Calix Announces a New Portfolio of GPON ONTs for Multi-Dwelling Unit and Business...

Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:01am EDT

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Calix Announces a New Portfolio of GPON ONTs for Multi-Dwelling Unit and Business Applications

     The Calix 760 ONTs Target Underserved and Growing Commercial
                                Market
PETALUMA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Calix today announced a versatile portfolio of gigabit passive
optical network (GPON) optical network terminals (ONTs) for the
multi-dwelling unit (MDU) and small to mid-sized business markets. The
three new products, part of Calix's 700G family of GPON ONTs, are
aimed at the unique requirements of commercial deployment
environments, from residential and mixed-use apartment buildings,
dormitories, or hospitality locations, to business parks, strip malls,
and stand-alone enterprises. Service providers can use the portfolio
to offer a mix of services and applications, including IPTV, RF video,
gigabit Ethernet, TDM voice, support for DS-1 lines, and even cellular
backhaul -- all over fiber to the premises (FTTP).

   Features and applications of the new Calix 760G ONT portfolio:

   --  The 760G supports eight POTS lines, four 10/100/1000 Ethernet
        ports, four RF video ports, and one hot RF video port; it is
        designed for MDUs, hospitality, and mixed-use
        business/residential deployments.

   --  The 762G supports eight POTS lines, eight 10/100/1000 Ethernet
        ports, four RF video ports, and one hot RF video port; it is
        designed for MDUs, hospitality and mixed-use
        business/residential deployments.

   --  The 765G supports eight POTS lines, four DS-1 lines, four
        10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, four RF video ports, and one hot
        RF video port; it is designed for business and mixed-used
        business/residential deployments and cellular backhaul
        applications.

   --  All of the 760G ONTs support 2.5 gigabit per second (Gbps)
        GPON on the Calix C7 multiservice access platform with Release
        6.0 software.

   --  Every ONT in the portfolio is hardened, and power supplies are
        available for indoor and outdoor locations.

   "Calix is filling an important market need in our markets across
Florida and the Caribbean with its new MDU and business ONTs," said
Jeff Beekhoo, principal of DVI Consultants, Inc. "Many of our
developer customers use advanced communications services - in
particular the extraordinary bandwidth enabled via fiber to the
premises technology - as a way to differentiate their MDU properties.
My customers demand cutting-edge services delivered flexibly and
cost-effectively, and with the new Calix products I can surpass their
expectations."

   Calix is the first company to specifically target the "sweet spot"
of the small to mid-sized MDU and business market with a portfolio of
ONT products that can accommodate a variety of line-size options and
offer the flexibility to address mixed business/residential
deployments. As the worldwide leader in GPON ONT deployments (Dell'Oro
Group, February 2008), Calix serves an FTTP customer base of hundreds
of North American service providers. The company has a history of
drawing feedback from its diverse customers and aligning itself with
their business interests.

   "The business case for FTTP requires service providers to take
full advantage of every service opportunity that is within reach of
their deployed fiber," said David Russell, solutions marketing
director at Calix. "The diversity, modularity, and flexibility of the
Calix GPON ONT family, boosted by the new 760G portfolio, allow
service providers to optimally address nearly any residential,
business, mixed-use, single family unit (SFU), or MDU environment."

   "With over a third of the population in North America living in
MDUs, and with tens of thousands of businesses spread throughout the
country, service providers deploying FTTP must have solutions to
address these critical market segments," said Teresa Mastrangelo,
principal analyst of broadbandtrends.com. "Calix has done a great job
at providing a comprehensive portfolio of ONTs to address these
underserved opportunities."

   Links

   Calix MDU ONT portfolio -
https://www.calix.com/products/p-series/calix_760.html

   Calix 700 ONT -
http://www.calix.com/products/p-series/calix_700.html

   Calix C7 - http://www.calix.com/products/p-series/calix_700.html

   Keywords

   GPON, Optical Network Terminal, ONT, FTTP, IPTV, IP video,
Broadband Access

   About Calix

   Calix is the largest telecom equipment supplier focused solely on
access solutions for broadband service delivery. Service providers
deploy Calix access systems to enable a rich set of information,
communication, and entertainment services and to expand their revenue
base beyond connectivity. Calix access innovation helps service
providers transform their networks from circuit to packet, narrowband
to broadband, and copper to fiber. Calix has deployed millions of
ports and tens of thousands of systems into hundreds of service
provider networks throughout North America. For more information,
visit the Calix website at www.calix.com.

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