By Telecom Lead Europe: Calix, announced that its
Ethernet eXtensible Architecture (EXA) Powered E7 Ethernet Service Access
Platform (ESAP) has been selected by Cybermoor Networks for its Cybermoor fiber
Cybermoor fiber broadband project is a new initiative to
bring ultra-high-speed broadband services to the local residents and businesses
of Alston Moor in Cumbria, UK. The Cybermoor project leverages local and Rural
Development Programme for England funds to bring gigabit speeds and new
opportunity to one of the country’s most remote regions.
The Cybermoor fiber broadband project will utilize
powerful GPON technology delivered via the Calix
E7 and 716GE-I indoor optical network terminals (ONTs). The project provides
high-definition video, faster movie downloads, and access to telehealth and
other e-services to residents and businesses on Alston Moor.
Cybermoor Networks will combine the Calix E7 GPON
platform with Calix 716GE-I indoor ONTs in homes and businesses for a full
We believe that this network will be
transformative to the community of Alston Moor, whose residents will be among
the first in the country to become a UK Fiber Optic Community. With this
powerful infrastructure, we will in fact be better served than many of the
larger towns and cities of the country not only for today, but for some time to
come,” said Daniel Heery, Cybermoor project manager.
The modularity of the Calix E7, which can be deployed in
1 rack unit (1RU) increments, provides an ideal solution for this network that
needs to grow in stages.
Subscribers of Alston Moor will use the Calix
716GE-I indoor ONTs to bring four
high-speed ports and two voice ports into the home through a single fiber
access connection to the network. This enables the subscriber to choose
different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) per port if needed.
The highly versatile Calix indoor ONT also creates
powerful networks for businesses in a small office/home office (SOHO)
Few areas in the UK are more remote and rural than
Cumbria, yet even fewer areas in the country will be as wired for the future as
Alston Moor. The Cybermoor project is both visionary and innovative, and we are
delighted to be able to bring our expertise and leadership in rural broadband
implementations in other countries to help support this ambitious project,”
Andy Lockhart, senior vice president of international sales and marketing at
Calix provides Unified Access Portfolio for Broadband
Stimulus Initiative of ASTCA
Recently, Calix announced that the American
Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) has selected
the Calix Unified Access Portfolio and Calix
Professional Services to support and implement its Broadband Linking the
American Samoa Territory (BLAST) Project.