Calix Software Defined 10G EPON Named FTTH/Optical Access Platform Finalist in BTR Diamond Technology Reviews at SCTE Cable Tec Expo

Calix 10G EPON solutions now under evaluation at several significant cable operators who are aggressively taking strides toward an SDN future

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DENVER, Oct. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, today announced its Software Defined 10G EPON solution has been named a finalist in the FTTH/Optical Access Platform category in the BTR Diamond Technology Reviews. Software Defined 10G EPON has already seen an overwhelmingly positive and eager response as several significant cable operators have begun to evaluate the technology as a catalyst to their Fiber Deep deployment strategies. The groundbreaking Calix 10G EPON system provides these operators with the ideal solution to transform their networks to SDN control and orchestration at their own pace while adding the flexibility afforded to them through the portability of AXOS to virtualize network functions.

“Each year the Diamond Reviews bring solutions and applications that drive robust service delivery for operators,” said Diamond Reviews Chair Tom Gorman. “Our judges were excited at the manner in which Calix takes the lead in migrating to the world of SDN. The Calix solution was designed from the ground up with scale, reliability, cost, and speed-to-market in mind and it shows.”

Cable operators are in the middle of a transition to software-defined, virtualized, and agile networks, which are crucial to rapidly delivering new services and maintaining their competitive edge. Calix 10G EPON solutions, built on AXOS, give cable operators a foundation that can support both DOCSIS and SDN today. With Calix AXOS DPx, the industry’s first microservices implementation of DPoE®, integration into existing back office systems is seamless, allowing cable operators to move quickly to a software defined network. In addition, the modular and portable nature of AXOS, built on open NETCONF/YANG data models, allows the platform to thrive in a multi-vendor, multi-technology environment, uniquely simplifying operations and rapid service delivery. The unparalleled flexibility of Calix 10G EPON solutions has been key to the rapid introduction of the technology in cable operators’ lab environments today as they prepare for networks of the future.

“Calix Software Defined 10G EPON gives cable operators limitless possibilities on which to build their next generation of software-defined, multi-technology cable networks,” said Shane Eleniak, Calix vice president of systems products. “We have already seen a strong and favorable response from cable operators of all sizes as they learn how the Calix solution is dramatically different than anything else in the market. Our solution was built to solve the unique challenges these service providers face as they undertake true network transformation, and is hitting the market at just the right time as competition for the broadband subscriber becomes increasingly fierce. This honor from BTR is yet another validation of our software-defined approach, and we are looking forward to partnering together with cable operators as we make our combined vision a reality.”

Learn more about Calix 10G EPON and other cable solutions in Booth 1831 at the SCTE Cable Tec Expo this week.

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About the Diamond Technology Review program

The Broadband Technology Report Diamond Technology Reviews ("the Diamonds") is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of cable telecommunications engineering experts. Engineering executives from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Suddenlink Communications, Comcast, Charter and Cox, and several expert consultants, were among the third-party judges for the 2017 "Diamonds." Every year, Broadband Technology Report invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (September 2016). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease-of-use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) pioneered Software Defined Access and cloud products focused on access networks and the subscriber. Its portfolio of Intelligent Access systems and software combines AXOS, the revolutionary platform for access, with Calix Cloud, innovative cloud products for network data analytics and subscriber experience assurance. Together, they enable communications service providers to transform their businesses and be the winning service providers of tomorrow. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com.

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