Swedish cable operator picks Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Swedish cable operator Köpings Kabel-TV AB has chosen its Unified Access portfolio to deliver advanced broadband services to its subscribers. Köpings Kabel currently provides services to around 10,000 subscribers in the city of Köping and the surrounding communities.

Mar 22nd, 2012

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Swedish cable operator Köpings Kabel-TV AB has chosen its Unified Access portfolio to deliver advanced broadband services to its subscribers. Köpings Kabel currently provides services to around 10,000 subscribers in the city of Köping and the surrounding communities.

The new network infrastructure will enable Köpings Kabel to operate a single network over a unified access platform combining GPON, point-to-point Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), and DSL technologies. Although fiber access technologies will be used to serve most premises, DSL over copper will be deployed for multiple dwelling units (MDUs), where fiber will be deployed to the building and services can then be relayed onwards via existing in-building copper infrastructure.

“As the broadband demands of our subscribers continued to grow in our community, we wanted to be able to take advantage of our existing cable ducting infrastructure to provide a wider range of services including ultra high-speed data, reliable voice, and advanced broadband TV services as well as our traditional channels,” said Daniel Nordqvist, chief technology pfficer of Köpings Kabel. “We realized that our existing platform could not scale to meet these demands, so we looked to Calix to provide us with a portfolio approach. The Calix B6 and the 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) will provide us with the ability to grow as our customer base grows, and to migrate from GPON and DSL to point-to-point GbE as the market demands.”

Swedish reseller Cygate recommended the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Node (ESAN) and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs).

One of the advantages of the B-Series is its ability to scale from just a few users up to thousands of subscribers, says Calix. The portfolio has distributed traffic processing which removes the need for common equipment and simplifies network and service expansion, allowing it to meet the kind of growth requirements that Köpings Kabel is facing as it gradually ramps up services in line with demand.

One important application will be for MDUs using a mixture of fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) and coaxial cable to deliver high-speed services within the building. Köpings Kabel’s parent company has housing interests and operates a number of these units, where it is also using the FTTB broadband connections to conduct surveillance and monitoring of boiler rooms for the heating and ventilation and also for some building management operations. The company is also responsible for Köping’s school buildings and is implementing faster broadband as a means of minimizing costs through intelligent systems, allowing remote adjustment of heating and ventilation, plus alarm systems for malfunctions.

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