Calix Introduces Two New FTTH Cards, One New Customer

  • Active Ethernet
  • Calix
  • FTTH
  • GPON
PETALUMA, CA - Access equipment vendor Calix announced the addition of two new fiber-to-the-home line cards to its Unified Access portfolio. The company says the new cards provide powerful 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 platform, allowing service providers to efficiently serve more than 10,000 GPON subscribers from a single chassis with a 64-way split. The E7-20's 2 terabit backplane and non-blocking throughput capacity, combined with the company's 700GE family of ONTs, allows any subscriber 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 Gigabit Ethernet 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-standard 10 Gigabit small form-factor pluggable (XFP) ports and two SFP+ 10GE/GE ports.

The first deployment announced for the two new cards was WestStar TV in the Cayman Islands. Jeremy Elmas, vice president of WestStar TV, comments, "The E7-20 and the GPON-8x card will provide us with flexibility we need to bring advanced GPON as well as point-to-point gigabit Ethernet technologies and the capability to provide up to 1 Gbps of broadband service capacity to any subscriber on the network. The Calix equipment allows WestStar room to grow its product and service offerings for years to come, and we look forward to working with Calix and bringing truly advanced broadband services to our subscribers."

"With the continual introduction of new fiber access innovations, and the addition of ambitious new fiber-focused customers like WestStar TV, Calix continues to raise the bar in fiber access excellence," says John Colvin, Calix senior vice president of North America sales and marketing. "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."

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