Calix gets boost from Ericsson buy but still needs to earn global stripes
By Kamalini Ganguly, Analyst, Network Infrastructure, Ovum
On August 22, Calix announced that it was acquiring Ericsson’s fiber access assets.
It also struck a three-year partnership deal for Ericsson to resell and distribute Calix’s Unified Access Systems and software (augmented by Ericsson’s GPON EDA 1500), giving it access to Ericsson’s tier-1 customer relationships in 180 countries.
The deal will push Calix’s annual PON sales to more than $100m, for a rank of sixth in PON...