Broadband Providers Boost Revenue Potential with Calix's Outdoor Wi-Fi for Instant Connectivity

By Stefania Viscusi June 11, 2024

Calix (News - Alert) recently announced a milestone for residential broadband experiences as multiple customers are now leveraging outdoor Wi-Fi systems on the Calix Broadband Platform. These efforts are part of an initiative to deploy the compact, weather-resistant Calix GigaSpire u4hm which offers exceptional outdoor experiences for residents across various settings, from lakefronts to suburban properties and beyond.

Calix GigaSpire u4hm delivers seamless outdoor connectivity so subscribers can enjoy activities such as streaming, enhanced security systems, and connected pool houses. In neighborhoods with unreliable cell service, outdoor Wi-Fi is providing residents with the ability to now securely use connected devices outside on their property.

With the Calix Broadband Platform, broadband service providers (BSPs) can deploy these systems in as little as 15 minutes, ensuring quick and efficient deployment.

The GigaSpire u4hm is an outdoor mesh satellite solution designed to endure extreme temperatures and extend coverage over vast areas. Leveraging customer support cloud insights on the Calix Platform, BSPs ensure seamless delivery and management of SmartHome managed services, including cybersecurity and social media monitoring.

Calix customers at the forefront of delivering exceptional residential experiences through outdoor Wi-Fi deployments include:

  • Adams Fiber is meeting the high demand for robust broadband services in Illinois farming homesteads, providing extended coverage for video streaming, remote calls, and security cameras.
  • ALLO Communications introduced outdoor Wi-Fi into residential packages at scale, generating excitement from subscribers in Nebraska, Colorado, and Arizona.
  • Garden Valley Technologies is set for a significant outdoor Wi-Fi rollout in Minnesota, aiming to enhance outdoor family fun with unmatched subscriber experiences.
  • Green Hills Communications is addressing rural challenges in Missouri by delivering outdoor Wi-Fi to isolated properties, boosting average revenue per user (ARPU) and driving expansion.
  • Peoples Telephone Cooperative is differentiating its services in Texas by providing outdoor Wi-Fi for lakefront properties and events like national fishing tournaments.
  • Wave Rural Connect launched patio Wi-Fi packages in Arkansas, targeting subscribers who want to extend their home service to outdoor spaces.

“Our investment in the Calix Platform has been instrumental in achieving remarkable growth while significantly increasing subscriber satisfaction,” said Jim Broemmer, chief executive officer of Adams Fiber. “By leveraging deep cloud insights, we’ve gone beyond managed Wi-Fi to deploy services like Arlo connected cameras. The ability to extend these services to the very edge of our subscribers’ expansive rural properties with the easy and fast-to-deploy u4hm sets us apart from the competition. Our subscribers expect reliable connectivity across every acre of their properties. Thanks to the extensive Calix systems portfolio and its ease of deployment, we can meet these expectations quickly with faster turn-up while reducing time to revenue.”

“The Calix platform enables leading BSPs like Adams Fiber, ALLO, Garden Valley, Green Hills, Peoples, and Wave Rural Connect to differentiate their experience and brand in the communities they serve,” said Michael Weening, president and chief executive officer at Calix. “These BSPs have quickly expanded their consumer offerings with Calix GigaSpire outdoor Wi-Fi to grow revenue and subscriber satisfaction. In 15 minutes, the BSP’s Wi-Fi offering is now installed across the farm and lakefront, in the pool house or garage, and across large acreages—with zero additional operational complexity. With SmartLife™ and SmartBiz™, along with the industry’s most comprehensive Wi-Fi appliance portfolio, BSPs are able to rapidly differentiate their service inside and outside homes and businesses. The Calix team and our customers have once again raised the bar. Just wait until these BSPs launch our 1-mile outdoor GigaSpire.”

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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