Ericsson Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi networks are massively scalable and seamlessly integrate with the carrier core to deliver a great user experience.
With the acquisition of BelAir Networks, Ericsson gained a leading position in carrier-grade Wi-Fi equipment both in terms of installed base and product portfolio. Integrating BelAir Networks solutions with Ericsson's mobile infrastructure leadership accelerates the integration of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies and strengthens Ericsson’s heterogeneous network offering. Ericsson is also taking a leading role in the development of standards that support carrier-grade Wi-Fi, including PasspointTM (also known as Hotspot 2.0), enabled through industry bodies such as Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA), 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA).
The robust portfolio of indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi access points (AP), control and management solutions address any operator deployment opportunity. Massively scalable and designed to integrate seamlessly with the operator’s core network, the Ericsson Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi offering, proven with Tier One operators in some of the world’s largest Wi-Fi networks, is comprised of:
Ericsson Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi can be deployed and expanded quickly and easily and has already been proven in massive networks for Tier One operators. Network management supports up to 100,000 APs in a single network while provisioning templates, GPS enabled APs, street mapping and operator-friendly mounting, power and backhaul options speed up deployment. Ericsson Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi also features lightweight mediation to the mobile or fixed core and offers a flexible architecture that integrates with any carrier topology.
Carrier-grade Wi-Fi complement Ericsson’s hetnet offering to further improve the mobile broadband user experience, even in the face of demanding video applications. Video now accounts for nearly 70% of data usage on our largest Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi networks and, by 2015, 90% of all internet traffic is predicted to be video. Features such as advanced multicast, optimized priority queuing, rate and aggregation coalescing and latency-aware loss compensation improve throughput while reducing packet error rate, latency and jitter resulting in an enhanced user experience.