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Grayshott Gigabit Accelerates UK Subscriber Turnups While Simplifying Operations by 83 Percent With Calix Intelligent Access EDGE


Grayshott Gigabit is cutting OPEX by rapidly deploying a future proof fiber network for underserved rural communities throughout southeast England with gigabit broadband services delivered by the AXOS E7-2® Intelligent Modular System


SAN JOSE, CA – December 09, 2021Calix, Inc (NYSE: CALX) today announced that the UK-based Grayshott Gigabit Limited (Grayshott) is bridging the digital divide and raising home values in Eastern Hampshire and Surrey Hills with the Intelligent Access EDGE, powered by the Network Innovation Platform (AXOS®). Grayshott chose the E7®-2 Intelligent Modular System (E7-2), North America’s most widely adopted access system, to accelerate subscriber turnups and reduce back-office integrations by 83 percent. The XGS-PON fiber network supports high-bandwidth applications like streaming HD video and conferencing, cloud-based gaming, and smart home services. Grayshott is now cutting OPEX while rapidly growing value for underserved communities and delivering symmetrical gigabit broadband to rural residences and businesses throughout southeast England. With the Intelligent Access EDGE, broadband service providers can future proof their networks and accomplish the following.

  • Accelerate subscriber turnups. Automated network service provisioning delivers massive improvements in network operations efficiency by automating ONT service activations—dramatically reducing the time required to install and turn up new services.

  • Optimize back-office system integration. Consistent software operations—regardless of the physical infrastructure layer—simplify network operations and dramatically reduce OSS/BSS system integration time. By leveraging a common model, integration timelines are cut from months to days.

  • Deliver an Always On 10G network. Critical services—especially business services—remain operational even with fiber cuts. As well, specific functions targeted for upgrades are isolated, keeping the rest of the network operating with zero downtime during upgrades.

“Broadband statistics are now listed within the property details featured on popular sites such as Rightmove and Zoopla—and many prospective buyers now categorize gigabit fiber broadband as one of their key priorities for choosing their property. This means there can be a big difference in property prices in an area or on the same street because of limited or no access to gigabit speeds,” said Mashood Ahmad, managing director at Grayshott Gigabit Limited. “With the E7-2, powered by the Network Innovation Platform (AXOS), we are building a Calix-powered 10G fiber network that will help maintain property value and bolster the work from home economy. The E7-2 will also enable us to significantly slash CAPEX and OPEX by simplifying business and network operations—significantly reducing time-to-provision and new services turnups.” Sustainable local economies in rural UK communities cannot be built without the fiber networks that deliver high-speed internet services to residents and businesses. By deploying a future proof 10G fiber network that ties with the aims of the UK government Project Gigabit, Grayshott is bridging the UK digital divide for businesses, schools, and residents in Eastern Hampshire, Surrey Hills, and beyond. "We are incredibly excited that the Intelligent Access EDGE and Network Innovation Platform (AXOS) are enabling Grayshott to grow real value for rural UK communities by bolstering the work from home economy and raising property value," said Mark Dressler, executive vice president of global sales at Calix. “With the E7-2, Grayshott will join other Calix customers like City Fibre who are seeing a massive percent improvement over industry standard integration times, exciting subscribers with incredibly fast speeds, accelerating time to market, and increasing revenue.” Learn more about the Intelligent Access EDGE solution and view the replay of our recent webinar “10G Fiber Networks for the Future: Top Considerations From the Experts.” 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 creates 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 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, 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 www.sec.gov. Press Inquiries: Aharon Etengoff 408-828-1798 aharon.etengoff@calix.com Investor Inquiries: Tom Dinges 408-474-0080 tom.dinges@calix.com

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