Calix, Inc.

NEWS

Broadband Forum elects Calix’s Bernd Hesse to board

ATHENS, GREECE – Calix has announced that Bernd Hesse, senior director of technology development, was elected to the Broadband Forum’s board of directors during its quarterly meeting in Athens, Greece. Hesse brings his extensive experience leading industry forums and creating momentum for leading-edge broadband innovations to support the Broadband Forum in its ongoing work to define and deliver ubiquitous, next-generation access technologies.

PRODUCT

Calix adds NG-PON2 support to E-Series portfolio

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.

PRODUCT

Calix leverages G.fast to bring gigabit experience to MDUs

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.

PRODUCT

Calix E5 family achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification

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.

Feature

As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

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Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

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