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Press Release -- September 1st, 2016
Source: Calix Networks

Award-winning Calix AXOS Platform Storms Past 100 Service Provider Mark

Company that created Software Defined Access uses AXOS to enable market disruptors


PETALUMA, CA – September 1, 2016 Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX, news, filings), the world leader in enabling next generation service delivery with an unmatched subscriber experience, today announced its award-winning AXOS platform is gaining unprecedented rapid adoption and network deployment at over 100 service providers around the world.

Fueling this momentum, Calix has demonstrated the power of AXOS to speed innovation and service delivery with a rapid expansion of its solutions portfolio. Shortly after introducing the portfolio, Calix became the first company to deliver a commercially available bonded solution – capable of over one gigabit per second downstream over copper – thereby bringing a gigabit experience to previously underserved subscribers in multiple dwelling units (MDUs). Traditionally, with lab tests, certifications and OSS/IT integration, it would take a typical service provider 12 to 15 months to introduce a new technology like into its network, but AXOS has allowed Calix customers to quickly move to full commercial deployments in a fraction of the time. Today, Calix customers are delivering enabled services to thousands of subscribers over existing in-building copper and coaxial infrastructure, and tapping into the MDU opportunity with an unmatched subscriber experience.

In late 2015, Calix made headlines in the communications industry with its launch of a Software Defined Access networking framework and AXOS operating system. A few months later, Calix received the 2016 Light Reading Leading Lights award for “Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy (Vendor)” and was recognized as the first company to launch a Software Defined Access networking framework and operating system.

“The core principles of AXOS – fast innovation delivery, always on operation, and simple integration – provide tangible benefits to service providers and their device-enabled subscribers through the rapid turn-up of services and an unmatched broadband experience,” said Carl Russo, Calix president and CEO. “Calix was the first company willing and able to disrupt the traditional approach to access networks. Now, we’re delivering on the vision we’ve pursued for over a decade: to lead a revolution that will forever change the economics, the boundaries and possibilities of access. With more than 100 customers embracing the AXOS platform, the movement is unleashed, and we expect it to accelerate as the industry begins to appreciate the success of these first movers.”

AXOS is a vital strategic element of the Calix Software Defined Access vision or SDA, providing a transparent, ubiquitous subscriber experience for business and residential deployments across telcos, cable operators, and a variety of new communications service providers by eradicating the traditional constraints and limitations of the access network while changing the economics to deploy and operate high-demand services.

By abstracting the services layers from the underlying hardware, AXOS is able to run all software functions in the access network on any fiber, copper or wireless physical technology. Service providers can take advantage of maximum flexibility in network design and deployment models while maintaining consistent services, operations integration, and methods of procedure.

Learn more about the award-winning AXOS platform and its role in transforming the service provider business model in this video interview conducted by Light Reading with Calix president and CEO Carl Russo.

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (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

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