Ruckus Wireless, a part of Brocade, has announced Ruckus Service Provider (SP) Cloud, a fully customisable solution for service providers to deliver high-value managed services to their customers.
Ruckus SP Cloud is a managed service offering that provides enterprise WiFi through Ruckus’ industry-leading access points (APs), plus upcoming support for in-building LTE service through Ruckus’ OpenG technology-based small cells and wired networking with Brocade ICX switches.
With SP Cloud, Ruckus is delivering an integrated platform that simplifies the configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting of both wired and wireless networks.
Ruckus SP Cloud lets service providers stay true to their brands while also significantly reducing required resources and speeding time-to-market, enabling them to more readily tap into the large and fast-growing enterprise managed services market opportunity.
Unlike competitive offerings, Ruckus SP Cloud is purpose built for service providers, incorporating dedicated instances for each – including a choice of public or privately owned data centre – with carrier-grade service level agreements (SLAs).
Furthermore, Ruckus SP Cloud is designed to be customised, deployed and managed by systems integrators, providing a flexible, cost-effective, operator-specific platform for a range of high-performance enterprise managed networking services.
“At Ruckus, we are fully invested in offering service providers innovative options to grow their businesses while delivering the best experiences to their customers,” says Dan Rabinovitsj, chief operating officer of the Ruckus Wireless Business Unit at Brocade. “Ruckus SP Cloud provides a simple and fast way for service providers to offer managed Wi-Fi, LTE and switching services, helping them create and deploy any way they want.”
Alongside the launch of SP Cloud, Ruckus Wireless also introduced its OpenG small cell product portfolio. The increase in data traffic and lack of available new spectrum has resulted in added complexities, especially regarding indoor coverage.
Traditional small cell deployments have struggled to fully deal with the increasing requirements in these high density environments. Ruckus OpenG small cells can successfully address this by combining coordinated shared spectrum with neutral host capabilities to enable service providers to offer cost-effective in-building cellular coverage to building owners of all sizes.
The new portfolio includes two fully functional OpenG small cells for indoor and outdoor deployments which are in trials today and will be generally available in the third quarter of this year:
• The Ruckus Q710, a 3.5 GHz TD-LTE small cell that covers approximately 10,000 square feet of indoor space and supports 64 concurrently active and virtually unlimited idle users.
• The Ruckus Q910, a 3.5 GHz TD-LTE small cell that provides an approximately 300-foot outdoor range and supports 64 concurrently active and virtually unlimited idle users.
OpenG is based on the technology co-developed through the CBRS Alliance, of which Ruckus Wireless is a founding member.