Monday, May 26, 2008

Bahamas Telecom Selects Calix for Next-Gen Access Network

Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has selected the Calix to replace its existing access infrastructure to enable higher-speed, more widely available broadband and advanced new information, communication, and entertainment services throughout the islands. BTC will primarily use the Calix C7 multiservice access platform (MSAP). In addition to POTS, DS1, DS3, and SONET services, the C7 easily supports Gigabit Ethernet, advanced DSL, and 2.5 Gbps GPON-based FTTP. Complementing the Calix C7 in targeted fiber deployments will be Calix 700G optical network terminals (ONTs), and the Calix Management System (CMS), which provides a unified network view across all Calix infrastructure. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Calix solution will be provided through a resale and integration agreement with Sonus Networks . BTC is focusing initially on pushing fiber deeper into the access network, making multi-megabit DSL services universally available, and enabling H.248 VoIP on all subscriber lines. The Calix platforms will also allow BTC to begin selective deployment of higher-speed GPON-based FTTP as well as new services such as IPTV.