Telecom Lead Mangolia: Nomsys, an Internet service provider in Mongolia, has selected Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology to create Wi-Fi access network in Ulaanbaatar.
The goal of the large-scale Wi-Fi network is to make Wi-Fi access easy and ubiquitous within underdeveloped rural areas of the city’s capital.
Nomsys is deploying Ruckus indoor and outdoor access points (APs) in the city’s suburbs as well as providing free Wi-Fi access points to select families that will, in turn, use that device to provide paid wireless access to others within a given area.
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According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), penetration of fixed line broadband reached 2.6 inhabitants per capita within Mongolia. Wi-Fi is a key technology that is helping Mongolia increase accessibility to telecommunications and bypass fixed line infrastructure.
Over 250 indoor and outdoor Ruckus ZoneFlex access points are being installed by Nomsys to deliver high capacity, reliable Wi-Fi access to people.
Bat-Erdene Gankhuyag (G.Bat-Erdene), founder and CEO, Nomsys, said: “While more than 30 ISPs operate in Ulaanbaatar’s urban center, few serve the rural district. This prompted the Nomsys Nomad Wi-Fi project to give residents connectivity to the digital world.”
In the outer areas of Ulaanbaatar, Wi-Fi connectivity has become a necessity as 3G and WIMAX networks have proven to be cost-prohibitive – both for carriers needing to install the required infrastructure, and for users who must purchase special receivers to get connectivity.