Calix, Inc. will partner with innovative Armenian communications service provider Ucom to bring the benefits of NG-PON2 across the country to deliver broadband experience to its wireline and mobile subscribers. With initial trials of Calix AXOS NG-PON2 systems scheduled for early 2017, Ucom will leverage the power of the combined world-class Calix suite of AXOS, Compass cloud services, and the next generation of PON technology to roll out new 10 Gbps business and mobile backhaul services, as well as to converge their residential and business networks, into one for simplified business operations.
A long term partnership between Ucom, the first service provider to introduce fibre to the home (FTTH) services in Armenia, and Calix has resulted in a transformation of the Armenian telecommunications landscape. Ucom offers advanced voice, video, and data services to residential subscribers, while continuously expanding their commercial and mobile portfolio. Last year, Ucom acquired Orange Armenia, accelerating the finalization of the fastest 4G+/ LTE Advanced network in the country and the first delivery of quad-play services in the country.
“Calix has been instrumental in the development of our FTTH network, which we believe to be the most extensive and advanced in Armenia,” said Aleksander Yesayan, business development director and deputy CEO at Ucom. “As a leader in the fibre access, we are confident that Calix will be a valuable partner in our transition to NG-PON2 and AXOS E-Series technology. Our vision has always been to become Armenia’s most advanced service provider, blazing the trail in both technology and services and NG-PON2 is the perfect vehicle to extend fibre services for businesses and connect our own mobile cell sites. The Calix partnership enables Ucom to take this vision to the next level, once again transforming the broadband landscape in our country.”
By Per Danielsen