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LIME Selects Calix to Expand Broadband Deployment across Jamaica

July 13, 2009, PETALUMA, CACalix, the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery, today announced that LIME, the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications company and a regional business unit within the Cable & Wireless plc portfolio, has selected Calix to deliver broadband services throughout the island of Jamaica.  The Calix C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) gives LIME the flexibility to quickly roll out advanced broadband services to its residential, business, and government customers. This expansion of Calix access solutions into Jamaica also extends the relationship between LIME and Calix, as the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure has already been deployed at other LIME operations in the Caribbean, including the islands of Barbados and St. Kitts and Nevis.


According to Dave Newbold, executive vice president, Technology at LIME, “By teaming with Calix to expand LIME’s broadband service area to reach communities  across Jamaica, we are continuing to deliver on our promise to bring the best technologies to this region and build products and services that make Caribbean people’s lives better. The Calix C7 allows us to provide our customers across Jamaica with even faster and more reliable broadband services now and gives us the flexibility to evolve our network to continue to bring more world-class capabilities in the future.”


The Calix C7 offers a number of benefits to LIME:



  • The flexibility and cost-effectiveness of the C7 allows LIME to initially deliver advanced broadband services to a new set of customers throughout greater Kingston and Montego Bay.

  • As part of the Calix Unified Access Infrastructure, the C7 supports any type of delivery media, from copper to fiber, and will allow LIME to seamlessly upgrade its network in the future to support voice and video requirements, without forklift upgrade.

  • The C7 is fully managed by the Calix Management System (CMS), which provides a single network view and a common user experience independent of media type, protocol or service.


“After working with LIME in Barbados and St. Kitts and Nevis, Calix is looking forward to expanding its relationship with the Company,” said Mark Dressler, vice president, major account sales at Calix. ”We are seeing increased interest across our Caribbean customers to extend and enrich the broadband offerings available to subscribers in the region.  As LIME continues to deploy new services and technologies across its entire footprint, Calix is committed to providing the company with solutions that span any media type, any topology, and any speed.”


LIME currently serves 13 countries across the Caribbean, with landline, Internet, mobile, and entertainment services. 


Editorial Note: Calix will also be exhibiting at the CANTO 25th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition this week at the Hyatt Regency, Trinidad and Tobago.  The complete line of Calix solutions will be on display at Booth #49/#60 through out the show.


About Calix


Calix is the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery. Service providers deploy Calix access systems to enable a rich set of information, communication, and entertainment services and to expand their revenue base beyond connectivity. Calix access innovation helps service providers transform their networks from circuit to packet, narrowband to broadband, and copper to fiber. Calix has deployed millions of ports and tens of thousands of systems into hundreds of service provider networks throughout North America. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com.


This press release may contain 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. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations.


About LIME


LIME (Landline, Internet, Mobile, Entertainment) is the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications company, focused on building products and services that make Caribbean people’s lives better. LIME’s aim is to deliver the best communication services across the board, full stop. LIME is part of Cable & Wireless, one of the world’s leading international communications companies.

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