Calix partners with HDC in Maldives for smart city
Calix announced it has partnered with Housing Development Corporation Limited, or HDC, in a multi-year deal in the Maldives to rapidly bring its vision of an all-fiber, state-of-the-art smart city on the island of Hulhumale to fruition. Hulhumale is a land reclamation and urban development project with an open access network at the heart of its transformation. The vision is to deliver a broadband experience and smart city applications. Powered by the AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System, GigaFamily products, and Calix Services, this end-to-end solution will ultimately support a target population of 240,000. These residents require a complex set of deployment scenarios, including residential, business, and mixed-use multi-dwelling unit buildings, hospitality properties, and single-family homes. As the master developer of Hulhumale, HDC will rely on the extensive experience of both the Calix Professional Services team to deploy island-wide GPON infrastructure and the Calix Managed Services team to provide real-time remote monitoring and management services for the all-important connectivity component of this initiative.