Cincinnati Bell selects Calix for Fioptics FTTN expansion

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Cincinnati Bell Telephone (CBT; NYSE: CBB) has will deploy the Ethernet eXtensible Architecture (EXA) Powered Calix C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) as part of an expansion of CBT’s Fioptics services footprint.

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Cincinnati Bell Telephone (CBT; NYSE: CBB) will deploy the Ethernet eXtensible Architecture (EXA) Powered Calix C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) as part of an expansion of CBT’s Fioptics services footprint. CBT will use the C7 MSAP as part of a fiber to the node (FTTN) deployment that will leverage existing fiber and VDSL2 technology to offer Fioptics services to an additional 70,000 homes.

The new deployment will expand CBT’s Fioptics coverage area to more than 150,000 homes in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky.

"We are extremely excited to work with Calix to rapidly expand the Fioptics broadband initiative to a whole new set of potential customers," said Darrick Zucco, vice president and GM of consumer markets at CBT.

"Calix provides us with a tight product and technology fit, and simplified business and support model. This rare combination puts us in a great position to execute effectively on this important initiative," added Jeff Carr, CTO at CBT.

In addition to bringing VDSL2 density to CBT's network, the C7 MSAP also will offer integrated 10-Gigabit Ethernet transport. CBT plans to deploy C7 software release 7.2 as well, which supports such new C7 features as link aggregation (802.3ad) and a pure IP video model across its line cards.

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