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Calix unveils VDSL2 system level vectoring and control processor card for E7-2 platform
Announced Date: 10/20/2015 Published Date: 10/23/2015

Calix announced the expansion of its copper solutions portfolio with the new VDSL2 system level vectoring (SLV) solutions supporting up to 96 vectored ports and new vectoring control processor card (VCPs) enabling 97 to 384 vectored VDSL2 ports for the Calix E7-2 modular access systems

The new Calix system level vectoring solutions for the modular E7-2 chassis include: the VDSL2-48C 48-port combo voice and data card; VDSL2-48D 48-port data only card; VDSL2-48 48-port overlay card; VDSL2-192 VCP vector control processor for vectoring up to 192 VDSL2 ports; and the VDSL2-384 VCP vector control processor for vectoring of 384 VDSL2 ports.

Calix SLV capability on the E7-2 platform is designed to leverage the modularity and flexibility of the chassis to support more subscribers through a pay-as-your-grow model. The new cards also provide support for 8-pair bonding for copper-based business services and transport applications in locations where fibre deployment is not feasible.

Calix also announced that during the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in London it displayed solutions including:


  1. The E3-16F 16-port G.fast DPU sealed and environmentally hardened platform with support for GPON and point-to-point Ethernet technologies.

  2. The E5-216F 16-port G.fast MDU node for controlled environments supporting GPON and point-to-point Ethernet technologies.

  3. New premises service delivery products, including the 844F GigaCenter for terminating G.fast and providing managed gigabit services in wired and over carrier-class WiFi, and the 801F and 801FB GigaPoint demarcation devices for terminating G.fast and bonded G.fast, respectively.

  4. Calix Compass multi-vendor cloud software enabling visibility of broadband services from the cloud to the subscriber device.

At BBWF, Calix also demonstrated G.fast bonding technology delivering speeds of over 1 Gbit/s over existing copper infrastructure up to distances of approximately 250 metres and multi-vendor interoperability using Calix G.fast DPUs and modems.