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High-density, compact form factor, combo and overlay

Calix EXA E-Series

E5 DSL Access

Comprehensive, high-density, industry-leading copper access portfolio.

The Calix E-series family of environmentally hardened Access Nodes represent a flexible, powerful array of network transformation options for today’s communications service providers. These products are ideally suited to take advantage of strategic initiatives like CAF2, enabling the delivery of advanced broadband services to today’s device enabled subscribers, in some cases for the first time.

E5-48 and E5-48C

The E5-48 overlay (data + external voice) and E5-48C Combo (integrated voice and data) Ethernet Service Access Nodes are compact, high-capacity fixed form factor products that smoothly integrate into outside plant locations, enabling service providers to deliver high-bandwidth services over existing copper plant. The E5-48 and E5-48C support a full set of subscriber services and network topology protocols.


Tech Specs

Feature E5-48 E5-48C
Hardened VDSL2 service node Y Y
48 VDSL2 subscriber ports, supporting Packet Transfer Mode (PTM) and ADSL2+ fallback Y Y
2-8 subscriber pair port bonding Y Y
Multiple 2.5G and 10G uplink options Y Y
Multiple 1G uplink options Y Y
8-pair bonded copper uplink option where fiber is unavailable Y Y
GPON uplink enabled when combined with compact GPON interface adapter Y
48-port, single unit level vectoring 192-port, system level vectoring with external VCP Y Y
Support for SIP and H.248 VOIP protocols Y
Deployable in ring and point-to-point topologies Y Y
Rack, Remote Cabinet, wall installable Y Y
-48VDC Y Y