Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Calix Completes Acquisition of Occam Networks

Calix completed its previously-announced acquisition of Occam Networks. The merger consolidates two leading suppliers of broadband access equipment in the North American market.

The combined company claims over 900 customers globally, including 72% of the U.S. local exchange carriers. It has over 600 fiber access customers and 400 commercial video customers. It is also a major player in Broadband Stimulus projects.

"The combination of Occam and Calix can be summed up in one word: Acceleration," said Carl Russo, president and chief executive officer of Calix. "By combining Occam Networks' expertise in IP and Ethernet, Calix's strength in fiber access, and both companies' experience in copper access, we believe this merger will accelerate our pace of innovation within the now expanded Calix Unified Access portfolio. We expect that our innovation will in turn accelerate our customers' ability to meet the emerging needs of the broadband subscriber, while also making communications service providers more efficient. We are extremely excited about this combination, and look forward to extending a warm welcome to the hundreds of new customers who are now joining the Calix family."http://www.calix.com