Ruckus Wi-Fi 6 R730 AP Won WBA Award
Ruckus does it again!
The Ruckus Wi-Fi 6 R730 access point (AP) recently won the “Best Wireless Network Infrastructure Award” from the Wi-Fi Broadband Alliance (WBA). This prestigious industry award is based on several key criteria including technical capabilities; operator benefits; improvements in performance, cost control and network management; enhancement of existing network value-added services (VAS); creativity and market impact. Other competitors shortlisted in this award category include Cisco’s Aironet AP 4800 and Korea Telecom’s 10 GiGA WiFi Service.
The Ruckus R730 is the first IoT- and LTE-ready Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) AP for high-density environments such as stadiums, public venues, train stations and schools. Not only does this AP meet the WBA award criteria, it also packs an ultra-density technology suite that enhances network performance and features WPA3 security compliance to protect end-users from common attacks. Designed for high-density connectivity, the R730 supports up to a four-fold capacity increase over its Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Wave 2 predecessor and includes 5Gbps multi-gigabit interface to enhance backhaul capacity.
The R730, which shipped in September 2018, is the first commercially available 8×8 (5G) and 4×4 (2.4G) enterprise Wi-Fi 6 AP on the market.
“We tailored the R730 AP to ensure that it delivers the best performance in high-density indoor and outdoor environments,” stated Sundar Sankaran, VP of Engineering and Lead for the R730 at Ruckus. “In fact, our team tested the R730 in a range of high-density deployments, including train stations, schools and indoor stadiums to ensure the performance and stability outperformed the competition. We are honored to receive this sought-after award for our first Wi-Fi 6 device.”