Ruckus smart Wi-Fi on Sri Lanka Telecom Network

NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) is deploying Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology across the island nation through the help of the latter’s channel partner Alepo.

SLT is Sri Lanka’s national information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. For over 150 years, it is providing broadband and backbone infrastructure services.

SLT is combining Ruckus ZoneFlex indoor and outdoor access points (APs), centrally managed with the Ruckus SmartCell Gateway (SCG), with Alepo BSS/OSS software infrastructure to create a high-performance carrier-class Ruckus Smart WiFi network.

Sri Lanka Telecom plans to readily expand into new wireless services and markets, and launch multiple, profitable offerings, including: single-use prepaid service, bundled subscriptions for existing broadband customers, automated offload for mobile users, and partnerships with external providers for roaming and wholesale, a release said.

“Our joint solution with Alepo provides Sri Lanka Telecom with a comprehensive and seamlessly integrated platform to help enable them to maximize revenue in the growing wireless market,” said Sudarshan Boosupalli, Managing Director, India and SAARC region, Ruckus Wireless.

As service providers worldwide are looking to deploy WiFi networks based on Hotspot 2.0, Release 2, Alepo and Ruckus are demonstrating how service providers can leverage their existing infrastructure to maximize the potential of seamless and secure WiFi offload and integration with their existing cellular networks, and the monetization opportunities it can offer.

“As the wealth and diversity of connected devices explodes, which now includes wearable devices, vehicles, and even home appliances – service providers demand more sophisticated and seamless infrastructure to manage and monetize data over WiFi,” said Dan Stern, VP of Sales at Alepo. “Through our collaborative partnership with Ruckus – a world leader in wireless technology – we are giving service providers the most complete and proven WiFi solutions for increasing revenue, customer experience, and network performance.”

“SLT’s carrier-grade Wi-Fi network provides a host of direct, targeted marketing opportunities for shop owners, companies and big brands within these environments,” said Dileepa Wijesundera, Group CEO at SLT. “With our extensive country-wide fibre optic network, we’re able to provide the end-to-end infrastructure required, delivering carrier-grade WiFi to business locations as well as crowd-sourcing public places. We are aiming to adopt an aggressive expansion strategy for this solution, and already have a pipeline of additional retail sites that we will be launching very soon. Together, Alepo and Ruckus have delivered a robust and proven WiFi solution that will enable SLT to aggressively expand our WiFi footprint and to capitalize on the high demand for fast wireless broadband services nationwide.”

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