Calix Delivers New E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform to Address Accelerating Broadband Demand in Access Networks
Modular, extensible E7 introduces flexible new high-capacity option to Calix Unified Access portfolio
November 9, 2009, ORLANDO, FL (TelcoTV)— Calix, the largest communications equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery, today unveiled a revolutionary new approach to access networks: the E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP), a modular, chassis-based pure Ethernet platform architected for carrier class performance, deployment flexibility and management simplicity. Marrying an advanced 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) backplane with a one rack unit (RU), two slot chassis, the E7 can deploy any mix of GPON, point-to-point gigabit Ethernet (GE) or Active Ethernet (AE), and 10GE transport for business and residential services, allowing communications service providers (CSPs) to combine multiple E7 platforms as a single, manageable network element.
The E7 is a highly extensible standards-based, Ethernet platform that offers CSPs the flexibility needed to address the bandwidth more