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Broadband Service Providers Can Chart a Path To Deliver Community Coverage With Revenue EDGE Wi-Fi On the Go From Calix

October 18, 2021

Revenue EDGE Wi-Fi On the Go will deliver seamless Wi-Fi access, single sign-on, and secure roaming throughout neighborhoods and public spaces, enabling BSPs to differentiate their brand, grow their contribution to their community and create new revenue streams

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Building on a decade of investment in the Intelligent Access EDGE and Revenue EDGE platforms to deliver an unrivalled pace of broadband service provider innovation, Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) announced Revenue EDGE Wi-Fi On the Go (Wi-Fi On the Go) at its ConneXions conference in Las Vegas. Wi-Fi On the Go will enable broadband service providers (BSPs) to grow their value to their communities and drive revenue by meeting subscriber demand for solutions that extend beyond the home. Through the CommandIQ® mobile app, subscribers will be able to use the new MyCommunityIQ Revenue EDGE Suite via the CommandIQ® mobile app to access secure Wi-Fi roaming—with single sign-on—throughout entire neighborhoods. The new Wi-Fi On the Go capabilities will play a key role in building a broader ecosystem by connecting subscribers across neighborhoods, towns, and cities.

Once again, Calix is embracing industry standards to deliver Wi-Fi On the Go. The Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint® protocol will be a core element of the solution that BSPs will leverage to deliver multiple benefits for subscribers, first responders, and public institutions including:

  • For subscribers: Wi-Fi On the Go will enable mobile-like services—such as Wi-Fi calling and mobile data offload—without the need for a mobile network and the monthly bandwidth limitations often associated with such plans. Through CommunityIQ, subscribers will be able to simply sign on once and securely roam across participating access points.
  • For first responders: Wi-Fi On the Go will support critical communications, as a BSP will now be able to offer high-speed and secure Wi-Fi Alliance WPA3™ network access over a single, common network that extends throughout the communities first responders serve. Safety and medical personnel on the road and in proximity to powerful Wi-Fi 6 GigaSpire® BLAST systems can leverage Wi-Fi On the Go to shift from slow, cellular data plans to high-speed Wi-Fi.
  • For public institutions: Wi-Fi On the Go will enable BSPs to offer E-rate services for eligible schools and libraries so they can obtain affordable internet access under the FCC E-Rate program—and keep pace with evolving models for virtual learning.

“We are very excited about Wi-Fi On the Go and are looking forward to the positive impact it will have on our communities,” said Brad Moline, president and chief executive officer of ALLO Communications. “The new Revenue EDGE offering builds on our existing investment in Calix platforms and will play a vital role in optimizing the learning experience, eliminating the digital divide, and supporting public safety service by delivering connectivity over an available network that is fast, reliable and secure. And, best of all, the Revenue EDGE will help to power ALLO’s Gigabit society.”

This latest Revenue EDGE announcement demonstrates the Calix commitment to extend innovation to new use cases that will allow BSPs to continually grow their value.

“With the new Revenue EDGE Wi-Fi On the Go solution, broadband service providers can be sure their subscribers only need to sign in once to access the same ultimate Wi-Fi experience they enjoy at home. It represents an exciting first step that could open up longer term opportunities for an alliance of Calix Customers to extend the ultimate subscriber experiences among communities," said Shane Eleniak, executive vice president of products for Calix. “Built around Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint technology, MyCommunityIQ delivers seamless network access and roaming between GigaSpire BLAST hotspots. It underscores our active and continued commitment to building first-class solutions with industry standards and protocols such as Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ and Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint to enable BSPs to simplify their business, excite subscribers, and grow value.”

Register for the ConneXions 2021 Learning Experience, which takes place virtually November 16-18 at Calix.com to learn more about Revenue EDGE Wi-Fi On the Go for BSPs.

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management's current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting Calix's business. The reader is cautioned not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix's results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

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Source: Calix, Inc.

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