Calix Honors 11 Customers at Record-Breaking User Group Conference Decade of Excellence and Calix Innovation Award Winners Highlight the Four-Day Event PETALUMA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/13 -- Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that 11 communications service provider customers were honored with two different awards at last week's 10th annual Calix User Group Conference in Las Vegas. In their third year, Calix Innovation Awards were presented to seven service providers for their best-in-class examples of business and network transformations that leveraged the Calix Unified Access portfolio over the past year. In addition, four Calix service provider customers were honored with the first-ever Decade of Excellence awards, which recognized each awarded company as a pioneer in new services and network technologies over the past 10 years. Each of these winners was recognized in front of a record group of over 1700 registered conference attendees. The Calix Innovation Award winners are: -- Allo Communications - Innovation in Leveraging Compass -- CenturyLink - Innovation in Gigabit Services -- HBC - Innovation in Customer Experience -- ITS Fiber - Innovation in Business Transformation -- Nemont - Innovation in Video Services -- Northpower Fibre - Innovation in Fiber Transformation -- Saddleback Communications - Innovation in Business Services Videos highlighting each of the Calix Innovation Award winners are available at http://www.calix.com/solutions/innovation_awards.html and on the Calix YouTube Channel. The Calix Decade of Excellence Award winners are: -- Arvig - FTTH Excellence -- Federated Telephone - FTTH Excellence -- Nex-Tech - IP/Ethernet Excellence -- Pioneer Telephone Cooperative - IPTV Excellence 10th Annual Calix User Group Conference Breaks Attendance Records Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the event, the Calix User Group Conference attracted a record number of service providers, partners and industry experts to the Wynn in Las Vegas for four days of educational sessions, hands-on training, product demonstrations, and networking events. Attendees learned about new product and technology innovations across the Calix Unified Access portfolio, while sharing ideas and experiences with their peers and planning their networks for 2014. Keynote presentations featured visions for the future from Calix President and CEO Carl Russo, vice president of field marketing David Seda, and senior vice president of international sales and marketing, Andy Lockhart. Special guest appearances featured insights into the latest developments in the industry from Matt Beal, CenturyLink CTO and executive vice president, corporate strategy and product development, Peter Linder, vice president and head of engagement practice fixed broadband and convergence at Ericsson, and Teresa Mastrangelo, founder and principal analyst at Broadbandtrends. "Each year, we work to raise the bar of the Calix User Group Conference and 2013 was another great testament to that focus," said John Colvin, Calix senior vice president of North American sales and marketing and host of the User Group Conference. "With a record number of both individual attendees and service provider companies registered, we are honored to host so many service providers from North America and around the world. As we begin to look forward to our 2014 event, Calix will continue to push to improve the agenda to bring our vision and the latest trends in the industry to our customers and partners." At the conclusion of the event, Colvin announced the Calix User Group Conference will return to the Wynn in Las Vegas, October 25-28, 2014. Additional information on next year's event will be provided at www.calix.com in the coming months. 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. 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Calix Honors 11 Customers at Record-Breaking User Group Conference
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