Carriers

3G/4G Offload

Smarter Wi-Fi for 3G/4G Offload

Mobile network operators (MNOs) the world over are facing a common structural problem in their businesses. Traffic growth is outstripping the capacity of 3G network deployments in urban “hot zones”, making it difficult in some cases even to hold an uninterrupted mobile phone conversation during rush hour. In turn, operators are under pressure to offer faster data speeds to keep up with their customers’ insatiable demand for data intensive applications. But the implications are dire: the cost of transporting data is expected to outpace revenue, and a poor user experience resulting from network congestion will result in churn, one of the largest costs operators incur. Consequently, operators are planning to use every tool available to them. Smarter Wi-Fi systems are one essential tool.

A smarter approach to Wi-Fi that employs advanced interference rejection techniques and adaptive signal controls is required to provide the range and predictable performance expected by mobile operators. In addition, a seamless subscriber roaming experience, clean integration into the 3GPP network and a complete range of Wi-Fi form factors (from indoor access points to outdoor mesh access nodes, point-to-point/multipoint backhaul to comprehensive network management) are all essential elements of a next generation Wi-Fi solution for mobile operators.

Ruckus Wireless has developed a reference architecture and purpose-built Wi-Fi systems for providers that addresses many of the concerns faced with the integration of Wi-Fi within the large mobile operator infrastructure. This next generation reference architectures addresses areas such as:

  • increasing the reliability of the unlicensed spectrum through advanced radio implementation
  • Extending signal coverage using high gain, software-controlled, directional antenna systems
  • Seamless integration of Wi-Fi with essential core services
  • Higher speed and lower cost long-range 802.11n backhaul links
  • Stable connectivity and consistent performance through interference rejection technology
  • Self-organizing mesh deployment

Featured Products

ZoneFlex Indoor
ZoneFlex 7982

ZoneFlex 7982

One of the Industry's Highest Capacity, Highest Performing Three-stream ZoneFlex 7982 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi Access Point for Carriers and Enterprises

ZoneFlex 7372 & 7352

ZoneFlex 7372 & 7352

The Industry’s Best Performing, Mobile-Ready, 2-Stream Access Points

ZoneFlex Outdoor
ZoneFlex 7782

ZoneFlex 7782

Carrier-class 3x3:3 2.4/5GHz 802.11n Access Points with an integrated antenna for unprecedented performance in high-density applications

ZoneFlex 7731

ZoneFlex 7731

Long-Range 802.11n (5GHz) Wi-Fi Point-to-Point/Multipoint Backhaul

ZoneDirector Controller
ZoneDirector 5000

ZoneDirector 5000

One of the most affordable and scalable high-end Smart WLAN controller in its class

ZoneDirector 3000

ZoneDirector 3000

Power Meets Simplicity — Smart Wireless LAN Controller.

SmartCell Gateway 200

SmartCell Gateway 200

The Industry’s Most Scalable and Versatile WLAN Platform

FlexMaster Centralized Wi-Fi Management

FlexMaster Centralized Wi-Fi Management

The First-of-Its-Kind Remote Wireless LAN and Wi-Fi Service Management Platform.