Ruckus debuts DOCSIS-3.0 Wi-Fi access point

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ruckus Wireless is launching a new Wi-Fi access point that supports DOCSIS-3.0 as well as similar data over cable service standards for Europe and Japan. The company said the new access point will make the outdoor user experience better and will improve high-density applications.

Ruckus has been working with cable MSOs on their Wi-Fi deployments. For example, Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) deploy 120 Ruckus Wi-Fi access points in Charlotte, N.C., last year ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

Ruckus' ZoneFlex 7781CM access point allows Wi-Fi traffic to be backhauled over the HFC cable plant and can be powered by the plant at the same time. The access point can be strand-mounted on an MSO's aerial cable plant, used as a pedestal or pole mounted. The Ruckus 7781CM is part of the company's small cell architecture, which provides carrier-class Wi-Fi networks.

At the 2012 National Cable Show, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Time Warner Cable, Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), Cox Communications and Bright House Networks announced plans to allow their subscribers to share WiFi access under a new network name, "CableWiFi," that will allow subscribers to access Wi-Fi hotspots outside their home markets.

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