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[February 12, 2013]

Calix E7-2 Delivers Ultra-Fast Broadband Services to England's Overbury Estate

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) OVERBURY, THE COTSWOLDS, UK -- Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) today announced the residential and farming villages of Overbury and Conderton on the Overbury Estate in the picturesque Cotswolds region are now receiving some of the best broadband speeds available in the United Kingdom, thanks to an innovative community fibre access project enabled by the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP). Capable of delivering ultra-fast broadband speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (1 Gbps), the Overbury Estate network provides residents and businesses with access to a variety of advanced broadband services, from high-definition video content to bandwidth-intensive data and voice applications.

Situated in the heart of rural England, between Bristol and Birmingham near Cheltenham, the Overbury Estate is primarily a farming community with a vibrant mix of residential and business locations and a busy community life. Although broadband had been available in the community for over 10 years via a number of solutions, the emerging need for more advanced broadband applications encouraged the estate to install a fibre broadband solution that would meet the needs of the community both today and well into the future.

The new fibre infrastructure, operating over the Calix E7-2, provides ultra-fast advanced broadband services via fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology delivered to the residences and businesses of Overbury and Conderton, including farming and professional businesses and a wide range of local trades, crafts, and services established on the Estate. Community facilities are also set to benefit as the fibre network is rolled out to other local organizations, such as the village hall, church and school.

Penelope Bossom, whose family has owned and managed Overbury Estate for nearly 300 years, continues the family tradition of keeping the services infrastructure of the rural Estate on par with the services enjoyed by urban towns and cities. Just as Overbury was one of the first rural communities to have running water, electricity, and telephony as these services became available in the past, it now has a communications infrastructure that, despite its rural environment, is among the finest in the world.

"The Overbury Estate may be a small community, but we have a big vision. We aim to create a rural quality of life that is as well-resourced as urban living, but with all the advantages of landscape and environment, relaxed lifestyle, and close community ties," says Bossom. "That includes high-quality broadband services that allow residents to live, work, and play as they want. The pilot has been very successful and we are now rolling out to all the houses on the Estate, plus a drop-in hub for villagers, local craftspeople and organizations to use for their business purposes. Eventually we will be able to extend the services to the other community facilities too." Calix Channel Partner Fibre Options designed and implemented the network, delivering services to homes and community facilities over fibre. The company recommended the Calix E7-2 due to the platform's flexibility to deploy a wide variety of network technologies from a modular, one rack-unit (RU) chassis. Environmentally hardened, the E7-2 can support high-bandwidth services today and give the capacity to add new services as the needs of subscribers change. Supporting up to 48 subscribers over point-to-point gigabit Ethernet (GE) in each modular chassis, additional E7-2 platforms can be added on a pay-as-you-grow basis, while still being managed as one network element.

By utilizing the Calix E7-2 and its support for GE technology, all the homes on the Estate and in nearby Conderton will enjoy high-speed data services at up to 1 Gbps. This will provide one of the most powerful broadband infrastructures in rural Britain and contribute significantly to the high quality of life and excellent connectivity in the area, combining the advantages of rural living with the benefits of high-speed communications.

"Overbury is a great example of the difference that high-speed broadband services can make in a rural community in a relatively short space of time," said Andy Lockhart, senior vice president of international sales and marketing at Calix. "Calix has already delivered a number of innovative community projects in the UK and globally. Along with Derwenthorpe in York and Alston Moor in the Pennines, Overbury is a further example of how we are bringing our experience in North America's rural broadband market to the UK, and in doing so setting a new standard for advanced broadband services in the country." Calix will be exhibiting at the FTTH Council Europe's 10th Annual Conference 2013, February 19-21 at London ExCel. Come see the Calix E7-2 ESAP and the rest of the Calix Unified Access portfolio - the industry's broadest and most advanced fibre access portfolio.

About Calix Calix (NYSE: CALX) is a global leader in access innovation. Its Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access systems and software enables communications service providers worldwide to transform their copper- and fibre-based networks and become the broadband provider of choice to their subscribers. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com 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 the Company's business. The reader is cautioned not to unduly 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 reports filed with the SEC, including the Company's 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and its report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 29, 2012, available at http://www.sec.gov.

For more information, contact: Press Inquiries (Americas): Neila Matheny +1 707 766 3512 Neila.matheny@calix.com Press Inquiries (International): Brian Dolby Proactive PR +44 (0)7899 914168 brian.dolby@proactive-pr.com Sheila Lashford Proactive PR +44 (0) 7986 514240 Sheila.lashford@proactive-pr.com ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com)).


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