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Raj Mukherjee brings more than 20 years of expertise in cloud software, top-tier talent acquisition, and small business solutions to the Calix board of directors, further positioning the company to help broadband providers simplify their businesses, excite subscribers, and grow value for their communities

SAN JOSE, CA—August 22, 2022Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that leading technology product executive Raj Mukherjee has joined its board of directors to provide guidance to the industry-leading cloud and software company. Raj brings two decades of expertise in cloud software products that drive business growth. He will provide critical insights and counsel as Calix continues transforming the broadband industry with its award-winning product portfolio. As the newest member of the Calix board of directors, Raj will provide invaluable insights gained from a flourishing career helping small businesses adopt new technologies. With the addition of Raj, Calix is well positioned to continue its mission of helping broadband service providers (BSPs) of any size simplify their businesses, excite subscribers, and grow value to benefit their communities for generations.

Raj currently serves as the executive vice president and general manager, small business and international, at Indeed. Since 2016, Raj has led his teams to help shape the human resources technology company’s popular products. In his 20 years of leadership in product development and engineering, including his six-year tenure at Indeed, Raj gained exceptional insights into how to acquire and nurture top industry talent. As Calix continues setting consecutive quarterly hiring records, Raj’s prowess will support the company’s rapid growth and award-winning work-from-anywhere company culture.

“In an industry undergoing transformation, aided by billions of dollars in government funding and increasing subscriber expectations, Calix is leading a market disruption with its finger on the pulse of what BSPs need to be successful,” said Mukherjee. “Its prestigious cloud software product portfolio combined with visionary leadership paints a bright future for the company. As a mission-driven leader, I am very excited to join the Calix board. I look forward to supporting the organization’s mission to democratize access to broadband by enabling BSPs of any size to simplify their business, excite subscribers, and grow value.”

Raj has a proven track record of building and transforming world-class products and delivering outsized business results. Before joining Indeed, Raj was a senior vice president of product at GoDaddy Corp. for four years. Prior to that, he was a product manager for Google Inc. When working on Google’s G-Suite apps, he drove critical projects such as new onboarding experiences that contributed significantly to overall revenue growth. Before Google, Raj worked at Microsoft, on Office 365 and Exchange Server, as a product manager from 2004-2011. He started his career at Williams Cos. as a systems analyst that built the first trading platform for electric power. Raj completed a Bachelor of Engineering degree at Jadavpur University and graduated with honors from Columbia Business School and Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley with an executive MBA.

“Raj’s deep experience and leadership at Indeed, GoDaddy, Google, and Microsoft make him the ideal addition to the Calix board,” said Carl Russo, Calix chief executive officer and board chairman. “His insights into attracting world-class talent and driving innovation through cloud-based solutions will be invaluable to the Calix team as we continue to transform our industry and the way that our customers create value for their communities.”

About Calix
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX)—Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission: To enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

08/16/2022

With a complete portfolio of managed Wi-Fi 6E systems for the Revenue EDGE platform, broadband service providers of any size have the ultimate flexibility to easily adopt and deploy any system in mere weeks—with no back-office complexity—to deliver complete coverage and address a wide range of use cases, including farms, festivals, parks, restaurants, and more, so they can differentiate from competitors, build their brand, and grow value in their communities

SAN JOSE, CA, August 16, 2022Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced the launch of the GigaPro™ u6he, expanding the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of carrier-class Wi-Fi 6E systems for the Calix Revenue EDGE™ platform. A temperature-hardened outdoor Wi-Fi 6E system, the GigaPro u6he is the latest addition to the growing family of 6E-enabled indoor and outdoor systems from Calix. These include the GigaSpire® BLAST u6e and the GigaSpire BLAST u6me. Because all Calix systems are integrated with Revenue EDGE, broadband service providers (BSPs) have unrivaled flexibility to mix and match systems, while cutting deployment time to just weeks and reducing back-office and integration complexity. With this unrivaled portfolio, BSPs of any size can be first to market with blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and more than twice the coverage area of traditional Wi-Fi systems. This enables BSPs to address a wide range of use cases—such as farms, restaurant patios, and backyards—and deliver speeds that support the way subscribers live, work, and play. At the same time, the GigaPro u6he sets the stage for BSPs to expand into lucrative new markets and deliver managed Wi-Fi and services to small businesses and communities. The portfolio of 6E-enabled systems also allows BSPs to secure their status as market leaders by delivering additional value-added, managed services available with the Revenue EDGE. Calix launched the newest of these services (Bark social media monitoring and Servify device protection) last week. Calix-partnered BSPs can leverage the power of the Revenue EDGE platform to win against even the biggest consumer-direct competitors while growing value for their communities for generations to come.

