Sri Lanka Telecom deploys Ruckus Smart WiFi technology

Sri Lanka Telecom is deploying Ruckus Smart WiFi technology across the country of over 20 million people.

Sri Lanka Telecom is combining Ruckus ZoneFlex indoor and outdoor access points (APs), centrally managed with the Ruckus SmartCell Gateway (SCG), with Alepo BSS/OSS software infrastructure to create a seamless carrier-class Ruckus Smart WiFi network.

Sri Lanka Telecom plans to expand into new wireless services and markets, and launch multiple, profitable offerings, including single-use prepaid service, bundled subscriptions for existing broadband customers, automated offload for mobile users, and partnerships with external providers for roaming and wholesale.
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As telecom service providers are looking to deploy Wi-Fi networks based on Hotspot 2.0, Alepo and Ruckus are demonstrating how service providers can leverage their existing infrastructure to maximize the potential of secure Wi-Fi offload.

Sri Lanka Telecom selected the Ruckus/Alepo carrier-class WiFi solution in order to boost its ADSL data service offerings with a network of Wi-Fi hotspots. Sri Lanka Telecom aims to offer Wi-Fi access to existing postpaid ADSL customers, as well as prepaid casual or one-time customers.

“Our carrier-grade Wi-Fi network provides a host of direct, targeted marketing opportunities for shop owners, companies and big brands within these environments,” said Dileepa Wijesundera, group CEO at Sri Lanka Telecom.

Sri Lanka Telecom last month said its overall group revenue grew 9 percent in Q1 2015 to Rs 16.7 billion – driven by outstanding performance of Mobitel. Net profit increased 207 percent to Rs 1.68 billion.

The holding company SLT posted 5 percent growth in revenue to Rs 9.87 billion — driven by local non-voice revenue streams such as data and broadband, enterprise, SME, wholesales sectors and IPTV. Mobitel revenue grew 12 percent to Rs 8.1 billion – powered by voice services.

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