Calix supports CenturyLink to deploy for gigabit network

Calix announced that CenturyLink will deploy its AXOS solution to offer a gigabit experience to subscribers living in MDUs in Platteville, Wisconsin using existing in-building twisted pair and coaxial infrastructure.

This deployment of technology enabling CenturyLink Prism TV and data services to span over 40 MDUs spread throughout the community, is the single largest deployment in North America today, conveyed Erik M. Keith, principal analyst, broadband networks and multiplay services, Current Analysis.

“By leveraging AXOS solutions from Calix, we were able to move from evaluation of this technology to scale,” conveyed Aamir Hussain, executive vice president and chief technology officer, CenturyLink.

The Calix solution in Platteville will be deployed with a full array of Calix software, systems, and services.

Calix 801F GigaPoint acts as the access demarcation point at the subscriber premises, terminating delivered over twisted copper pair or coaxial cable. It will be managed via the cloud through Calix Consumer Connect Plus software.

Each GigaPoint is fed via a variety of Calix access nodes optimized for their location and role in the network, via either sealed access nodes (E3-16F DPUs) that sit outside each building or E5-16F access nodes inside each building.

E7-2 modular access systems in the central office leverage GPON technology to deliver services over fiber to each access node.

End-to-end turn-up and provisioning is handled via the cloud through SDN-optimized Calix Activate software, which is integrated with CenturyLink orchestration software.

This gigabit-capable end-to-end solution, which has moved from the process of conception to commercialization in a matter of months, will offer CenturyLink Prism TV to subscribers in MDUs throughout the community.

“We are proud to have not only helped CenturyLink prove in this powerful technology over both existing copper pair and coaxial infrastructure, but to have also provided the platform allowing it to scale into North America’s largest deployment in record time,” said Michel Langlois, senior vice president, systems products, Calix.

CenturyLink is also implementing plans to increase its network connectivity options across its data center portfolio, with current users having access to 99 different carriers and network providers across 58 data centers owned by the company, throughout Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe.

The company offers an average of seven network carrier connections at each data center, with some facilities offering more than 20 providers.

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