CenturyLink Deploys Calix in Omaha Gigabit Network Pilot

CenturyLink Deploys Calix in Omaha Gigabit Network Pilot 
Calix E7-2 and 700GE ONTs Bring Gigabit Services to Homes and
Businesses in Nebraska's Largest City 
OMAHA, NE -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/13 --  Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX)
today announced that CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is deploying the Calix
E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and 700GE family of
optical network terminals (ONTs) for CenturyLink's new gigabit fiber
network in Omaha. This pilot deployment will connect homes and
businesses with CenturyLink's new fiber access network, offering
high-bandwidth data speeds of up to one gigabit per second (Gbps).  
"Providing our customers with gigabit services 100 times faster than
the average American download speed gives them the freedom to
leverage the power of the Internet without bandwidth constraints,"
said Danny Pate, vice president and general manager of CenturyLink -
Nebraska. "We are excited about the opportunities this Calix-enabled
network has introduced to Omaha."  
Within the pilot area, CenturyLink will leverage gigabit passive
optical network (GPON) technology to provide subscribers with access
to symmetrical 1 Gbps broadband speeds, enabling both ultra-fast
downloads and uploads. As a result, a wide variety of next-generation
applications will be able to be experienced at optimized performance
levels across a growing number of broadband-enabled devices,
including streaming video, cloud services, videoconferencing, and
telemedicine services. CenturyLink is leveraging the Calix Compass
Flow Analyze software as a service application to both measure usage
trends as well as to optimize service performance. The deployment
will also utilize Ericsson's professional services expertise and
ecosystem to bring the scale required to connect homes and businesses
in Omaha.  
"The gigabit trial in Omaha is a great opportunity for CenturyLink to
provide the businesses and residents in the pilot area a leap forward
in broadband technology," said Matt Beal, CenturyLink CTO and
executive vice president of corporate strategy and product
development. "With the help of Calix, we look forward to seeing what
our customers will do with their gig and how it provides us a
competitive advantage."  
"We have seen gigabit deployments capture the attention of service
providers around the world, as they examine the impacts and
opportunities that these super-charged networks bring to the
communities in which they are deployed, and to the service providers
that deploy them," said John Colvin, senior vice president of North
America sales and marketing at Calix. "With CenturyLink's bold
gigabit network pilot in Omaha, we are seeing the promise of
broadband unfold before our eyes. We are excited to be working with
CenturyLink in Omaha as they leverage this gigabit network to deliver
an entirely new level of broadband experience." 
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. 
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