With the introduction of the GigaSpire® BLAST u6me system, even the smallest broadband service providers can innovate with agility and grow their brand, exciting their most valuable subscribers with the latest technology required to get the most out of new Wi-Fi devices. Fi 6E
SAN JOSE, Calif., February 8, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) advances the value of EDGE revenue platform with the launch of the GigaSpire BLAST® u6me, the world’s first carrier-grade 6E system. This addition to GigaSpire BLAST family offers broadband service providers (BSPs) an immediate and seamless way to bring cutting-edge technology into the homes of their most valuable subscribers, those eagerly adopting the latest 6E-enabled devices. Because it snaps directly into the Revenue EDGE platform, the BLAST u6me is both quick and simple to adopt and manage. This means that even the smallest BSPs can operate with the agility of top consumer brands and deploy this revolutionary technology in days or weeks rather than months or years. Ultimately, BSPs can quickly deliver the latest technology that subscribers are happy to pay extra for, while leveraging premium managed Wi-Fi offerings to generate ongoing upsell opportunities.
Many BSPs are already leveraging the powerful Revenue EDGE platform to lock in a monetization strategy that delivers profitable growth for decades. With the launch of the GigaSpire BLAST u6me, BSPs can now:
To be seen by subscribers as the go-to brand for cutting-edge technology. Consumer demand is growing for the multitude of 6E-enabled devices (smartphones, laptops, 8k TVs, etc.) flooding the market. The BLAST u6me helps even the smallest BSP keep those high value subscribers out of the big box stores and increase brand loyalty.
Quickly install and easily manage state-of-the-art systems around the house. The GigaSpire BLAST u6me is optimized for backhaul interoperability—either wirelessly using the 5 GHz radio (802.11ax) or via Ethernet cable—with any existing GigaSpire BLAST system. This latest addition to Revenue EDGE continues to raise the bar for easy and seamless setup and management of innovative residential services. When combined with Calix Helper Cloud and the OrderIQ® mobile, which includes a mesh satellite placement guide, the BLAST u6me can be installed directly by a subscriber – no field technology required.
Deploy systems immediately with no “pull and replace” required. Powered by the Revenue EDGE platform, the new GigaSpire BLAST u6me allows BSPs of any size to seamlessly add Wi-Fi 6E capabilities without replacing existing GigaSpire BLAST systems. As a fundamental component of EDGE revenue, the new GigaSpire BLAST® u6me can be deployed out of the box, without the need for extensive network testing. BSPs can immediately offer more dedicated bandwidth for more devices and stay at the forefront of subscriber-centric innovation.
Meet market demand while monetizing the network to increase business value. With Wi-Fi 6E, subscribers can enjoy new bandwidth-intensive applications which, in turn, lead to higher bandwidth consumption. As a result, subscribers are more in need of premium broadband internet and managed Wi-Fi packages. Providing the latest Wi-Fi technology to subscribers also allows BSPs to recoup money that subscribers would otherwise spend on expensive (and difficult to support) consumer Wi-Fi solutions.
“Wi-Fi 6E is a game changer for us and for our members,” said Derick Mottern, CEO of Scio Mutual Telephone Association (SMTA) in Oregon. “Through seamless integration with the Revenue EDGE platform, we can quickly deliver the latest and greatest technology with more dedicated bandwidth, less interference and better performance to our members, while increasing revenue and providing an exceptional member experience.”
“We designed the powerful Revenue EDGE platform specifically to help even the smallest BSPs compete and win against consumer giants,” said Matt Collins, executive vice president of business operations and chief marketing officer of Calix. “As a central component of Revenue EDGE, BSPs can deploy new GigaSpire BLAST systems without any hassle of replacement, while reducing onboarding time to weeks instead of months or years. customers love Jade Communications and Pineland leveraged this transformational model to simplify their businesses, quickly and seamlessly introduce revenue-generating services, and help their communities thrive. It’s even more exciting to watch momentum build, with customers like SMTA committing to innovate at the pace of top consumer brands. With the introduction of the GigaSpire BLAST u6me, we now give our customers incredible agility to bring the latest 6E technology into subscribers’ homes and keep them out of big box stores for good. This is yet another example of how Calix continually helps BSPs monetize the networks they’ve invested millions in.”
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers use real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that inspire 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.
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