ITALY: Calix Inc. has announced that North Italian communications service provider Interplanet has chosen the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) for the successful implementation of a scalable, high-speed network.
Based in Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), Interplanet provides advanced business and residential services to a rapidly growing customer base across Northern Italy. Leveraging the E7-2 and its support of VDSL2, GPON, and point-to-point gigabit Ethernet technologies, Interplanet is now empowering businesses with advanced broadband services including value-added IP telephony services, integrated voice and data communications, email services, and network security.
Interplanet continues to transform its network to provide greater bandwidth and service reliability as its base of business customers grows. Interplanet utilizes the E7-2 to deliver symmetrical speeds from 10-up to 50 megabits per second (Mbps) over both GPON and point-to-point gigabit Ethernet for services that include voice and data, as well as videoconferencing and cloud applications for businesses in the Verona region.
The flexibility of the E7-2 also allows each customer to upgrade to gigabit services as their service requirements change. Interplanet plans to expand into Padua near Venice later in the year and add residential services to its service portfolio in the future.
The modular, flexible nature of the E7-2 allowed Interplanet to begin with a trial deployment and introductory service and expand now as demand has increased. This pay-as-you-grow approach has proven beneficial to Interplanet, which has utilized a number of different E7-2 configurations for fiber access deployment, as well as 10 GE transport, within its small 1 rack unit (RU) modular chassis.