“Thank you” to CommsDay 1st Time in Australia, Glad I looked around a bit Sunday before the deluge. Hope you’ve enjoyed the Wi-Fi, we’ve passed XXX amount of traffic. 80/10 backhaul circuit for you SpeedTest junkies out there.
Mobiles: 55% of clients are iOS, 15% Android Laptops: 19% Windows, 9% MacOS
I tend to agree with Chris’ comments yesterday that your broadband consumption forecasts may be a bit low.
These are my kids, and while they may look harmless enough, I can assure you that they’re all voracious consumers of bandwidth.
Here’s our residential broadband consumption for the last few months. This is an HFC DOCSIS 3.0 service rated at 30/5. Our area of central NC has been identified for Google Fiber buildout, resulting in aggressive responses by the incumbent providers.
Other trends with younger folks -don’t know how to make a call -our happy consuming video on smaller screens -actively seek out Wi-Fi (cost conscious)
Predictions that 4G would kill Wi-Fi, or that 802.11ac would kill 4G have proven to be false. The data shows that newer generations of devices with larger screens, faster processors/graphics, and faster licensed and unlicensed radios lead to greater consumption of data – over both cellular and Wi-Fi. Caps on licensed service plans incent subscribers to utilize Wi-Fi when they can – it’s very easy to blow through 2 or 3 Gbytes watching streaming video.
We’re 4-5 years into deployments in Korea, Japan, and the US.
A study of a mobile tech ecosystem: 5 years after LTE launched, industry has built 3,000 types of LTE user device.
A search of the Wi-Fi Alliance’s certification database shows that industry has built 18,613 types of 802.11n/ac devices.
Top 3 in Enterprise WLAN market share.
We have over 170 SP customers – mobile operators, MSOs, fiber operators, MSPs and WISPs.
We also sell to enterprises. Mostly our enterprise customers are public venues and public facing businesses.
BeamFlex Smart Antenna Technology
This is not the same as beamforming – which typically phase shifts different spatial streams to form a beam. BeamFlex is analogous to using a high gain directional antenna dynamically and specifically focused towards each client on a per packet basis.
Best thing is to trial BeamFlex in real world situations.
The driving forces are all there – users want wifi, devices are equipped with it, venue owners feel disadvantaged if they don’t offer a Wi-Fi service, operators are deploying extensive public Wi-Fi networks (often in a 3 tiered approach – operator owned dense coverage of key metro areas and large public venues, extension via SMB customers, Community Wi-Fi model via residential subscribers. “Free is good” – unlicensed spectrum, fraction of the cost of DAS or licensed small cell solutions – especially for high capacity data services. World cup, Super Bowl (6.23TB/6.9TB), College Football Championship (4.93TB/1.41TB) Cost also a factor for M2M/IOT.
Virtualization – The Wi-Fi industry embraced what we now call SDN about 12 years ago in the Enterprise Campus environment – WLAN Controllers introduced to configure, manage, and monitor so-called “thin” Access Points. The industry is now moving rapidly to virtualize the control plane, and Ruckus introduced the first carrier-class virtualized control plane with our vSCG last June. We are also delivering our analytics and LBS solutions as virtual instances. And we will soon introduce a virtualized data plane based on the Intel DPDK framework. *Yesterday there was mention of “web-scale” deployments, for Carrier Wi-Fi, moving to web-scale requires virtualization, but also requires web-scale architectures and protocols. Ruckus is the only vendor that has architected an entirely new solution based on proven web-scale protocols to meet these challenges. Hotspot 2.0 – addresses the 2 big, outstanding issues with Public Wi-Fi – security and complexity of connecting. Also allows operators to easily link their footprints for broader reach. Wi-Fi Calling – IR-92 based voice services that allow native calling from any Wi-Fi access network. Support of latest generations of leading mobile devices (e.g. Apple and Samsung) that register with mobile operator’s IMS core utilizing IPSec to an ePDG. Transparent to end user – leverages native OS dialer, not a 3rd party app. Can also handle texts. This is one service that mobile operators can use to differentiate from so-called OTT players. 802.11ac – Very high data rates via 256 QAM and wider channels. R710 can achieve 1.7 Gbps PHY rates (4ss with 80MHz channels). Wave 2 introduces MU-MIMO, which is a fundamental change to the way Wi-Fi works, with the ability to now service multiple clients simultaneously. It’s erroneous to compare to the move from shared to switched Ethernet, but it is analogous in terms of potential impact.
Recent AWS-3 auction in the US. Winning bids for the 65 MHz of spectrum in 1700 and 2100 MHz? $44.9B
5.9 will also be opened for Wi-Fi
CDSUMMIT 2015: Ruckus Wireless' David Wright
Update on Unlicensed Spectrum and Wi-Fi
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Looks can be Deceiving
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“Wi-Fi has cemented its position as the dominant wireless access
technology, with cellular playing a vital yet supporting role.” Mike Roberts,
Practice Leader OVUM
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Leading in Service Provider Wi-Fi
Vendor Market Share
Unit ShipmentsMFG Revenue
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Some of our Operator Deployments
MNO Cable/Fiber Operator Large MSP/WISP
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Simply Better Wireless
THEM US 1.Stronger Wi-Fi signals
at longer ranges
2.Adapts automatically to
3.More concurrent users
per access point
4.Stable connections at
higher data rates
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The Value of Unlicensed Spectrum
o Wi-Fi has seen unprecedented success
o Simple integration – over 10 Billion Wi-Fi enabled devices
o Widespread adoption across virtually every market segment
o Massive scale with ~$140B/year economic impact in US
o LTE is jumping into 5 GHz spectrum
o LTE-U, LTE-LAA, LWA
o Fair sharing is the future
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The Future of Spectrum
o Spectrum Sharing highly favored by regulatory agencies
o Sharing regimes can provide:
o Access Flexibility: e.g. 3.5 GHz Incumbent, priority, and general authorized
o Frequency Flexibility: e.g. Priority access to 10 MHz paired in various areas
o Time Flexibility: e.g. Long-term, short-term, or on-demand
o Sharing regimes require careful coordination
o 3.5 GHz is a high priority for shared access, dense deployments
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LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum
o Fair Access is critical to protecting Wi-Fi users and services
o Listen before talk (LBT) is not supported in pre-standard LTE-U proposals
o CSAT is an optional best effort technique
o LBT must be mandatory to ensure fair sharing for LTE-LAA
o Wi-Fi community will lobby for LBT as part of 3GPP standard
o LWA utilizes 802.11 CSMA/CA for medium access
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(Rel 13 SI)
(Rel 13 SI)
o A Licensed Spectrum “Anchor”
o Unlicensed/Licensed integration is
at the RAN, standard EPC interfaces
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o Blog Series on proposals for LTE in Unlicensed
o FierceWireless webinar on LTE in Unlicensed featuring Ruckus
COO Dan Rabinovitsj and Qualcomm Engineering VP Mingxi Fan
o Upcoming Wireless Broadband Alliance webinar on LTE in
Unlicensed featuring speakers from Ruckus and CableLabs