 

The expanded, carrier-class Wi-Fi 6E portfolio enables broadband service providers to:

  • Build brand value by being first to market with outdoor Wi-Fi 6E technology—keeping subscribers out of big box stores for the latest innovation. By leveraging the Revenue EDGE platform, BSPs can deploy the GigaPro u6he to deliver outdoor speed and range unrivaled by any consumer-direct retailer. Just as important, BSPs deliver their unmatched outdoor service on a system that they—not a consumer giant—own. The power of the platform also enables them to stand behind their service with exceptional customer support that further grows subscriber loyalty.
  • Grow revenue by expanding into new markets, including business and community Wi-Fi. The GigaPro u6he system creates a community Wi-Fi 6E mesh network that lets BSPs grow exceptional value by delivering what others won’t to their non-residential customers. The system enables businesses and community organizations to offer outdoor Wi-Fi 6E services that they scale up and down as needed and even create private networks for public safety departments.
  • Continuously excite subscribers with managed services, including parental controls, home network security, and more. Calix offers a rapidly growing ecosystem of subscriber-facing managed services in the Revenue EDGE so BSPs can delight their subscribers. Because the GigaPro u6he integrates seamlessly with Revenue EDGE, BSPs can easily mix and match systems and deploy them in mere weeks, with minimal integration complexity. Once these systems are in place, BSPs can then deliver premium value-added services to subscribers at home and on the go. Calix regularly adds new managed services for the Revenue EDGE platform so BSPs can quickly go to market and deliver differentiated value to subscribers. Last week alone, Calix launched its sixth and seventh managed services: Bark and Servify.
  • Simplify their business by reducing OPEX associated with lengthy, resource-draining integration efforts. In addition to delivering the world’s most extensive portfolio of Wi-Fi 6E systems, Calix practically eliminates OPEX associated with integration testing, allowing new systems to be deployed in days instead of weeks or months. The GigaPro u6he also offers the option of using Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality, eliminating the need for expensive electrical connectivity installations.

 

“Wi-Fi 6E is strategic for us as it becomes more important for our customers,” said Ken Johnson, chief executive officer of WWest Communications, which serves remote communities in southwestern Washington state. “We’re currently deploying 10-gigabit capability to the home. As the Internet of Things ramps up and our subscribers upgrade to 6 GHz-compatible devices, they’re going to want the latest and greatest technology. Having access to a full portfolio of Calix Wi-Fi 6E systems in the Revenue EDGE platform is going to be key for us as we look to deploy multi-gigabit speeds supported by value-added services, and expand into new markets.”

 

Calix Professional Services enables BSPs to take full advantage of the growing family of GigaPro u6he and GigaSpire BLAST systems. Specifically, Calix Deployment Enablement Services enables BSPs to drive consistent, repeatable, and high-quality execution of premises and access installations. The EDGE Enablement Workshop provides hands-on technical and platform training that accelerates team readiness to deploy and support the new solutions faster and with confidence.

 

“With this portfolio of Wi-Fi 6E-enabled systems, even the smallest BSP becomes unstoppable against any market competitor,” said Michael Weening, president and chief operating officer of Calix. “Not only can they deliver the great experiences subscribers want and need today—blazing-fast Wi-Fi along with managed services—they also keep subscribers out of big box stores for the latest innovation. Service providers that embrace the GigaPro u6he can now deliver Wi-Fi anywhere it’s needed—subscribers can enjoy connectivity by the pool, barn, or back patio. At the same time, the BSP can grow its business by expanding into new markets. And the power of the Revenue EDGE platform means even the smallest BSPs can deploy the GigaPro u6he system without any rip-and-replace hassles, while shrinking integration time to days or weeks instead of months. By offering the world’s only portfolio of 6E systems, Calix enables BSPs to become the provider of choice throughout their communities. When BSPs partner with Calix, they get everything they need to simplify their business, excite subscribers, be the undisputed leader in their market.

 

Discover how the GigaPro u6he and GigaSpire BLAST systems, part of the world’s most comprehensive Wi-Fi 6E portfolio, deliver the ultimate Wi-Fi experience to subscribers at home and away.

 

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX)—Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue create more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission: to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

Calix continues to drive innovation and broadband service provider success by integrating Calix Support Cloud with more than 100 third-party residential gateways, opening the full range of award-winning support and testing services with no need for new or additional hardware

SAN JOSE, CA—April 21, 2022—Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) announced today that it continues to deliver on its commitment to open industry standards for broadband service providers (BSPs). The award-winning Calix Support Cloud (Support Cloud)—which helps BSPs of any size reduce truck rolls by as much as 46 percent and increase first-call resolutions by as much as 74 percent—now fully integrates with more than 100 third-party gateways. A growing number of BSPs are leveraging Support Cloud to transform their call centers, because even those with legacy equipment in subscriber homes can enjoy the full benefits of the solution. Calix has long supported open industry standards that provide BSPs with the flexibility to innovate at their own pace. By combining the flexibility and speed of open source with the efficiencies of interoperability and open standards, Calix opens a world of opportunity for BSPs to simplify their operations, excite their subscribers, and grow their revenue.

