Calix Delivers Speed, Simplicity for Active Ethernet with AXOS Systems and Services


Calix, Inc. has announced the AXOS GE-24 r2 line card, which enables communications service providers (CSPs) with Active Ethernet networks to embrace the world’s only Software Defined Access Platform and dramatically simplify their operations.

CSPs who deploy AXOS can leverage a single OS across all of their networks. As a result, they can reduce OPEX while accelerating the delivery of new services to drive revenue growth.

Calix is also launching a suite of Professional Services to help CSPs plan, deploy, and automate the migration of subscribers to the AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System. Armed with these new capabilities, CSPs can deliver best-in-class Active Ethernet services to their subscribers today while future-proofing their networks for tomorrow.

CSPs who deploy the E7-2 Gigabit Ethernet line card with AXOS, will benefit from a fully abstracted service layer, hardware independence, a modular architecture, SDN interfaces, and stateful operation—all of which dramatically simplify operations.

For example, the AXOS Diagnostics Toolbox enables CSPs to verify data delivery and service integrity, while troubleshooting network connectivity issues in real-time. All of this can be accomplished without dispatching a truck to investigate or address a network problem.

AXOS also simplifies operations by helping CSPs create common MOPs across all AXOS hardware platforms. Early adopters of AXOS have reduced OSS/BSS integration times by as much as 86 percent while lowering resource requirements and deployment costs.

Finally, the unique, Always-On capabilities of AXOS enable CSPs to perform in-service upgrades without network interruptions. By eliminating maintenance windows, AXOS further simplifies network operations.

The new AXOS Gigabit Ethernet line card delivers critical functionality for point-to-point Active Ethernet connectivity, enabling the delivery of Gigabit services through any deployment model – from central office to outside plant. The line card delivers unrestricted connectivity to subscribers and supports FTTH/FTTB point-to-point residential and business services, as well as the aggregation to GbE and 2.5GE connections.

Calix has made a significant effort to ensure we have the fastest, simplest, and most efficient solutions for our Active Ethernet customers,” said Jeff Littlepage, network engineer at Montana-based 3 Rivers Communications. “We are anxious to begin our deployment of the Gigabit Ethernet line cards and are looking forward to completing this upgrade to AXOS. Being able to do this with minimal operational impact gives us the confidence that we are future-proofing our network to efficiently handle any challenges that arise.”

In addition to the new AXOS Gigabit Ethernet line card, Calix Professional Services has developed an offering to help accelerate and automate subscriber migration to the new AXOS E7-2 System. CSPs who have partnered with the Calix Services team to migrate subscribers to new networks have realized reductions in deployment times by as much as to 90 percent. Additionally, the Calix Education Services team has updated its AXOS Learning Path to help educate CSP operations teams. The service now includes courses that cover Active Ethernet E7-2 voice, video, and data services.

“To help our customers simplify their operations, networks, and business models, Calix has invested more than five years and hundreds of millions of dollars building AXOS from the ground-up. The same AXOS software that powers Verizon’s next generation AXOS E9-2 NG-PON2 network can extend to any of our AXOS systems. The new AXOS Gigabit Ethernet line card is a versatile solution that provides support for Active Ethernet services and the aggregation of E-Series products, regardless of which legacy Active Ethernet system customers are using,” said Shane Eleniak, senior vice president of platforms for Calix. “AXOS offers a path to a simplified, intelligent, and unified access network that decreases time-to-market, eliminates service disruptions, and reduces total cost of ownership. As a result, service providers can simplify their business models to focus their investments and resources on generating revenue.”

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