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Calix launches super SHaaS hub, hopes CSPs take note

Networking specialist Calix has unveiled its new line of GigaSpire WiFi hubs, packing low-power smart home wireless radios. It hopes that the units will form the basis of CSP smart home as a service (SHaaS) offerings, but admits that CSPs are slow boats that take a long time to right the course. Calix is already working with 60 CSPs in early adopter programs, with the first customer for the new platform being ALLO Communications a US fiber provider. More announcements are due this month, and we were briefed on an MNO customer that appears not to have gone live with the rest of Calix’s announcements. If the platform is as powerful as the company claims, it could provide the basis…

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