Calix offers NG-PON2 TWDM PON support

Broadband access network gear supplier Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it will add NG-PON2 TWDM PON capabilities to its E7 Ethernet Service Access Platforms and associated optical network terminals. It appears the company also will offer a new high-capacity cards that will improve the E7's switching and uplink capabilities for other central office and data center applications.

Broadband access network gear supplier Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it will add NG-PON2 TWDM PON capabilities to its E7 Ethernet Service Access Platforms and associated optical network terminals. It appears the company also will offer a new high-capacity cards that will improve the E7's switching and uplink capabilities for other central office and data center applications.

NG-PON2 supports four wavelengths of 10 Gbps each. It therefore provides a path from current GPON infrastructure to 10GPON first, then WDM PON as a service provider's requirements demand.

Calix says its NG-PON2 technology will support both fixed and tunable wavelength applications in both the residential and business services domains. Demonstrations of tunable-wavelength TWDM PON and fixed-wavelength 10GPON will take place this fall, says Michel Langlois, Calix senior vice president of systems products.

"Calix has a long history of new innovations in the fiber access industry, making key contributions to fiber access standards and making the fiber access business model work for service providers," said Teresa Mastrangelo, principal and founder of Broadbandtrends LLC, via a Calix press release. "Now as we move into the emerging era of next-generation PON, it's no surprise to see Calix announcing a comprehensive portfolio addressing a range of applications. It is clear that NG-PON2 is going to be the PON technology that enables the multi-gigabit experience of the future, and Calix looks to be ready as this market emerges with a robust solutions-oriented strategy."

Calix plans to show off the new technology in booth #413 at this week's FTTH Connect conference and exposition in Anaheim, CA.

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