Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) said that Grande Communications has deployed the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform, 700GE family of optical network terminals, and its Compass Open Link Cable software to deliver broadband speeds of one gigabit per second in West Austin, TX.
Grande has led the cable industry in the delivery of gigabit services, introducing its “Power 1000″ service in this highly competitive market in February of 2014.
The Calix E7-2 ESAP and 700GE family of ONTs deliver the flexibility and scalability necessary for Grande to efficiently deliver some of the nation´s top broadband speeds, while Open Link Cable allows them to leverage their existing DOCSIS operational model. The Open Link Cable solution is based on concepts introduced by the CableLabs DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) specification and is designed to align with future DOCSIS Provisioning of GPON (DPoG) standards that are currently in development. While Open Link Cable integrates with most cable back office systems, Calix professional services can also perform custom integration for those cable operators with unique back office requirements.
In other news, Calix said it has added telecommunications industry veteran Christopher J. Bowick to the company´s board of directors, replacing Michael Ashby who served on the company´s board of directors and retired as the company´s CFO in February 2014.
Calix is a leader in access innovation. Its website is at http://www.calix.com/gigabit/.