Calix supports BSP business transformations by:

  • Accelerating its dedication to real industry standards, both old and new. Calix tests to Interop TR-069, TR-098, TR-181, and TR-143 standards. Although TR-069 and TR-143 were not designed for today’s rigorous FCC performance testing, Calix is able to conduct successful tests to these standards. In addition, Calix supports TR-369 and is working toward certification. Calix is also working to incorporate the next wave of industry-leading standards such as Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™. Calix collaborates with both silicon vendors and software developers in the creation and benchmarking of multiple broadband industry standards.Finally, Calix also works closely with its customers to streamline and optimize the integration of non-Calix gateways with in-house testing and certification.
  • Providing full Support Cloud troubleshooting with gateway data—regardless of vendor. Support Cloud constantly monitors gateway data from the subscriber’s home or business to provide customer support teams with predictive analytics and real-time insights. This unique visibility into the subscriber experience enables customer support teams to diagnose, resolve, and troubleshoot issues remotely—often before subscribers know there is a problem. BSPs working to dramatically reduce truck rolls and associated OPEX can do it without adding CAPEX related to new gateway purchases.
  • Conducting 20+ million FCC performance tests with no need for new hardware. Calix delivers the most scalable integrated FCC broadband performance testing solution in the industry. In a single month, Calix performed more than one million performance speed tests and 20 million latency tests. Calix industry-leading performance testing helps BSPs successfully complete the testing necessary to receive federal funding that fuels network expansion, subscriber satisfaction, and revenue growth. Just as important, testing can be done with existing gateways that are integrated with Support Cloud. No new hardware is required.

“We first became a Calix Support Cloud customer to help us perform critical FCC performance testing, but Support Cloud integration with our gateways has created tremendous value for us,” said Cody Mitchell, TAC Supervisor for Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, serving western Montana and eastern Idaho. “We have seven different gateways that communicate at least some information to the Support Cloud. Calix gives us the flexibility to conduct performance testing no matter what device is on the customer’s premises.”

“We have leveraged Calix software platforms essentially from their beginning; influencing their development through early adopter programs,” said Jason Jenkins, Network Manager at Silver Star Communications, which also serves Wyoming and Idaho. “Calix software has allowed us to associate both Calix and alternate vendor CPE to provide a near-seamless experience for all service delivery methods. We have also leveraged Support Cloud NetOps to complete our ACAM II preliminary testing quickly, without the need to deploy additional hardware or software.”

“Calix is committed to serving our customers with open-source innovation that eliminates the need for closed, proprietary ecosystems,” said Matt Collins, executive vice president for commercial operations and chief marketing officer. “Each of our customers faces a unique set of challenges at both ends of the subscriber experience. Calix Cloud helps even the smallest BSP successfully address those challenges. Furthermore, our active support of open industry standards fosters development of new standards and encourages innovation so BSPs can transform their businesses, own their markets, and grow value for themselves and their communities.”

Discover why Calix believes open industry standards accelerate innovation for all.

About Calix
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

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After screening more than 1,000 companies, Forbes picks Calix as one of the year’s top 50 mid-cap companies based on earnings growth, sales growth, return on equity, and total stock return

SAN JOSE, CA — March 30, 2022 — Calix, Inc. (NYXE: CALX) today announced it has been chosen by global media company Forbes as one of the top 50 companies on its 2022 list of America’s Best Mid-Sized Companies. Calix is the leading provider of cloud and software platforms, systems, and services that enable even the smallest broadband service provider (BSP) to simplify their business to attain the lowest possible OPEX. At the same time, Calix enables them to excite their subscribers with an ever-growing portfolio of experiences that grows subscriber loyalty, brand power, revenue, and community. With more than $1 billion invested in the Intelligent Access EDGE and Revenue EDGE platforms, that mission focused on BSP success has become a reality.

To find the best performers, Forbes used data from FactSet to compile its annual list of America’s Best Mid-Sized Companies. Forbes screened more than 1,000 companies with a market value between $2 billion and $10 billion to find 599 companies that also had positive sales growth over the past 12 months and a share price of at least $5.

Calix drives growth through a unique set of core beliefs and best practices, including:

  • Award-winning innovation and customer success focus that enables BSP transformation. The Intelligent Access EDGE and Revenue EDGE platforms enable even the smallest BSP to innovate and transform as if they had the resources of a global giant. The platforms are supported by the Calix Customer Success army and innovative programs such as the market activation program that enables BSPs to quickly adopt industry best practices across marketing, support, and operations to ensure they dominate their market and crush the consumer giant competition.
  • Award-winning culture—owned and constantly improved by Calix team members. Calix culture is improved every day by team members who make Calix a better place to work through a “better, better, never best” mindset. In January 2022, Calix ranked #12 out of the top 50 U.S. small and medium businesses on Glassdoor’s annual “Employee Choice Awards.” In 2021, workplace culture and compensation monitoring site Comparably ranked Calix in the top five percent of large U.S. companies, with awards for “Best Company for Women” and “Best Company for Diversity.”
  • Work-from-anywhere culture that has existed since 2016 and attracts top talent. Calix has a longstanding commitment to “work from anywhere” for employees—since well before the COVID-19 pandemic began and big tech companies began to embrace remote work. This practice lets Calix hire the industry’s best and brightest talent regardless of location. Calix recently completed the biggest hiring quarter in the company’s history and will continue to expand its workforce throughout 2022. The Calix Career page is constantly updated and available for review.

“Success is all about people. Our award-winning culture is due to our team members adopting the better, better, never best mindset to improve personally and as a team,” said Michael Weening, president and chief operating officer of Calix. “We also have the good fortune to work with incredible people through our BSP partnerships. Customers such as Brad Moline, CEO of ALLO Communications, and Gary Johnson, CEO of Paul Bunyan Communications, are tightly focused on improving their communities and have been critical to the Calix strategy. The Intelligent Access EDGE and Revenue EDGE are unique in the market enabling Calix to bring new capabilities to market at a rate that has never been seen before. Thanks to our partners’ input in our Customer Advisory Boards, we are ensuring that they have the right capabilities to enable incredible success and help their teams crush the consumer giants while achieving their goals of stronger local communities. We are very grateful to our team members and BSP customers for their partnership that made this Forbes award a reality.

