Multi-dwelling units

Better MDU Wi-Fi for apartments, dorms and senior living facilities

You invest a lot to provide a great living experience in your multi-dwelling units (MDUs). Whether it’s student or military housing, luxury apartment complexes, senior living or other properties, your residents expect more. They no longer see you as just the landlord; they want you to be their network service provider too. That means supporting a huge number of smart devices, demanding video and gaming services, and other high-bandwidth wireless applications. And it means making the network that delivers those services just as reliable as residents’ water, heat and electricity.

That’s a lot of technical challenges to overcome. But your residents don’t want to hear about how hard it is to provide great Wi-Fi in places with thousands of devices, large indoor/outdoor coverage areas, and multi-story buildings. All they know is that the property down the street has the best Wi-Fi. Does yours?

Give residents unlimited wireless access at no additional charge

Wi-Fi is becoming a bigger factor in where people decide to move and whether they stay. Network access rolled into the rent sounds great to residents. But wireless dreams can quickly turn to nightmares—for both your residents and your business—if your Wi-Fi isn’t simple, reliable and secure.

CommScope makes it easy to deliver high-performance Wi-Fi across thousands of units and tens of thousands of users. Even in environments with mixed indoor and outdoor spaces, brick and concrete construction, and high device density, you can provide secure, reliable connectivity. With simple, secure onboarding and management, great Wi-Fi doesn’t have to be more complicated than any other utility on your property.

Deliver consistently great performance, even when usage surges

Residents are connecting more devices—laptops, smartphones, gaming systems, and smart home devices. They want a connected home with wireless services that link every aspect of their work and play. They’re looking for you to give it to them.

Ruckus 802.11ac and Wi-Fi 6 wireless solutions support more simultaneous devices and higher-bandwidth applications, even in challenging residential environments. Our Ruckus access points with patented BeamFlex+ antenna technology continuously optimize each connection—enabling each access point to provider better coverage, support more users and provide a great connection experience to every user.

Onboard devices simply and securely

Your residents’ Wi-Fi love will quickly turn to hate if connecting their devices is a chore or if they have to constantly provide credentials to log back onto the network. And, if they’re relying on you for their Wi-Fi, you’d better make sure you’re protecting their sensitive traffic.

Our certificate-based onboarding makes Wi-Fi access simple—for both your residents and your IT team. Residents can connect any device, anywhere on the property, in seconds, through a branded self-service portal. They can log on once and never have to do anything again. And they can do it all through a platform that protects every connection with the strongest wireless encryption.

Additional resources

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    Next-Generation Networks for Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs)

    This paper examines the market for IPTV as well as very high-speed Internet services in high-density multi-dwelling units (MDUs). The paper examines the market opportunities, technologies, as well as network and system architectures. The paper also considers operational strategies and business models.
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    Why MDU Properties Are Moving to Managed Wi-Fi

    Home will always be where the heart is. But what “home” actually looks like is changing. As a range of macro-economic and population trends converge, we’re seeing a historic boom in MDU living. Large numbers of people are moving from rural areas to urban centers, where apartments are the preferred—often only—housing. At the same time, more millennials are choosing to rent rather than buy to save money and preserve flexibility. Meanwhile, as the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, the assisted living industry is seeing massive investment in expanding facilities and constructing new ones. Add it all up, and it’s an MDU market that’s seeing explosive growth.
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    Ruckus Wi-Fi Calling

    In today’s “wireless first” world (or is it “wireless only”?) hotels, apartments, condos, student housing, and other multi-tenant/guest facilities must meet their customers’ high expectations, for data, voice, and messaging services. Customers make booking and conference decisions based on services provided by the property. The expectation of connectivity, both data and voice, is of critical importance to the guest. The quality of these services shapes their opinion of a facility and ultimately affect their decision to do business with one property or another. Wi-Fi networks and reliable Wi-Fi calling, or LTE available networks have become not just a need but a necessity in these deployments and the quality of those offerings to tenants and guests have a direct effect on the properties’ bottom line.
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    Wi-Fi Calling And CBRS For MDU

    In today’s “wireless first” world, (or is it “wireless only”?) apartments, condos, student housing, and other multi-tenant/guest facilities must meet their tenant’s high expectations for voice, data, and messaging services. Potential tenants will likely make decisions based on the communication services provided by the property as the expectation of connectivity, both for data and voice, is of critical importance to the tenants. The quality of these services shapes their opinion of a facility and ultimately affect their decision to move into one property or another. Wi-Fi networks with reliable Wi-Fi calling, or LTE available networks have become not just a need, but a necessity in these deployments and the quality of those offerings to tenants and guests have a direct effect on the properties’ bottom line. Ruckus Networks has developed a Calling Ecosystem that can support not only the new CBRS LTE standard but a carrier-grade Wi-Fi calling offering in the same footprint. This provides carrier-grade voice coverage for existing Wi-Fi clients as well as supporting next generation CBRS enabled devices hitting the market this year.
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    Multi-Dwelling Unit WLAN: An Essential Resource for Modern Life

    MDU residents can be simultaneously connected to a smartphone, laptop, tablet, wireless gaming devices, and so much more. This puts strain on the network, affecting all residents. A Wi-Fi solution designed for the MDU market accommodates high density.
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    Case Study: Affinity Living Communities - Improve Resident Retention with Great Wi-Fi

    The Ruckus R510 APs enable continuous Wi-Fi coverage throughout the entire property. The APs provide high radio frequency (RF) performance with builtin adaptive antenna technology that focuses RF signals toward each end-user client.
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