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10 Fastest Growing Telecom Companies 2017

Calix, Inc. enables communications service providers to transform their businesses and be the winning service providers of tomorrow

thesiliconreview-carl-russo-ceo-calix-inc-17Calix, Inc. pioneered Software Defined Access and cloud products focused on access networks and the subscriber. Its portfolio of Intelligent Access systems and software combines AXOS, the revolutionary platform for access, with Calix Cloud, innovative cloud products for network data analytics and subscriber experience assurance. The Calix premises solutions portfolio is the industry’s broadest and most robust, ranging from simple service demarcation points to award winning, Mesh-Enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi solutions with that are the heart of how subscribers experience the Internet of Things.

Calix invests in assuring customer success through an array of services that minimize time-to-market, assure ecosystem interoperability, and maximize the value that service providers get from Calix solutions.

The Pioneers

As the leading provider of innovative communications software, systems, and services to these CSPs, Calix’s role is to provide the vision, the insights, and the solutions to enable them to be the service provider of choice to their subscribers. As Calix Software Defined Access and Calix Cloud innovations and value-added services enable our customers to transform their businesses and be the winning CSPs of tomorrow, they reward us with double-digit growth and extraordinary loyalty. It’s a virtuous cycle, and as a half-billion dollar start-up, it’s one that is just getting started.

Calix focuses on access innovation, while continually refining the way we do business to allow its customers to find success by focusing on their primary responsibility – being the broadband service provider of choice.

Calix Cloud

The Information Age is over! Industry disruptions in video, online shopping and transportation are the result of a relentless drive for giving customers what they want. Industry research tells us that the customer values better experiences and it shows in increased ARPU and loyalty.

Calix Cloud presents powerful and actionable insights for each of your key business functions enabling you to act with precision and purpose. This leads to increases in ARPU, customer acquisition and retention. Companies that take a holistic approach to data analytics are destined to deliver an elevated customer experience.

The Service Provider of the future is agile, data-led and subscriber experience driven. The Calix Cloud platform lets you make that approach part of your every day job. Calix Cloud helps you discover opportunities, simplify decision making and elevate the subscriber experience. It takes data from the access network, premises and subscriber behaviours and reveals actionable insights for everyday use.

Customers’ Verdict

“Prior to our fibre network transformation, our services were limited due to our copper loop lengths. However, now that we are 100 percent fibre, we can bring gigabit speeds, advanced video services, and home networking packages to every customer we serve. There are no more limits to what we can do.”

– Carrie Huckeby, Chief Marketing Officer, West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative

“Using the power and flexibility of the Calix technologies, Ucom has been able to build the most extensive and advanced fibre optic network in Armenia. Our steadfast focus on creating a unique and powerful broadband experience for Armenians that provides the best quality service at an affordable price has allowed us, in a few short years, to become the nation’s largest broadband services provider. Calix has played a key role in this success”

- Aleksandr Yesayan, Executive Director, Ucom LLC

“Data is very important. We are going to become more and more data driven as the demands of competition and trying to lower our cost structure are taken into consideration.”

- Jeff Wilson, CEO and General Manager of West Carolina Telephone Cooperative

Greet the Chieftain

Carl Russo, president and CEO: Carl has over 30 years of experience in the networking and telecommunications industries. Prior to taking an active role with Calix in December 2002, Carl was a member of the Calix board of directors. Before that, Carl was vice president of optical strategy and group vice president of optical networking for Cisco. Carl joined Cisco in 1999 as a result of the acquisition of Cerent Corporation, where he was president and CEO. Before Cerent, Carl was COO at Xircom (later acquired by Intel), where he was responsible for sales, marketing, development, and manufacturing of all Xircom products. Carl has also held executive management positions at Network Systems Corporation (later acquired by StorageTek) and at AT&T Paradyne. At Network Systems, Carl was the senior vice president and general manager for the Hyperchannel Networking Group, and at AT&T Paradyne he was vice president and general manager of the data networking products division. Carl attended Swarthmore College and served on its board of managers.

“We at Calix wake up every day and think about one thing – the best way to connect the device-enabled subscriber and the cloud-enhanced Internet of Everything.”