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Calix Expands E-Series VDSL2 Portfolio With Three New Solutions

Calix Expands E-Series VDSL2 Portfolio With Three New Solutions 
Additions Bring New Vectoring and Data-Only Options to the Calix
Unified Access Portfolio 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/13 --  Calix, Inc. (NYSE:
CALX) today announced the addition of the E5-48 and E5-48C Ethernet
Service Access Nodes (ESANs) and the new VDSL2-48D line card for the
E7-2 modular Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) to the Calix
Unified Access portfolio. Optimized to help communications service
providers unlock their copper assets with extraordinary flexibility
and high VDSL2 port density, these new additions to the E-Series
enhance both the portfolio's vectoring and bonding capabilities and
small form factor deployment options.  
"Communications service providers globally continue to engage in
fiber forward strategies to shorten loop lengths, drive faster
broadband speeds over the remainder of their copper infrastructure,
and remain competitive," said Teresa Mastrangelo, principal analyst
at Broadbandtrends. "However, implementation of these strategies
presents new challenges as service providers address issues related
to product placement, rights-of-way, powering, and scalability. These
small form factor, highly flexible, E-Series solutions provide a
variety of new options for pushing more advanced broadband services
out to subscribers served by copper infrastructure, as well as key
service enhancement features like vectoring and bonding that can
significantly increase service performance."  
The E7-2 VDSL2-48D line card adds another complementary deployment
option to the modular E7-2, the industry's densest small form factor
VDSL2 solution. With two 48 port data-only cards deployed in a single
E7-2 chassis, Calix customers will be able to support up to 96 ports
of VDSL2 in 1 rack unit (RU). The E7-2 VDSL2-48D also supports two
gigabit Ethernet (GE) or 2.5 GE interfaces, as well as two 10 GE
interfaces, with the protocol flexibility to support link
aggregation, rapid spanning tree protocol (RSTP), and Ethernet ring
protection switching (ERPS). Environmentally hardened for remote
terminal as well as data center / central office deployment, this new
card option for the E7-2 is ideal for service providers with voice
over IP (VoIP) Internet access devices (IADs) deployed at the
subscriber premises -- a growing market among competitive local
exchange carriers (CLECs) and large service providers. 
The 1RU fixed-form factor of the E5-48 and E5-48C makes these
solutions ideal platforms for deploying in cabinets that are limited
in space. Complemented by the variety of VDSL2 cards for the E7-2 and
the vectoring-enabled, sealed E3 ESANs, service providers can select
from a number of form factor options to find the best fit for their
networks. 
"As service providers extend the life of their copper networks
through new technologies such as VDSL2 bonding and vectoring, Calix
continues to deliver a wide variety of options to meet any deployment
scenario," said John Colvin, Calix senior vice president of North
American sales and marketing. "With the addition of these three new
VDSL2 solutions to the E-Series portfolio, service providers can now
match the right product to virtually any network challenge." 
Calix will be exhibiting and showcasing all of its new copper
solutions at TelcoVision in Booth 909. 
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 the Company'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 reports on Form 10-Q for the second
2013 fiscal quarter and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal
year 2012, filed with the SEC and available at http://www.sec.gov. 
Press Inquiries:
Neila Matheny
1 707 766 3512
Neila.matheny@calix.com 
 
 
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