Calix Records Over 100 Gfast Service Provider Deployments

Calix Records Over 100 Gfast Service Provider Deployments Image Credit: Calix

Calix announced it has past the 100 service provider deployment milestone for its AXOS Gfast solutions, which enable fiber-like speeds within multi-dwelling unit (MDU) without the cost of rewiring the building.

Powered by its Software Defined Access (SDA) platform, the Calix AXOS Gfast solutions allow service providers globally to reuse the copper and coaxial cable infrastructure to offer true symmetrical gigabit experience in challenging MDU environments.

With the latest additions of the industry’s first 48-port Gfast solutions to the Calix AXOS Gfast portfolio, service providers can more cost-effectively serve subscribers in higher-density MDUs such as those found in large cities.

The E3-48F Gfast Remote Node (sealed DPU) and E5-48F Gfast Nodes leverage the frequency range up to 212 MHz, 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.

When combined with the Calix E3-16F and E5-16F Gfast nodes, the Calix claims that its AXOS Gfast portfolio comprises the industry’s largest number of Gfast tested configurations in the Broadband Forum Gfast Certification Program.

In May, Calix unveiled SDN powered NG-PON2 technology with the ability to bond multiple channels or wavelengths of over fiber, to deliver up to 40 Gbps downstream, or 80 Gbps of aggregate bandwidth over a single strand of fiber, as part of the requirements for Verizon.

Alfred West, Co-founder and Chairman of Skywire Networks, a division of Xchange Telecom
Even though we serve buildings in some of the largest cities in the country, many MDUs in our area are lacking adequate connectivity coming into their locations due to aging infrastructure and high costs to upgrade. It’s an area we like to call the ‘Digital Desert’.

Shane Eleniak, VP of Systems Products, Calix 
The deployment challenges for MDUs have been daunting for the industry as a whole, and Gfast has proven to be an efficient and cost-effective method to bring subscribers an unmatched broadband experience, no matter what type of infrastructure is in their building.


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