Companies recognized at the 2014 Calix User Group Conference last week in Las Vegas
PETALUMA, CA – November 4, 2014 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX, news, filings) today announced that seven communications service provider customers were honored with Calix Innovation Awards at the 11th annual Calix User Group Conference at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. Now in their fourth year, Calix Innovation Awards are presented to service providers selected from over 1200 Calix customers as best-in-class examples of leveraging the Calix Unified Access portfolio and Compass suite of software applications to deliver new services, inspire their local communities, and bring about overall business transformation.
The 2014 Calix Innovation Award winners are:
- Citizens Telephone Cooperative – Innovation in Services Transformation
- Finger Lakes Technologies Group – Innovation in Business Transformation
- Reedsburg Utility Commission – Innovation in Gigabit Services – Local
- TDS – Innovation in Gigabit Services – Regional
- Ucom – Innovation in Fiber Services
- Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom – Innovation in New Revenue-Generating Services
- West Carolina Tel – Innovation in Leveraging Calix Analytics
“After attending the 2013 Calix User Group Conference, we took home the message to ‘Be Extraordinary’ and became the first service provider in Wisconsin to offer gigabit services,” said Brett Schuppner, general manager at Reedsburg Utility Commission. “Now a year later, RUC was named a 2014 Calix Innovation Award winner as a result of that drive to be extraordinary. We always come away from the Calix User Group Conference with new ideas and insights and we can’t wait to take the next step to ‘Unleash the Power’ of our network in the next year.”
Videos highlighting each of the Calix Innovation Award winners are available at http://www.calix.com/solutions/innovation_awards.html and on the Calix YouTube Channel.
Calix User Group Conference Guides Customers to “Unleash the Power” of their Networks
The 2014 Calix User Group Conference attracted over 1400 registered attendees, including over 100 international attendees from over 25 countries around the world. Participating service providers, partners, and industry experts spent four days participating in educational sessions, hands-on training, product demonstrations, and networking events. Attendees learned about new product and technology innovations across the Calix Unified Access portfolio, including the recently-introduced Calix GigaCenters, while sharing ideas and experiences with their peers and planning their networks for 2015.
Keynote presentations featured visions for the future from a number of Calix executives including, Calix President and CEO Carl Russo, vice president of marketing David Seda, and senior vice president of international sales and marketing, Andy Lockhart. Special guest appearances featured insights into the latest developments in the industry from James Feger of CenturyLink, Jeff Finkelstein of Cox Communications, Ken Paker of TDS, Jeff Mnick of GVTC, Gary Johnson of Paul Bunyan Communications, Jonathan Chambers of the FCC, and Tom Cohen of Kelley Drye.
“The 2014 Calix User Group Conference was once again a memorable and inspirational event for our customers, partners, and employees as we came together to learn from and share with each other,” said John Colvin, senior vice president of North America sales and host of the event. “Over the course of the four days, we discussed how Calix customers can ‘Unleash the Power’ of their networks and become a superhero to their subscribers. At Calix, we are all looking forward to the next 12 months as we continue to help service providers ride the gigabit wave to become the technology leaders in their communities and prepare to once again raise the bar for an even better event in 2015.”
At the conclusion of the event, Colvin announced the Calix User Group Conference will return to the Wynn in Las Vegas, October 24-27, 2015. Additional information on next year’s event will be provided at www.calix.com in the coming months.
Calix (NYSE: CALX) is a global leader in access innovation. Its Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access software, systems, and services enables communications service providers worldwide to transform their networks and become the broadband provider of choice to their subscribers. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com. For more information about Calix enabled gigabit networks, visit www.calix.com/gigabit/.
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