Time Warner Cable Beams Muni WiFi

Time Warner Cable is using Ruckus Wireless as a second source of Wi-Fi gear as the MSO ramps up wireless hot spot deployments, says Light Reading.

ZoneFlex7761 Time Warner Cable Beams Muni WiFiThe MSO is deploying Ruckus in Los Angeles, site of its largest Wi-Fi deployment so far. In September, Time Warner Cable announced it was spending $ 15 million on its Wi-Fi network in Los Angeles. TW Cable is also using gear from BelAir Networks, now part of Ericsson, in L.A. and in an earlier Wi-Fi deployment in New York City.

Time Warner Cable will deploy dual-band, outdoor, strand-mounted Wi-Fi access points that integrate a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for backhauling Wi-Fi traffic over Time Warner Cable’s existing cable plant. It will provide WiFi for high-capacity indoor public venues, such as arenas. Ruckus uses an adaptive antenna array, which extends range, and ChannelFly, a feature that automates which channel an access point uses based on available capacity.

Arris Group, a Ruckus reseller, will help Ruckus with fulfillment and systems integration. Ruckus Wireless claims it has shipped more than 3 million Wi-Fi systems to date to 12,000 customers. The 500-employee firm has raised $ 75 million in funding from Motorola Mobility, Meritech Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital, SingTel, Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill, T-Ventures, Telus Ventures and Firelake Capital.


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