CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) on Jan. 19 announced the availability of two new Wi-Fi 6E products, the Ruckus R760 and the Ruckus R560 units. These new products allow multi-dwelling units (MDUs) including residential apartments, student housing, assisted living, and other high-density living spaces, to leverage the 6 GHz Wi-Fi band to deliver superior wireless connectivity to residents. The company notes its Ruckus Wi-Fi 6E solutions enable organizations to take advantage of the dramatic capacity increase, performance improvement and reduced interference of the 6 GHz spectrum. With up to 8.35 Gbps aggregated max throughput, Wi-Fi 6E technology supports next generation applications such as augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR), 8K ultra-high-definition video, and gaming.
With the new product launch, Ruckus Networks is also adding support for the WPA3 security framework to Ruckus Dynamic PSK (DPSK) technology, combining ease of deployment with advanced user security and control. Additionally, Ruckus continues to include its patented suite of Smart Wi-Fi optimization technology in Wi-Fi 6E Access Points, including its BeamFlex, ChannelFly, SmartMesh, and SmartCast platforms, to enable MDU organizations to maximize the use of the new 6 GHz spectrum. "This portfolio of technologies has made Wi-Fi better and simpler in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrums and will further improve connectivity in the 6 GHz spectrum," said CommScope.
In a press release, the company noted how MDU service providers value the importance of having a high-performance, reliable, scalable and secure network infrastructure. "Their customers expect dependable internet access," stated CommScope, while noting that "MDU service providers rely on vendors who can deliver highly reliable and easy to deploy wired and wireless network infrastructure while reducing support costs."
Bart Giordano, SVP, Ruckus Networks, CommScope, remarked:
“The opening of the 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi represents the largest expansion of Wi-Fi spectrum to date, enabling dramatic increase in bandwidth and reduction of latency and paving the way for entirely new classes of applications connecting over Wi-Fi."
After deploying the latest Ruckus Wi-Fi 6E access points, Denton Meier, CTO, Firefly Technologies, asserted:
“Wi-Fi 6E is the re-birth of wireless that Firefly Technologies has been anticipating for a long time. The Ruckus R760 Wi-Fi 6E access points replaced our R750s and within minutes, clients were connecting to the 2.4, 5, and 6 GHz radios. From some of our initial testing, we were able to truly achieve Gigabit speed wireless in an MDU test setting using the 6 GHz channels. 6 GHz access points will revolutionize what we can achieve in crowded, high-performance wireless environments and we are excited to partner with Ruckus Networks as these new products launch.”