Hawaiian Telcom selects Calix for broadband network transformation

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says Hawaiian Telcom, the largest full-service communications carrier in Hawaii, has selected the Calix Unified Access portfolio for its broadband network transformation initiative. The company adds that with this latest customer addition, it now counts more than 1000 customers across the globe.

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says Hawaiian Telcom, the largest full-service communications carrier in Hawaii, has selected the Calix Unified Access portfolio for its broadband network transformation initiative. The company adds that with this latest customer addition, it now counts more than 1000 customers across the globe.

Hawaiian Telcom plans to use the Calix E3-12C Serviceable Below Grade (SBG) sealed Ethernet Service Access Node (ESAN) and E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) to accelerate the transformation of their outside plant, pulling fiber deeper into the network and leveraging VDSL2, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), and 10GbE technologies to deliver a superior service experience for their subscribers – including ultra-fast high-speed data, reliable voice, and advanced IPTV.

"The flexibility and capacity of Calix E-Series systems are a great match for our emerging network requirements," said Kurt Hoffman, chief operating officer at Hawaiian Telcom. "As we continue to introduce new and advanced broadband services like IPTV and hosted Voice over IP, it is critical that we balance the needs of the future with bringing these exciting services to our customers quickly and efficiently."

As service providers bring high-speed broadband services closer to the subscriber, they are often required to deploy systems in challenging environments. Many of these deployment scenarios are below ground level and subject to tidal and rainwater flooding. The E3-12C SBG sealed ESAN is suitable for these scenarios, and continues to operate even when fully immersed in salt water for extended periods of time, Calix asserts. These sealed units, which can be deployed in a variety of other locations, all support 12 VDSL2/POTS combo ports with ADSL fallback and bonding capability.

Hawaiian Telcom will also be using the one rack-unit (1RU) E7-2 ESAP for aggregation of multiple GbE lines from deployed E3-12Cs and for 10GbE transport rings. Both of these Calix platforms connect seamlessly into the Hawaiian Telcom back office systems through an XML northbound interface enabled by the Calix Management System (CMS), for ease of deployment, rapid provisioning and services turn-up.

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