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Calix Eases Transition to NG-PON2

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LAS VEGAS -- Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in subscriber driven access, today unveiled the AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System, a revolutionary system that accelerates service providers’ transition to NG-PON2, removes the constraints of traditional systems and extends the access edge. The disruptive architecture of the E9-2 delivers a dramatic reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) for service providers by collapsing access, aggregation, and service edge functions, including routing and subscriber management, into a single system. Selected for NG-PON2 lab testing in Verizon’s Innovation Lab in Waltham, MA earlier this year, the AXOS E9-2 allows service providers to converge mobile, business, and residential services networks into one network. For service providers looking to flatten their networks from the data center to the subscriber edge, the E9-2 provides the perfect vehicle for this transformation, forever changing the economics of network operation while accelerating the time to market for advanced services delivery.

Built for the Software Defined Access (SDA) network, the AXOS E9-2 enables service providers to reimagine traditional fiber access network design with a disaggregated architecture optimized for unconstrained growth and scale. By leveraging highly scalable architectures from the data center and complete separation of the control, access, and aggregation functions within the E9-2, service bottlenecks are eliminated. Even in the densest of environments, the non-blocking architecture is managed as a single modular system and allows service providers to take full advantage of the extraordinary services capabilities of NG-PON2.

“With NG-PON2 coming to the market early next year, bandwidth intensive applications like 5G mobile backhaul and multi-tenant business locations will be the first to benefit from the technology,” said Matt Davis, program director for IDC. “As NG-PON2 moves to residential deployment, service providers will have a major opportunity to combine disparate networks and quickly operationalize the delivery of new services. A converged network approach that brings together mobile, business, and residential services onto one will be key to allowing service providers to quickly scale and simplify their operations.”

The E9-2 Intelligent Edge System is a carrier class system featuring two universal line card slots. The first cards available will be the E9-2 NG1601 access line card and the CLX3001 system aggregation and control card. The NG1601 supports 16 ports of NG-PON2 and XGS-PON in addition to supporting co-existence with other PON technologies, such as GPON. The CLX3001 supports management, control, and data plane redundancy as well as Layer 2 switching for both business and residential services and Layer 3 routing for residential services.

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX)

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