Teleplaza Selects Calix to Bring Advanced Broadband Services to Dutch MDUs
Initial fibre access deployment targets include student housing and senior citizen care facilities
AMSTERDAM – September 4, 2013 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) announced today that Dutch service provider Teleplaza has chosen the Calix E7-2 and E7-20 Ethernet Service Access Platforms (ESAPs) to deliver advanced broadband services to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in the city of Tilburg. New student housing and care accommodation for the elderly are among the first projects that will benefit from Teleplaza’s new Managed Solutions, which are enabled by a mix of gigabit passive optical network (GPON) and point-to-point gigabit Ethernet (GE) technology. The Calix optical network terminals (ONTs) will be deployed to assist in bringing voice, video, wireless, and high-speed data services to the MDU residents.
Students and the elderly residents living in MDUs throughout Tilburg will have access to a variety of advanced broadband services using Teleplaza’s fibre-enabled networks. Teleplaza’s Managed Solutions will provide in-building networks that provide video surveillance and building security systems, door entry and IP intercom systems, as well as smart metering and home automation, in addition to the ability to provide networked TV reception from communal satellite dishes for all residents. In addition, for elderly care facilities in the city, Teleplaza’s solutions will provide residents with access to on-call, high quality video medical services and emergency alert buttons in each unit. With support for both digital and analog video services, Wi-Fi, and a host of other services, Calix ONTs can easily support a unique and tailored subscriber experience that reflects the unique needs of these specialized accommodations.
“Using Calix fibre access solutions enables us to provide the best digital services to a wide range of users who utilize many applications from the high-bandwidth demands in student accommodation to the specific needs of the elderly,” said Robert Hesselman, managing director of Teleplaza. “We chose Calix because we believe the E-Series platforms are the most versatile on the market and enable us to achieve our goal of offering a wide range of services and applications over one fibre, including both analog and digital signals and wireless connectivity.”
Working with European network integrator Arcadiz networks, Teleplaza, selected the Calix E-Series platforms as the foundation for its Managed Solution networking architecture for MDU environments, deploying the E7-2 for lower density environments and the E7-20 where customer numbers are of a higher density. The E-Series platforms provide a flexible solution, allowing any mix of GPON and point-to-point GE services, along with all necessary transport capabilities. Key to Teleplaza’s business model is the scalability of the E-Series for both point-to-point GE and GPON, giving them the ability to launch with a modest initial investment and growing incrementally as demand for services within the buildings rises.
“Teleplaza was able to make use of the modular and scalable nature of the E-Series and its pay-as-you-grow architecture,” said Gaby Lips, managing director at Arcadiz networks. “This, along with the ease of management of the network for Teleplaza, has helped to keep both capital and operating expenditure low. In addition, the Calix solution is a single platform that can handle multiple environments giving the flexibility that allows Teleplaza to quickly grow the network as its customer numbers and services increase.”
Teleplaza is a full service operator specializing in the design, implementation, and operation of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks and the delivery of a large portfolio of digital services to subscribers. The company specializes in new build projects and refurbishment of apartment blocks. By replacing copper with fibre, Teleplaza is bringing the most advanced network technologies to each residential unit within their buildings, together with a centralized network that can be used for building management services.
“Teleplaza has created an excellent business model for high-density residential and commercial locations, combining individual connectivity for each living unit with the business needs of the building management,” said Andy Lockhart, senior vice president of international sales and marketing at Calix. “The Teleplaza model serves as a great example for many environments across the world and a reminder of the flexibility of the Calix Unified Access portfolio. We are excited that Teleplaza and our Calix Channel Partner Arcadiz are bringing some of the most advanced fibre access technologies in the world to the MDUs of Tilburg.”
Calix (NYSE: CALX) is a global leader in access innovation. Its Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access systems and software enables communications service providers worldwide to transform their networks and become the broadband provider of choice to their subscribers. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com.