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Press Release -- April 26th, 2017
Source: Calix Networks

Comvergence Leverages Calix AXOS Solutions to Rapidly Bring Gigabit Speed Potential to Australia MTUs

Calix Elite Partner OSA helps Comvergence become the first to deliver industry-leading technology to businesses in Sydney and Melbourne


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – April 26, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX, news, filings), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, announced that fast-growing Australia service providerComvergence is successfully rolling out Calix AXOS solutions to businesses throughout Australia’s two largest cities. The first to deploy this groundbreaking technology in both Sydney and Melbourne, Comvergence is leveraging the Calix AXOS E5-16F Node inside multi-tenant unit (MTU) buildings and 801F GigaPoints at each premises to deliver symmetrical broadband speeds over the existing copper infrastructure of up to 300 megabits per second (Mbps), and the capability to deliver a true gigabit experience to each subscriber if required. Comvergence is also utilizing the Calix E7-2 Modular Access Systemfor gigabit Ethernet backhaul over fiber.

Award-winning Calix Elite partner Optical Solutions Australia (OSA) played a key role in helping Comvergence leverage Calix anyPHY™ solutions to provide MTU-based small/medium sized businesses (SMBs), Australia Stock Exchange (ASX) listed companies, and government entities with the fastest broadband speeds over copper in the country – more than 12 times the speeds targeted by NBN Co. In addition, by leveraging SDN-optimizedAXOS Activate software for end-to-end service turn-up and provisioning as well as leveraging existing in-building copper infrastructure, Comvergence can stand up new customers in a fraction of the time of its competition.

“Calix AXOS solutions gave us a powerful one-two punch in Australia’s two largest cities – the ability to stand out as the company capable of deploying not only the fastest and most reliable business services over copper in the market, but to do so in the shortest time from order to service delivery,” said Brian Michael, director at Comvergence. “Once live, Calix solutions have continued to allow us to distinguish our service with extraordinary always-on reliability and the ability to easily step-up to the increasing speeds demanded by our business customers. Given our success in Sydney and Melbourne, our next step is to pursue opportunities to extend the powerful Calix solutions in other opportunities nationally.”

Comvergence has already redefined the business market landscape in Australia’s two largest markets with Calix AXOS solutions. Next, this agile service provider stands ready to raise the competitive bar by potentially leveraging recent enhancements to the unrivalled Calix solutions portfolio, including copper bonding technology capable of doubling currently available broadband speeds over, and Calix Collective Dynamic Timing Allocation (cDTA) technology capable of dynamically reallocating both upstream and downstream bandwidth to enable maximum performance upstream and downstream.

“Service providers are constantly looking for innovative new ways to provide differentiated, cost-effective, fastest-to-market, and reliable services to their business customers,” said Joseph Haddad, vice president of international sales at Calix. “Historically, businesses residing in copper-fed MTUs were experiencing a digital divide – left behind as their competitors made the leap to higher speed services and performance. No more, as Calix AXOS innovations have allowed service providers like Comvergence to revolutionize their markets by leveraging existing copper infrastructure and stand apart from their competitors in agility, speed, and service quality.”

Calix world-leading solutions will be on display at stand 1K4-01 at CommunicAsia 2017, May 23-25 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Calix will also be sharing its expertise in subscriber experience optimization and cloud analytics on a panel discussion entitled “It’s All About the Customers” on May 24 at 2:30 pm (SGT).

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) pioneered Software Defined Access and cloud services focused on access networks and the subscriber. Its portfolio of Intelligent Access systems and services combines AXOS, the revolutionary platform for access, with Calix Cloud, innovative cloud services for network data analytics and subscriber experience assurance. Together, they enable communications service providers to transform their businesses and be the winning service providers of tomorrow. For more information, visit the Calix website

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