Jim Brede, Calix Product Line Manager, introduces the E3-2 Intelligent PON Node. Built on the AXOS platform, the E3-2 delivers on the promise of Software Defined Access. The “always on” stateful system allows operators to deploy rich software features deep into the network. Leveraging Calix’s Activate, zero touch activation and nodal management can “simplify” system and network management. The E3-2’s modular software, facilitates virtualized architectures in an SDN multi-vendor, multi-technology environment further reducing operational complexities and providing a real alternative to D-CCAP.