Calix Transforms 700GE ONTs Into Residential Services Gateways

Calix Transforms 700GE ONTs Into Residential Services Gateways 
Software Download Gives Hundreds of Calix Customers New In-Home
Services Management Opportunities 
PETALUMA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 --  Calix, Inc. (NYSE:
CALX) today announced the addition of downloadable home gateway
software to the widely deployed Calix E7 Ethernet Service Access
Platform, which enables 700GE optical network terminals (ONTs) to
transform into residential services gateways (RSGs). Through a simple
software download available free of charge to Calix Advantage
customers, hundreds of thousands of Calix indoor and outdoor 700GE
ONTs deployed in conjunction with E7s at hundreds of communications
service providers can be upgraded with award-winning home gateway
software to support subscriber managed home networking services.
Calix also announced today the expanded availability of the Wi-Fi
capable 836GE RSG to E7 GPON networks.  
The simple transformation of 700GE ONTs to RSGs provides a variety of
potential benefits to service providers. Deployment of a home gateway
model allows service providers to eliminate the need for an external
router in the home, simplifying the home network and removing extra
cost and management headaches. Home gateway software also enables new
service and revenue opportunities in the home, such as whole home
digital video recording (DVR), by providing a central coordination
point for content distribution and management. This home gateway
software upgrade is available to all Calix customers who are
currently enrolled in the Calix Advantage Program, a powerful yet
simple program unique to the communications industry that packages
world-class technical support, element management, and software
upgrades across the entire Calix Unified Access portfolio as a single
annual fee.  
The combination of home gateway functionality and Calix Consumer
Connect software creates additional opportunities for new revenue
generating services and lower operational costs by allowing service
providers to remotely manage and support the entire home network.
Leveraging industry standard protocols, service providers can use
this home gateway software to extend the access network into the home
and become a "virtual technician" to their subscribers. Instead of
resorting to costly truck rolls, Calix customers deploying Consumer
Connect and home gateway-enabled RSGs can remotely provision
services, centralize firmware management, manage ongoing device
maintenance, and troubleshoot network issues virtually. Visibility
into the home network also gives service providers the ability to
offer targeted service packages based on subscriber needs including
Wi-Fi network management, content filtering, and firewall
maintenance. All of these additional benefits provided by the
combined RSG and Consumer Connect solution may allow service
providers to lower subscriber churn and increase customer
satisfaction. 
"Consumer Connect has already been a valuable addition to our
business and our customers' satisfaction," said Nick Colton, director
of network operations at Allo Communications in Imperial, Nebraska.
"We have been able to drastically reduce the hours spent on firmware
updates, as well as take time off our customer installs. Now with the
ability to transform our Calix 700GE ONTs into residential services
gateways, we expect to continue to reduce our operational costs even
further, while we explore new service offerings such as in-home IT
support services." 
A global leader in fiber access, Calix has over 800 service provider
customers today deploying fiber-to-the-premises to their subscribers.
With more than 1.5 million ONTs and RSGs deployed, Calix continues to
introduce powerful fiber access innovations across its Unified Access
portfolio that enable service providers to benefit from operational
cost savings and competitive differentiation, while pursuing new
revenue streams.  
"With recent regulatory changes, service providers need to find new
revenue streams, while keeping their capital and operational
expenditures to a minimum," said John Colvin, Calix senior vice
president of North America field sales and marketing. "With the
introduction of innovations like downloadable home gateway software
and Consumer Connect, our customers are finding clear paths to new
revenue-generating services and operational efficiencies within the
home. In fact, for many who fully leverage these tools, the impact to
their business model could be truly transformational -- their next
truck roll to a home gateway and Consumer Connected enabled home may
be their last." 
To learn more about how Allo has leveraged Consumer Connect to more
efficiently manage its growing base of residential gateways, watch
this Calix Success Story video. 
About Calix 
Calix (NYSE: CALX) is a global leader in access innovation. Its
Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access systems
and software enables communications service providers worldwide to
transform their networks and become the broadband provider of choice
to their subscribers. For more information, visit the Calix website
at www.calix.com. 
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are
based upon management's current expectations and are inherently
uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information
available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no
obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to
reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release,
except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events
could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and
uncertainties affecting Calix's business. The reader is cautioned not
to unduly rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this
press release. Additional information on potential factors that could
affect Calix's results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed
in its report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31,
2012, filed with the SEC on May 2, 2013, available at
http://www.sec.gov. 
Press Inquiries: 
Neila Matheny
707-766-3512
Neila.matheny@calix.com 
 
 
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