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Calix Named Public Company of the Year by Light Reading

Capping a year filled with recognition and growth for its award-winning company culture, focus on customer success, and industry-leading innovation, Calix wins “Company of the Year (Public)” at the 2022 Leading Lights Awards

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that it was named 2022 “Company of the Year (Public)” by Light Reading, a foremost resource for the global communications, networking, and services industry. The 2022 Leading Lights “Company of the Year (Public)” Award honors publicly listed companies that stand out from competitors, constantly innovate, make investors proud, and create employee happiness. This award caps a landmark year for Calix as it furthers its mission to enable even the most remote broadband service providers (BSPs) to bring value to their communities for years to come. Calix is now in its third phase, as stated by Calix president and chief executive officer Michael Weening in October at its annual customer success and innovation conference. In 2023, Calix will continue to grow its platform ecosystem and managed services portfolio so its customers can become giants in their markets. This portfolio adds critical value as unprecedented funding fuels the industry’s digital transformation.

The broadband industry will continue growing to meet subscribers’ expanding digital needs, driven by billions in private, public, state, and federal funding. As Calix evolves its cloud platforms to meet the immense opportunity still ahead, the company culture remains a differentiator in the technology industry. Just as Calix innovates every 91 days to release updates for its award-winning cloud and software platforms, it also continues to innovate in partnership with its customers while growing the award-winning company culture.

“Success starts with great team members focused on customer success and enabling industry-leading innovation,” said Weening. “We are proud to be recognized by Light Reading as the 2022 Leading Lights Public Company of the Year and to be listed among other leaders that drive our industry forward. Innovative technology companies must have a strong company culture, an understanding of what their customers need, and a clear view of the opportunities and challenges ahead. As a profitable growth company, we are uniquely positioned to offer team members an environment that fosters a customer-centric focus and the ability to innovate rapidly. We are excited to continue helping our customers grow their businesses and communities by delivering an expanding portfolio that is transforming our industry.”

In 2022 Calix earned a long list of accolades from respected industry resources, such as:

“Light Reading’s Leading Lights Awards recognize the communications industry’s companies and executives for outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies, and innovation,” said Phil Harvey, editor-in-chief at Light Reading. “Calix received high marks from our judges because of its willingness to evolve as a company, embrace a more software-centric business model, and focus on serving the needs of its customers.”

In addition to company and culture awards, Calix cloud and software platforms and services collected an impressive list of awards this year for their impact on the broadband industry.

“Our valuable relationship with Calix continues to prove critical to our member-centric mission of providing exceptional broadband, Wi-Fi, and smart security experiences to the homes and businesses in our community,” said Ritchie Sorrells, president and chief executive officer at GVTC. “Calix continues supporting us as we launch new products and services to grow our business and build fiercely loyal customers. We recently launched the Arlo Secure connected camera managed service, built on the Calix Revenue EDGE™ platform. These cameras have had a great reception from our members. I look forward to the additional opportunities that Calix innovations will bring to GVTC next year so we can continue to grow value in our community.”

Learn more about the award-winning company culture and open positions at Calix.

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX)—Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission: To enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix’s business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix’s results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at

Calix and the Calix logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Calix and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Calix’s trademarks can be found at Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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