Broadband equipment vendor Calix has unveiled AXOS, or Access eXtensible Operating System, a Linux-based network operating system and software platform designed to bring software defined networking (SDN) to the access network.
Calix has announced new cards for its E-Series portfolio that introduce both increased systems capacity and ITU/FSAN standards-based NG-PON2 support with both fixed and tunable wavelengths.
NG-PON2, which is based on time- and wavelength-division multiplexed (TWDM) PON, offers up to four wavelengths at 10Gb/s each – four times as much capacity as present 10G-PON systems.
Broadband equipment developer Calix has announced a trio of new products that will use standards-based G.fast technology to bring a gigabit experience to subscribers located in multi-dwelling unit (MDU), mixed use buildings and other high-density dwellings. These new products are the E3-16F sealed distribution point unit (SDPU) node, the 870F MDU services delivery node, and the 844F GigaCenter.
Calix reports that it has completed Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification testing for its E5-306, E5-308, and E5-520 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs). The E5 ESANs were certified compliant with MEF CE 2.0 specifications when used at the user network interface (UNI) and/or external network-network interface (ENNI) of the Ethernet service, at both 1Gb/s and 10Gb/s speeds.
CableLabs is spearheading efforts to develop a proposal that uses coherent optics to dramatically boost the capacity of hybrid fibre coaxial networks, reports Andy Extance
Systems vendors are using intelligent software to squeeze more performance from optical networks. Pauline Rigby reports on developments at OFC 2017