Broadband World Forum, Berlin - Calix expanded its AXOS Gfast offerings when it unveiled two 48-port, Amendment 3 nodes, already undergoing trial at a Tier 1 operator's lab.
Because the E3-48F Gfast Remote Node sealed DPU and E5-48F Gfast Node Amendment 3 solutions leverage 212MHz support, they double broadband speed over copper, according to Calix. When coupled with the company's cDTA (collective dynamic time allocation) and bonding technologies, AXOS delivers symmetrical speeds of up to 2 Gbps, the vendor said in a release. Vectoring for up to 96 ports without the need for an external vectoring control processor (VCP) card cuts costs and improves scalability, said Calix. (See Calix Adds Lawful Intercept to AXOS.)
"AXOS is our platform that provides the path and access to software-defined networks applied to the access infrastructure," said Geoff Burke, senior director of corporate marketing at Calix, in a September interview with UBB2020.
Service providers increasingly use Gfast to rapidly and efficiently address the broadband connectivity needs of multi-dwelling unit residents, where fiber often is not a viable approach. (See Gfast Bridges Urban Digital Divide.) Operators can deploy AXOS Gfast, which is based on Calix's anyPHY hardware abstracted architecture, in days or hours, according to the vendor. This architecture abstracts gives CSPs software independence across MAC-PHY systems and chipsets by abstracting the hardware and service layer.
"With the E3-48F and E5-48F, we are taking a big step forward in allowing our customers to have a competitive advantage in every deployment scenario," said Shane Eleniak, Calix's vice president of systems products, in the release.
While Calix did not name the Tier 1 customer trialing its latest AXOS capabilities, the vendor and ADTRAN have been working extensively with Verizon on its NG-PON2 deployment.
In a flurry of activity throughout the week, Donald (DJ) LaVoy, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the US Department of Agriculture, and his team spent about $145.8 million in the non-urban or suburban areas of seven states.
Calix reported revenue of $120.19 million – up 4% – in Q4 2019, putting a bounce in the step of company president and CEO Carl Russo and a shine to Calix's ongoing transition from hardware vendor to a provider of platforms enabled by cloud, APIs and subscriber experience.
Looking to curtail e-waste and improve the bottom line, BT will require customers to return routers and set-top boxes, although subscribers will not have to pay a fee when they receive regular broadband equipment.
Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 across its entire footprint gave Rogers Communications the ability to offer speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s,
contributing to a broadband segement that generated about 60% of the Canadian operator's $3.05 billion (US) in Q4 cable earnings.
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