Amsterdam – October 17, 2013 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced the integration of the Calix T-Series family of GPON optical network terminals (ONTs) with its E7 Ethernet Service Access Platforms (ESAPs), bringing a variety of new indoor options to the industry’s broadest fibre access portfolio. Already widely deployed at major service providers throughout the world as a complement to the BLM 1500 GPON Access Terminal (GAT), the T-Series ONT family dramatically expands the Home Gateway Unit (HGU) solutions available for global ETSI E7 deployments. This integration also allows service providers to seamlessly complement their existing BLM 1500 GAT deployments with flexible E7 ESAP solutions, including the modular E7-2 and multi-terabit E7-20, while maintaining their current operational models built around T-Series ONTs.
"As we consider expanding our fibre deployment beyond the more urban areas of Whangarei, we are in need of a complementary platform to our BLM,“ says Steve Macmillan, Public Affairs Manager of Northpower New Zealand. “The modularity and small form factor of the E7-2 is a perfect fit for our need, especially as we have already operationalized around the T-Series ONT family. With the ability of the T-Series to interoperate with both BLM and E7-2 platform, we have the optimal portfolio of options at our disposal as we expand our services across the Northland region of New Zealand.”
The T-Series family of ONTs offers a wide range of GPON-enabled services for residential environments, from basic high-speed data services to advanced VOIP and IPTV. The combination of the T-Series with the P-Series premises portfolio gives service providers the flexibility to match form with function in virtually any residential, business, or mixed-use deployment scenario – optimizing CAPEX and OPEX efficiency while introducing new potential revenue streams – and deliver those services over one Unified Access network.
The T-Series HGU ONTs combine single family unit (SFU) functionality with advanced residential gateway features, delivering a high performance home network experience. The T-Series ONTs are equipped with a number of valuable features, including:
- A range of models from a single Gigabit ONT to HGU models with multiple gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports and POTS ports supporting VOIP
- Support for both IPTV and RF video deployments
- T073G and T077G models provide a standards-based, single-band Wi-Fi interface, operating in the "b," "g," or "n" mode
- GE port configuration options such as VLAN per port or for bridged port functionality, which delivers a proven solution for retail fibre providers as well as open access providers
- Industry standards adherence, with the solution set designed to meet Broadband Forum TR-247 for GPON ONT interoperability
Andy Lockhart, senior vice president of international sales and marketing at Calix, said: “This is an important advance in our portfolio for the international market. Calix is developing customer-centric solutions that provide the widest range of options for the varied deployment scenarios we find in different parts of the world. Our aim is to help our customers to drive revenue generation and cut their CAPEX and OPEX costs wherever possible. The T-Series family integration with our highly successful E7 platforms is a key contribution to this strategy.”
Calix will be exhibiting and showcasing its new E7 at Broadband World Forum in Booth B14.