Sunday, August 2, 2009

Calix and Hatteras Partner on Mid-band Ethenet for Rural IOCs

Hatteras Networks, which offers mid-band Ethernet solutions for enterprise access and next-generation mobile backhaul, and Calix announced an industry partnership, Hatteras' products have been certified in the Calix Compatible Solution Assurance Program. The joint solution and the joint development efforts include interoperability of the Hatteras EoC solution with the Calix E5-120 and the integration of both companies' products into the ODC-100 cabinet.

Customers of both companies are participating in BTOP, the portion of stimulus monies identified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 for the advancement of broadband services in un-served and underserved communities as well as for improved access to broadband by public safety agencies. The BTOP provides $4.7 billion to be distributed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and $2.5 billion to be administered by Rural Utilities Service (RUS).

"We are excited about partnering with a well established player like Calix and becoming a certified member of their Calix Compatible Solution Assurance Program. Our partnership is in direct response to our customers' requests," said Vijay Raman, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Hatteras Networks. "Partnering with other access vendors for compatibility is especially important to our customers' efforts to win Federal stimulus grants."