Muni leader CFU expects to derive significant CAPEX and OPEX benefits through shift of intelligence and consolidation of subscriber management functions into the access network
AXOS SMm includes the following functions related to subscriber service turn-up and modifications, which were historically located in the edge router:
- AAA – Subscriber authentication, authorization, and accounting
- Subscriber IP address management
- Subscriber policy charging and enforcement (PCEF)
“Before the dawn of the Intelligent Access Edge era here at Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU), subscriber management functions were hosted on various network elements, and service activations and changes had to cross over multiple employees and departments, which was difficult to manage and accelerate,” said Rob Houlihan, CTO of CFU. “With the addition of AXOS SMm to the E9-2, Calix will allow us to take the efficiency of our subscriber management to a whole new level and move it closer to the subscriber. Everything related to our subscribers, from provisioning quality of service to policy management, will reside in one location, enabling subscriber self-service and a much more streamlined process for our operations team. This means less room for error and faster customer service.”
To see CFU’s live NG-PON2 and AXOS SMm deployment with the AXOS E9-2, watch the latest Calix Success Story video.
Built on a growing portfolio of AXOS innovations that deliver game-changing functionality to service providers, AXOS SMm stands as the most transformational yet in reshaping traditional network economics. When combined with the recently announced AXOS RPm, which delivers Layer 3 routing from the core to the customer premises, the unconstrained architecture of the AXOS E9-2, and the unprecedented flexibility and capacity of NG-PON2, service providers have a clear path to collapsing disparate mobile, business, and residential networks into one, while hosting all of their key functions in one system.
AXOS is radically transforming service provider economics with achievable reductions in total cost of network operations of up to 80 percent. For more information, download the white paper “AXOS Redefines Access Economics – a TCO Study.”
To learn more about AXOS SMm and the AXOS E9-2, join Calix at the 2017 Fiber Connect, June 12 and 13 in Orlando, Florida. The Calix AXOS family and Calix Cloud will be on display in Booths 301 and 400.
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 services 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.