Calix Doubles GPON Port Density on E7-2 Modular ESAP

Calix Doubles GPON Port Density on E7-2 Modular ESAP 
New GPON-8 Card Enables 16 Ports of GPON in Unique 1RU
Pay-as-You-Grow Architecture 
PETALUMA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/13 --  Calix, Inc. (NYSE:
CALX) today announced the addition of the GPON-8 card to the widely
deployed Calix E7-2 modular Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP),
significantly enhancing the flexibility and economics of high density
fiber access deployment. The new card doubles the GPON port density
of the E7-2 ESAP, enabling an industry-leading 16 GPON ports, 8
gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports, and multiple 10GE uplink ports in each 1
rack unit (1RU) E7-2 modular chassis. With this enhancement to the
E7-2's unique pay-as-your-grow architecture, communications service
providers can leverage pluggable optical interface modules (OIMs) on
each card slot to incrementally grow their fiber access deployments
to deliver broadband service speeds of up to one gigabit per second
to over 1000 subscribers with each modular E7-2 deployed.  
The enhanced port density of the E7-2 highlights the expanding
portfolio of fiber access resources available to Calix customers that
continually improve their economics of deployment and opportunities
for new advanced broadband services. While the increased port density
of the GPON-8 delivers new CAPEX efficiencies, new Calix software
tools like Smart Activate provide OPEX savings through an intuitive,
easy-to-use interface for deployment of CALIX optical network
terminals (ONTs) and Residential Services Gateways (RSGs). With Smart
Activate, Calix ONTs and RSGs can easily be identified, provisioned,
and with one touch activated from common mobile devices like tablets
and smart phones. In addition, with the recent announcement of Home
Gateway upgrades to 700GE ONTs and the availability of 836GE RSGs for
Calix E7 GPON customers, Calix service provider customers can
efficiently deploy RSGs at every fiber-fed premises, providing new
service opportunities for in-home network management -- especially
when used in conjunction with CALIX Consumer Connect software.  
"Calix continues to provide us with new innovations that not only
drive costs out of our existing fiber access deployments, but also
enable new service revenue opportunities across our fiber access
subscriber base," said Gary Johnson, CEO of Paul Bunyan
Communications. "The GPON-8 card in the E7-2 form factor gives us the
right combination of high capacity, density, and flexibility to cost
effectively address residential and business subscriber growth in our
network, as well as the ability to aggregate services from copper-fed
deployments we have at MDUs, mobile home parks, and even campgrounds.
For us, it's all about constantly improving to provide our
subscribers with the best possible broadband service experience, and
Calix continually provides us with powerful new tools to get us there
effectively and efficiently." 
"Fiber access deployment has transitioned from a 'nice-to-have' to a
'must-have' service for many service providers as they seek out new
opportunities for service expansion and differentiation," said Robert
Balsamo, CALIX vice president of product strategy. "With the latest
additions to the Calix Unified Access portfolio, we are providing our
customers with the tools to significantly improve the economics of
fiber access deployment and enable the necessary changes for true
business transformation. The combination of the GPON-8 card and the
E7-2 is unique in the industry and, along with a constant stream of
new Calix fiber access innovations, highlights the key advantages
that Calix customers have when competing in an increasingly
competitive marketplace." 
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
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in its report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 30,
2013, filed with the SEC on May 2, 2013, available at
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Neila Matheny
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Neila.matheny@calix.com 
 
 
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