Calix, GLDS Aim to Standardize OSS/BSS Integration
BTR (Broadband Technology Report) – Back office vendor GLDS is using Calix’ (NYSE:CALX) AXOS common service data models and open APIs to achieve “integrate once, deploy often” OSS/BSS integration. The system is intended to support any PON and any PHY.
“All service providers face the same fundamental challenges – high IT costs, complex OSS/BSS systems, and long integration cycles for new technologies and services,” said Shane Eleniak, Calix vice president of product line leadership. “Utilizing the unmatched service abstraction layer and common data model built into the core of the AXOS architecture, Calix is fundamentally changing the way new technologies are operationalized. We’ve abstracted the service layer as well as the hardware layer, so we can re-use the OSS integration and apply it to any solution creating a true any PON and any PHY experience for service providers. The integration seal of approval from our billing and operational system partners like GLDS gives our joint customers the ability to deploy AXOS systems in any environment in a fraction of the time and win in the competitive marketplace.”
AXOS Sandbox, a virtualized AXOS system software implementation, is intended to enable virtual instances of production Calix system software, allowing partners like GLDS to create a subscriber-driven virtual network to test the broadband experience without traditional physical system deployment testing. AXOS Sandbox exercises not only the management plane of the AXOS systems, but also the data plane and control plane.
“GLDS has a long partnership with Calix, and we have installed our solutions on behalf of hundreds of service providers worldwide. When AXOS, with its standard REST and NETCONF interfaces and a common YANG service model, became available to us, it was clearly a leap forward,” said Garrick Russell, president of GLDS. “We are integrated with Calix GPON/CMS solutions today and will leverage the fully virtualized Calix AXOS Sandbox product to quickly move on to G.fast, NG-PON2, and wherever our customers need us to go – sometimes even before systems are available. AXOS and AXOS Sandbox will make integration more efficient and streamlined for us as new Calix technologies come to market.”