Transport and aggregation within the access network is critical to delivering high quality, cost effective services to subscribers. Whether the network architecture requires rings or point-to-point architectures the service provider must have the flexibility to choose. As service providers continue to drive services deeper into the access network the location the equipment must be installed becomes creates additional challenges.
Calix sees delivering a complete transport and aggregation solution as meeting these key criteria:
Calix transport and aggregation solutions support ring, point-to-point and star topologies.
Ethernet Ring Protocols supported include: ITU G.8032 v2, ERPS, IEEE 802.1w RSTP and EPS (B6 only).
Ethernet Point-to-Point Protocols supported include IEEE 802.3 Ethernet and IEEE 802.3ad/IEEE 802.1AX Link Aggregation, enabling single point-to-point connections or multi-link connections for higher bandwidth and redundancy capabilities
Products supporting Ethernet Point-to-Point protocols include: E7-20, E7-2, E5-520, E5-216F, E3-48/E3-48C, E3-16F, B6, C7, BLM 1500