Calix has announced the introduction of a new Ethernet Service Access Node (ESAN) family to its Unified Access portfolio – the E3 family of sealed ESANs – and the debut of its first family member – the new E3-12C sealed ESAN. An entirely new extension to the widely deployed Calix E-Series platforms, the E3 sealed ESANs provide communications service providers with new, flexible options for offering high bandwidth, advanced very high bit-rate digital subscriber line 2 (VDSL2) services at an increasingly strategic point in the evolution of the access network – the remote node. The environmentally hardened and sealed E3 family combines a variety of low profile, compact form factors with a variety of mounting and powering options to enable extensive deployment flexibility. Fiber-Fed with multiple gigabit Ethernet (GE) feeds and ready for an "all-video world," E3 ESANs provide the capacity to support increasingly bandwidth-intensive services and high broadband services uptake.
The E3 sealed ESANs are optimized for bringing "Fiber Forward" in the access network, allowing communications service providers who are pulling fiber deeper into their networks to easily deliver near fiber speeds to areas still saturated with copper plant.