Simplify your network and operations

Transform your access network into one
that is easy to deploy and simple to operate

Simplify your network and operations

Transform your access network into one
that is easy to deploy and simple to operate


AXOS E9-2 Intelligent EDGE System

Building a successful broadband network to grow your business

Get insights to help you design the optimal architecture for your network of the future, focusing on  scalability, security, and efficiency. Collapse subscriber and network functions into the fewest network components, giving you the lowest cost-per-bit-per-mile simplified access infrastructure

Can your network keep up with tomorrow's, and even today’s applications?


The last network you'll ever need

5G, AR/VR, Cloud Gaming,  and Telemedicine are just examples of what is and will continue to challenge your network. Watch this video to learn more about what you can do to get ahead of these new applications and reduce operations expenses by up to 40 percent. 

One system, two ways to simplify​

The Intelligent Access Edge Solution brings the benefits of a Layer 3 network architecture, including MPLS routing, to new or existing Layer 2 access networks, thereby radically simplifying the network operations and dramatically reducing TCO and time-to-market.


Bring scale, resiliency, and efficiency to your network: routing at the network edge

Calix AXOS E9-2 Intelligent EDGE System: ASM3001

As networks continue to grow, operators face a variety of architectural challenges leveraging the best of Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking.

Download the whitepaper to learn how service providers are taking advantage of techniques including Layer 2 VPNs and MPLS, VRRP, and ECMP to move network routing closer to the subscriber edge.


E9-2 with the distributed OLTs and DSLAMs

Simplify your network by bringing L3 functionality to your distributed Layer 2 access network.

  • Aggregation Services Manager (ASM3001)
  • Centralized Subscriber Management
  • Access Edge Routing
  • Simplify network operations
  • Reduce TCO and time to market

Seamlessly support your transition to IPv6

Southern Colorado broadband provider Ciello leverages the Intelligent Access EDGE ASM3001 solution for aggregation, layer 3 routing, and IPv6 support, giving them network reliability, security, and simplicity. 

Transform your network to lead in the world of 100G and beyond

Southeastern Minnesota-based Acentek leverages the Intelligent Access EDGE to increase bandwidth across its network. At 10G, its access system uplinks were full to 50 percent or greater, preventing redundancy failover. Now they can manage their entire access network with common operational procedures and reduce their network elements.

Are you ready to deliver 10G services where no OLT has gone before?

Deliver 10G PON to every subscriber over everyPON with the Calix e-Series portfolio regardless of network architecture Layer 2 or Layer 3. Read more about how Calix customers are benefiting from the everyPON strategy. 


Calix AXOS E9-2 Intelligent EDGE System: CLX3001​


E9-2 with the integrated OLT

Simplify your network by consolidating service routing, subscriber management, aggregation, and integrated access networks.

  • Control Card (CLX3001)
  • Distributed Subscriber Mgmt.
  • Simplified subscriber services
  • Common Services provisioning
  • Bring intelligence closer to the subscriber edge
  • Reduce TCO and time to market

Verizon and Calix deliver 34 Gbps over fiber with bonded ONT technology

Demonstration is a major milestone on the path towards providing higher bandwidth speeds and lower latency to customers over Verizon’s Intelligent Edge Network using AXOS. Verizon and Calix achieved 34 Gbps speeds over fiber optic cable through use of a bonded NG-PON2 (Next-Generation Passive Optical Network 2) ONT (Optical Network Terminal) prototype on Verizon’s simplified, increasingly automated fiber network.

WWZ cuts operating costs in half as it partners with Calix to build a future-proof broadband business

The leading Swiss quadruple-play cable broadband provider is completing a migration from coax-based DOCSIS to fiber, enabling it to offer high speed symmetrical bandwidth and deliver unmatched services to subscribers. At the same time, Calix is helping position WWZ to build an end-to-end, data-driven business and own the subscriber experience.


Great Lakes Energy (GLE) builds a simplified next generation network

GLE was looking to meet critical high-bandwidth transport requirements while reducing the number of network elements they needed to manage and maintain, the Calix AXOS E9-2 and the AXOS Routing Protocol Module with OSPF enabled GLE to meet their goals and deliver an excellent subscriber experience.    


Electric Companies, bringing broadband to rural residents

Broadband is the new utility of our times and residents of rural towns and communities need it just like those in the urban cities.  Rural electric companies, like BrightRidge, Johnson City, TN are stepping up to meet the demand.


BrightRidge talks about how AXOS is simplifying their deployments

AXOS and the E9-2 Intelligent Edge System are enabling BrightRidge to roll out their new 1G and 10G services faster and more efficiently than ever before.


