TDS taps Calix for VDSL2 upgrade

JANUARY 5, 2011 -- TDS Telecommunications Corp., the nation’s eighth-largest wireline communication service provider, is upgrading its infrastructure of Calix C7 Multiservice Access Platforms (MSAPs) from Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) in 20 states.

JANUARY 5, 2011 -- TDS Telecommunications Corp., the nation’s eighth-largest wireline communication service provider, is upgrading its infrastructure of Calix C7 Multiservice Access Platforms (MSAPs) from Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) in 20 states. Targeting 25 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream initially, TDS is using all-Ethernet VDSL2 technology to enable voice, high-speed data, and in some areas video services to over 100 communities.

This initiative, which was recently rolled out to customers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin, will expand to 13 more states in the first quarter of 2011, reaching subscribers across hundreds of nodes embedded in nearly 150 networks.

A Calix customer since 2004, TDS has deployed the Calix Unified Access portfolio across its 30-state footprint. Some of the C7s being upgraded as a part of this initiative were among the first deployed in 2004. A software upgrade and card change will enable these platforms to upgrade from from basic POTS and ATM-based ADSL services to Ethernet-based VDSL2 services.

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