London– Calix, Inc. announced that it will partner with innovative Armenian communications service provider Ucom to bring the benefits of NG-PON2 across the country to deliver an unmatched broadband experience to its wireline and mobile subscribers.

With initial trials of Calix AXOS NG-PON2 systems scheduled for early 2017, Ucom will leverage the power of the combined world-class Calix suite of AXOS, Compass cloud services, and the next generation of PON technology to roll out new 10 Gbps (10 gigabits per second) business and mobile backhaul services, as well as to converge their residential and business networks, into one for simplified business operations.

A long-term partnership between Ucom, the first service provider to introduce fiber to the home (FTTH) services in Armenia, and Calix has resulted in a transformation of the Armenian telecommunications landscape. Ucom offers advanced voice, video, and data services to residential subscribers, while continuously expanding their commercial and mobile portfolio. Last year, Ucom acquired Orange Armenia, accelerating the finalisation of the fastest 4G+/ LTE Advanced network in the country and the first delivery of quad-play services in the country.