Calix is consistently ranked among the best large companies for culture and leadership. Check out the latest opportunities and learn how you can join our award-winning team.

About Calix
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

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Latest achievement demonstrates Calix’s commitment to support industry standards to ensure that broadband service providers can leverage solutions that meet the latest industry standards while maintaining the flexibility to adopt the broadest possible array of technology in the future

SAN JOSE, CA – November 16, 2021 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that its GigaSpire® BLAST systems have achieved BBF.398 Grade Wi-Fi industry benchmark recognition from the Broadband Forum. The BBF.398 Grade Wi-Fi industry benchmark is included in the Broadband Forum’s (BBF) Issue 2 TR-398 standard. To ensure impartiality, the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory (IOL) conducted a rigorous and vendor impartial new performance test plan. The test measures Wi-Fi performance against a set of absolute requirements, which GigaSpire BLAST systems far exceeded. These achievements demonstrate the longstanding Calix commitment to meet broadband industry standards across its entire portfolio. The industry-leading GigaSpire BLAST systems are part of the fully integrated Revenue Edge Solution, which enables Broadband Service Providers (BSPs) to adopt and deploy new systems and innovative services in days or weeks rather than the typical months and years with a traditional premises model. By pairing the GigaSpire Blast systems with the Calix Cloud and Revenue Edge Suites, BSPs can simplify their operations, excite their subscribers, and grow their value.

Beyond this most recent certification, all Calix GigaSpire BLAST systems can also be managed by any BBF TR-069 compliant Automatic Configuration Server (ACS) to automate remote provisioning and link a subscriber’s device to a BSP’s network and support teams. Calix recently surpassed the milestone of full compatibility with 90 non-Calix gateways and CPE devices with Calix Support Cloud—and further extended its commitment to industry standards by adding support for technical specifications such as Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ to its software stack, with plans to add Broadband Forum’s TR-369 standard in an upcoming release. Calix champions industry standards in many ways including:

  • Developing standards and establishing benchmarks to support continuous innovation. Calix actively participates in multiple broadband industry standards and benchmarks such as BBF.398—collaborating with silicon vendors, independent testing labs, software developers, and industry organizations to develop standards that drive innovation for the entire industry.
  • Embracing evolving standards to accelerate time-to-market for BSPs. Calix continues to expand and evolve its dynamic stack environment with the incorporation of TR-069, Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi Data Elements™ and Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi EasyMesh™, and the announced inclusion of TR-369 and Wi-Fi Alliance Passpoint®. These industry standards enable BSPs to unlock tremendous value and accelerate time-to-market.
  • Testing and integrating for seamless ecosystem inclusion. Calix works closely with its customers to streamline and optimize the integration of non-Calix gateways and CPE with in-house testing and certification. Because Calix is committed to supporting BSPs at any point of their transformation journey, BSPs can still use legacy solutions while dramatically reducing unnecessary truck rolls and trouble-call escalations with Calix Support Cloud. They also maintain the flexibility to adopt standards-based gateways in the future.

“Calix is helping to accelerate innovation in the broadband industry by adopting industry standards and benchmarks like TR-398 and BBF.398,” said Lincoln Lavoie, Broadband Forum technical chair. “With new critical performance indicators (KPIs), the standard provides a sharper overview of overall device performance to help operators select the most appropriate business and home solutions to meet subscriber Wi-Fi connectivity demands.”

BBF Issue 2 TR-398 seamlessly validates the devices used in broadband deployments—and sets industry benchmarks to optimize their performance while addressing and identifying potential operational issues before they hit the market. It also updates multiple performance test cases.

“We are proud that the Calix GigaSpire BLAST family are pioneering the deployment of next generation Wi-Fi systems that are first to achieve BBF.398 Grade Wi-Fi industry benchmark validation. This certification marks the latest milestone in our longstanding and continued commitment to open industry standards and organizations,” said Michel Langlois, chief technology officer at Calix. “Without industry standards, products are more expensive to acquire and operate or substitute. Standards help create competition, accelerate innovation, and drive differentiation. Differentiation is how Calix enables BSPs to win, stand out above the rest, and create amazing experiences for their subscribers.”

Register today for the virtual ConneXions Learning Experience for in-depth live and on-demand sessions offering valuable insights for simplifying operations, exciting subscribers with value-added services, and growing value for communities.

About Calix
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

Revenue EDGE Wi-Fi On the Go will deliver seamless Wi-Fi access, single sign-on, and secure roaming throughout neighborhoods and public spaces, enabling BSPs to differentiate their brand, grow their contribution to their community and create new revenue streams.

SAN JOSE, CA – October 18, 2021 – Building on a decade of investment in the Intelligent Access EDGE and Revenue EDGE platforms to deliver an unrivalled pace of broadband service provider innovation, Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) announced Revenue EDGE Wi-Fi On the Go (Wi-Fi On the Go) at its ConneXions conference in Las Vegas. Wi-Fi On the Go will enable broadband service providers (BSPs) to grow their value to their communities and drive revenue by meeting subscriber demand for solutions that extend beyond the home. Through the CommandIQ® mobile app, subscribers will be able to use the new MyCommunityIQ Revenue EDGE Suite to access secure Wi-Fi roaming—with single sign-on—throughout entire neighborhoods. The new Wi-Fi On the Go capabilities will play a key role in building a broader ecosystem by connecting subscribers across neighborhoods, towns, and cities.

