Calix is first systems vendor to achieve end-to-end solution certification from DPU to Gfast modem
“Every service provider in the world has multi-dwelling unit (MDU) buildings in its service area, and most of these locations are ideal candidates for Gfast technology,” said Robert Balsamo, Calix vice president of advanced architecture standards. “With powerful tools like AXOS Sandbox, an edge-to-edge virtual environment that allows service providers to immediately begin back office integration even before any physical units are shipped, companies can immediately jumpstart their Gfast deployments. Previously, a symmetrical gigabit experience was limited to service providers delivering fiber access technologies, but with BBF certified Gfast and complementary Calix technologies like cDTA and bonding, it is now available to subscribers fed by copper and coaxial cable too.”
For years, Calix has been a leading contributor to Gfast and VDSL2 interop and certification at the BBF. Calix engineer Martin Casey has been honored by the BBF with its Circle of Excellence Award for his leadership in interoperability test plans for both technologies, while fellow engineer Marta Seda of Calix was recently honored as an Outstanding Contributor by the BBF. Now that a certification program is in place and producing results, service providers can greatly mitigate their deployment risks while at the same time expect to bring services to market faster based on certified products. Additionally, certification avoids extensive service provider testing before purchase, accelerating time-to-revenue and subscriber satisfaction.
A video highlighting the value of Gfast certification can be viewed here: https://community.calix.com/t5/Calix-Blog/Driving-G-fast-to-the-Mass-Market-Through-Interoperability-and/ba-p/39782.
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) pioneered Software Defined Access and cloud products focused on access networks and the subscriber. Its portfolio of Intelligent Access systems and software combines AXOS, the revolutionary platform for access, with Calix Cloud, innovative cloud products 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 at www.calix.com.