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Calix Presents Fiber Access Innovations on European Stage

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Calix Presents Fiber Access Innovations on European Stage


GPON and point-to-point GE solutions help drive network transformation


MUNICH, GERMANY– February 15, 2012 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today presented for the first time in Europe new optical line terminal (OLT) cards as part of its Unified Access portfolio. Calix customers now have powerful new gigabit passive optical network (GPON) and point-to-point GE solutions available to help them to transform their networks, their service offerings, and their business models.


More than 70 percent of Calix’s over 1000 customers globally are now deploying fiber access services across the B-Series, C-Series, and E-Series platforms and nodes and industry-leading portfolio of optical network terminals (ONTs). Calix was recently identified in the Infonetics Research report “Next Gen FTTH and PON Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey” as one of the top three FTTH vendors globally by 67 percent of the respondents.


Calix Fiber Access Innovations Provide New Paths to Network Transformation


The two new products – a GPON-8x line card for the E7-20 multi-terabit Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and the B6-318 point-to-point gigabit Ethernet (GE) line card for the B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs) provide powerful new alternatives for driving new revenues, lower installed CAPEX, and lower ongoing OPEX for service providers:

·     The E7-20 GPON-8x – With eight ports per card, the GPON-8x line card doubles the GPON port capacity of the E7-20 ESAP, allowing service providers to efficiently serve over 10,000 GPON subscribers from a single chassis at a 64-way split. The E7-20’s two-terabit backplane and non-blocking throughput capacity combined with the company’s 700GE family of ONTs allows any of these subscribers to receive up to 1 Gbps of downstream or upstream capacity, enabling a vast array of potential service options.

·     The B6-318 – This card features advanced high-density point-to-point GE technology, with 24 compact small form-factor pluggable (CSFP) ports that can serve 48 subscribers per card with symmetrical high-speed data services up to 1 Gbps. The B6-318 seamlessly connects to the 700GE family of ONTs and features two industry standards 10 Gigabit small form factor pluggable (XFP) ports and two SFP+ 10GE/GE ports.

These technologies will be welcomed by European customers like Polish service provider Arbelon who are deploying Calix in aggressive FTTx initiatives. Utilizing both the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Node (ESAN) and E7 ESAP, as well as 716GE-I indoor ONTs, Arbelon is delivering ultra high speed broadband services over both GPON and point-to-point GE.


“With the continual introduction of new fiber access innovations, and the addition of ambitious new fiber-focused customers like Arbelon, Calix continues to raise the bar in fiber access excellence,” said Andy Lockhart, Calix senior vice president of International sales. “Wireline service providers continue their march towards an all-fiber future, using the replacement of copper with fiber to implement powerful new business and service models. Calix is proud to be a key enabler of this transformation, and looks forward to continued acceleration of this trend in the years to come as our service provider customers deliver the most advanced broadband services to consumers and businesses across the globe.”


To learn more about the Calix Unified Access portfolio and the latest developments in Calix access innovation, visit Calix at Booth B15 at the FTTH Council Europe’s FTTH Conference in Munich, Germany, February 15-16.


About Calix

Calix (NYSE: CALX) is a global leader in access innovation. Its Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access systems and software enable communications service providers worldwide to transform their networks and be the broadband provider of choice to their subscribers. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com.


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