Once again, Calix is embracing industry standards to deliver Wi-Fi On the Go. The Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint® protocol will be a core element of the solution that BSPs will leverage to deliver multiple benefits for subscribers, first responders, and public institutions including:

  • For subscribers: Wi-Fi On the Go will enable mobile-like services—such as Wi-Fi calling and mobile data offload—without the need for a mobile network and the monthly bandwidth limitations often associated with such plans. Through CommunityIQ, subscribers will be able to simply sign on once and securely roam across participating access points.
  • For first responders: Wi-Fi On the Go will support critical communications, as a BSP will now be able to offer high-speed and secure Wi-Fi Alliance WPA3™ network access over a single, common network that extends throughout the communities first responders serve. Safety and medical personnel on the road and in proximity to powerful Wi-Fi 6 GigaSpire® BLAST systems can leverage Wi-Fi On the Go to shift from slow, cellular data plans to high-speed Wi-Fi.
  • For public institutions: Wi-Fi On the Go will enable BSPs to offer E-rate services for eligible schools and libraries so they can obtain affordable internet access under the FCC E-Rate program—and keep pace with evolving models for virtual learning.

“We are very excited about Wi-Fi On the Go and are looking forward to the positive impact it will have on our communities,” said Brad Moline, president and chief executive officer of ALLO Communications. “The new Revenue EDGE offering builds on our existing investment in Calix platforms and will play a vital role in optimizing the learning experience, eliminating the digital divide, and supporting public safety service by delivering connectivity over an available network that is fast, reliable and secure. And, best of all, the Revenue EDGE will help to power ALLO’s Gigabit society.”

This latest Revenue EDGE announcement demonstrates the Calix commitment to extend innovation to new use cases that will allow BSPs to continually grow their value.

“With the new Revenue EDGE Wi-Fi On the Go solution, broadband service providers can be sure their subscribers only need to sign in once to access the same ultimate Wi-Fi experience they enjoy at home. It represents an exciting first step that could open up longer term opportunities for an alliance of Calix Customers to extend the ultimate subscriber experiences among communities,” said Shane Eleniak, executive vice president of products for Calix. “Built around Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint technology, MyCommunityIQ delivers seamless network access and roaming between GigaSpire BLAST hotspots. It underscores our active and continued commitment to building first-class solutions with industry standards and protocols such as Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ and Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint to enable BSPs to simplify their business, excite subscribers, and grow value.”

Register for the ConneXions 2021 Learning Experience, which takes place virtually November 16-18 at Calix.com to learn more about Revenue EDGE Wi-Fi On the Go for BSPs.

About Calix
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

Revolutionary new Revenue EDGE systems will enable broadband service providers to excite their subscribers with a simple upgrade to any GigaSpire Wi-Fi experience, delivering unmatched performance and breakthrough flexibility to address the most demanding use cases and extreme environments for both residential and small business subscribers

SAN JOSE, CA – October 18, 2021 – Building on a decade of investment in the Intelligent Access EDGE and Revenue EDGE platforms to deliver an unrivalled pace of broadband innovation, (NYSE: CALX) announced new carrier-class Wi-Fi 6E systems, including a hardened system that can withstand even severe outdoor conditions. These new systems mark a major milestone for Calix, its Revenue EDGE platform, and its customers. By incorporating cutting-edge Wi-Fi 6E technology into the GigaSpire® family, Calix is enabling broadband service providers (BSPs) to take full advantage of the newly available 6 GHz band. That means higher throughput and lower latency, less interference, and better performance in dense environments. It also offers increased network efficiency and robust support for the next generation of bandwidth-intensive consumer and business applications. Powered by the Calix Experience Innovation Platform, these new Wi-Fi 6E systems can be leveraged for new deployments or seamlessly added to existing GigaSpire deployments to instantly upgrade that experience to address an ever-expanding set of subscriber use cases—including outdoor use. These new systems will extend the value of the Revenue EDGE platform so BSPs can simplify operations, excite subscribers, and grow the value of their business.

The new GigaSpire BLAST Wi-Fi 6E systems are a foundational component of the Revenue EDGE solution, which includes Calix Support CloudCalix Marketing Cloud, the CommandIQ® mobile app, and Revenue EDGE Suites. They enable BSPs to deliver the interactive bandwidth-intensive applications and services subscribers want. Every system in the GigaSpire BLAST portfolio delivers carrier-class reliability and performance that ensures BSPs can provide their subscribers with an exceptional managed experience. These systems will be included in the expanded portfolio.

GigaSpire BLAST u6e premises systems are tri-band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz) premises systems that are designed to maximize the power of the newly available 6GHz band. The GigaSpire BLAST u6e can also operate as a mesh satellite. To ensure optimal placement and coverage, they can be wall mounted, ceiling mounted, and powered either traditionally or with an Ethernet cable. These systems offer BSPs the broadest set of options for residential and small business use cases that require ultimate performance and deployment flexibility.

