Calix has entered a strategic multi-year partnership with Infosys to accelerate communications service provider adoption of AXOS, its software defined access platform.
Both companies will jointly invest in order to co-create new services and value-added offerings on the platform. Calix has worked toward a unified access network for a decade, and it says that AXOS – which launched in 2015 – delivers on the promise of the software defined network, enabling providers to deliver all services on a single, elastic network that is always on (see Calix unveils AXOS for access network virtualization).
By reducing time-to-market for new AXOS capabilities and broadening its offerings, the new partnership between Calix and Infosys is designed to enable service providers to accelerate deployments of next generation access networks that will reduce operating costs and allow roll out of new services at a faster pace. Infosys will develop and deliver new software modules for the AXOS platform with the aim of reducing network operating costs for service providers, whilst improving network intelligence and delivering improved subscriber experiences.
Carl Russo, President and CEO at Calix commented on the partnership: ‘Infosys shares our vision for the future of the universal, unified access network and understands the value of a collaborative, standards-based and open approach to innovation. Our journey to create the world’s only software defined access platform has been challenging and exciting. This is the next major step in that journey.’
Ravi Kumar, president and deputy chief operating officer, Infosys added: ‘The digital revolution, driven by the proliferation of devices and hyper connectivity, has forced nearly every organisation to reassess their core business and operating models. We are evolving our business model by partnering with innovators such as Calix to help our customers digitise their businesses.’
Michel Langlois, senior vice president, products and strategy at Calix concluded by revealing: ‘Over 200 Calix customers have already deployed AXOS - from relatively small regional service providers to Verizon, one of the world's largest and most innovative service providers.’ The start of this year saw Verizon select the AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System to begin its large-scale NG-PON2 deployments (see Verizon partners with Calix for milestone NG-PON2 deployments), whilst Philippines cable operator, SKY Cable chose end-to-end systems from Calix to drive its expansive network transformation to fibre (see SKY Cable selects Calix AXOS for Philippines fibre transformation).