PARTNERING TO ACCELERATE THE TRANSITION TO FTTH

Leading System Integrator CCI Systems Leverages Calix AXOS to Accelerate Cable Operators Transition to FTTH

(Original article published on www.calix.com)

Click! Network, Packerland Broadband, and Vast Broadband are the first to benefit from Calix and CCI partnership to deliver residential and business services over AXOS based Software Defined PON

PETALUMA, CA – February 12, 2018 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), today announced that system integrator and Calix Certified Partner CCI Systems (CCI) is leveraging Calix Software Defined PON solutions to enhance their portfolio of services for cable operators. Through this partnership, CCI’s customers will be able to benefit from the award-winning AXOS platform to quickly deliver always-on services over GPONNG-PON2, or 10G EPON technologies. As CCI guides this transformation from DOCSIS based hybrid-fiber coax (HFC) to an all-fiber network, their cable operator customers are well positioned with Calix AXOS to adopt SDN control and orchestration into their networks at their own pace while adding the flexibility afforded to them through the portability of AXOS to virtualize network functions.

“Few in our industry will deny that FTTH is the end game for cable operators,” stated Todd Gingrass, Solution Director for Access and Media technologies at CCI Systems. “This partnership between Calix and CCI Systems provides our clients the ability to adopt PON technology while also taking advantage of all that the AXOS platform has to offer. If an operator wants to deploy PON as an overlay to their HFC network or if they opt for a complete FTTH overhaul, Calix Software Defined PON solutions will be able to meet their unique needs. We are currently assisting Click! Network, Packerland Broadband, Vast Broadband, and several other cable operators as they deploy Calix.”

Calix and CCI are seeing a strong preference among cable operators of all sizes to deploy all-fiber solutions in their greenfield opportunities. They also are experiencing a burgeoning interest in Software Defined PON as the technology of choice in these “clean-slate” deployments. However, both companies are also beginning to see many operators in ultra-competitive environments and in more rural and suburban settings plan to cap investment in their traditional HFC networks. Instead, they are increasing their deployment of fiber to every subscriber. Whether it is a greenfield expansion or a brownfield upgrade, CCI and Calix have gained deep deployment expertise from real-world HFC to all-fiber network transformations. Their partnership provides cable operators with the innovation and expert guidance to accelerate the transformation of their networks, their operational models, and their businesses.

 

“There is no question that cable operators globally are feeling the pressure to rapidly deliver new services and maintain their competitive edge, while also recognizing the need to transition to software-defined, virtualized, and agile networks to keep ahead of the pack,” said Michael Weening, Calix executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Calix Software Defined PON solutions, built on AXOS, the world’s only SDA, give cable operators a foundation that can support both DOCSIS and SDN today. The combination of CCI and Calix provides a powerful option for cable operators to make their move to fiber and SDN now – balancing their need to stay ahead of the market while transforming their operational models at their own pace.”

 

About CCI Systems

CCI delivers communication solutions and services across-the-network, aiding operators throughout the country. We combine forward-thinking engineering and the latest technology with practical field experience to grow our customer’s business. At every stage—advising, creation, installation, optimization, assistance, and solution development—we work as a team to achieve a customer’s goals. CCI delivers cutting-edge technologies in partnership with progressive engineers and industry leaders related to converged IP and optical networks, access and media, mobility, data center, and cybersecurity. We build our services and solutions around these core technology focus areas to keep customers at the forefront of communications advancements. For more information visit www.ccisystems.com.

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, and EXOS, the experience OS, 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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