  • GigaSpire BLAST u6me is a tri-band mesh satellite. Like other Calix mesh systems (e.g., the GigaSpire BLAST u4m), it can be used to extend coverage in larger premises and premises that feature signal-blocking construction materials. Unlike existing Calix mesh systems, however, the GigaSpire BLAST u6me provides dedicated connectivity to new Wi-Fi 6E-compatible devices. This enables BSPs to quickly and cost-effectively enable their subscribers to adopt cutting-edge technology and the latest and greatest devices without the requirement to replace existing Wi-Fi 6 systems.
  • GigaSpire BLAST u6he is an innovative tri-band system and mesh satellite that is hardened to withstand outdoor conditions including rain, snow, sleet, and temperatures of –4° Fahrenheit (–20° Celsius). Like the GigaSpire BLAST u6e, this system leverages the 6GHz spectrum to open up a new world of use cases as BSPs can bring high-bandwidth services outdoors to the barn, patio, pool, restaurant patio, campground and more. This also makes the BLAST u6he an integral part of the new Revenue EDGE Small Business Solution.
  • GigaSpire BLAST u8xe is a tri-band Wi-Fi 6E system that can operate as a gateway or a mesh satellite. Like the GigaSpire BLAST u6x, this new system will leverage an SFP module to provide BSPs with a single system deployment model for the subscriber premises that support everything from GPON, 10 Gig E (copper), XGS PON, and 10 Gig E (Active Ethernet).

“We’re excited to partner with Calix to take the next big step in delivering amazing Wi-Fi experiences to our residential and small business subscribers. The GigaSpire BLAST systems are enabling us to deploy and deliver the new services that our customers are adopting every day,” said Troy Mack, network operations manager at West Carolina Tel. “Wi-Fi 6E will unlock tremendous possibilities. The fact that we can simply add these new systems to our existing Revenue EDGE portfolio and existing deployments without missing a beat will ensure that we keep ahead of the competition. The fact that we can also offer our subscribers a Wi-Fi system that can withstand outdoor conditions is a huge step forward. This will allow us to deliver high-bandwidth services to every area of our customers’ properties, enabling Wi-Fi to the barn, backyard patio, and small businesses that require more powerful systems.”

The Experience Innovation Platform, which powers all GigaSpire BLAST systems, enables BSPs to adopt and deploy new systems and services with unprecedented speed and efficiency. GigaSpire BLAST systems can be incorporated into a BSP’s operating model in mere days rather than weeks or months. With the accelerating investment in broadband, driven by U.S. federal and state-level funding as well as private investment, the GigaSpire BLAST family enables critical speed-to-market and flexibility.

“The GigaSpire BLAST portfolio offers the broadest range of systems in the market to enable broadband service providers to succeed,” said Shane Eleniak, executive vice president of products for Calix. “We invest in innovation that helps them grow their brand and build deep, lasting relationships with subscribers. We were the first technology provider in the market with Wi-Fi 6 systems designed exclusively for service providers, and with the announcement of our Wi-Fi 6E and hardened capabilities, we will give our customers the agility and flexibility needed to outpace any market competitor—even the consumer giants. These GigaSpire BLAST systems will enable BSPs of any type and size to be first in their market and easily meet the needs of today’s subscribers.”

To learn more, download the white paper, “Expanding Wi-Fi into the 6 GHz Spectrum,” and register for the ConneXions 2021 Learning Experience, which takes place virtually November 16-18 at Calix.com.

About Calix
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

With its longstanding and continued commitment to open industry standards, Calix gives broadband service providers maximum flexibility to leverage Calix Cloud—delivering compatibility with the broadest array of hardware—so service providers can move quickly to reduce unnecessary truck rolls, support-call volumes, and subscriber churn

SAN JOSE, CA – September 16, 2021 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced it has surpassed the milestone of full compatibility for 80 non-Calix gateways and CPE devices with Calix Support Cloud. Achieving this milestone is possible because of Calix’s commitment to industry standards, such as the Broadband Forum (BBF) TR-069 specification. Similarly, all Calix GigaSpire® BLAST systems can be managed by TR-069 compliant Automatic Configuration Servers (ACS) to automate remote provisioning and link a subscriber’s device to a broadband service provider’s (BSP) network and support teams. The industry leading GigaSpire BLAST systems enable BSPs to harness subscriber data to provide a seamless customer support experience, deliver Wi-Fi performance that excites subscribers (in part by virtually eliminating the need for mesh extenders), and offer revenue-generating cloud-based services subscribers love (such as parental controls and network security). Because Calix is committed to supporting BSPs at any point of their transformation journey, BSPs can still use legacy solutions while dramatically reducing unnecessary truck rolls and trouble-call escalations with Calix Support Cloud. They also maintain the flexibility to adopt standards-based gateways in the future.

Calix is further extending its commitment to industry standards by adding technical specifications such as Broadband Forum’s TR-369 and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ to its software stack. These specifications are particularly important components of a standardized broadband ecosystem because they enable BSPs of all sizes to tap out-of-the-box device management, monitoring, upgrade, and control capabilities. Such features further enhance the connected home experience—including premium managed Wi-Fi services delivered by GigaSpire BLAST systems and the Revenue EDGE solution. Leveraging TR-369 and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™, Calix will deliver high-speed telemetry and further expand its Experience Innovation Platform for GigaSpire® BLAST systems with value-added, managed services and new cloud-based applications.

