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Smarter Wi-Fi Helps MSOs Extend Branded Broadband Services, Offer Community Wi-Fi and Wholesale Wireless Capacity over Existing Cable Plant

As Internet-ready wireless mobile devices continue their torrid growth, cable operators around the world are looking to capitalize. But buying licensed spectrum is an expensive proposition riddled with delays and complexity.

The problem is that while many of these MSOs have extensive cable and fiber plant and millions of subscribers, they don’t have much wireless. But that’s an opportunity, not a problem.

With advances in smarter Wi-Fi, cable MSOs are aggressively looking to:

  • Expand existing branded broadband services beyond the home or their regional coverage area
  • Be more competitive against wireless broadband providers
  • Increase subscribers while reducing churn
  • Offer branded mobility service to existing subscribers
  • Generate new sources of revenue by offering new wireless services such as Community Wi-Fi to small and medium business or even
  • Wholesale wireless capacity to MVNOs

The combination of smart Wi-Fi with adaptive antennas, smart meshing and dual-band 802.11n now makes this possible.

But operating in the unlicensed spectrum doesn’t come without some materials risks: the higher likelihood of radio interference and performance degradation from other Wi-Fi devices. The ideal Wi-Fi system for MSOs should include (among other things):

  • Indoor and outdoor access points and feature-rich controllers that are insanely easy to deploy
  • An integrated DOCSIS and EURODOCSIS 3.0 cable modem
  • Active interference mitigation
  • extended signal range
  • monitoring of real-time client performance
  • adaptive and resilient mesh backhaul links
  • best signal path and channel selection based on actual capacity measurements
  • 802.11u support

Enter Ruckus Wireless

Ruckus offers cable MSOs a complete range of indoor and outdoor smart Wi-Fi products based on patented, critically acclaimed technology that delivers an industry best performance and reliability.

Our MSO product line includes:

  • strand-mounted outdoor dual-band 802.11n access points with an integrated cable modem
  • outdoor pole or wall mounted 802.11n access points with a range of different internal antenna array options
  • long-range, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint 802.11 (5GHz) bridges, and
  • a full range of indoor products

To learn more about Wi-Fi performance requirements and integration into the MSOs core network architecture, read our whitepaper, “Wireless Mesh Networks and MSO Positioning for Pico Cellular Networks.”

Featured Products

ZoneFlex Outdoor
ZoneFlex 7781-CM

ZoneFlex 7781-CM

Highest performing 3x3:3 strand-mounted 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi access point with integrated cable modem

ZoneFlex 7761-CM

ZoneFlex 7761-CM

One of the first high performance strand-mounted 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi access point with cable modem

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 7782-N

ZoneFlex 7782-N

Carrier-class 2.4/5GHz 802.11n Access Point with an integrated 30º narrow beam antenna for unprecedented performance in high-density applications

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

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.

ZoneDirector 1000/1100

ZoneDirector 1000/1100

The “IT Lite” Wireless LAN Solution For Smaller Businesses.

SmartCell Gateway
SmartCell Gateway 200

SmartCell Gateway 200

The Industry’s Most Scalable and Versatile WLAN Platform

FlexMaster
FlexMaster Centralized Wi-Fi Management

FlexMaster Centralized Wi-Fi Management

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