Calix Unveils New NG-PON2 OLT Platform that Supports Verizon Lab Testing

27 October 2016
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Calix has unveiled a new NG-PON2 OLT(Optical Line Termination) platform, 'AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System' that allows service providers to converge mobile, business, and residential services networks into one network. The new platform is selected for NG-PON2 lab testing in Verizon’s Innovation Lab earlier this year.

With NG-PON2 is expected to come to the market early next year, bandwidth intensive applications like 5G mobile backhaul and multi-tenant business locations will be the first to benefit from the technology.

Built for the Software Defined Access (SDA) network, the AXOS E9-2 enables service providers to reimagine traditional fiber access network design with a disaggregated architecture optimized for unconstrained growth and scale, said Calix.

The E9-2 Intelligent Edge System is a carrier class system featuring two universal line card slots. The first cards available will be the E9-2 NG1601 access line card and the CLX3001 system aggregation and control card. The NG1601 supports 16 ports of NG-PON2 and XGS-PON in addition to supporting coexistence with other PON technologies, such as GPON. The CLX3001 supports management, control, and data plane redundancy as well as Layer 2 switching for both business and residential services and Layer 3 routing for residential services.

MattDavis, program director for IDC
As NG-PON2 moves to residential deployment, service providers willhave a major opportunity to combine disparate networks and quickly operationalize the delivery of newservices.

Michel Langlois, Calix senior vice president of systems products
Software Defined Access and open source initiatives are changing the rules of the access network, bringing datacenter switching architectures into the central office and enabling the opportunity for service providersto move to an elastic, scalable, and converged network model.

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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