Ruckus Wireless has announced Ruckus Service Provider (SP) Cloud, a customizable solution for service providers to deliver high-value managed services to their customers. Ruckus SP Cloud is a managed service offering that provides enterprise Wi-Fi through Ruckus’ 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.
Ruckus SP Cloud is purpose built for service providers, incorporating dedicated instances for each—including a choice of public or privately owned data center—with carrier-grade service level agreements (SLAs). Furthermore, Ruckus SP Cloud is designed to be customized, 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,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, chief operating officer, Ruckus Wireless Business Unit, 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 today 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 combine coordinated shared spectrum with neutral host capabilities to enable service providers to offer in-building cellular coverage to building owners of all sizes.
The company’s 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: