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.
Find out more about Calix's access platform evolution, and some of its deployments, here:
- Cox Picks Calix E7
- Calix Wins at Concord, Highland
- Calix Broadens Fiber Access Menu
- Calix Claims Ethernet Momentum
- Calix Scores Active Ethernet Win
- Calix Boosts C7, Adds ONTs
- Calix at TelcoTV
- Calix Intros E7
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