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SKY Cable selects Calix AXOS for Philippines fibre transformation

Philippines cable operator, SKY Cable is using end-to-end systems from Calix to drive its expansive network transformation to fibre.

The plan is to transform its existing, traditional cable network into an ‘always-on’ software defined network, serving the greater metropolitan areas of Manila and Rizal, as well as Cavite and Laguna. The operator will also deploy AXOS DPx, and Calix WiFi enabled GigaHubs at subscribers’ homes and businesses. The new network will be built end-to-end on Calix AXOS.

The AXOS software defined PON goes beyond a simple fibre deep architecture to a full, agile fibre to the home (FTTH) solution, and Calix says the AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Nodes provide SKY Cable with extraordinary deployment flexibility, including the ability to be mounted virtually anywhere to deliver services to subscribers in accelerated timeframes. Solito G. Mapolon, vice president of network engineering for SKY Cable believes that the partnership will also enable the roll out of new services ‘faster than ever before.’ He commented: ‘Our mission at SKY Cable has always centred on utilising cutting-edge technology to deliver the best services to our subscribers. As we partner with Calix to move to an FTTH infrastructure and lay the foundation for the virtualized networks of the future, that tradition continues. ‘

Michael Weening, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Calix, added: ‘Cable operators globally are increasingly seeing the benefits of fibre but are struggling with how to make the transition from traditional hybrid-fibre coax (HFC) networks to FTTH networks. PON solutions must do so much more than simple back office integration.’

Calix’s AXOS PON systems have also recently been selected by Verizon for a number of large-scale NG-PON2 deployments in the US (see Verizon partners with Calix for milestone NG-PON2 deployments).

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