SOURCE: Calix

Calix

October 21, 2013 08:25 ET

Columbus International Inc. Selects Calix E7 to Deliver Advanced Fiber Services in the Caribbean

Homes and Businesses in Three Countries Experiencing the Power of GPON and Gigabit Ethernet Technologies

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2013) - Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that Columbus International Inc. (Columbus), a leading telecommunications provider in the Caribbean and Latin America regions, has selected the Calix E7 Ethernet Service Access Platforms (ESAPs) and 836GE Residential Services Gateways (RSGs) to expand its fiber initiatives in the region. These gigabit services capable networks will leverage GPON and point-to-point gigabit Ethernet technologies in greenfield and overbuild environments to deliver digital voice, managed IP video, and advanced data services to residences and businesses. Fiber-based services utilizing the E7-2 modular ESAP and E7-20 multi-terabit ESAP have already been deployed on the islands of Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago to service Columbus' residential customers under its Flow brand and business customers under the brand Columbus Business Solutions. The deployment will expand to other countries that Columbus serves as demand for advanced broadband services grows.

According to Darren Richer, chief technology officer at Columbus, "Our goal is to deliver superior broadband services to our residential and business subscribers over the most efficient infrastructure possible. In situations where we are building out new plant or need to upgrade existing infrastructure, we see IP services over fiber as the optimal path. The Calix E7s snap into our existing back-office infrastructure, allowing us to easily complement our networks with advanced fiber services efficiently and effectively."

Columbus has been updating and expanding its existing infrastructure and network in Barbados with fiber to deliver more bandwidth-intensive services. In addition to the flexibility of the Calix E7s, the Calix Management System (CMS) easily interoperates with existing back-office systems, delivering a number of internal efficiencies in subscriber activation and provisioning.

"Cable operators are integrating fiber into their networks globally to support the advanced business and residential applications of the future," said John Colvin, senior vice president of North American sales and marketing at Calix. "In the Caribbean, many of the countries have social initiatives that seek to drive global competitiveness through state-of-the-art broadband offerings. Columbus has become a key enabler for these aspirations for the entire region, and is betting that investment in fiber provides the company a key advantage in meeting the emerging broadband requirements and expectations of the countries that it serves."

Visit the Calix Booth (#910) this week at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta to learn more about the Calix E-Series platforms and family of RSGs.

About Calix

Calix (NYSE: CALX) is a global leader in access innovation. Its Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access systems and software 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 www.calix.com.

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