Calix Extends Edge Nodes

Calix announces the addition of the E-Series IP service edge nodes to its portfolio of access gear

March 6, 2006

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PETALUMA, Calif. -- Calix today announced the addition of the E-Series IP service edge nodes (SENs) to its portfolio of access solutions. The Calix E5, the first platform in the E‑Series line, is vital to service providers plans to deliver more capacity and more innovative information, communication, and entertainment services by reducing subscriber loop-lengths. The Calix E5 is specifically designed to address an area of rising service provider concern: the reduction of total installed CAPEX and ongoing operational costs. Installed CAPEX, which includes all costs associated with the engineering, installation, and deployment of access network elements, is emerging as an important determinant of fiber to the node (FTTN) economic viability. The Calix E5—which eliminates the need for service area interface (SAI) cross-connect upgrades, fits within existing right-of-ways, includes managed remote powering options, and converts POTS to VOIP—reduces installed CAPEX by over 50 percent.

FTTN access networks are rapidly emerging as one of two primary architectures used to deliver greater IP-based service capacity to subscribers—FTTP being the other. The Calix E-Series expands on the company’s existing access portfolio, which includes the market-leading C-Series multiservice access and F-Series GPON access solutions, and yields a complete access continuum for service providers. The fiber-ready Calix E5 is also designed to support a smooth transition to FTTP builds. With up to 16 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks and multiple voice termination options, the Calix E5 provides one of the industry’s most advanced platforms for FTTN applications.

Adds Tom Lillig, development lead for the Calix multiservice over Ethernet (MSOE) market unit, “There are two dominant trends with regard to access network architectures: FTTP, using BPON or GPON, and FTTN, using ADSL2+ and VDSL2. The Calix C-Series and F-Series are very well suited for—and widely deployed in—FTTP builds. We believe the Calix E5 represents the first complete purpose-built FTTN system to fully address all service provider operational requirements.”

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX)

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