The Calix E7 Ethernet Service Access Platform integrates IP service delivery and Ethernet transport into a compact, high availability, carrier-class modular chassis that delivers high-performance, scalable network solutions for service providers. The 1RU E7-2 platform delivers VDSL2, Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) and point-to-point Gigabit Ethernet (GE) services with redundant 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) transport and aggregation within a single integrated 2-slot chassis. The E7 enables service providers to deliver differentiated triple play services, advanced business services, and mobile backhaul from a single converged network that revolutionizes the economics of networking by enabling new services and market expansion with a flexible, scalable, pay-as-you-grow architecture.
The E7-2 Modular Chassis allows you to deploy the bandwidth you need now, with the flexibility to easily keep pace with accelerating change. Each E7-2 ESAP is a modular two-slot, 1RU chassis with a 100 Gbps non-blocking backplane that delivers any mix of VDSL2, GPON, Active Ethernet / point-to-point gigabit Ethernet, 10GE, and GE services. The E7-2 leverages the first standards-based Ethernet kernel built for access, called Ethernet eXtensible Architecture (EXA). The result: a simple, cost-effective network architecture that delivers advanced services and expanded network capacity when you need it – where you need it – in 1RU increments. This approach produces superior operational efficiencies without sacrificing deployment flexibility or service functionality – allowing service providers to focus on revenue generating, game changing service delivery opportunities, including:
- In-home managed services
- Business services
- Opportunity expansion: fiber innovations
- Unlocking copper assets
- Broadband enabled switch collapse
The E7-2 leverages the Calix Ethernet eXtensible architecture (EXA) to deliver Unified Access service to both residential and business customers, across GPON, point-to-point GE / Active Ethernet, and VDSL2 broadband technologies.
Any card, any slot, any combination.