New Calix Solution Paves Way for CE 2.0 and LTE-Advanced Backhaul Services

New Calix Solution Paves Way for CE 2.0 and LTE-Advanced Backhaul Services 
Expanded Compass Tools and E-Series Nodes Accelerate New Revenue
Opportunities for Service Providers 
PETALUMA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/14 --  Calix, Inc. (NYSE:
CALX) today announced a new solution for the delivery of Metro
Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 services and
LTE-Advanced mobile backhaul services by communications service
providers. Composed of three main pillars, the solution is
architected to address the emerging trends toward cloud-based and
mobile work environments:  


 
--  Service Verify: A new Compass software application that allows service
    providers to stay one step ahead of their subscribers through
    proactive monitoring, management, and marketing of service level
    agreement (SLA) contracts and performance;
--  The E5-308 and E5-520 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs): Two fixed
    form factor expansions to the E-Series line of access platforms and
    nodes that enable faster time-to-revenue from anywhere in the network
    for advanced business and mobile backhaul services; and
--  Enhanced consulting services: New services that get CE 2.0 and
    LTE-Advanced backhaul services up and running quickly for service
    providers enabling new options that can transform their businesses.

  
This unique combination of software, systems, and services allows
service providers to expand their portfolio and offer differentiated
advanced business and mobile backhaul services to claim additional
market share. Fully leveraging the efficiencies of a cloud-based
software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, the Service Verify application
brings new levels of granularity and flexibility to service providers
looking to expand revenue streams and drive subscriber satisfaction
through SLA contract monitoring and management. Coupled with Service
Verify, the E5-520 and E5-308 ESANs are optimized for emerging CE 2.0
applications, with ultra-high bandwidth capacity, advanced traffic
prioritization, and extensive deployment flexibility.  
"Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services and advanced mobile backhaul services
are crucial components of our growth plans as we expand our service
offerings in our traditional service areas, as well as to adjacent
areas through the Teton Broadband Project," Ron McCue, COO of Silver
Star Communications. "Service Verify complements our existing Compass
implementations and allows us to proactively monitor and manage our
growing business and wholesale services at a new level. The new E5
nodes give us the broadband capacity and features we need to grow our
business service offerings and stay ahead of demand, while also
giving us the peace-of-mind that we have a network ready for mobile
expansion." 
Service Verify uses sophisticated predictive analysis techniques to
give service providers advanced warning of business service and
mobile backhaul circuits that are in danger of falling outside of SLA
contractual commitments. This is invaluable in ensuring service
performance for these high margin subscribers and building trust and
subscriber satisfaction. Service Verify also provides a service
portal for these subscribers, granting visibility for those who rely
on the network the most. Combined with other Compass tools through
Command Center to deliver one centralized subscriber view
encompassing Calix and other third party devices, Service Verify
software delivers a comprehensive and differentiated Ethernet service
management experience.  
A natural complement to Service Verify, the E5-520 and E5-308 ESANs
offer state-of-the-art CE 2.0 and advanced timing support across
multiple form factors and powering options. EXA Powered for rapid
turn-up and provisioning, the new E5s create a network infrastructure
that is agile, nimble, and responsive, enabling a faster
time-to-revenue. The E5 nodes can also function individually or in
complementary fashion as integrated service demarcation and
aggregation switches in the network, creating powerful opportunities
for CAPEX and OPEX efficiency by eliminating the need for box-on-box
deployments.  
The E5-520 and E5-308 ESANs also support: 


 
--  Advanced Flow Classification for predictable Quality of Service
--  High-fidelity network timing for next-generation mobile backhaul
    service requirements
--  Four 10 gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports and 20 1GE SFP Ethernet ports
    (E5-520)
--  Four 1GE SFP Ethernet ports and four 1GE UTP RJ-45 Ethernet ports
    (E5-308)
--  Redundant and hot-swappable AC and DC powering options

  
"Business services and the backhaul of the growing number of small
cells are two of the most strategic areas of opportunity for service
providers to grow their revenues in the coming years," John Colvin,
Calix senior vice president of North American sales. "With this in
mind, Calix built Service Verify and the new E5 nodes to help service
providers differentiate themselves in this competitive market and
take advantage of new revenue possibilities. We believe this combined
solution of software, systems, and services will allow service
providers to bring winning services to market quickly, stay ahead of
emerging market requirements, and accelerate their business
transformation by expanding their presence in the business and
wholesale markets." 
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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