Telecom Lead @ Mobile World Congress 2013: Ruckus Wireless on Monday outlined its SmartCell Architecture.
Built on its SmartCell Architecture, Ruckus unveiled a range of new carrier-class Smart Wi-Fi products—key ingredients service providers can utilise to inject capacity into their networks.
The Ruckus SmartCell Architecture gives service providers a scalable, flexible and highly agile blueprint for implementing Smart Wi-Fi to address the data-driven transformation occurring across the industry.
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In addition, Ruckus SmartCell Architecture delivers a wide range of options for Wi-Fi integration that best suit existing mobile operator, MSO, and fixed line infrastructures—addressing all aspects of a network deployment—radio access, network control, subscriber management and value added services.
The products and technologies built upon the Ruckus SmartCell Architecture give service providers the key ingredients to weave Wi-Fi into the fabric of their existing networks with the goal of improving today’s mobile experience and shielding users from having to know which radio access technology they are using.
Ultimately, the Ruckus SmartCell Architecture enables a highly scalable system for service providers to allow the seamless transition of users between 3G/4G and Wi-Fi.
At the heart of the Ruckus SmartCell Architecture is a new class of edge system called the SmartCell Gateway (SCG). The Ruckus SCG 200 addresses a major challenge for operators looking to introduce, scale and manage Wi-Fi as a carrier-class service.
The most scalable WLAN controller on the market supporting 10,000 access points (APs) per instance in a cluster architecture, the SCG is the only platform that integrates 3GPP gateway functions, allowing mobile operators to integrate Smart Wi-Fi into their existing mobile core to leverage infrastructure services such as authentication and billing, already in place.
Ruckus SCG 200 supports both WLAN controller and WLAN gateway functions. Wi-Fi Gateway functionality supports integration with the mobile packet core using SaMOG per 3GPP Release 11 standards for trusted WLAN access.
Moreover, the Ruckus SCG 200 also provides support for subscriber management, other value-added services such as traffic breakout directly to the Internet, and Hotspot 2.0 technology, which enables the Wi-Fi connection experience to be as secure and easy to use as 3G/4G LTE.