Calix racks up 12 new broadband stimulus project wins
Calix's (NYSE: CALX) emphasis on serving broadband stimulus award winners has paid off in the current quarter as the vendor reported that an additional 12 service providers have signed deals to leverage their Unified Access portfolio.
In total, the vendor said it is now providing equipment for awards have now reached 87 different "last mile" and "middle mile" projects representing over $1.65 billion in stimulus-related grants.
Given the diversity of the markets these providers serve, the projects are leveraging a mix of Calix's Calix B6, C7, and E7 platforms to serve fiber-based and copper-based DSL broadband networks.
One of those service providers includes Washington, Ga.-based Wilkes Telephone and Electric Company.
With its $48 million in loans and grants, Wilkes will use Calix's E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP), and the 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs), to deliver services to 7,000 residents, 800 businesses, and 52 anchor institutions.
This surge of broadband stimulus deployments is a boost for Calix. The vendor reported that broadband stimulus delays cut into its Q3 2011 earnings.
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