WWZ Drives Network Innovation in Switzerland, Deploys Future-Proof Fiber Broadband

Utility and communications service provider steps into new role of delivering 10G fiber broadband across a simplified network with Calix AXOS

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that WWZ Energie AG is advancing communications innovation in Europe with a new 10 Gbps-capable fiber network built on AXOS®. WWZ is deploying AXOS on the E9-2 Intelligent Edge System, which reduces operating expenses by simplifying the network architecture and speeding the implementation of new products and services. This solution also opens the ecosystem for third party applications, enabling communications service providers (CSPs) to differentiate their offerings and deliver an unparalleled subscriber experience. WWZ is also working with Calix Professional Services to accelerate back office automation, delivering greater service agility, reducing time to market, and improving cost efficiency.

“Our customer focused philosophy aligns extremely well with Calix, so working with them is not only easy but also strengthens our market position in several ways,” said Stefan Willi, chief technology officer for WWZ Energie AG. “The unified AXOS platform simplifies our architecture and our service validation and implementation processes. It also improves the use of existing customer data and accelerates the introduction of new services. Furthermore, we are extending our value chain into our customers’ home networks.”

Based in Zug, Switzerland, WWZ offers quadruple play telecommunications, energy, gas, water, and heating solutions to residential and business subscribers. As a utility, it worked closely with Broadband Networks to determine the best solution for its network build-out and chose AXOS—another strong example of the value of Calix can bring to network deployments.

WWZ is building a simplified network, leveraging the E9-2 Intelligent Edge System with XGS-PON, which incorporates the AXOS Routing Protocol Module (RPm) and Subscriber Management Module (SMm), which pull routing and subscriber management into a single system. This modular AXOS system future proofs the network, delivering symmetrical Gigabit service today but can also scale as subscriber bandwidth demands increase. The Swiss utility is also evaluating Calix Support Cloud for help providing a superior subscriber experience and Calix Marketing Cloud for a full view of the trends and usage of the services on its network.

“WWZ is a true innovator that is building a best of breed next generation access network to bring differentiated services to subscribers,” said Eoin Heaney, area VP of sales, Europe for Calix. “Leveraging Calix AXOS, WWZ is simplifying its network architecture, operations, and business while improving the subscriber experience. This deployment showcases the immense value of Calix solutions as AXOS systems deliver unparalleled scalability and deliver consistent services over any PON. When given the opportunity to build a broadband network from scratch, Calix was the clear choice for solutions that would enable WWZ to push innovation, enhance the subscriber experience, and drive toward a software defined future.”

To learn more about AXOS and other Calix network solutions, register now for Calix ConneXions, the industry’s premier customer and learning event, October 26-29 at the Wynn in Las Vegas. If you are unable to attend ConneXions, click here for access to the livestream.

About Broadband Networks
Broadband Network AG, Urdorf / Switzerland

Broadband Networks is a leading, independent Swiss company for innovative network solutions and cloud services. We support Swiss network operators and service providers with best-in-class services and unique solutions to build and maintain strong market positions. 

Our focus on targeted innovation, our deep understanding of the industry and our in-depth experience in digitization allow us to think beyond the here and now to realize tomorrow's innovations today. That is our promise.

About WWZ Energie
WWZ Energie AG, Zug / Switzerland

Today's WWZ Energie AG was founded in 1892, but its origins date back to 1878. The initial purpose of the company was to reliably supply the population and trade in Zug with water and electricity. In the 1970s, the company began building its television network - the basis of today's comprehensive fibre-optic cable network - and connected the region to the European natural gas network in 1990. 

Today WWZ is one of the 100 largest employers in Central Switzerland and supplies customers in the canton of Zug and beyond with water, electricity, gas, heat and telecommunications.

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Innovative communications service providers rely on Calix platforms to help them master and monetize the complex infrastructure between their subscribers and the cloud. Calix is the leading global provider of the cloud and software platforms, systems, and services required to deliver the unified access network and smart premises of tomorrow. Our platforms and services help our customers build next generation networks by embracing a DevOps operating model, optimize the subscriber experience by leveraging big data analytics and turn the complexity of the smart home and business into new revenue streams.

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