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Calix Intelligent Access EDGE Awarded 2022 Internet Telephony Product of the Year As BSPs Benefit From Simplified Operations, Always On Network Upgrades, and Reduced OPEX

Internet Telephony magazine names the Intelligent Access EDGE platform product of the year for delivering a software-defined network that enables BSPs to turn up high speed broadband services faster and more efficiently, perform live network upgrades with zero downtime, and dramatically lower OPEX and energy consumption across their access network

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) announces that TMC, publisher of Internet Telephony magazine, has named the Calix Intelligent Access EDGE platform an Internet Telephony Product of the Year. The award recognizes companies that have developed exceptional, innovative VoIP and IP Communications products and services. As a software-defined access architecture, the Intelligent Access EDGE platform sets a new industry standard for simplicity and agility. It consolidates the subscriber-facing functions in the network into optional specialized software modules. These simplify and automate critical network functions and workflows to dramatically reduce the total cost of ownership. Because of the integrated nature of the platform, BSPs can perform live network upgrades with no service impact. Additionally, the energy-efficient network architecture of the Intelligent Access EDGE enables BSPs to design networks that reduce network energy costs by up to 73 percent and support a sustainable future.

Once this future-proofed network is in place, Calix-partnered broadband service providers (BSPs) can quickly introduce more managed services on top of their managed Wi-Fi offerings by investing in the Calix Revenue EDGE platform. These turnkey Revenue EDGE managed services—including home network security, social media monitoring, connected-cameras, and more—are helping BSPs of any size excite subscribers and lead in their markets.

With the full power of the Intelligent Access EDGE platform, BSPs can:

  • Reduce OPEX by up to 40 percent with a simplified, automated software-defined network architecture. The Intelligent Access EDGE drives OPEX reductions by reducing multiple systems, consolidating multiple network functions, and managing the entire network with a common service model. In addition, automated workflows eliminate costly manual functions. BSPs that have deployed the Intelligent Access EDGE platform within their access network have reduced OPEX by up to 40 percent.
  • Deliver critical services with zero downtime thanks to in-service upgrade capability. The Intelligent Access EDGE platform allows BSPs to target specific functions for upgrades while keeping the rest of the network operating—with zero downtime. By eliminating disruptive subscriber outage times during maintenance releases, Intelligent Access EDGE gives BSPs the ability to deliver uninterrupted services that excite their subscribers.
  • Accelerate time-to-market and time-to-revenue by delivering new managed services up to 80 percent faster. Automated Network Service Provisioning enables BSPs to deliver services up to 80 percent faster by pre-provisioning subscriber services. This also reduces the complexity of service turnups. This automation delivers massive improvements in network operations efficiency, simplifies ONT service activation dramatically by reducing the time required to install and turn up new services, and therefore delivers value in a much faster and simpler way.
  • Reduce network energy consumption by up to 73 percent with exceptionally efficient broadband network architecture. Because Intelligent Access EDGE E9-2 software modules consolidate functions, BSPs can reduce energy consumption in the access network by up to 73 percent. As a “green broadband” provider, BSPs can lead the way with their commitment to sustainability and prove they care about the well-being of their communities.

“Broadband is transforming our community in just about every way, and Calix is key to that transformation,” said Nate Boettscher, president and CEO of Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, an electric cooperative in Wisconsin. “We have a saying, ‘Fiber fixes everything.’ It is absolutely essential to our underserved community’s survival and growth. Calix gives us everything we need to simplify our operations and deploy the services our community wants and needs from the access network all the way to the subscriber's premises. Thanks to Calix, our members can enjoy the full benefits of a connected community now and for years to come.”

To ensure that teams are current on the latest Calix innovations—including Intelligent Access EDGE—Calix Network Consulting Services provides unmatched expertise to help BSPs meet their business, technical and operational objectives. Calix Network Consulting experts provide insight, guidance, and direction to help BSPs develop network strategies and implementation plans to improve the performance, reliability, and robustness of the subscriber experience.

“Calix continues to change the game with a software-defined network that consolidates multiple costly broadband functions into a single system,” said Shane Eleniak, executive vice president, products, at Calix. “We have invested more than a billion dollars to create platforms that give BSPs the power to simplify their network architecture for greater reliability, lower OPEX, and generate new revenue with new managed services. The Intelligent Access EDGE platform delivers simplicity and automation that dramatically lower OPEX. And it drastically reduces energy consumption across the network. Combined with the Revenue EDGE platform and award-winning Calix Operations Cloud and Calix Support Cloud, Intelligent Access EDGE gives BSPs the world’s most complete solution to simplify their business, excite their subscribers, and grow their value.”

Download “Calix AXOS: Simplifying the Business of Broadband” to learn how Calix helps BSPs of any size simplify their network, operations, and businesses.

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 create 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


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