Calix AXOS E9-2 Intelligent EDGE System

System Aggregation and Control Cards Uplink Ports/Aggregation Ports Interconnect Interfaces

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CLX3001 2 QSFP-28 (40G/100G), 8 SFP+ (1G, 10G), 2 SFP (1G) 4 Interconnect Interfaces 400G -> 4*100G



32 x 1G / 10G SFP+ ports, 4 x 40G/100G/200G QSFP-DD ports



Line Card Subscriber Ports Uplink Ports

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XG3201 32 XGS-PON/16 GPON/16 Multi-PON ports 4 QSFP-28 (40G / 100G) Download
NG1601 16 NG-PON2/XGS-PON ports 4 QSFP-28 (40G / 100G)


GP1612 16 SFP GPON Ports (2.5G/1.25G) 2 QSFP-28 Ports (40G/100G) Download

E9-2 Chassis 

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Simplify by consolidating subscriber-facing network functions

Consolidate Subscriber Management, Routing Functions and Services Delivery

  • Simplified subscriber / services provisioning
  • Secure, low latency service delivery
  • Integrated very high density GPON, XGS-PON, NG-PON2 OLT

Consolidate Subscriber Management and Routing Functions for your existing network

  • Simplified subscriber / services provisioning
  • Common workflows for all services and subscribers
  • Transform existing Layer 2 access networks
  • Aggregate OLTs such as E7-2, E7-20, C7, B6 and others

Key Features


System Innovation

Scalable to support 16  very high-density PON line cards when using the CLX3001 Control card

Aggregate existing Layer 2 access networks utilizing the ASM3001 Aggregation Services Manager

Flexible backplane enables system growth without replacement


Fiber Innovation

GPON, XGS-PON, NG-PON2  scaling from 16 to 256 Ports in a single managed system

Full non-blocking, redundant uplink options


AXOS Module Supported

RPm, ARm, SMm on either the CLX3001 or ASM3001

Consolidate the functions of subscriber management, aggregation, edge routing w/ MPLS and OLT based on the modules chosen  

Software Defined Access

The modularity of the system extends beyond hardware. Powered by AXOS, the E9-2 Intelligent Edge System delivers on the promise of Software Defined Access. The fast, always-on, and simple network provides a stateful system that allows incremental enhancements or feature additions. AXOS componentized nature ensures the E9-2 is ideally suited for virtualized functions in a complex network environment. The E9-2 with AXOS can accelerate network transformation by seamlessly coexisting with virtualized architectures, ultimately driving operational complexity and cost out of networks.

Fast. Always On. Simple.

With AXOS, back office integration has never been easier. Use AXOS Sandbox to build a virtual edge-to-edge Software Defined Access network that speeds OSS integration and software certification with dramatic economic results.

E9-2 in the News

Intelligent Access Edge

Simplify your network and turn your access edge 
into your competitive edge

As the Internet continues to evolve, broadband subscribers are using more bandwidth and demanding better performance, especially as they embrace new applications that offer unique virtual experiences. Augmented and virtual reality, Cloud TV and gaming, and teleservices like health and online education—the growing popularity of these and other next-generation applications is placing a strain on service provider networks. Download the Solution Brief below to read more about how Calix and the Intelligent Access Edge can help you meet your subscribers' demand for an always-on network. 


AXOS Architecture

AXOS’s modular architecture enables you to easily simplify your network and quickly add new services and capabilities.

Access EDGE Software Modules

AXOS modular architecture allows service providers to choose the network architecture that fits their deployment scenarios, from a traditional Layer 2 network architecture to a simplified layer 3 network architecture that enables consolidation of subscriber-related functions.

AXOS Software Connectors

Whether it be through industry standards or abstracted REST/JSON northbound interfaces, AXOS Software Connectors will dramatically simplify and streamline your operations while accelerating your time-to-market capabilities.

Want to learn more about the Intelligent Access EDGE?


AXOS continues to increase innovation and speed deployment

AXOS helps GLDS reduce OSS/BSS integration time by 80% and accelerates service provider time to revenue.

“We were not only surprised by the speed of our first integration…we were thrilled by how much easier it is for us to maintain…”

“We were surprised when we integrated the E9-2 System in four weeks…” 

--Garrick Russell, COO and President of GLDS  


AXOS wins Leading Light Most Innovative Telecoms Product

Demonstrating the power of a platform, AXOS and the AXOS Intelligent Access Edge help service providers simplify operations and the architecture of the network winning the Leading Lights Most Innovative Telecoms Product.

Calix honored by 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews, scoring elite 4.0 in Optical Transport Systems

The Calix AXOS Intelligent Access Edge Solution simplifies the access and edge network architectures by reducing the multiple network elements required to deliver, manage, and provision subscribers and their services.

AXOS E9-2 named most innovative SDN solution

Leading service providers like Verizon are leveraging the AXOS E9-2 to deliver on the vision of SDN while reaping the immediate economic benefits of a full-featured NG-PON2 production-quality solution.