These specifications will enable BSPs to deliver a more complete solution for subscribers while providing deeper subscriber insights for BSPs. BSPs will be able to leverage rich, streaming, analytics that provide real-time insight into the subscriber experience. These new standards will also extend compatibility to the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are proliferating in subscribers’ homes and businesses. Armed with technology that embraces these new standards, BSPs will be able to truly take control of the subscriber experience and ensure delivery of an exceptional experience.

Calix has long supported open industry standards while providing BSPs the flexibility to innovate at their own pace. Calix supports industry standards in many ways including:

  • Creating and co-authoring. Calix actively participates in the creation and benchmarking of multiple broadband industry standards—collaborating with both silicon vendors and software developers.
  • Testing and integrating. Calix works closely with its customers to streamline and optimize the integration of non-Calix gateways and CPEs with in-house testing and certification.
  • Expanding and supporting. Calix continues to evolve its dynamic stack environment with the incorporation of TR-069, TR-369, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ and additional industry standards.

“Members like Calix are propelling the broadband industry by adopting industry standards that foster widespread innovation and drive global scale,” said John Blackford, Chairman, Broadband Forum. “The future of broadband depends on a collective, collaborative approach that goes beyond delivering high-quality point solutions. By combining the flexibility and speed of open source with the efficiencies of interoperability and open standards, the market possibilities become endless—opening up a world of collaborative opportunity for BSPs and their subscribers.”

“At Calix, we don’t believe in gated, limited ecosystems, nor do we believe that something must be proprietary to be innovative,” said Shane Eleniak, senior vice president, Revenue EDGE products for Calix. “This is why we proudly support industry standards like TR-369, Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi Data Elements™, and Wi-Fi EasyMesh for our GigaSpire® BLAST systems, as well as the NETCONF protocol and YANG data models for our Network Innovation Platform (AXOS®). In addition, as a key contributor to—and an early adopter of—the Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ model, Calix Support Cloud incorporates hundreds of different performance indicators to help diagnose and troubleshoot network performance. With our active support for industry standards, Calix continues to foster industry collaboration and encourage innovation so BSPs can simplify their business, excite subscribers, and grow value.”

To learn more, read about how Calix is simplifying support for multiple vendor gateways.

*Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.

About Calix
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

Calix University offers a personalized approach to learning based on specific job function, enabling professionals in the broadband industry to quickly up level their skills in multiple areas, including operations, marketing, engineering, and more

SAN JOSE, CA – August 26, 2021 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) has launched a new virtual university to make learning more accessible for broadband service providers (BSPs) with personalized educational content and an expanded list of courses and certifications. Calix is building on its Education Services expertise to combine the existing Calix Solutions Academy as well as the soon-to-launch Broadband Academy and Broadband Marketing Academy under a single digital campus. Calix Solutions Academy accelerates time to knowledge and proficiency on Calix premises, cloud, and access solutions—while the Broadband Academy will deliver a cross-persona curriculum that covers the five-step Calix process to building a successful broadband business: fund, design, build, operate, and market. To assist BSPs with the latter, the Broadband Marketing Academy will deliver best practices for simplifying and automating market processes, exciting subscribers, and growing return on marketing investments.

Students begin their journey at Calix University by logging in to an intuitive and personalized learning portal that provides access to the various Calix academies and communities. From there, students in the broadband industry can enjoy an engaging experience that is:

  • Personalized: Courses, catalogs, certifications, calendars, and learning plans are intelligently personalized and prioritized based on job role and persona—making it easier for students to find and complete the most appropriate courses and certifications to advance their careers and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Managed: Courses are easily started, stopped, and resumed—allowing students to comfortably learn at their own pace. To sharpen the focus on high value topics that matter most to the broadband industry, BSPs will have granular control of learning paths, courses, and certifications, as well as access to progress reports.
  • Fun: An optional gamified learning environment will add a fun and friendly competitive edge with badges and “Calix Champion Points” that mark training and certification milestones.

With a growing list of role-based and skill-focused academies within the university structure, Calix is significantly expanding its educational curriculum to better prepare critical roles and departments to succeed in the broadband industry which is growing rapidly thanks to government subsidies and private equity funding. Calix customers such as South Central Communications are already seeing real value in the personalized learning experience that Calix University provides.

“South Central Communications has always valued training very highly. It makes our employees feel valued, and in the end, it creates a better subscriber experience because we’re providing better service, higher quality, and less downtime,” said Kerry Alvey, chief operating officer at South Central Communications. “I really like how the new Calix University provides a step-by-step guide of the suggested training and a better experience for the learner. Calix Education Services continues to enable our customer support and help our field technician teams feel confident and better understand the services we’re delivering to subscribers.”

“In 2015, we founded Calix Academy to help broadband service providers learn the best practices, tools, and insight they need to deliver the ultimate subscriber experience,” said Martha Galley, senior vice president of customer engagement and services for Calix. “In 2021, we are expanding the value of our partnership with BSPs by opening the digital doors of the new Calix University to offer a persona-based experience that simply cannot be found anywhere else. Calix University—which represents a strategic investment in the continued evolution of our educational services—enables BSPs to accelerate their learning so they can launch new and innovative services, build high performance networks, and improve go-to-market effectiveness that will excite eager subscribers.”

