New models extend its total number of distinct ONT models to 24

September 22, 2009

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PETALUMA, Calif. -- Calix, the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery, today announced an unprecedented expansion to its industry leading portfolio of optical network terminals (ONTs). These new models extend the total number of distinct ONT models to 24, each optimized for unique service-provider deployment scenarios. The complete breadth of the Calix ONT portfolio will be on display at the Calix booth (#501) at the 2009 Fiber to the Home Council Conference and Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, September 28-30.

New applications, such as mobile backhaul, multi-dwelling unit (MDU) services, and small and medium-sized business (SMB) deployments, are emerging as large revenue opportunities that often complement residential fiber access networks. Each application requires a different set of ONT form factors and features. With more than 250,000 mobile wireless towers in North America, an estimated five million MDUs, and more than five million SMBs in North America today, the incremental size of the opportunity for service providers is enormous.

“These 15 new ONTs provide our customers with unparalleled flexibility in deploying fiber access networks,” said Kevin Pope, senior vice president of product development. “As the demand for bandwidth continues to grow in both residential and business environments, and as service providers seek new opportunities to capitalize on their fiber infrastructure, specialized applications like mobile backhaul become critical to meeting community requirements as well as enhancing the fiber access business case. Our extensive portfolio of ONTs means that service providers seeking to address these requirements aren’t trying to fit a square peg in a round hole – they are leveraging the optimal form factor and feature set to meet the real requirements for any deployment scenario.”

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX)

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