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.