have 0 play in the two remaining RBOCs.  They have not the hope of crystalized water spheres in Satan's domain.


seven


 

spc_markl 12/5/2012 | 4:19:13 PM
re: Calix Reveals Its Fiber Future

Well, the Qwest territory does not require OSMINE for this equipment anymore.  So, Calix may have a strong indication from Verizon.  I certainly never said that there would be any guarantees of RBOC business anyway.


Mark

paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 4:19:13 PM
re: Calix Reveals Its Fiber Future

 


Problem in Verizon and they ALREADY buy Alcatel and Tellabs for those properties is the volume is VERY low - less than $5M per year.  Given that it is $20+ million to approve a new product their chances of doing anything is nada nil nicht.  The moment they get close - Alcatel will lower prices.  Heck AFC won a 2nd source DSLAM deal and got 0 business from Verizon because of Alcatel.


They had to do OSMINE for Qwest.  Remember Qwest used to be an RBOC called US West. 


seven


Edit:  Forgot to add - FiOS and lots of AT&T are no longer on OSMINE.  The old GTE properties never used OSMINE as well. 

spc_markl 12/5/2012 | 4:19:13 PM
re: Calix Reveals Its Fiber Future

Verizon is looking at the Calix box in non-FiOS areas as I said below -- that means copper.  The PUCs are putting a lot of pressure on Verizon to provide broadband in other areas of its territory.  The low-cost Calix boxes would be a good alternative.


It is also my understanding that Calix has gone through some of the OSMINE approval process and nobody pays that "extortion" money to Telcordia unless there is a good chance for RBOC business.


I admit that AT&T will be a harder sell because it does as little as it possibly can in general.  But nothing is written in stone including domain vendors.


Mark

paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 4:19:12 PM
re: Calix Reveals Its Fiber Future

People that know anything about access do know about it.  Since you don't, I see no need to enlighten you.


Better recheck the OSMINE thing again.  I know of a product that required OSMINE by Qwest last year.  Calix was part of a DLC RFP to replace the Alcatel and Reltec products.  Let's see that product that Qwest wanted OSMINE for...oh yeah the C7.


seven


 

spc_markl 12/5/2012 | 4:19:12 PM
re: Calix Reveals Its Fiber Future

No, you better recheck it -- Qwest does not currently require OSMINE for this gear.


Why don't you enlighten me on BBAIS?


Mark


 


 

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