To learn more, take a tour of the new Calix University.

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

Calix extends its 10G PON market leadership with new line cards and transport solutions, enabling broadband service providers to easily deploy and scale future-proof XGS-PON networks that deliver 100G, while slashing OPEX with the Calix Intelligent Access EDGE and Network Innovation Platform (AXOS®)

SAN JOSE, CA – August 25, 2021 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced new line card solutions, the E7-2 Intelligent Modular System XG801 and CE201, to simplify the deployment of software defined XGS-PON networks and accelerate the adoption of 100G transport, even in temperature hardened environments like cabinets. These line cards are the latest critical systems enhancements that expand the power of the Intelligent Access EDGE solution and leverage the Network Innovation Platform to seamlessly integrate new capabilities into broadband service provider (BSP) networks and deliver an Always On subscriber experience. The ability to seamlessly integrate the new line cards validates that the Intelligent Access EDGE is truly future proof and enables BSPs to meet ever-increasing bandwidth and capacity demands. In addition to delivering blazing fast speeds and supporting expanded use cases, the Intelligent Access EDGE solution and the Network Innovation Platform help BSPs slash operational costs by reducing back-office integrations from months to days—and cutting service provisioning times and turnups from hours to minutes. Over 180 BSPs around the world are building Calix-powered access networks with XGS-PON technology to deliver high-speed symmetrical 10G services to both residences and businesses.

For these broadband service providers, the access network, along with continued subscriber satisfaction, are critical long-term investments. This is why they are choosing the Intelligent Access EDGE, powered by the Network Innovation Platform, to significantly reduce deployment times and future-proof their networks. The two new AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System line cards, the XG801 and the CE201, along with the latest 10G Outdoor GigaPoint ONT, the GP4200XH, enable BSPs to deliver 10 Gbps XGS-PON services, high-density aggregation, and 100G temperature hardened transport capabilities while simplifying the addition of more capacity and scale to their networks.

With the Network Innovation Platform and new line cards, broadband service providers can accomplish the following.

  • Reduce back-office system integration by as much as 83 percent: Simplify network operations by dramatically reducing the time to integrate OSS/BSS systems by capitalizing on consistent software operations regardless of the physical infrastructure layer. By leveraging a common integration model, integration timelines can be reduced from months to days.
  • Reduce time-to-provision and new services turnup by up to 87 percent: Automated network service provisioning delivers massive improvements in network operations efficiency by automating ONT service activations and moves—and dramatically reducing the time required to install and turn up new services from hours to minutes.
  • Embrace common operational workflows: Enable service providers to deploy the new line cards without impacting current operational workflows—including service turn-up and provisioning.
  • Leverage advanced thermal management: Latest Calix innovation available on both the XG801 and CE201 enables the use of widely available commercial temperature (C-Temp) 100G optics to be used in outside plant cabinets (i.e., industrial temperature applications), simplifying the addition of capacity throughout the access network.
  • Quickly and easily meet network capacity demands: Deliver L2 FTTH/FTTB residential and business 10 gigabit XGS-PON/GPON services, providing high density aggregation and 100G transport flexibility, as well as 10GE point-to-point. These services, used in combination with Automated Network Service Provisioning, eliminate the need to roll a truck for subscriber bandwidth upgrades.

With its Always On capability, Calix customers are leveraging the Network Innovation Platform to enjoy seamless and rapid implementation of access network software upgrades with zero downtime. For example, Jade Communications is growing its network and connecting more southern Colorado communities to fiber broadband—while maintaining network connectivity throughout the process. To further accelerate software upgrades, BSPs can also tap new Calix Network Software Upgrade Services, which can reduce update times by 25 percent or more, and cut upgrade costs by an additional 33 percent.

“Bandwidth-hungry applications such as streaming video and online gaming made it clear that our legacy GPON network was simply unable to keep up with subscriber demands,” said Frank Hansen, general manager at Mahaska Communications Group. “We realized that if we wanted to excite subscribers with fast speeds and a new generation of cloud-based applications, we would need to transition to a 10G XGS-PON network. With the Always On Calix Intelligent Access Edge and Automated Network Service Provisioning, powered by the Network Innovation Platform (AXOS), we will be able to rapidly upgrade our network to XGS-PON and turn up the new XG801 line card without any down time.”

“Broadband service providers need XGS-PON networks to support applications like HD and 4K content streaming, video surveillance services, and cloud-enabled interactive gaming,” said Michel Langlois, chief development officer at Calix. “The new line cards and optical solutions for the Intelligent Access EDGE, which is powered by the Network Innovation Platform (AXOS), radically simplifies the path to XGS-PON and 100G transport—ushering in unprecedented scale, capacity, and cost-per-bit economics. The new solutions and the Network Innovation Platform are already making it easier than ever for BSPs to build future proof 10G networks as shown by the number of service providers that installed the cards and instantly moved subscribers over.”

To learn more about best practices for implementing 10G PON/XGS-PON, watch our “10G Fiber Networks For the Future: Top Considerations From The Experts” webinar and “Accelerate Service Delivery With a Virtual Lab: AXOS Sandbox” webinar to learn how to dramatically improve time to market by up to 70 percent for new XGS-PON services.

About Calix
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.