Calix Operations Cloud enables broadband providers to identify and manage network outages with unprecedented immediacy, ensuring support and operations teams can proactively deliver exceptional subscriber experiences while lowering operational costs
Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced new capabilities for Calix Operations Cloud (Operations Cloud) that revolutionize how broadband service providers (BSPs) manage and respond to outages and other critical network events. As an industry first, these unique advancements to the Calix platform enable operations teams to swiftly identify, respond to, and fix service-impacting issues. Enhanced insights about the network allow operations teams to determine exactly which subscribers are impacted by outages. With automated notifications in both Operations Cloud and Calix Support Cloud (Support Cloud), operations and support teams can seamlessly collaborate to address network issues and proactively engage with subscribers. This dramatically reduces the impact of service disruptions for both the subscriber and the BSP. By leveraging these capabilities, BSPs can lower their operational expenses (OPEX) while delivering exceptional experiences that further strengthen their relationship with subscribers.
The latest updates to Operations Cloud deliver automated network outage notifications and a map displaying outage locations. Additionally, broadband teams can proactively monitor network health with new capabilities powered by machine learning. This means BSPs can quickly identify and resolve network issues—in many cases, before subscribers know they’re impacted. As a result, BSPs can reduce support calls and increase customer satisfaction, allowing Calix customers to drive Net Promoter Scores℠ (NPS®) far above industry averages.
With these updates, BSPs can:
- Immediately pinpoint subscribers that are impacted by network outages. For the first time, Operations Cloud tells broadband operators exactly which subscribers are impacted by outages. For example, during unexpected outage situations caused by extreme weather events, BSPs using Operations Cloud on Calix Intelligent Access EDGE™ get an outage map that offers a complete view of the locations and subscribers affected.
- Help broadband operations and customer support teams work together to manage through unforeseen outages. Broadband operations teams receive automated notifications in Operations Cloud about subscribers impacted by network outages. Simultaneously, customer support representatives receive the same information via Support Cloud. As a result, critical information gets to the right internal teams so they can notify impacted subscribers. This reduces the volume of inbound support calls, support-call handle times, mean time to repair, and unnecessary truck rolls—all while improving the subscriber experience.
- Leverage machine learning to proactively troubleshoot and optimize network performance. New machine learning capabilities enable proactive monitoring of light levels to identify troubled or failing optical network terminals (ONTs). Operations teams receive automated notifications about ONTs that are operating outside of desired thresholds. This allows them to identify operational irregularities over time and take proactive actions.
“It is vital that we have the right tools to react quickly during a mass outage,” said Mike Neverdusky, network operations manager, Cumberland Connect. “By using the new capabilities in Operations Cloud, we can quickly identify subscribers impacted by an outage and provide critical information to our support and field teams—allowing us to respond efficiently and effectively to our subscribers’ needs. By using the Calix platform, we can reduce costs and mean time to repair while boosting customer satisfaction. This is a prime example of how we’ve leveraged the power of the Calix platform to drive our incredible NPS of more than 90—reflecting the value we provide our communities.”
“Our innovation makes network management smarter and faster,” said Shane Eleniak, chief product officer at Calix. “This enables our customers to grow their businesses and surpass their competitors. By incorporating new predictive network analytics, advanced machine-learning tools, and new traffic classification capabilities on the Calix platform, we are empowering even the smallest BSPs to take a proactive approach in addressing network issues. These latest capabilities will transform network operations into a subscriber experience differentiator, resulting in measurable increases to our customers’ Net Promoter Scores and customer satisfaction (CSAT) ratings.”
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Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX)—Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty, and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission: To enable broadband service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite, and grow.
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