LIME chooses Calix to expand broadband deployment across Jamaica

JULY 13, 2009 -- The Caribbean carrier delivers advanced residential and business broadband using the Calix C7 MSAP.

JULY 13, 2009 -- LIME, the Caribbean's leading telecom company and a regional business unit within the Cable & Wireless plc portfolio, has selected Calix's (search Lightwave for Calix) C7 multiservice access platform (MSAP) to deliver broadband services throughout the island of Jamaica. This expansion of Calix access technologies into Jamaica also extends the relationship between LIME and Calix, as the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure has already been deployed at other LIME operations in the Caribbean, including the islands of Barbados and St. Kitts and Nevis.

According to Dave Newbold, executive vice president, technology, at LIME, "By teaming with Calix to expand LIME's broadband service area to reach communities across Jamaica, we are continuing to deliver on our promise to bring the best technologies to this region and build products and services that make Caribbean people's lives better. The Calix C7 allows us to provide our customers across Jamaica with even faster and more reliable broadband services now and gives us the flexibility to evolve our network to continue to bring more world-class capabilities in the future."

According to the equipment supplier, as part of the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure, the C7 supports any type of delivery media, from copper to fiber, and will allow LIME to seamlessly upgrade its network in the future to support voice and video requirements, without forklift upgrade. The MSAP is fully managed by the Calix Management System (CMS), which provides a single network view and a common user experience independent of media type, protocol or service.

"After working with LIME in Barbados and St. Kitts and Nevis, Calix is looking forward to expanding its relationship with the company," says Mark Dressler, vice president, major account sales at Calix. "We are seeing increased interest across our Caribbean customers to extend and enrich the broadband offerings available to subscribers in the region. As LIME continues to deploy new services and technologies across its entire footprint, Calix is committed to providing the company with solutions that span any media type, any topology, and any speed."

LIME currently serves 13 countries across the Caribbean, with landline, Internet, mobile, and entertainment services.

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