Calix Extends Gfast Leadership; Leverages AXOS to Introduce Industry’s First 48-Port, Amendment 3 Solutions



Next generation solutions being trialed in a Tier 1 network today dramatically
transform Gfast deployment economics in MDUs by tripling subscriber density and
doubling broadband speeds

BERLIN – October 23, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in
Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, today announced the latest addition to its
industry-leading AXOS Gfast family with the introduction of the groundbreaking
E3-48F Gfast Remote Node (sealed DPU) and E5-48F Gfast Node, the industry’s first
48-port, Amendment 3 solutions. Introducing these next generation Gfast solutions
and beginning trials in a Tier 1 lab at this pace is only possible due to the
speed of development that AXOS enables through its anyPHY™ hardware abstracted
architecture. The AXOS E3-48F and E5-48F redefine both the performance and
economics of Gfast deployment, especially in larger MDUs where old wiring has
historically meant a sub-par subscriber experience. These latest Calix AXOS Gfast
systems allow service providers to take advantage of a core tenet of Gfast
Amendment 3, 212 MHz support, which doubles broadband speeds over copper and,
when deployed with Calix cDTA and bonding technologies, delivers symmetrical
speeds of up to 2 Gbps to subscribers. Industry-leading port densities that are
three times that of competitive solutions dramatically reduce costs per port,
while vectoring for up to 96 ports without the need for an external VCP further
enhance scalability and deployment economics.

“The gigabit experience is fast becoming table stakes for service providers to
capture and retain broadband-savvy subscribers. As such, service providers must
find a way to deliver this experience, no matter where a subscriber is located,”
said Teresa Mastrangelo, founder and principal analyst at Broadbandtrends. “With
the introduction of the new Calix solutions that support Gfast Amendment 3,
service providers now have a more streamlined and economical approach to meeting
these demands for subscribers in MDU locations and differentiating themselves
through a consistent service offering across copper and fiber.”

With more people living in MDUs relative to other housing environments, MDUs
represent a significant opportunity for service providers, as well as a
significant challenge. There is a wide variety of variables when bringing
broadband service to MDUs from wiring to building size to environmental
differences, but Calix AXOS Gfast solutions provide a way for service providers
to standardize on one technology for every scenario. Through AXOS, service
providers can take advantage of an unparalleled time-to-market advantage through
accelerated system installation and Always On capabilities that simplify
operations and eliminate maintenance windows. By dramatically reducing the length
of the prolonged and costly deployment cycle needed for fiber, today’s AXOS Gfast
installations can be done in a matter of days, sometimes even hours.

“Calix has been the leader in coming to market with Gfast breakthroughs, enabled
by our AXOS platform, from the first Gfast-bonded solution through the
groundbreaking cDTA functionality which was demonstrated at last year’s Broadband
World Forum, and now the industry’s first 48-port solution with Amendment 3
capabilities,” said Shane Eleniak, Calix vice president of systems products.
“Each of these advancements has been focused on enabling service providers to
deliver an unmatched broadband experience to all subscribers, even those living
in older buildings fed by copper. With the E3-48F and E5-48F, we are taking a big
step forward in allowing our customers to have a competitive advantage in every
deployment scenario. We are proud that global service providers recognized Calix
Gfast solutions as the best in the world and the world’s only software defined
access platform, AXOS, will ensure that we remain at the top.”

See the new AXOS E3-48F and E5-48F on display both this week at Broadband World
Forum in Berlin in Booth #A119 and next week at Calix ConneXions in Las Vegas.

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) pioneered Software Defined Access and cloud products
focused on access networks and the subscriber. Its portfolio of Intelligent
Access systems and software combines AXOS, the revolutionary platform for access,
with Calix Cloud, innovative cloud products for network data analytics and
subscriber experience assurance. Together, they enable communications service
providers to transform their businesses and be the winning service providers of
tomorrow. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com.

Contact Information

Calix

1035 N. McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA, 94954
USA

tele: 707-766-3000
fax: 707-766-3000
www.calix.com