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Cable operators Cemerland Multimedia (MegaVision) in Indonesia and Converge ICT (CICT) in the Philippines are deploying GPON systems from Calix GPON to provide fiber to customer premises.

According to Calix, both operators are examples of a growing trend among cable operators globally who are making the leap to fiber to meet rising subscriber demand for ultra-high-speed broadband services and an unmatched subscriber experience.

'In the Philippines, Manila-based CICT has already seen an enhanced subscriber experience and more responsive subscriber care as a result of its network transformation to Calix-based GPON technology,' Calix said.

'Through the assistance of Calix channel partner Tel-trade Communication and Development, CICT is utilizing the Calix 813G GigaHub and E7-2 Modular Access System to ready the network for the rollout of new services, including television and high-speed Internet with speeds up to 100Mbps in several cities in northern Luzon, the largest and most populous island in the nation.'

It added: 'CICT is also utilizing Calix Open Link Cable software to emulate the OSS interfaces that are used by DOCSIS products to seamlessly integrate GPON into their existing back-office operations.'

MegaVision, based in Indonesia's third largest city, Bandung is also moving away from DOCSIS HFC products to GPON using Calix 801G GigaPoint and E7-2 product, Calix says.

'Working with Calix Channel Partner Twoway Communications to implement this network modernization project, MegaVision is well underway with Phase 1 of this project '” a doubling of broadband speeds available in their subscriber service packages,' Calix said.

According to Andy Lockhart, senior vice president of international sales at Calix, both these projects highlight the need for cable operators to transform their networks to fiber to meet the needs of their device-enabled subscribers.

""Each of these operators knew fiber was the path to get them to delivering an unmatched subscriber experience,' he said. 'We are seeing more and more cable operators make the move to fiber, both in Southeast Asia and around the globe. Trusted local Calix Channel Partners Twoway and Tel-trade have been instrumental to supporting each of these companies through their respective transformation efforts.'