November 08, 2012 at 08:25 AM EST
Nine Service Providers Honored With Calix Innovation Awards
Calix User Group Conference Recognized Leading Customers in Front of Record Number of Attendees

PETALUMA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 -- Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced nine of its communications service provider customers were named 2012 Calix Innovation Award winners at the Calix User Group Conference in Las Vegas. In their second year, these awards were presented to service providers who demonstrated excellence in leveraging the Calix Unified Access portfolio to deliver new revenue-generating services, demonstrate commitment to their local communities, and drive overall network and business transformation. Highlighting a wide variety of advanced applications, network technologies, and geographic locations around the country, the Calix Innovation Award videos were shown to the nearly 1500 registered attendees at the Conference.

The 2012 Calix Innovation Award winners are:

"South Slope's $70 million fiber overbuild is bringing what we believe to be the fastest broadband speeds in Iowa to our customers," said Justyn M. Miller, South Slope CEO. "Honoring our network and new Rocket Internet packages with this Calix Innovation Award highlights our continued commitment to our customers throughout Iowa's Technology Corridor. We are excited to receive this prestigious award in front of an audience of our peers at what has become one of the industry's premier events."

The video case studies of each of these award winners are available on the Calix website. In addition, nominations for the 2013 Calix Innovation Awards will open early next year. For more information on how to submit a nomination, please check the Calix Blog in 2013.

Calix User Group Conference Showcases Industry Leaders to Growing Audience

The Calix User Group Conference once again drew a record number of service providers, Calix Compatible partners and industry-leading speakers to the Wynn Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas. In its ninth year, the four-day event mixed visionary speakers and targeted breakout sessions with in-depth training, networking, and world-class entertainment. Keynote speakers included executives from Ericsson, Case Western Reserve University, and a wide variety of Calix customers, partners, and advisors. User Group attendees also enjoyed an unforgettable private concert from Grammy-nominated Big & Rich.

"Since our first Calix User Group Conference in 2004 through our 2012 event, we have continued to expand our audience and improve our educational agenda to provide the latest insights into the communications market," said John Colvin, Calix senior vice president of North America sales and marketing. "I would like to congratulate our 2012 Calix Innovation Award winners for providing shining examples of excellence in broadband, and demonstrating how the Calix Unified Access portfolio can stimulate network, business, and community advancement. We are proud of the fact that our customers and partners tell us that this event has become the best 'user group' that they attend in our industry -- and we look forward to building on this success as we plan our 10-year anniversary User Group Conference in 2013."

About Calix

Calix (NYSE: CALX) is a global leader in access innovation. Its Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access systems and software enables communications service providers worldwide to transform their copper- and fiber-based networks and become the broadband provider of choice to their subscribers. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon management's current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this release, and we assume no obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect any event or circumstance after the date of this release, except as required by law. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from current expectations based on risks and uncertainties affecting the Company's business. The reader is cautioned not to unduly rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Additional information on potential factors that could affect Calix's results and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in its reports filed with the SEC, including the Company's 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and its report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 29, 2012, available at http://www.sec.gov.

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