Verizon Selects Calix's SDN-based Platform to Start NG-PON2 Rollout in Q1 2018

Verizon Selects Calix's SDN-based Platform to Start NG-PON2 Rollout in Q1 2018 Image Credit: Calix

Verizon has selected Calix's SDN-based access platform to begin large-scale NG-PON2 deployments in the first quarter of 2018.

Using Calix's AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System, the Operator plan to deploy a single access network for residential, business, and mobile services.

This NG-PON2 technology will help Verizon realize a radical reduction in network operating complexity and costs while enabling the Company to deploy new services with unprecedented speed. Early this year, Verizon completed the first multi-vendor interoperability trial of NG-PON2 technology at its Verizon Labs.

The deployments will include the AXOS RPm (Routing Protocol module for Layer 3) and the AXOS SMm (Subscriber Management module for disaggregated Broadband Network Gateway).

By consolidating the subscriber management, aggregation, and optical line terminal (OLT) functions into a single point in the network that is closer to the subscriber, Verizon will realize significant operations expense reductions with fewer network elements while dramatically improving their ability to automate the network, said Calix.

Vencent O'Byrne, Director of Technology Planning, Verizon
NG-PON2, allows us to converge our many service networks into a single unified intelligent network, and simplify our operating model by integrating the OLT and subscriber management system.

Carl Ruso, President and CEO, Calix 
AXOS allows a service provider to deliver all services on a single, elastic, converged access network that is always on.  AXOS provides the flexibility to move intelligence deep into the access network, close to the subscriber where it makes architectural and financial sense.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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