The top three issues facing business & carriers worldwide are capacity constraints, interference & poor connectivity.
Businesses are grappling with the same mobile Internet explosion that is challenging mobile operators worldwide. It could be argued even more so because a majority of Wi-Fi use takes place indoors during working hours.
More users, devices, IP video and data traffic are hitting wireless networks and driving new capacity and reliability requirements. With the growth of Wi-Fi devices and users, conventional Wi-Fi technology is unable to cope with increasing interference in the unlicensed RF spectrum.
Today’s BYOD (bring your own device) mindset and analyst forecasts reveal these challenges:
- Mobile data users (7.6 billion of them by 2020) are finding their way into the enterprise
- Data traffic, over wireless networks, is expect to hit 6.2 exabytes by 2015
- Wi-Fi enabled tablets are expected to hit 595 million by 2020
These same mobile internet trends are hitting emerging markets but require different approaches to address because of economic constraints.
Ruckus Wireless will be announcing the introduction of the world’s fastest, affordable indoor smart Wi-Fi products at CeBIT Australia 2012.
Carl Jefferys’ Ruckus Wireless ANZ Country Manager will be presenting at the CeBIT Showfloor theatre regarding this launch.
He told us that:
“Ruckus now has the broadest portfolio of indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi products delivering pervasive performance for carriers and enterprises. No other vendor today can match the breadth and depth of the Ruckus portfolio in all forms, prices and designs specifically developed for both enterprise and carrier applications, We call it Pervasive Performance.”
Jefferys’ said that the launch focuses on two products that meet high end and entry level Wi-Fi needs in the most cost/performance way available today. The products have been trialled for the last 5 months by various organisations throughout the world including one in Australia. Responses have been highly favourable due to the cost/performance ratio.
Pervasive Performance is a new wireless benchmark for delivering the most consistent and highest speed performance possible – anywhere, everywhere, all the time.
Wireless performance is not something that can be improved beyond the radio. That is to say, augmenting the Wi-Fi radio is the only way to positively affect wireless performance.
The majority of Wi-Fi systems today use standard reference design access points with static omni-directional antennas – with most of the focus on management and security within a centralised wireless controller. Wireless controllers, though providing critical management and security functions, provide, at best, zero improvement to Wi-Fi performance.
To achieve Pervasive Performance, enterprises and carriers must concern themselves with a number of technologies and capabilities essential to delivering consistent performance at range. These include:
- Adaptive signal control
- Interference mitigation
- Capacity-driven channel assignment
- Dynamic polarisation diversity
- Increased signal strength
- Capacity optimisation (ie airtime fairness, band steering and client load balancing)
While no single capability delivers Pervasive Performance, the combination of these technologies is what sets Ruckus apart.
Backing up claim as industry’s highest performing Access Points
In a real-world university environment, Ruckus engineers performed extensive testing of five competitive three-stream products. These tests measured single (three-stream) client TCP throughput (on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously) at 30, 60 and 100’ in a non-line of sight environment. Using Ixia’s Chariot test tool, the testing revealed that the Ruckus 7982 outperformed all other three-stream APs at all locations delivering up to a 4X increase in aggregate TCP throughput.
Nokia Siemens Networks signs global agreement with Ruckus Wireless to resell WiFi solutions
Nokia Siemens Networks has just entered into a global reseller agreement with Ruckus Wireless to help operators integrate Wi-Fi networks to deliver cost-effective mobile broadband services. The contract will enable Nokia Siemens Networks to offer easily deployable and manageable Wi-Fi coverage as part of its comprehensive small cells portfolio.
Nokia Siemens Networks will offer operators the complete line of Ruckus Wireless carrier-class Smart Wi-Fi systems, including indoor and outdoor access points and controllers. It will also deliver the award-winning Ruckus SmartCell™ Gateway (SCG) 200.
The SCG 200 is a new category of wireless service gateways that allows operators to transparently accommodate mobile subscriber devices using trusted Wi-Fi access without requiring any client software. The SCG 200 seamlessly integrates Wi-Fi traffic into operator packet core networks through standard industry interfaces, providing a variety of offloading options.
Enhancing these products is the Nokia Siemens Networks Smart WLAN Connectivity solution. By seamlessly and smartly integrating Wi-Fi with mobile broadband networks, the solution enables subscribers to use both types of access transparently for a superior mobile broadband experience delivered very cost-effectively by the operator.