OpenG

LTE Coverage with Wi-Fi Simplicity

The challenge of high quality in-building cellular coverage and capacity has been a long-standing one. Existing alternatives, such as DAS, are expensive and complex while traditional small cells are unable to provide the required multi-operator support.

Ruckus OpenG technology addresses this by combining shared spectrum LTE-based capabilities on the CBRS band with neutral host capable small cells. OpenG will enable our customers to deploy cost-effective in-building and outdoor cellular coverage & capacity with Wi-Fi like simplicity. This can be achieved utilizing stand-alone Ruckus 3.5GHz small cells or with plug in units that connect to the current Ruckus Wi-Fi access points.

Whether you're a Service Provider or an Enterprise looking to be ready to take advantage of this new “innovation band”, we’re here to help you out.

The challenge of high quality in-building cellular coverage and capacity is evident with the prevalent existence of cellular “dead spots” within buildings and campuses. Generally these dead spots occur because new building materials block signals, macro reach to high floors isn’t dependable, street level shadowing diminishes connectivity, and lower-frequency spectrum is reaching its capacity limit. This results in poor cellular performance, meaning disruption in service, for anyone using a cell phone in-building.

OpenG technology in the US is based on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandated Citizen's Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3.5 GHz band. This will open up to 150 MHz of much needed spectrum (3550-3700 MHz) for commercial use in the US. OpenG technology combines the option to leverage shared spectrum capabilities, such as 3.5 GHz in the U.S., with neutral host capable small cells to enable building owners of all sizes to deploy cost-effective in-building cellular coverage for all of their customer and employee needs. Ruckus’ vision offers a significantly less expensive, easier-to-deploy, mobile network-neutral alternative to distributed antenna systems (DAS) and traditional small cells.

OpenG is a global opportunity; it is not U.S. only. Throughout the world, regulatory bodies are also expected to adopt similar rules for CBRS-like spectrum that will empower consumers in their respective countries. These may use 3.5 GHz spectrum, or they may use other available spectrum bands.

OpenG

說明:

OpenG 是 Ruckus 的創新技術,可改善建築物內部 (傳統的大型網路連線為一大挑戰) 的行動網路涵蓋範圍與容量。該技術結合新的協調共用頻譜 (CSS) 功能與小型基地台技術,為室內提供授權的行動網路連線。依據美國聯邦通信委員會制訂的民用廣播無線電服務 (CBRS) 規定,OpenG 解決方案採用 3.5GHz 頻譜。Ruckus 致力於發展、行銷與推廣使用 CBRS 服務的解決方案,為無線產業領域中相當積極的領導廠商。(查看新聞稿。)

為何這項技術值得注意:

長久以來,行動網路始終處於隨時可替代的地位:在室外時,使用者會連線至大型的行動網路,一旦進入行動訊號微弱的室內空間,便會選擇使用室內的 WiFi 網路。如果您曾在進入辦公大樓或停車場時使用行動裝置通話,您就能體會為何這堪稱一場災難。在多數大樓 (特別是全新建築) 中,以授權無線頻譜運作的行動網路服務,其訊號往往無法穿透建築結構,深入至使用者所需的位置。尤其進入大樓深處時,通常會遇到行動訊號「死角」,如此不但會造成通話中斷,甚至會為使用者帶來困擾。

然而,隨著 LTE-WiFi 訊號聚合與 CSS 功能的誕生,這些問題正逐漸獲得改善。透過 Ruckus OpenG 等多種解決方案,服務供應商與企業可在大樓中部署「中立主機」小型基地台解決方案,將行動網路連線延伸至以往訊號無法到達的位置。成果令人振奮:室內訊號涵蓋範圍更廣、使用者獲得更滿意的通訊體驗,也為管理無線服務帶來新的商機。