Networks (now part of CommScope via acquisition) today announced the immediate
availability of the company’s U.S. Citizens
Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) LTE portfolio. Consisting of CBRS-band
LTE access points (APs) and associated cloud services, the new portfolio enables
organizations to easily deploy private LTE networks to address a wide range of
critical use cases that are poorly served by existing connectivity alternatives.
To facilitate IT-led initiatives, a Ruckus private LTE network can be deployed as
easily as Wi-Fi—in a matter of hours or days—and managed from the cloud. The
newly available infrastructure operates in the U.S. CBRS band (3550 – 3700
MHz), which is expected to be made available by the FCC for commercial use in
the third quarter of 2019.
CLICK TO TWEET: Ruckus empowers enterprises to address critical use cases by deploying private LTE networks.
FCC CBRS spectrum is allocated using a novel sharing
model that allows any organization to easily access and use spectrum in a local
area, at nominal cost. With this dedicated local spectrum, organizations of all
types can make use of LTE, which delivers higher
network reliability, security, range, quality-of-service
(QoS), and mobility than can
be achieved in unlicensed spectrum.
Ruckus is a
founding member of the CBRS Alliance and Ruckus’ LTE APs are the industry’s first
FCC-certified CBRS-band LTE APs. Ruckus
equipment has been deployed in nearly 50 trials across a wide variety of enterprise
verticals as well as with mobile network operators (MNOs), multiple system
operators (MSOs), mobile virtual network operator (MVNOs) and neutral-host
the Ruckus CBRS LTE portfolio provides a means of augmenting over-taxed
cellular networks. For MSOs with a mobile offering, the Ruckus portfolio
provides a means of reducing MVNO expense. For neutral host operators, the
portfolio provides a new tool to enable operator-neutral in-building coverage,
a use case that is expected to grow dramatically in popularity as CBRS-capable
smartphones penetrate the mainstream subscriber base.
needs cloud-based, easy-to-deploy CBRS solutions to enable the growing
opportunities of private LTE networks in the mobile, cable and enterprise
segments,” said Kyung Mun, principal analyst, Mobile Experts. “LTE solutions
similar to Ruckus’—that are simple to deploy like Wi-Fi—will help drive rapid
adoption of private LTE networks across numerous market segments. Our forecast
is that nearly one million CBRS small cells will be shipped by 2023.”
led the CBRS charge and is already working with enterprises to deploy private LTE
networks, proving the value of the shared spectrum,” said Ian Whiting, senior
vice president and segment lead for Ruckus Networks. “Now that commercial
availability of CBRS is a reality, we’re excited to support organizations
across a variety of industries to harness the mobility, security, and quality
of service that this shared spectrum provides.”
Private LTE for Business-critical Use
Once the FCC
finalizes commercial CBRS spectrum availability, organizations across a wide
variety of verticals will, for the first time, be able deploy their own private
LTE networks. These private LTE networks will enable these organizations to
address challenging, critical use cases that only a dedicated, secure,
ultra-high-quality network can reliably support. Critical use cases include:
wide-area, high-definition video surveillance
communications for security and operations teams
vehicle and equipment control
guided vehicle (AGV) connectivity
point-of-sale (POS) and mobile kiosk connectivity
high-volume data transfer for imagery, video, diagnostics
connectivity for utility, public safety and passenger transfer vehicles
connectivity for industrial automation (Industry 4.0)
other use cases are applicable to a wide variety of industries and environments
including: airports, hospitals, hotels, manufacturing, municipalities, ports,
railyards, public venues and stadiums, and schools and universities. To support
private LTE implementations, organizations can draw upon a rapidly growing
ecosystem of CBRS-capable devices and endpoints.
the Ruckus CBRS LTE portfolio provides tools for MNO, MVNO, MSO and neutral-host
operators to address coverage issues in buildings of all sizes as CBRS-capable
devices, such as handsets, smartphones and other LTE-connected devices, become
The Ruckus CBRS LTE Portfolio
CBRS LTE Portfolio includes:
Q710—a 3.5 GHz indoor LTE AP that covers approximately 10,000 square feet.
Q410—a 3.5 GHz indoor LTE AP that plugs into Ruckus Wi-Fi APs.
Q910—a 3.5 GHz outdoor LTE AP that covers approximately the area within a
660-foot city block.
AP Management Service—a cloud service that enables simple, cloud-based
management of the LTE APs.
Network Services—a cloud service that provides all the necessary network
functionality to enable organizations to deploy their own LTE networks.
seeking to deploy private LTE should choose the appropriate LTE APs to address
their coverage and capacity requirements and subscribe to the LTE AP Management
Service and Private-LTE Network Services, each on a per-AP basis. Operators and
other large organizations with their own LTE core network may choose to deploy
only LTE APs and the LTE AP Management Service.
All CBRS LTE
products and services are available from qualified Ruckus channel partners that
participate in the Ruckus CBRS Specialization Program.
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