ARRIS Group has unveiled a new service provider Wi-Fi solution for extending residential Wi-Fi services outside the home and addressing paying verticals including SMB, MDU and campus.
The company claims that the carrier-class Wi-Fi solution will allow operators to offer centrally managed, coordinated service offerings to their customers and greatly improve their ROI on wireless infrastructure. It will also allow operators to extend their sphere of influence beyond the traditional boundaries of the home network, expanding the market for advanced services, new verticals and targeted advertising.
ARRIS’s Service Provider Wi-Fi Systems Design and Integration combines key service components such as Authentication Authorization and Accounting (AAA), policy enforcement, web portals, wireless access gateways, radio resource management, access point controllers, and access points for delivering a single, unified customer experience regardless of device, location or transport technology.
The platform’s capabilities integrate seamlessly into operators’ delivery network and back-office systems.
The combined platform leverages Aptilo Networks service management platform, Benu Networks wireless access gateway, and Ruckus Wireless Smart Wi-Fi access points and control systems to provide a scalable, global platform for new Wi-Fi service delivery.
The Service Provider Wi-Fi solution also provides a full set of Wi-Fi services including business case analysis, lab proof of concept and validations, OSS/BSS integrations, managed services and field design and deployment—allowing businesses to create solutions tailored specifically for their customers’ needs.