SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Calix today said it joined prpl Foundation, a collaborative organization of vendors and network operators dedicated to building a flexible, common software framework for embedded IoT devices. The foundation supports open systems to deliver common, standards-based APIs that are hardware-agnostic and enable network operators to create differentiated applications. It's the Foundation's keen focus on accessible, open source software that aligns with the Calix mission of enabling communications service providers (CSPs) to elevate every aspect of their businesses—revenue, brand, and services.
It's why Calix built Marketing Cloud, Support Cloud and EXOS, a service provider-exclusive hardware-independent, modular, standards-based smart home operating system. These solutions enable all operators -- from regional providers such as Pioneer and WCTA to global providers -- to rapidly adapt to changing industry standards through the power of software and the cloud.
"As a leading tech innovator delivering intelligent software platforms and cloud-based solutions for broadband networks, we are thrilled to welcome Calix as a new member of the prpl Foundation, " said Art Swift, president for prpl Foundation. "prpl is dedicated to advancing the communications technologies we use every day, which necessitates providing a forum for vendors and service providers to work together. Ultimately, this collaboration is the only way to ensure industry standards continue to meet the demands of subscribers and the real-world issues operators face. "
The prpl Foundation focuses on enabling the security and interoperability of embedded devices for the IoT and smart society of the future. The Foundation aims to develop, support and promote an open-source, community-driven consortium that furthers the IoT and smart device community. Originally developed around the MIPS ecosystem, prpl has evolved to be instruction set-neutral.
"Calix has always taken pride in designing flexible software and cloud solutions that serve the needs of communications service providers of all types and sizes, and a large part of that is a commitment to building standards-based solutions, " said Michel Langlois, chief development officer for Calix. "We are proud to be joining the prpl Foundation, as its communal approach and dedication to open source solutions align well with our vision for EXOS and Calix Cloud, which benefit our more than 1500 service provider customers. Furthermore, helping shape industry standards is essential to delivering value for our customers, and prpl gives us the forum to work alongside our peers to address that goal. "
To learn more about Calix and our point-of-view on the market trends shaping the future of the smart home, visit the Calix Perspectives site.
It would cost about $70 billion over 10 years to bring all-fiber fixed-access broadband to rural and small-town America, writes Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa Youngers in this month's exclusive BBWN column. The ROI? Priceless.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.
The cable industry took a major step in the battle for Gigabit broadband supremacy with the announcement of its 10G Platform vision. The key to realizing this vision hinges on leveraging the right access technologies and network architectures to provide the best balance of benefit versus cost.
One network path has the MSO embracing Next-Generation Hybrid Fiber Coax (NG HFC), which includes:
Distributed Access Architecture (DAA)
Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX)
Virtual Cable Converged Access Platforms (vCCAP)
Fiber-to-the-Home/Business (FTTH/B) is another network option, affording gigabit broadband scalability and 10Gbps service capability. How is an MSO to decide where which option works best and what to do now to prepare its networks for the onslaught of high-bandwidth residential and business applications?
During this webinar, Jack Burton, principal of Broadband Success Partners, outlines current and new access network architectures. Additionally, he will examine the facts and debunk some common misconceptions surrounding both fiber and NG HFC network deployment and maintenance.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Wi-Fi is the foundation of the connected home for consumers; yet, it’s often a source of frustration. With the imminent release of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard – combined with a strong Managed Wi-Fi offer – service providers can reverse subscriber frustration while tapping into new revenue streams.
Key topics include:
What’s different about Wi-Fi 6 and why it matters to your subscribers
The importance of offering Managed Wi-Fi and its connection to Wi-Fi 6
How you can elevate your brand and gain a strong foothold in the home network.