Hawaiian Telcom taps Calix for broadband network enhancement

Calix added the 10th-largest U.S. ILEC to its roster of customers today, and in the process crossed the 1,000-customer threshold, as Hawaiian Telcom announced it would use the Calix Unified Access portfolio for its advanced broadband network transformation initiatives.

The company said HT would use its E3-12C Serviceable Below Grade sealed Ethernet Service Access Node and E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform to accelerate the transformation of their outside plant, pulling fiber deeper into the network and leveraging VDSL2, gigabit Ethernet and 10GE technologies to deliver a superior service experience for their subscribers--including ultra-fast high-speed data, reliable voice and IPTV.

Hawaiian Telcom battled its way out of bankruptcy last year and saw strong third quarter growth in its broadband and business services business. It has also been trialing IPTV in its Oahu region.

"The flexibility and capacity of Calix E-Series systems are a great match for our emerging network requirements," said Kurt Hoffman, COO at Hawaiian Telcom. "As we continue to introduce new and advanced broadband services like IPTV and hosted Voice over IP, it is critical that we balance the needs of the future with bringing these exciting services to our customers quickly and efficiently."

Calix said 17 of the 20 largest U.S. ILECs, and over 1,000 communications service providers globally now rely on the Calix Unified Access portfolio to deliver advanced broadband services to their subscribers.

For more:
- see this release

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