It will offer operators the complete line of Ruckus Wireless carrier-class smart WiFi systems, including indoor and outdoor access points and controllers. It will also deliver the Ruckus SmartCell Gateway 200, billed as "a new category of wireless service gateways that allows operators to transparently accommodate mobile subscriber devices using trusted WiFi access without requiring any client software."
The SCG 200 "seamlessly integrates Wi-Fi traffic into operator packet core networks through standard industry interfaces, providing a variety of offloading options."
Nokia Siemens Networks will combine the Ruckus products with its own Smart WLAN Connectivity product that "seamlessly and smartly integrates WiFi with mobile broadband networks [enabling] subscribers to use both types of access transparently for a superior mobile broadband experience delivered very cost-effectively by the operator."
In February Ericsson announced that it was buying Canadian Wi-Fi company BelAir Networks to add Wi-Fi capability to its range of mobile network base station products.
Ericsson's move into Wi-Fi follows the announcement by Alcatel-Lucent earlier that month of the addition of Wi-Fi capability to its lightRadio range of micro base stations.
You can read more stories on telecommunications in our newsletter ExchangeDaily, click here to sign up for a free trial...