Calix (News - Alert) is delivering high broadband speed to the U.K.’s residential and farming villages of Overbury and Conderton on the Overbury Estate. These high speeds are delivered by means of an innovative community fiber access project enabled by the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP).
The Overbury Estate network can deliver ultra-fast broadband speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (1 Gbps), which is ideal for downloading high-definition video content and bandwidth-intensive data and voice applications.
The new fiber infrastructure of the Overbury Estate operates over the Calix E7-2, providing broadband services via fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology.
“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,” beamed Andy Lockhart, senior vice president of international sales and marketing at Calix, in a statement.
Calix landed the contract due to a recommendation provided by its Channel Partner (News - Alert) Fibre Options, who designed and implemented the network.
Calix E7-2 was ultimately chosen due to its ability to deploy a wide range of network technologies from a modular, one rack-unit (RU) chassis. This platform can support high-bandwidth services and can be scaled to add new services as the needs of subscribers change.
The Overbury Estate network can add E7-2 platforms on a pay-as-you-grow basis, if the need arises, which is also quite advantageous.
“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,” Lockhart added.
Calix was in news last November when it reached the 100 Iowa customer milestone with the selection of the Calix Unified Access portfolio by Danville Mutual Telephone Company.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo