Teleplaza chooses Calix to roll out FTTH in Dutch MDUs

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Dutch service provider Teleplaza has chosen the Calix E7-2 and E7-20 Ethernet Service Access Platforms (ESAPs) to deliver advanced fiber-optic broadband services to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in the city of Tilburg. Teleplaza is also using Calix’ optical network terminals (ONTs) to deliver voice, video, wireless, and high-speed data services to the MDU residents.

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Dutch service provider Teleplaza has chosen the Calix E7-2 and E7-20 Ethernet Service Access Platforms (ESAPs) to deliver advanced fiber-optic broadband services to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in the city of Tilburg. Teleplaza is also using Calix optical network terminals (ONTs) to deliver voice, video, wireless, and high-speed data services to the MDU residents.

Students and the elderly residents living in MDUs throughout Tilburg will be among the first to have access to a variety of advanced broadband services using Teleplaza’s fiber-based network. Teleplaza’s Managed Solutions will provide in-building networks that deliver video surveillance and building security systems, door entry and IP intercom systems, as well as smart metering and home automation, in addition to the ability to provide networked TV reception from communal satellite dishes for all residents. In addition, for elderly care facilities in the city, Teleplaza’s solutions will provide residents with access to on-call, high-quality video medical services and emergency alert buttons in each unit. With support for both digital and analog video services, Wi-Fi, and a host of other services, Calix says its ONTs can easily support a unique and tailored subscriber experience that reflects the unique needs of these specialized accommodations.

“We chose Calix because we believe the E-Series platforms are the most versatile on the market and enable us to achieve our goal of offering a wide range of services and applications over one fiber, including both analog and digital signals and wireless connectivity,” said Robert Hesselman, managing director of Teleplaza.

Working with European network integrator Arcadiz Networks, Teleplaza, selected the Calix E-Series platforms as the foundation for its Managed Solution networking architecture for MDU environments, deploying the E7-2 for lower density environments and the E7-20 where customer numbers are of a higher density. The E-Series platforms support any mix of GPON and point-to-point Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services, along with all necessary transport capabilities. Arcadiz says the scalability of the E-Series was a vital factor in the business plan because it gives Teleplaza the ability to launch with a modest initial investment and growing incrementally as demand for services within the buildings rises.

Teleplaza is a full service operator specializing in the design, implementation, and operation of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks and the delivery of a large portfolio of digital services to subscribers. The company specializes in new build projects and refurbishment of apartment blocks.

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